soil with ebb and flow style

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by word420, Jan 13, 2009.

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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    i have a ebb and flow system my plants in 1 gallon soil pots. i am just wondering what should my ph be? any help would be great.
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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    little help would be nice from anyone...
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    sdnosn2

    sdnosn2 Active Member

    between 5.7 and 5.9
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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    thanks. ive been reading alot about ph. i thought it was suppose to be between 6.5 - 7.0 do u have the same kind of setup?
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    sdnosn2

    sdnosn2 Active Member

    i've got a ebb n flow. but i grow hydro
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    sdnosn2

    sdnosn2 Active Member

    I've read that ph for soil is a little higher
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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    yeah i know but my soil is a soilless kind of soil so its sorta confusing i have no idea what ph it should be. i seen is the faq it says 6.0
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    sdnosn2

    sdnosn2 Active Member

    i guess if it not soil and you are using a medium. the ph should be between 5.7 and 5.9
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    sdnosn2

    sdnosn2 Active Member

    are you growing hyrdro?
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    OChack

    OChack Active Member

    Hey,

    what type of soil are you using?

    When they're referring to soil and it's PH, they're referring to the soil from your backyard during an 'Outdoor Grow' operation.

    Products like pearlite, pumice, sand, coco, peat moss, and any combination of these products are considered 'Soil Less' Therefore you follow the PH of a Hydro garden
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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    i use sunshine mix #4 i think its a soilless soil lol i think thats how u call it. ive looked it up before and it is soilless. i seen in the grow faq it says soil and soilless should be around 6. but i also heard bout what ur saying too ochack. so what do u think?
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    word420

    word420 Active Member

    and also do i focus on the ph of the water im feeding it or the run off? because i do put in nutes and water in my res and make sure the ph is at 6 but i checked run off and it is lower. should i make it so the run off is 6? or is it ok?
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    lilywiggles

    lilywiggles Member

    ummm...soil is self balancing ...i use power flower + allot of coco and perlite and that's it......have never need to ph....... I use a flood drain or ebb and flow what ever ......
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    suprablaski

    suprablaski Active Member

    ph the water your giving them, ph of water will change as plants drink. avoid going above 6.5. if its an ebb and flow your run off drains back to your rez right? just ph your rez

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