PH A Basic explanation

  • Thread starter Aqua Man
  • Start date
  • Tagged users None
tobh

tobh

Supporter
3,280
263
IMHO, It's better to not acid down water at all as in the end the medium will acid down from feed & its more of a struggle to keep it up than down.
Depends on the media. pH is a tricky thing for a lot of growers, new and seasoned. In soil, pH of input solution is a damn near irrelevant if the soil is built properly. In hydro, you gotta have adequate alkalinity or keeping the solution from swinging like crazy is going to drive you insane.

If pH is diving in hydro, you've bad bacterial cultures blooming. It's a symptom of a deeper problem. pH should be pretty damn stable, on move on a smooth curve as EC and water levels change.
What about di water. Is this an option?
Distilled water could be used, but it's inadvisable since it's zero PPM. Even RO is pretty low but it still tends to have some EC in it, even if it's not terribly significant. You'll just have to use more alkaline buffering and distilled water just isn't economical for long term use.
 

Similar threads

detroitjoe
Replies
1
Views
113
Brotofsky
Brotofsky
T
Replies
10
Views
215
Oldchucky
Oldchucky
Jambuster6
Replies
6
Views
262
Jambuster6
Jambuster6
Cgrower95
Replies
14
Views
503
bigbagofbuds
bigbagofbuds
Top Bottom