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calif123

Continuous PH/EC monitor probe location

Hi,

 

I'm starting my second DWC grow (5 plants in one big pot) and one of the things I hated was lifting the lid and checking the PH/EC (especially when the plants grew big). I was thinking to get a Hanna or Bluelab Guardian/combo meter type setup where I could leave the probes in continuously to make my life easy.

 

I was wondering if the probes can be left entirely submerged (including some of the cable that goes back to the meter) or is it just the tip of the electrodes that can be submerged. I cant find any info on how these things are installed and would be grateful for any advice from someone who's is in know.

 

 

Manufacturers always show the setup on the left, whilst I just want to dunk it in the drink like on the right....if you guys do it like the setup on the left, how do you ensure that only the end of the sensor is submerged (I always fill up to slightly different levels and also as the plants drink the levels lower). I don't feel brave enough to permanently install them by cutting holes in the side of the basin.

                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                         
     +-------------------------------+                           +-------------------------------------+                 
     |                               |                           |                                     |                 
     |                               |                           |                                     |                 
     |      METER                    |                           |   METER                             |                 
     |                               |                           |                                     |                 
     |                               |                           |                                     |                 
     |                               |                           |                                     |                 
     +-------------------------------+                           +-------------------------------------+                 
                       \---                                                  |                                           
|                          \-                                                 \      -                                  |
\                        -----                                                |                                        / 
 |                 -----/                                                      \                                       | 
 \                   -\                                                         |                                     /  
  |                    --                                                      /                                     /   
  \                      |                                                    /                                      |   
   |                     |                                                    |                                     /    
   \                +----|-------+                                           /                                     /     
    |               |            |                                          /                                      |     
    \               |            |                                          |                                     /      
     |              |            |                                           \                                   /       
     \--------------+----+--+----+-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|       
      |                  |  |                                                 \                                 /        
      \                  |  |                                                 |                                /         
       |                 |  |                                                  \                               |         
       \                 |  |                                                  /                              /          
        |                |  |                                                 |                               |          
        \                |  |                                                 /                              /           
         |               |  |                                            +---|-------+                      /            
         \               |  |                                            |           |                      |            
          |              |  |                                            |           |                     /             
          \              |  |                                            +----+-+----+                    /              
           |             |  |                                                 | |                         |              
           \             +--+                                                 | |                        /               
            |                                                                 | |                       /                
            \                                                                 | |                       |                
             |                                                                | |                      /                 
             \                                                                +-+                     /                  
              |                                                                                       |                  
              |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/                   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         

Cheers

 

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I'm sure you can submerge the entire probe if needed. They have suckers that you stick to the side of the res so you can adjust the postion if necessary.  

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im just wondering how long it took you to do the diagram?

 

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@badbillybob about 30 seconds with online ascii art editors! :)

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