What is a good DO meter?????

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Prolawnservice, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok made my first big batch of tea(50 gal) with my homemade brewer, looks a little on the light side biology wise:cry:. SO, what is a good DO meter to buy for starting out, and or which one should I save up for? Where to purchase from? Are the ysi 58 that are all over ebay for like $100 worth it or should I get a new one with a warranty? Hopefully Tim will chime in on this one, Thanks everyone.:waving:

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  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.php

    take a look at this place its not a garden site but you should find some new toys here.

    stop using the declor, its not the best, try vit.C or vinegar
     
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What was your compost source, home grown? Hey you should pat yourself on the back, you made your first batch and got to use your microscope. VERY COOL
    :cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

    Do the first batch dance
     
  4. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    Looking for some context here.....

    Coming from a guy making tea with a five gallon bucket and a bubbler from a fish tank: What the H3ll is a DO meter and why should it be my latest dirt toy?
     
  6. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been using the Extech 407510 so far this year with good results. It goes for $400 at most places, but I found it for $350 a little bit ago and pulled the trigger. The only downside I heard about the PinPoint II is the probes don't last too long, but that all depends on how much tea you're brewin'.

    I clean mine off with distilled water, because our water is very hard, and the hard water can form a build up on the probe over time.
     
  7. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
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    NattyLawn, the probe itself or the probe end/membrane? I had heard the same thing but thought it was just the tip so I bought extras.
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    where did you get your microscope?
     
  9. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The probe tip/membrane. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  10. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    7lbs of professionally made compost, from a NOFA approved composter I was able to track down in northern NJ. 1lb of home made worm castings. Ok just a little first batch dance :cool2::cool2:I'll save some for the first real good batch.
     

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