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I hoped this was a typo, and it is 0.02, but it says that on multiple sites. That's not really useful is it? That big of an error could cause some major panic and messing with chemistry thinking a tank was out of range when it was fine. Seems it is better to get a "close enough" result with hard to read colors from a kit than a +/-0.2 reading with a precision of 0.01. People confuse precision and accuracy.
That is in fact the accuracy listed by Hanna at being 0.2. I have included a direct link below as well.
This should be calibrated once a month to a minimum of once every 6 months. If accuracy is a concern you will want to calibrate more often to keep the system regular. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I seem to remember on one of your videos (which I love) that Ryan mentioned to keep the bulb of a PH probe wet. Thanks in advance for any advice and/or suggestions!
Alan Ray, Louisville, Ky.
This will come with a plastic cover for the probe tip and capable of holding solution for calibration. You are correct in saying the probe will ideally need to be kept in solution. If it is not you simply will need to re calibrate before use however these are designed to last quite a while while dry. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The pH in your tank is very easy to monitor and will tell you a lot about what is going on in your tank. If you need a pH checker for your main tank or just want to know what your water change water is, or really any liquid around the house this is the checker you have been waiting for.
The HI98100 Checker Plus pH testing unit has had a couple extra features added over the original model that everyone has grown to love while still retaining the same look and feel. With automatic calibration recognition, stability indicator, battery indicator, and auto-shut off the HI98100 is built to last a life time.
Single Button Operation - A single, large button will give you readings within seconds saving you valuable time.
Large LCD Readout - The large LCD screen makes reading measurements easier than ever with no guessing.
Automatic Calibration - The Checker Plus is calibrated automatically to one or two points. The calibration buffers are automatically recognized and after calibration the buffer values used are shown on the display as a tag.
Stability Indicator - The hour glass icon will indicate when a stable reading has been reached. Once the indicator disappears from the screen a stable reading has been reached and can then be recorded.
Automatic Shut-Off – The meter can be set to automatically turn off after 8 minutes or 60 minutes to conserve battery life in the event that the meter is left on. The auto off feature can be disabled.
Battery Life - The super long battery life will on average last close to 1000 hours. When the battery is running low and low battery indicator will illuminate on the LCD display. The battery is easly replaced on the back side of the checker.
pH Range - 0.00 to 14.00 pH
pH Resolution - 0.01 pH
pH Accuracy - ±0.2 pH
Calibration - Automatic, one or two points with three standard calibrations available (pH 4.01, 7.01 and 10.01)
Battery Type/Life - 1.5V CR2032 (1) / approximately 1000 hours of continuous use
Electrode/Probe - HI1271 pH electrode with screw type connector (included)
Environment - 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95%
Dimensions - 50 x 174 x 21 mm (2 x 6.8 x 0.9”)
Weight - 50 g (1.8 oz.)
The jury is still out. I give it a yes but.... By Doc on 11/21/2016Doc would recommend this product to a friendI purchased the Hanna Checker Plus to verify that water change water and the display tank water were close. I could not get the unit to work so I returned it. After doing some further reading of reviews on the the product I am willing to try another unit. Maybe I got a bad one or user error in calibration.
This PH checker is a must have! By Glen on 8/29/2016Glen would recommend this product to a friendThe Hanna PH checker is a must have item and is very easy to use. I have the API, ElOS, and Red Sea PH tests and they were not matching up at all. In fact the ELOS PH test was always at the same PH measurement, so I did not trust that anymore. Just remember to buy the storage solution for the Hanna PH checker when you buy the unit, because it does not come with it and you need it immediately after you use it. While I am at it, the Milwaukee MA887 Seawater Refractometer is also a must have item, because the Instant Ocean Hydrometer that I have is way off and I probably killed a few fish because of it.