digital water chemistry readers?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by shrimp, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. shrimp

    shrimpValued MemberMember

    Are there any digital devices that can measure ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, and ph of a fresh water aquariums? Also if there are, where could I get one haha. Thank you!
  2. ryanr

    ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Hi shrimp, welcome to Fishlore :;hi2

    As an all in one unit? No, I'm not aware of any that are all in one.

    Certainly, digital pH meters exist. You can also get sophisticated computer systems with probes to monitor other values.

    Hannah also do a number of individual testers: (not sure if they're available in USA)

    pH monitors are quite common, and easily sourced. Petco should have them, also DF&S, etc.

    As for the others, once a tank is cycled, it's really only nitrates (NO3) that get checked regularly. Ammonia and Nitrites only if you have a problem.
  3. 3aquariums

    3aquariumsValued MemberMember

    They have the Hanna brand on but are not cheap.
  4. Orion5

    Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    I know of models used in water treatment facilities, but they are >1000$ USD. Not worth it for the aquarium... But if you REALLY want one just to play with and you don't care about the price, check scientific equipment websites.
  5. matsungit

    matsungitWell Known MemberMember

    It seems like Hanna has everything you can possibly check except for nitrate. Some checkers are exclusively for seawater (like calcium).
  6. OP

    shrimpValued MemberMember

    i settled with a traditional kit. Much cheaper haha