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using household items to raise / lower ph
    #139432 - 11/02/08 11:35 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)

Doing some research, i've read that  epsom salt, table salt (non-ionized), baking soda & sodium bicarbonate can raise your pH of your water, while vinegar is easy to use to lower your pH.

epsom salt in larger quantities than baking soda, but has anyone ever had experience using these?  I don't want to go out and spend $$$ on ph UP and ph Down if I have stuff at home I can easily use.  Limited fundage here.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: t0ad]
    #139504 - 11/02/08 03:03 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

I strongly urge you to buy quality Ph up and down. I highly doubt adding sodium to your reservoir will be good for anything except killing your plants. A decent Ph kit (up/down and test solution) will cost you about 12$. Killing your plants and having to start over will cost much more than 12$, worth the price in my opinion.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #139556 - 11/02/08 04:49 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

i can't find a ph up/down kit for $12, where you shopping?


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: t0ad]
    #139584 - 11/02/08 05:23 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

try a hydroponics store?


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: t0ad]
    #139586 - 11/02/08 05:23 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #141250 - 11/05/08 04:01 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

I have actually been using baking soda and vinegar to move my PH...  If it is all you have, then it is all you have.

My plants are not liking it.  I am stopping at my local hydro shop today to buy some proper chemicals.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #141405 - 11/05/08 10:25 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

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I bought a gallon of that brand ph down yesterday.  I haven't used it yet.  They said it was good stuff though.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: lopan]
    #142416 - 11/08/08 03:05 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

i guess this will have be something i can't make by without.  I try to cut costs where possible, like alternative designs for the grow room etc...  i have also purchased more lighting.  im gonna be growing some poppy too; for personal use, so maybe I can figure out a tek I can place here in the other grow-ables, to avoid that $130 hydroponic heroin book, so expensive.  Out of print though, so i guess that makes the price drive up


i was hoping the home remedy things would work for pH; oh well.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: t0ad]
    #142423 - 11/08/08 03:12 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

I want that book :-(


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: captain.koons]
    #142438 - 11/08/08 03:30 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

link it up.  I haven't heard of/seen this book before.


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Re: using household items to raise / lower Ph [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #142455 - 11/08/08 03:39 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

its just a old book on growing hydroponic poppies

look at the erowid poppy vaults.


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    #142637 - 11/09/08 12:57 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)



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