Keeping pH probe clean... - Equipment - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment

Equipment Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2006, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bert H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alachua, Fl
Posts: 5,448
iTrader Ratings: 125
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Bert H is a valuable member of the community Bert H is a valuable member of the community Bert H is a valuable member of the community
Default Keeping pH probe clean...

I have a Milwaukee unit. I have been storing it with a touch of water in the bottom of the cap/cover. I am noticing that I now have what appears to be algae growing on the probe because the glass is looking greenish. Mind you, this is in a totally blacked out environment!

How do others store their probes? How do you suggest cleaning it? I thought of soaking it in some dilute (1-2M HCl) acid. Do you have same problems?

TIA.
Bert H is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 03-31-2006, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BryceM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: South Central Idaho, USA
Posts: 4,332
iTrader Ratings: 42
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
BryceM is an inspiration to us all BryceM is an inspiration to us all BryceM is an inspiration to us all BryceM is an inspiration to us all
Default

I just leave mine permanently in the tank, stuck to the wall with a suction cup. You can clean the glass bulb very gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush. You can always keep it in leftover pH 4.01 or 10.01 buffer solution which should keep all the alage away.
BryceM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 111
iTrader Ratings: 0
dogdoc is a regular member
Default

Mine is always in the tank too. But on Milwaukee's website they recommend a 20 min soak in rubbing alcohol followed by a 2+ hour soak in distilled water. Seems to work well for me.

They also say to avoid the toothbrush, but I have never tried one, so I will let those who have expound on that.
dogdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 03-31-2006, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leverett, Mass
Posts: 2,988
iTrader Ratings: 47
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
dennis is a regular member
Default

Bert,

There is a sticky about this in the Equipment section
dennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bert H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alachua, Fl
Posts: 5,448
iTrader Ratings: 125
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Bert H is a valuable member of the community Bert H is a valuable member of the community Bert H is a valuable member of the community
Default

DOH! Thanks Dennis! Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to find...
Bert H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment > Keeping pH probe clean...

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Aquatic Plant Forum Replies Last Post
Co2 ppm Calculations with only pH wguttrid General Aquarium Plants Discussions 9 04-04-2006 07:05 PM
What to do with old pH probe? dennis DIY Aquarium Projects 1 03-04-2006 09:30 AM
Ph probe cleaning/ calibrating RJSimoneaux Equipment 1 02-11-2006 08:31 AM
Milwaukee pH probe fish7days Equipment 2 01-12-2006 01:59 PM
Methods of altering pH timdz General Aquarium Plants Discussions 6 04-24-2005 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1