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Old 12/10/2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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PH Probe Location

Is there a recommended place for the PH probe to be located? Right now I have mine in the sump close to the return back to the tank. Is this too much flow? Is having it in the sump or tank the best? Looking for opinions.


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Old 12/10/2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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also does direct light from a refuge light effect ph reading?


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Old 12/11/2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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I just threw mine in the 3rd chamber of my sump. I really wish I could find a good suction cup or holder so I didn't have to have the pH and temperature probe lying in the bottom.


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Old 12/11/2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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A dark location with good water flow is best. Don't allow the probe to lay on the bottom and bright light areas only allow algae growth which results in incorrect readings. Even just dangling in the current in a sump is great. I personally use a magnet probe holder, I previously used suction cups but they don't last.


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Old 12/11/2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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I personally use a magnet probe holder, I previously used suction cups but they don't last.
Do you have a link? Mine is actually just laying in the bottom of the sump currently and I haven't had any issues. I would like to get it secured to the side though.


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Old 12/18/2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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vertex mag line holders work great for me, i have mine set up in the drain area of my sump


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Old 12/18/2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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As I recall, all the probes I've seen except temperature suggest NOT to submerge them completely for reliability. So you may want to get it in a holder, or at least dangle it partly out of the water.


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Old 12/18/2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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This is what I use. They have a 4-hole and a 3-hole magnetic.

http://www.saltysupply.com/Sea-Side-...-p/ssa1119.htm


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Old 12/18/2012, 07:56 PM   #9
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I got a piece of styrofoam and put two holes in the top just big enough for the probes to squeeze through.

I have it floating between the skimmer and sump inlet. I Figure that I can get more of an accurate Display Tank pH reading without the skimmer messing with it.


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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SoCal Tropical Fish Outlet is another good source of probe holders (and float switch brackets too). The photos on their website are terrible, but the products are good at reasonable cost. I'm told that they have them custom made by a local plastics shop.

http://socaltropicalfishoutlet.com


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Old 12/19/2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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This is what I'm using

Eshopps Magnetic Probe Holder

http://www.marinedepot.com/Eshopps_Magnetic_Probe_Holder_Monitor_Controller_Accessories-Eshopps-QH31661-FITEMOAC-vi.html[/URL]


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Old 12/19/2012, 07:18 AM   #12
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SoCal Tropical Fish Outlet is another good source of probe holders (and float switch brackets too). The photos on their website are terrible, but the products are good at reasonable cost. I'm told that they have them custom made by a local plastics shop.

http://socaltropicalfishoutlet.com
Do you have a picture you can post of their float switch holder? Like you said, the picture on their website is a thumbnail and I have no clue what it looks like from the picture.


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Old 12/19/2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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My choice:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Screw-mount-...item2a269cc914


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Old 12/20/2012, 06:59 AM   #14
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That looks nice and cheap, but my sump level isn't nearly high enough for that to work with my setup.


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Old 12/20/2012, 08:27 AM   #15
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That looks nice and cheap, but my sump level isn't nearly high enough for that to work with my setup.
Nor is mine. I have it attached to the last baffle before the return pump.


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Old 12/20/2012, 08:52 AM   #16
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Avast has a good one that I use. Is magnetic and hods 3 probes at once. The magnet is big... i mean big and will stay in place.


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Old 12/20/2012, 03:00 PM   #17
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Will that fit on the baffles of a sump?

It does look good


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Old 12/20/2012, 03:02 PM   #18
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Sorry just re-read the ebay post looks like that is how its intended to be used.


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Old 12/20/2012, 04:16 PM   #19
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Sorry just re-read the ebay post looks like that is how its intended to be used.
Yup. I have 1/8" thick plate glass as my baffles. Works very good.


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Old 12/21/2012, 05:19 AM   #20
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Here is a link for the AVAST marine works probe holder.

http://www.avastmarine.com/ssc/do/pr...der-All-Probes

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