How To Raise or lower Ph in water ??

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Rtoke, Aug 15, 2010.

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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    Hi and Welcome

    I was wondering how i could raise or lower the ph of my water, only using ingredients around the house ???

    Like would adding vinegar to the water lower Ph ???

    and also if my soil was to alkaline (7.2 Ph) and i watered my plants with 6.2 Ph water would the ph in my soil lower over time ????


    Thanks any suggestions and answers Welcome !

    Peace :weed::joint:
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    potpimp

    potpimp Sector 5 Moderator

    Most water and soils are at best a neutral 7 or more alkaline so almost without exception you will want to push your pH down. You can use a little lemon juice to do that. I'm quite sure vinegar would as well because it is acetic acid. You can add aluminum sulfate or sulfur to your soil to lower the pH.
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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    cheers mate !!
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    purplehazin

    purplehazin Well-Known Member

    vinegar to lower; baking soda to raise
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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    Thanks dude ill give it a try !!
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    Spanishfly

    Spanishfly Well-Known Member

    Not sure about baking soda - this will produce sodium salts when it reacts with acids - like common salt, too much is not good. pH + from a grow shop is based on potassium compounds, not sodium, for this reason.
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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    rep for all you guys
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    purplehazin

    purplehazin Well-Known Member

    You could be right, but I know it's quite common to use it as pH up.
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    maddman

    maddman Member

    You can use baking soda in an emergency situation only. I used it to fix my ph problem but I bought some ph up for the permanent solution. To lower ph I use lemon juice.
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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    cheers guys. that helped out i only really need to lower my Ph a little bit.

    Rep for all you guys
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    cowboylogic

    cowboylogic Well-Known Member

    Apple cider vinegar will lower your ph and plants just love it. B vitamins, amino acids and iron are just a few of the benefits of using vinegar.
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    Rtoke

    Rtoke New Member

    Cheers mate. i got some cider vinegar

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