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    Wondering what levels of PH a crappie can stand? Is there any good meters out there for measuring PH? Thanks. CF
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    I am not sure about the PH but check with a pet store that sells salt water aquariums, they would have a good PH test kit. There is quite a selection of PH meter on Ebay if you ever shop on there. I believe you might also check at swimming pool stores. I use an ORION at work in a wastewater treatment plant, it is about $400.00.

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    $400.00!!!??? glad i use a 15 cent jig to find my crappies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crappiefarmer
    Wondering what levels of PH a crappie can stand? Is there any good meters out there for measuring PH? Thanks. CF
    Cf, black crappie prefer a more acidic PH (below 7.0) while the white crappie prefer more of a alkaline PH (above 7.0). Optimal for both would be between 6.5-8.2. Lethal ranges would be below and beyond the 4.6-9.5 range. There are many good digital Ph meters out there, but are very expensive. Don't see the point of one for fishing situations. A good fish finder would be more helpful. Dave.

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    I like my Milwaukee pH monitor. Use it for a reef aquarium. I got mine with probe and a/c adapter for about $69. The probes are pretty delicate, though. You have to keep them submerged or in a vial of solution, at least, between uses. I could see that being a pain in a boat.
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    There are many types of pH meters on the market. Any Scientific Supply Company such as Fisher Scientific or the Hach Company will have catalogs that will give you what you are looking for.

    Orion is a research grade type pH meter used to meet Fed and State rules and regulations for waste water treatment plants or for drinking water standards.

    You can purchase some field pH meters for around $50 bucks at (Note May not be in business anymore as their web site is for sale). 800 430-5566] Cole-Parmer also has some of these for sale. 800 323-4340.

    Make sure that you buy some buffered calibration solutions. You will need some of the pH4.0, pH 7.0 and pH10.0 to calibrate the pH meters frequency and right before use. If you don't calibrate the meters you results will be off.

    Not sure why you want a pH meter for fishing though. Water chemistry will change thoughout the day as the plants respire and photosynthesise thoughout the daylight hours.



    Quote Originally Posted by Woohdog
    I like my Milwaukee pH monitor. Use it for a reef aquarium. I got mine with probe and a/c adapter for about $69. The probes are pretty delicate, though. You have to keep them submerged or in a vial of solution, at least, between uses. I could see that being a pain in a boat.
    Last edited by Moose1am; 03-19-2006 at 04:33 PM.
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