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Testing Meters for Hydroponics & Greenhouses

Testing Meters for Hydroponics & Greenhouses

Keep tabs on all elements of your indoor garden to ensure your plants grow as healthy and strong as possible with hydroponic meters and more from Indoor Gardens. We carry moisture meters to help you keep your plants from being over or underwatered, light meters to encourage growth throughout your plants' life cycles and pH meters to keep your grow media perfectly balanced. In other words, if there are hydroponic meters you need, you'll find them here at Indoor Gardens. Check out all our hydroponic meters or view testing meter parts and accessories for your current systems today.

The Best Meters for Hydroponics

Hydroponics meters can measure many different things. Finding the best one will depend on your specific needs. However, the following are some of the best brands of meters for hydroponics:

  • BlueLab
  • Hanna Instruments
  • HM Digital Meters
  • Sure Test
  • Active Eye
  • Quantum
  • Sun System
  • Active Air
  • Milwaukee Instruments
  • Hydro-Logic
  • Active Aqua
  • Mondi

Frequently Asked Questions about Hydroponics Meters

The following are some of the most common inquiries we get about testing meters for hydroponics and greenhouses.

What do the different testing meters measure?

There are many different hydroponics meters for various purposes, such as measuring:

  • Temperature
  • pH level
  • Nutrient level
  • Amount of light
  • Moisture

Additionally, you can find combination meters that measure several levels all at once.

What is the difference between TDS and EC?

TDS and EC hydroponics meters both measure the amount of dissolved solid nutrients in your solution, but they do so in different ways. EC means Electrical Conductivity — the meter applies electrical voltage and records the motion of the nutrients in milliSiemens per centimeter (mS/cm). Higher conductivity means a higher concentration of nutrients. 

TDS is Total Dissolved Solids, with the meter measuring nutrient concentration in parts per million (PPM). Neither type of hydroponics meter is necessarily better; it just depends on how you prefer to measure your solution.