ph soil problem with pics

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kind of embarased but hay it is what it is.im using happyfrog soil in flower and my ph is crazy low.i tried flushing and nothing will work.this has never happened to me so im a bit confused.this is my first time using happyfrog usually i use ocean forest and i have never had problems.the hydro store guy told me this was better than ocean forest so i ran with it.help please any advice needed.
 
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bro i could but i thought there may be a better way earlier i used 9ph and got a runoff of 4.5 fuck i cant load pics let me try again.anyways its ph for sure do you know of a another way?
 

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Hey SP, I would top dress the soil with some Powdered Dolomite Lime. I use 1 tablespoon per gallon of soil. You might want to give this a try. Good Luck, RB
 
wood ash is a great ph up mix with water to ph 8 and flush with that lots of that. water with that and gradually your ph will come up but keep the mix of ash and water under ph 8. REMEMBER changing ph in soil takes time and flushing with too high a ph will result in a burn with out raising the ph of the soil significantly.
 

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Hey SP, I would top dress the soil with some Powdered Dolomite Lime. I use 1 tablespoon per gallon of soil. You might want to give this a try. Good Luck, RB


I use roots oregonisim micrhizae to treat that problem
 
Do you have a PH meter?....looks like they are cooked..please elaborate more on the grow conditions..ph of water in and out..room temps and humidity....what if any insect control used...,,,happy frog by itself will not cause this,,i'll bet anything you whoopsed PH and the fluctuation is doing it
 
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thank you everyone that posted.it was the soil most def.i corrected the problem by adding lime to my water and flushing.no bugs,good ph meter ,bad soil.ive been growing for about 4 years and never had a problem with ph ever!for the last 8-10 months ive been rocking coco and honestly after this soil run im done with soil.soiless and hydro for me.
 
Maybe your beneficial count in the soil is really low. Do you ammend with beneficials? It will raise the pH a lot. At least in teas it does..

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Hey SP, I would top dress the soil with some Powdered Dolomite Lime. I use 1 tablespoon per gallon of soil. You might want to give this a try. Good Luck, RB
I use roots oregonisim micrhizae to treat that problem
Just curious if y'all could elaborate as to what those are solving? I figure the lime for cal and soil buffer? Roots Oregonism for a root/fungal issue? Whats your RH at?
 
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