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Coco ph

Discussion in 'Drain-To-Waste Hydro' started by apollo4201982, Nov 19, 2017.

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    Jypsy Dog

    Jypsy Dog Well-Known Member

    Your welcome.
    If you start with a BASE and then adjust for the plants needs, it's a breeze. But you have to stay true to your base until there is an issue. And learn to water/feed by weight not date. If you want to track your run off, that's great for your records. But Don't start changing things until they need to be changed. LOVE KILLS! Hope your grow goes well.
     
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    Purple veins

    Purple veins Active Member

    Any updates ?How are your plants doing ? ? Still getting low ph readings in your runoff ?
     
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    apollo4201982

    apollo4201982 Active Member

    Well its been a few days now, i have been watering more to get more runoff and now my ph is staying around5.8 in the pots that i did straight coco.

    The pots i added castings to are acting completely different and no matter what ph i put in its coming out 6.5
    But everything looks better.
     
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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Coco contains a lot of K and holds onto Mg and Ca, that has an effect on PH and EC run off which is why you don't chase your tail by trying to sort out the run off ph. The most important things are the PH going in and having a reasonable run off which stops salts building up, combined that allows roots to absorb nutrients and avoid lock outs.

    Cant do much about the castings either, obviously that's going to affect ph coming out . You cant take them out so no point worrying, you could reduce nutrients on those pots if they start causing problems.

    You should see a steady improvement now your getting more run off though. :bigjoint:
     
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    apollo4201982

    apollo4201982 Active Member

    Yes now i have been told by a few people not to worry about the runoff ph and i understand why but i still keep a record of the ph just to see any trends that may show up and try to adjust accordingly.
     
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