CO2 Meter for Grow Room Enrichment and Safety

Indoor grow rooms provide multiple benefits to the grower. Namely, indoor environments increase control over the elements that aid plant growth—sunlight, air, water, and nutrients—while preventing harmful destruction from harsh weather, animals, and insects. One element of indoor gardening, whether it be traditional soil-based or a hydroponic approach, has grown in popularity recently: air. And

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Aquaponics vs Hydroponics: How to Pick the Best Approach

Growing fresh produce or aesthetically pleasing greenery will always root itself in the everyday world. Whether the goal is food, income, or showing off to friends and family, gardening and farming will effectively cover all three bases and more. The concept of soil, water, and sunshine to produce happy healthy plants is the common perception

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Why Measuring Conductivity in Water is Important for all Applications

Fork in a toaster. Electronics near a bathtub. A lightning strike near water. Do you recall being weary around these specific scenarios? At this point, it is common knowledge that these actions are unacceptable with the consequence of being electrocuted. This is due to the mediums (metal fork, water) having the ability to conduct electricity,

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How to Remove Chlorine and Chloramine from Water

Most people are very familiar with their home water taste. So familiar that they cannot taste it and only notice the difference in other water sources. Descriptions like “irony” or “chemically” or “smelly” often get thrown around in water taste tests. Thankfully, most homes are very lucky to have clean water flow directly to them,

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How To Add Muriatic Acid to a Pool Safely

Muriatic acid has become an increasingly popular approach to maintain proper pH levels in swimming pools. Why? Because it is relatively inexpensive compared to other chemicals (running at about ten dollars per gallon depending on your favorite home supply store). Muriatic acid is truly hydrochloric acid (HCl) but a less pure and diluted version of

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The 6 Basic Hydroponic Systems – Which One To Use?

Hydroponic gardening raises a big question, is soil necessary? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon made quite a name for themselves by utilizing hydroponics. Anyways, most plant lovers look primarily to plants for growth, low effort, and/or a pleasing aesthetic. Soil can increase this effort and it is common to overlook the importance of soil, and

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How To Calibrate a pH Meter Without Solution

pH probes, or pH meters, are very useful tools in quickly identifying the pH of a sample. This statement often overlooks how to calibrate a pH meter, since a pH meter without calibration is practically useless. But what if typical calibration techniques and solutions are not available? This post will analyze how to calibrate a

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How to Measure the pH of Soil

Whether you have three green thumbs or cannot keep a succulent alive, plants need more than proper sunlight and water. The soil plays a large role in the health and wellness of a plant. Ensuring a proper soil pH will allow plants to thrive to their highest potential. In other words, this article will show

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ph Probe Calibration Explained

Nobody likes opening a new gadget and having no idea how to use it. One step often overlooked in pH testing is pH probe calibration. Thankfully, that lost feeling will not be the case upon opening your pH probe for sample testing. This article will walk you through the pH probe calibration process so you

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7 Types of pH Sensors For Different Applications

In a world of endless consumer choice, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find exactly the right tool for the job. Even measuring the pH of water brings up a head scratching question of “where do I start?” A quick Google search returns many solutions from pH test strips to advanced sensor systems, maybe erring

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How Does A pH Probe Work?

pH probes contain two electrodes (a sensor electrode and a reference electrode) that measure the hydrogen-ion activity in a solution. The exchange of ions generates …

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What is a Temperature Sensor?

Temperature sensors are a device used in our everyday lives to measure the temperature of the air, a liquid, and solid matter in a wide …

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How Does CO2 Affect pH In Water?

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a solution is one of the many factors that determines the pH of water. As pH levels fluctuate …

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How Do Temperature Sensors Work?

Temperature sensors work by providing readings via electrical signals. Sensors are composed of two metals that generate an electrical voltage or resistance when a temperature …

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How to Easily Connect a pH Sensor to a Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial we will show you how to easily connect an Atlas Scientific EZO-pH™ Circuit to a Raspberry Pi. There are multiple ways to …

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What Are The 6 Main Indicators Of Water Quality

Water quality is often described by different indicators such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, total dissolved solids, conductivity, suspended sediment, nutrients, metals, hydrocarbons, and industrial …

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