One of the most critical considerations in hydroponics is the ph reading. Without the nutrient solution reading in the correct range, certain Macro nutrients will be locked out and the plants will not uptake a balanced diet. This week's product spotlight is on the HM Digital pH-80 meter. A reliable pH meter that is ideal for testing applications such as hydroponics and gardening, pools and spas, aquariums and reef tanks, drinking water and more! Measures pH and temperature with one-touch automatic digital calibration. Water resistant with large LCD display. Features an Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) and auto off function.