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Electronic GH meter/tester

Is there such a thing and if so who makes one. I am lazy and the drop check method sucks. Unless someone can tell me a really good one that changes color instead of kind of chamges color

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I am not aware of an electronic GH meter.

However, I have read reviews that LaMotte makes an excellent (albeit pricey) GH test kit.

http://www.lamotte.com/pages/common/...t/4824drlt.pdf

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TDS_meter

You may be able to use one of these? Just looking into it myself.
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I use my tds meter for water change water. Whatever remineralizer you're using will hit a corresponding tds for gh values.

A meter for this actually does exist, it uses ion selective electrodes. You would need to get a divalent one for measuring gh. Probably very expensive, and not worth it for our hobby.

http://www.tps.com.au/products/specific-ion/wp-90.htm

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