What is the ph of Detroit city water right now?

Discussion in 'Michigan Patients' started by DaleRoberts, Jan 1, 2013.

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    DaleRoberts

    DaleRoberts Active Member

    I think my blue lab ph pen is on the fritz. I just changed the battery and I'm out of calibration solution


    thanks all
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    tomahawk2406

    tomahawk2406 Well-Known Member

    id assume alkaline as fuck
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    not in detroit but get city water from the D and my bluelab reads a consistant 8.5
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    Rare D MI

    Rare D MI New Member

    Except the pipes that carry your water make the ph drop ALOT. Detroit ph is always between 6.9 and 7.1. Detroit has some of the best city water in the country.
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    if that were the case wouldn't my ph be lower than 6.9 and 7.1 not higher at 8.5
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    Rare D MI

    Rare D MI New Member

    Lower numbers mean more acidic. I meant drops the ph as in makes it less acidic, as there are many materials in the pipes that will soften the water. I always think in reverse when dealin with ph. A friend in Ann Arbor, which also gets Detroit water, had me test his water and it was 9.4. Further from the source, softer the water.
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    gothcha. pain in the ass getting my ph in check though. getting a gallon of ph down next time i get nutes. 3mls of protekt and 3mls of grow and i stilll gotta add 3mls of down per gallon
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    FatMarty

    FatMarty Well-Known Member

    The Detroit system gives me just under 8pH up here in Oakland County. About a half teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar per gallon brings it down to @6.5pH. I usually use two teaspoons for 5 gallons.
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    DaleRoberts

    DaleRoberts Active Member

    If I use the ph vile with the drops the solution turns a little darker that light green. The colors on the bottle would indicate that being around 7.0 right from my tap. I'll get my calibration solution today and tell you guys for sure. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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    Huel Perkins

    Huel Perkins Well-Known Member

    My water (in Metro-Detroit) is 7.6.
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    Digger Dave

    Digger Dave Member

    Just a teaspoon and a half of lemon juice, and I'm good to go,in the zoo, in a gallon jug that is.
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    DaleRoberts

    DaleRoberts Active Member


    Im sure mine reads the same. My pen told me that before.
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    fattiemcnuggins

    fattiemcnuggins Well-Known Member

    You can use mountain dew or coca cola as calibration solution. Should read 2.7 from a fresh bottle/can
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    DaleRoberts

    DaleRoberts Active Member

    Just a follow up. After dialing in my blue lab ph pen the water in the Roseville area is 7.5 right out of the tap at 58 degrees. I let the pen sit in the cup for 24hrs and it then read 8.3. I'd assume the ph went up after the chlorine came out of the water?

    whatever the case...My grow shop swapped my bad pen for a new one and even calibrated it for me. Can't beat that deal!
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    mine is 8.5 straight outta the tap and i'm right next door to the east
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    ive dealt with htg and hydromaster both on groesbek and both have been good about that kinda stuff. had a timer that was acting up and the guy at hm set me up with a new one no issues. i like hydromaster cause they are open sundays and they will hook you up on prices. can't beat their promix prices either
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    zone5bmi

    zone5bmi Active Member

    Thanks for that info. Check Northern lights if you havent heard it is open on Sundays as well from 12-4.

    I was wondering how to calibrate my eco tester ph1 meter. I havent used it in years.......And I wonder why Im having lock outs from time to time.
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    heard of them not sure where they are located
    got a cultivation station a few miles from me but last i checked their prices were redicutardedly high

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...918BD189043A7AFA2CD791&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1
    [video=youtube;DiFfbyKuqSQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiFfbyKuqSQ[/video]
    lockouts could easily be because your meter may be off. calibration is simple. same way my bluelab is calibrated
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    DaleRoberts

    DaleRoberts Active Member


    Yeah hydromaster on groesbeck is the best. Angelo is the dude there. He is the onltly reason I go there
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    mrbungle79

    mrbungle79 Active Member

    that the younger guy? great on prices and always giving discounts

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