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    Do those using a pH meter store it in a storage solution?

    Do those using a pH meter store it in a storage solution? I May have read somewhere on this site that you can use your calibration buffer solution for in-between-usage storage.
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    #2
    I keep mine in the calibration solution when not in use.
    I'll teabag your drumset.

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      #3
      No sir. KOH is what you are looking for storage solutions. It’s actually better to store in plain tap water rather than a calibration solution.
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      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
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        RO and DI water will cause the ions to leave the glass bulb over time. Eventually the meter will not calibrate.

      • Bengfan
        Bengfan commented
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        You hit the nail on the head then because just recently(yesterday) I could not get to calibrate. So, back to the drawing board. Thanks buddy!

      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
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        You got it. After PH check, I rinse line with DI water then store it in KCl they last a long time when stored properly.

      #4
      I use a Blue Labs pen, and I store it in Blue Labs storage solution.
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        #5
        Originally posted by Toker1 View Post
        No sir. KOH is what you are looking for storage solutions. It’s actually better to store in plain tap water rather than a calibration solution.
        So, is my well water, which is hard, OK for storing my pen? I've been ignorant by leaving the cap off frequently to dry out.
        AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
        Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
        Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
        4' x 4' grow tent
        6" inline exhaust system
        Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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        • Toker1
          Toker1 commented
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          No. KOH is what you want for storage. But yes, well water works better than calibration solution.
          To make your meter last longer, get KOH storage solution.

        #6
        Originally posted by s62 View Post
        I use a Blue Labs pen, and I store it in Blue Labs storage solution.
        Does your storage solution have only so many days of storing your pen before you dump it out, and replace w/ fresh solution? Or, do you just keep adding more as it slowly evaporates?
        AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
        Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
        Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
        4' x 4' grow tent
        6" inline exhaust system
        Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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        • Toker1
          Toker1 commented
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          I rinse mine with deionized water & I dump my KOH solution out and refill after every PH test. If I don’t use my pen for a while I have to refill every so often. I never let my bulb go dry.
          Last edited by Toker1; 08-16-2019, 10:14 PM.

        • s62
          s62 commented
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          At least every five days, I shake the cap out and put in new storage solution. It calls for five drops.

        #7
        Thanks for the tip, Toker1.
        AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
        Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
        Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
        4' x 4' grow tent
        6" inline exhaust system
        Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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          #8
          Originally posted by growsomebuds View Post

          Does your storage solution have only so many days of storing your pen before you dump it out, and replace w/ fresh solution? Or, do you just keep adding more as it slowly evaporates?
          @ Toker1, where are you getting your deionized water. Supermarket?
          AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
          Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
          Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
          4' x 4' grow tent
          6" inline exhaust system
          Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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          • Toker1
            Toker1 commented
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            On amazon

          #9
          Blue Lab pen stored in its solution - I keep mine standing up.
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            #10
            Originally posted by Canuck147 View Post
            Blue Lab pen stored in its solution - I keep mine standing up.
            Do you mean storage solution, or something else?
            AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
            Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
            Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
            4' x 4' grow tent
            6" inline exhaust system
            Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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            #11
            Sorry guys storage solution is KCL not KOH. Must have smoked way to much last night. Lol
            4x4 600w HID empty for summer
            3x3 400w HID with Bruce Banner and Skywalker Kush
            2x2 65w Quantum Board LED with 4 mother strains
            running all simultaneously for a perpetual harvests.
            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...hash-adventure

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              #12
              Is there a storage solution that you make from a powder or drops? If so, what kind of water is used? BTW, my pen arrives today, Sunday, via USPS, if you can believe that.
              AMS Supreme, auto-fems from AMS.
              Using FOX FARMS Happy Frog soil in ~2 Gal pots.
              Only one VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series V450 LED Grow Light is being used for this grow.
              4' x 4' grow tent
              6" inline exhaust system
              Growing in an outdoor structure w/ no HVAC system

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                #13
                Other than storing Bluelab pen in solution has anyone ever placed it in the fridge to store? I don’t want it to get to hot at any point and I have a mini fridge close by I could store it in if this is ok? Or is this not the best idea? Thanks

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                • Mr.furley
                  Mr.furley commented
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                  They don't store them in a fridge in the store is the only logical example I can think of.

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