General Hydroponics provides a great quality pH kit for a balanced nutrient solution which is essential for a hydro system. It contains 3 bottles of pH-up, pH-down, and a pH test solution, and also comes with a vial to conduct the pH testing. This awesome pH test kit gives you everything you need to open the package and do testing right away.
After using General Hydroponics HGC722080, the first thing everyone wanted to know how accurate the test solution is. The test solution runs on a color scale: acidic being pink, basic being dark green. The color changes are easily visible to recognize and comparable to the provided scale. 6.0 is yellow, 7.0 is green, and both of these matched the pH meter.
This is a nice collection of all the basics that one needs for managing pH, which is an easy way to encourage better plant growth. It comes with instructions and a guide on how pH affects nutrient absorption in plants which is quite useful.
Table of Contents
- 1 General Hydroponics HGC722080 pH Control Kit
- 2 The Good
- 3 The Bad
- 4 Our Analysis on General Hydroponics HGC722080 pH Control Kit
- 5 Accessories of General Hydroponics
- 6 The final verdict – Is this General Hydroponics HGC722080 test kit perfect for you?
- Manufacturer: General Hydroponics
- Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.8 x 2.7 inches
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Rating: 4.6
- Price: $19
- No need to use a pH meter
- Great for novice gardeners
- Very easy to use
- Affordable price
- Pretty accurate result
- No particular useful instructions
- No warranty
Our Analysis on General Hydroponics HGC722080 pH Control Kit
General Hydroponics HGC722080 test kit is intended for keeping pH in a safe range, you could play with it and get exactly what pH you want with the assistance of a pH meter. But, this based on if a user did not have access to a pH meter going on the test solution only.
The acid solution is very effective, which is nice. In general, you want to use a lot of product to achieve results and end up being in need of more solution spending more $$$. It is better to use 1-3 drop at a time, waiting 20 mins or so based on water flow and size of your container, and doing another test.
Pro tip: When using with nutrient mixtures, either dilute Up/Down in water and add them to your feed or make sure to mix while/immediately after adding it to prevent lockouts.
Instructions For Using pH Control Kit
First of all, you need to add to the nutrient solution, a little at a time, then test, until the desired pH is achieved. The quantity necessary for pH adjustment will vary depending on the strength of the nutrient and the purity of the water used to mix nutrients.Use the General Hydroponics pH test indicator for testing nutrient pH.
To get a quick review of the pH control kit, watch the video below…
pH Test Procedure
There are mainly four steps to measure the pH properly. The process is given below…
- Firstly, fill test vial 1/2 full with a solution to be tested
- Then, add 3-5 drops of pH test indicator to the vial.
- Tap the side of the test vial to mix contents.
- Finally, observe the color in the test vial.
FAQ About General Hydroponics HGC722080 pH Control Kit
Accessories of General Hydroponics
General Hydroponics has some other great quality products that can be helpful for your pH testing.
GH General Hydroponics pH Up and pH Down 1 Quart Combo Kit Water Adjuster Buffer
Style: As pictured
Brand: General Hydroponics
Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0
The final verdict – Is this General Hydroponics HGC722080 test kit perfect for you?
This test kit will last probably a year or even more depending on how big your system is. Just use sparingly and maybe play with the testing solution with known acid/base solutions. So, you can take not of what the actual color of the liquid will look like in correspondence with the pH.
This is one of the best pH test kits in the market right now at a very affordable price. If you want the best test kit but have a low budget, you should definitely give this kit a try.
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