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possible PH problems in the Future. Some advice please.
    #244702 - 06/30/09 07:20 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I began my first grow about 11 days ago.

I am using 3 42 watt CFL's and Miracle Grow Moisture Control.

I got a PH tester for soil and water... the only one I could find were "rapid test" for $1.  Anyway my soil measured at 7ph and water at 8ph... Does this sound normal because I heard MGMC was around 5-6ph and water around 7ph. 

If the PH was correct is this going to be a problem in the future?  Should I just look for a better PH tester?  Maybe use distilled water instead? Thanks

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Re: possible PH problems in the Future. Some advice please. [Re: thebigbud]
    #248711 - 07/12/09 03:25 PM (8 years, 9 months ago)

Distilled water is great if you can easily obtain it, but not necessary.  pH for an indoor soil grow that's between 6.5 - 7.5 should not cause any problems unless you are growing a particularly sensitive strain.  When my soil pH seems a little high, I sometimes run an extra pot of coffee to add to the water when watering my plants.

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Re: possible PH problems in the Future. Some advice please. [Re: geokills]
    #252172 - 07/21/09 02:17 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Good idea with the pot of coffee, heard its great for plants all around..

Using it to change PH now thats' a cheap way to do it (unless you feed them high dollar coffee lol)

I would invest in a good PH meter if you are serious about this.. I mean would you drive blind folded? I think not..

A PH meter is like removing that blind fold.. as PH plays a crucial role in nutrient uptake..

Distilled I am not so sure about.. I have read that it works, and I have read that plants need chlorine, but if your waters hard or high in other minerals it might be better with distilled or try filtered water.

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