So 3 weeks after the plants sprouted i was finally able to pH the water... turns out that it's between 7.5-8.0, closer to 8 which isnt too good at all.. is there any household item i can use like vinegar to bring the ph down or do i have to go and buy a chemical from some shop, etc.. would i want the pH to be at about 6.5? (soil grow)
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This may be sufficient if you use a municipal water supply, i.e. it's been treated and isn't really hard. I get my drinking water from a well and it tastes great, but after struggling with nute lockout issues for a long time, I opted to get RO water for most of the grow. I will use pH balanced well water toward the end of flowering and as a flush since we're trying to force the plant to use it's stores anyway.
White vinegar - down... baking soda - up if you can't get proper up/down.. Luck.
Charts, charts and more charts..Growing weed is like watching grass grow...
What ratio should i add the vinegar to my water to bring it down say half a point
to bring it down
also most nutes will bring it down when you add them
if your going vinegar apple cider vinegar is best
my tap water is 7.3 I use a brita filter pichter for drinking water and water ran thru it comes out 6.5 so highly recomend the brita filter
Lol here you are again.....im gonna try the brita when i get off line it seems very promising.
I heard use a couple of drops of vinegar to a gal. of H2O, This should lower city tap water which is in the range of (6.8 - 8.0 pH) now don't quote me on this range or formula sine it's speculation, but almost correct. 2-4 drops of Vinegar *regardless to brand and type* preferably apple cider vinegar is okay, regular clear vinegar is good since simple is best at times, i heard wine vinegars are to avoid. A few drops will lower it to 6.5 pH which is good but if you have hard water or it's reaching 8 i say dump it and get some drinking water in a container let it air out for a few days add a few drops of vinegar you should be fine