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Old 09-06-2003, 01:40 AM   #16
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which one where you thinking about buying for $55 wasserpest?

i hear what you're saying about the cost difference. but if it will get me to test more often, well... could argueably save a fish here and there.
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Old 09-06-2003, 06:24 PM   #17
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which one where you thinking about buying for $55 wasserpest?

i hear what you're saying about the cost difference. but if it will get me to test more often, well... could argueably save a fish here and there.
The one discussed here, it's about 45 + 8 shipping, alright that makes it only $53...
I hardly test pH anymore... in the beginning I was more worried, but now I know that my tap water is 7.6, and thanks to efficient yeast CO2 the tank water is around 7, unless I forget to mix a new bottle now and then.
Right now I am more concerned with my NO3 which stubbornly tests at zero :roll:
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:48 AM   #18
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Check out the PinPoint monitors at premium aquatics. http://www.premiumaquatics.com. I got the monitor, AC adapter, and a bunch of calibration fluid for under $100 total. I run mine 24/7 on my reef tank and it is accurate to .01

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Old 09-09-2003, 02:30 AM   #19
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I've got a pinpoint monitor that becomes very unstable and thus unusable with the lights are on. Electrical interference problems are a well know "feature" of the pinpoint monitor. Get a Milwaukee instead.
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Old 09-09-2003, 06:27 PM   #20
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Price wise the milwaukee ones are much cheaper.
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I've got a pinpoint monitor that becomes very unstable and thus unusable with the lights are on. Electrical interference problems are a well know "feature" of the pinpoint monitor. Get a Milwaukee instead.
So that's my problem. I have a 5 yr old pinpoint that I am just putting to use now (bought a new probe-puppy chewed the first one 4 yrs, 50 weeks ago). Now, for about 2 or 3 days everything is great, but suddenly the ph started rising to 7.4 when it was only showing 7.0 previously. When I recaibrate with the 4 and 7 - it is way off.

Think I will try a milwaekee next also.
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How long has that probe been active? There is a link i saw somewhere about cleaning the probe. I could find it if you would like.
If the probe is only a few months ols then it sounds like your unit is going. Check with pinpoint and see if it is still under warrenty and possibly save some $$
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How long has that probe been active? There is a link i saw somewhere about cleaning the probe. I could find it if you would like.
If the probe is only a few months ols then it sounds like your unit is going. Check with pinpoint and see if it is still under warrenty and possibly save some $$
If not you know where to get the lowest prices co2 items!!
The new probe as been setup for about 2 weeks. I a going to try ot calibrate it with newly bought fluid and see how long that last. I doubt the unit is still under warranty since I have had it so long. The only problem is that I have not gotten a lot of use out of it. Once the puppy ate through the probe's wire, I put it in storage so it woul dnot be damaged.
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:43 PM   #24
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Here's the link on how to clean and maintain the probe. http://www.digital-analysis.com/pH_Probe_Service.htm

Mine was unstable right out of the box and hasn't gotten any better. Then again it hasn't gotten any worst. I also have a Milwaukee sms 122 and it's rock solid stable. Highly recommended.
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