Hydroponics helps grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc., without using soil. It depends on water and sunlight. The beneficial part of growing plants through hydroponics is it does not affect the nutritional value of plants, and you can easily grow them at your home or any commercial premises in small available spaces. However, understanding the purity of water, pH level, temperature, etc., is essential while practicing hydroponics farming.
At Cannon Water Technology, we provide various types of hydroponics meters that allow users to test the purity of water, pH level, temperature, and so on. These hydroponics meters are sourced from trusted brands like Myron. All the hydroponic sensors listed on this page are available for immediate shipping.
How Does a Hydroponics System Works?
A hydroponic system comprises growing media, air stones, air pumps, and net pots. The plants are grown in media that can support their root and weight. Nowadays, PH-neutral media are used for growing plants. The media retains nutrients and moisture required for the growth of plants. The media or water-holding plants need to be aerated sufficiently to avoid plants getting submerged in them. Air stones attached to air pumps are also used to disperse bubbles in the hydroponics system. These bubbles help in the even distribution of nutrients throughout the system. Net pots are a type of mesh porters used to hold plants. These systems work best when their pH values and temperature balance are managed better. The pH values can be monitored and regulated using hydroponic sensors.
The acceptable pH range for hydroponics is between 4.0 and 6.0. Vegetables can grow better in pH ranges between 5.5 and 6.0, whereas fruits and berries grow better between the 4.0 and 5.0 pH range. The hydroponic pH tester checks the presence of nutrients and other concentrations in the water, such as potassium, salt, sodium, etc. In addition to water, these plants require a balanced amount of light to grow.
How are pH Meters for Hydroponics Calibrated?
Hydroponics pH meters provide accurate readings after calibration. Hence, the more a pH meter is used, the more it should be calibrated. For instance, if you are using a pH meter on a daily basis, then it should be calibrated at least once a week. The following are the steps for calibrating a pH meter:
- Firstly, switch on a pH meter and clean its electrode.
- Now, prepare a buffer for calibrating the device.
- Keep the pH reading neutral for the first buffer, which is 7.
- After this, create a buffer of higher value for alkaline calibration.
- For the third buffer, reduce the pH value to acidic, ranging near 4.01.
- After preparing all the buffers, bring them to the temperature of the pH meter for accurate readings.
- Transfer the buffers to separate beakers for calibration and leave them in beakers for not more than two hours.
- Now, the pH meter is all set for calibration.
- Lastly, place a cleaned electrode in each buffer one by one and check the readings.
In addition, consult your manufacturer for more calibration information as per the type of pH meter.
How to Maintain Appropriate pH Level of Water for Hydroponics Farming?
Maintaining the pH level of water is as simple as using a pH meter. After testing the pH level, if the reading is too high, it means the water is too alkaline. To control the alkalinity of water, add in some acidic or citrus elements like white vinegar, lemon juice, and so on. In contrast, if the pH reading of water is too low, which means the water has become more acidic, then add in some alkaline products like baking powder, and so on. This will help in maintaining the pH level of water without changing it.
At Cannon Water Technology, we strive to serve you the best quality products for your water treatment and measurement applications. Hydroponics farming is a delicate method and needs to be performed with utmost care and patience. Several aspects of the hydroponics system, including the pH level of water, light source, space required, etc., must be maintained effectively for desired results. We understand the importance and delicacy of hydroponics farming. Therefore, we ensure to offer you the best solution for your needs. If you have any queries regarding our hydroponic pH meters or any other products, then please feel free to reach out to us. We will be happy to assist you.