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lowering waters ph
    #98929 - 07/31/08 05:39 AM (8 years, 4 months ago)

hi guys just wondering if someone could help me lower my waters ph with something i have around the house until i have time to go to the hydro shop on sunday...any help greatly apprecaited thanx in advance shroomyshroom


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Re: lowering waters ph (moved)
    #98944 - 07/31/08 07:22 AM (8 years, 4 months ago)

This thread was moved from Outdoor Cultivation.

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The topic is a general topic that doesn't specifically involve outdoor growing, so it is more appropriate for the main cultivation forum.


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: shroomyshroom]
    #98945 - 07/31/08 07:24 AM (8 years, 4 months ago)

I've heard apple cider vinegar may work, possibly any kind of vinegar. I don't know anything more than that on the matter, though. :shrug:


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: Sirius]
    #98976 - 07/31/08 10:07 AM (8 years, 4 months ago)

any type of acid will lower your pH.  like sirius said, vinegar will work (acetic acid).  also lemon or lime juice (citric acid) should lower it with just a few drops, depending on how buffered your water is.


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: Yrat]
    #98980 - 07/31/08 10:57 AM (8 years, 4 months ago)

How well does it work though, as far as growing is concerned? I see using it in a pinch if you're out of a pH adjuster, but would something like vinegar or lemon juice be just fine all the time? Does it hold the pH stable?


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: Sirius]
    #99059 - 07/31/08 03:34 PM (8 years, 4 months ago)

well to hold the pH stable you need a buffer, which is comprised of an acid and its conjugate base, or vice versa.  vinegar or lemon juice would be a quick fix, but i really don't know how well they'd hold up adding them to soil.

but since you mentioned your hydro shop, i'm assuming a hydro setup?  in this case once you've got your pH correct, there's not really anything that's going to change it.


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: Yrat]
    #99205 - 07/31/08 06:12 PM (8 years, 4 months ago)

YA VINEGAR ONLY WORKS FOR A DAY OR SO,IF YOU ADD TO MUCH USE BAKING SODA TO BRING IT BACK UP


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Re: lowering waters ph [Re: Legalize Me]
    #102279 - 08/04/08 01:13 PM (8 years, 4 months ago)

just buy a PH kit from a hyrdo shop.. or even a PH test kit from a pool place or home depot.. You can test the PH using the liquid stuff (red dye), or the test strips.. you can get PH up and PH down from a hydro store, with a PH test kit, for about 35 bucks.. and it only takes a few drops of the PH up/down to make a difference.. I have been using mine for months now, and outside children like LOTS of water.. so, it lasts a while


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