Pen Calibration

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Carpman, 17 Oct 2018.

  1. Carpman

    Carpman Member

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    Just a quick question and hopefully a quick answer.
    I have just purchased a Ph Pen (cheapy from Amazon), I have bought some de-ionised water to calibrate with, then I read on the solution packs that ph changes with temperature, for me to calibrate correctly do I need to make sure the solution is at 25c?
     
  2. Zeus.

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    For our level of accuracy room temp is fine esp with a cheap pen
    After all we are not after an accurate pH reading just the change in pH during the pH drop and then is it stable once lights come on
     
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  3. zozo

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    There is a correction factor.. :) @ 25°C this factor is 0

    Here are the factors in our average ranges.

    Celcius ------------------Farenheit----------------Correction factor ph
    Knipsel.JPG

    As you can see it is into 0.10 at the most.. Fairly neglectable, but if you want to go nerdy.. See this.

    https://dnr.wi.gov/regulations/opcert/documents/pHtempCorrection.pdf
     
  4. Carpman

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    This is what I have, that's why I asked. I didn't want to start wrong then think omg my tank is blabla instead of .....
    So I don't need to worry about water temp when mixing.
     

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  5. zozo

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    Look at it like this.. :) In the red square is our average temp range for indoor aqaurium.. Red cross is no go for us. But still see how little the blabla differences are.. Neglectable... :)

    2018-10-17 20.39.17.jpg
     
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