Monitor Your Hydroponic Garden's pH, PPM and Temperature With Guardian Monitor by Bluelab
Posted by Lee G. Leissett | July 05 2012 | 6498 views | Comments ↓
Guardian Monitor by Bluelab
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There are three crucial parameters that hydroponic medical marijuana growers should monitor to ensure their plants are receiving optimal conditions: pH, PPM/conductivity, and temperature.
pH is essential to nutrient uptake and the microbial life living in and around your plant’s rhizosphere. When the pH of a nutrient solution strays from the desired range the plant’s ability to uptake nutrients is hindered and therefore hinders the performance of the garden.
PPM or conductivity is the actual concentration of nutrients in the solution. If this concentration is too low the plants are, in a sense, “starving” and not receiving the adequate amount of nutrients required for vigorous growth. If the nutrient concentration of a solution is too high there is a risk of toxicity and nutrient lockout. Maintaining the proper level of nutrient concentration is necessary for any high performance garden to perform up to its potential.
Temperature is directly linked to the dissolved oxygen content in a nutrient solution. If temperatures are too low, plants become sluggish and hardly grow at all. If temperatures are too high, the water’s ability to hold dissolved oxygen is compromised and the possibility for pathogenic microbes increases.
The Guardian Monitor by Bluelab is a high quality hydroponic monitor designed to meet the needs of the meticulous medical marijuana grower. The large, easy to read LED display makes it a snap to monitor all three of the essential parameters for hydroponic gardening. Nothing special, right? Monitors that measure the essential three parameters have been around for years.
The Guardian Monitor has some bells and whistles that differentiates it from all the other monitors on the market. The Guardian has automatic temperature compensation for instant and accurate readings. It also boasts a simple push button pH calibration design and factor pre-set calibration for both temperature and PPM/conductivity (no calibration required). What makes this monitor special is that the user can set silent alarms. The user can set desired ranges for temperature and PPM/conductivity and be alerted when entering the grow room if the solution has fluctuated out of the desired range. This monitor has an internal backup power supply that ensures the user settings are saved even in the event of a power outage. Bluelab offers a 2 year warranty on the unit and a 6 month warranty on the pH probe.
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Article by Lee G. Leissett, on Jul. 5th 2012