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I've been looking around an eBay at ph controllers and I can not tell the good from bad. Has anyone bought one of these off eBay and had a good or bad experience with it?
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I've been looking around an eBay at ph controllers and I can not tell the good from bad. Has anyone bought one of these off eBay and had a good or bad experience with it?
Hello Seth...

I suggest you save your money and ignore things like pH, hardness, conductivity, etc. Everything I've read over the years suggest things like this aren't important to having a successful aquarium. Most freshwater, tropical fish will adapt to the majority of municipal water supplies.

Unless you're interested in breeding rare species of fish and have a degree in chemistry, trying to change the makeup of your tap water could be dangerous for your fish.

Just a thought.

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"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."
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I would like to try and breed roselines I have no degree but I have google and I know how to read
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Hi I mostly agree with above but a ph controller to maintain co2 level is not a bad idea.

If co2 regulation is what you need then...

I saw something that seemed like a great deal. Someone on here was using a Reef Keeper Lite for controlling their lights but when I looked up more information on it I learned that it can accept a ph probe too! So for $113 + another $40 for the ph probe you would have a light+ heater+ph+ one more controllable outlet and all for a few bucks more than a ph controller alone! Sold off Amazon so no worries about returns and such. Plus it can do allot more with expansion ports...

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