PH Droping over time after adding pure set honey and raw cane sugar to the nute mix

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Hello everyone as stated in the title i have added some honey and raw cane sugar to my nutrient mix for a plant about 2/3 in flowering and the other is flushing only, i have a lot more sugars in teh flush water than my nutrient 1 but i have noticed ph dropping each day in both and more so in the 1 with extra sugar.
After reasearching sugar a little i find out that it should not change the ph, I however did find out that sugar can have a ph range of something between like 3-6 ish, but after setting my ph to about 5.8 i notice dthe next day its at 4.8 and 5.2 in there respective solutions. Does this make any sense to anyone or is my ph pen the problem? its just a cheap 1 but it does allow callibration which i am having to do every time before i use it at the moment as ir seems to be almost broken and not working when i turn it on but a quick di in any 1 of teh 3 ph buffer solutions and its working again seemingly at least?, Can i trust the ph pen when its correlating to the ph buffer solutions perfectly? Thanks again everyone
 
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on a side note i think the sugars have really promoted the production of tricomes on the plant 2/3 done and possibly returned some terpines to the 1 flushing as it hermied and possibly lost some of its aroma but after almost 5 days its smelling great again!
 
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Hello everyone as stated in the title i have added some honey and raw cane sugar to my nutrient mix for a plant about 2/3 in flowering and the other is flushing only, i have a lot more sugars in teh flush water than my nutrient 1 but i have noticed ph dropping each day in both and more so in the 1 with extra sugar.
After reasearching sugar a little i find out that it should not change the ph, I however did find out that sugar can have a ph range of something between like 3-6 ish, but after setting my ph to about 5.8 i notice dthe next day its at 4.8 and 5.2 in there respective solutions. Does this make any sense to anyone or is my ph pen the problem? its just a cheap 1 but it does allow callibration which i am having to do every time before i use it at the moment as ir seems to be almost broken and not working when i turn it on but a quick di in any 1 of teh 3 ph buffer solutions and its working again seemingly at least?, Can i trust the ph pen when its correlating to the ph buffer solutions perfectly? Thanks again everyone
Try a new battery as the pen will give funky readings with a low battery. The cheap meters will only last you a year or two and need to be replaced when they won’t keep their calibration. If you calibrate, then get inconsistent readings soon after it’s time for a new one.
 
TheRealM00

TheRealM00

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Hello everyone as stated in the title i have added some honey and raw cane sugar to my nutrient mix for a plant about 2/3 in flowering and the other is flushing only, i have a lot more sugars in teh flush water than my nutrient 1 but i have noticed ph dropping each day in both and more so in the 1 with extra sugar.
After reasearching sugar a little i find out that it should not change the ph, I however did find out that sugar can have a ph range of something between like 3-6 ish, but after setting my ph to about 5.8 i notice dthe next day its at 4.8 and 5.2 in there respective solutions. Does this make any sense to anyone or is my ph pen the problem? its just a cheap 1 but it does allow callibration which i am having to do every time before i use it at the moment as ir seems to be almost broken and not working when i turn it on but a quick di in any 1 of teh 3 ph buffer solutions and its working again seemingly at least?, Can i trust the ph pen when its correlating to the ph buffer solutions perfectly? Thanks again everyone
is there anyone out there with any knowledge on honey left for days in water altering ph? Cheers
 
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