pH Probe in Fluval Spec V Pump Chamber - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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pH Probe in Fluval Spec V Pump Chamber

The title kinda explains it. I got a good deal on a Milwaukee sms122 pH controller. I'd like to use it to inject CO2 into a Fluval Spec V. I already upgraded the lighting to support medium light plants. So my question is about probe placement. The Milwaukee probe is a hideous yellow color. Not as easy to hide as my pinpoint probe in my 29g. Do you think there is enough water movement in the pump chamber to get an accurate reading once I hook up the CO2? There is enough room to hide a heater, the pump return and the probe so all is out of site. I'm very interested to hear some thoughts on placing it there or any other way to hide a bright yellow probe!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 06:34 AM
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I have a spec v. I stuck my heater in the same compartment, and I cut two very small holes in the clear plastic tube that connects the pump to the outflow. This gave a quite a bit of circulation into the small chamber, and cut down on the water circulation a bit, which is what I was going for, since its a tank for a betta.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. I have heard about folks putting some holes in the tube. I was leaning away from doing that since I feel the flow in the tank is not too strong but it still remains an option. I may just move the probe from the tank to the chamber and see if there is a significant difference in the readings.
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