Just acquired the Apera PH20 and was wondering if it was safe to do a slurry
test of my soil with it?
I know it’s pretty sensitive and to those with more experience with it than I do,
would it be safe to follow all the steps in the Hanna Guide to do a soil pH reading?
This is the guide I’m referring too. This slurry test
It has been posted on this forum before so I’m assuming it’s ok.
I’ve done slurry test with my ph20, but I just strain water out and test. I don’t stick probe into slurry mixture.
So if I prepared my slurry then poured it thru a coffee filter,
I would be safe testing?
That’s exactly how I was instructed by a member here on forum to do it. So far I haven’t had a problem doing it that way.
You are a life saver.
I been testing my soil with one of those yellow amazon-crap meters and getting
numbers back that are no where near close. This should help solve my problem.
Thank you a million times.
Just a heads up on the ph20. You should get some storage solution for it. Apera recommends their brand. But the main thing is that it’s something called 3m kci. I was storing mine in some that I ordered from Amazon and started having problems calibrating. Talked to a apera rep and they explained that it would help keep probe working properly longer.
This is what I was using that caused a problem
This is what they recommend to use, notice the designation on label 3m kci
This has just answered two problems that have been rattling about in my head. The first was the slurry test and the second was the Apera storage solution. @PhillyRock and @Bulldognuts cheers guys
Apera storage solution is on its way. The joys of internet shopping
Just a heads up to anyone else reading…you can also store it in the 4.0 solution.
Thanks for the heads up, I was having problems calibrating so I called company. Of course they didn’t mention that I could store in 4.0 solution.
Nice bit of info @BobbyDigital. I would’ve thought the 7.0 would’ve been better with it being neutral but not so . So glad I didn’t do that
Yeah I always store mine in 4 pH solution. Never had a problem.
Funny that you mentioned that.
I just spent 2 hours on the interwebz and not more
than 5 minutes after I found out about the storage being
ok in the 4.00pH solution you posted this. You’re Psychic,
and I’ll still a Psycho. HAHA.