Measure EC

Measure EC level of nutrients in liquids with an EC/TDS meter

Hydroculture grows plants in a aquatic solution without any soil

Hydroculture is the growing of plants in a soilless medium, or an aquatic based environment. Plants grown in hydroculture need a range of nutrients for good health and growth like plants grown in soil. These nutrients are distributed via water. The word “hydro” derives its name from the Greek word “hudor” meaning water. Hence hydroculture = water culture (or aquatic horticulture). To measure the level of nutrients in water (or any solution) you need a so called EC/TDS meter to measure EC level.

An EC/TDS meter is used for measuring the nutrients level in hydroculture

EC stands for Electrical Conductivity, or the ability of a solution to conduct electricity. Electricity moves efficiently through water with high levels of salt present (high EC), and less efficiently with low levels (low EC). EC indicates how much dissolved salt is in a given sample. That is why EC is also referred to as TDS (Total Dissolved Salts) or Salinity (the amount of salts in a solution). All nutrients are salts, so EC is the same as measuring total nutrients in a solution.

You can measure EC in a solution with the following product:

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