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    Water Tester

    Hi Everyone,

    Due to the lack of rain, I've hooked up my Reverse Osmosis Unit.

    I want to check the quality of water that it is putting out and was going to purchase a water tester that measures ppm.

    Does anyone have any recommendations as far as what type of water testers are the best?

    Thank you in advance for any useful information.

    Giovanni

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    The Hanna meters are very good, though they can be a bit expensive. I got mine on eBay a few years back.

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    Thank you Fina for the recommendation. I've been looking around and it seems like they all just measure the PPM of the water supply with a rating of 0 to 100 being acceptable for carnivorous plants.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Giovanni

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    I'm not sure exatcly what you're looking for to test in the water. How about an aquarium test kit? They measure the levels of many different chemicals, etc in water.
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    Yes, 1-100 is fine for CPs.



    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post
    I'm not sure exatcly what you're looking for to test in the water. How about an aquarium test kit? They measure the levels of many different chemicals, etc in water.
    -Matt
    What you look for in water is how much solids are in it (salt, minerals).
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    most ppl just use a basic handheld TDS meter,

    here are some starting at less then $20

    http://spectrapure.com/St_quality_p5.htm

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    Thank you for your great post!

    Looks like I'll be going with the TDS-EZ meter to test the type of water my RO unit is putting out. Is this ok or should I get a higher end meterl?

    Thank you!

    Giovanni

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    Sweet link AV... thanks for that . Do you know how reliable the TDS-EZ is by chance AV?

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