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Hey i got problem whit my ph.

I have well water and when i use ph down i get it to 5.5

And 2 hours after its back to 7 ph..

 

I yust picked up spring water now and i still cant get a stable ph. The ph isent rising as fast now as it was whit my well water. I bring it down to 5.5 and 5 hours later it was 6.2 ph..

 

The ph is ok if i dont have my air stones i  it.

I have dwc system so i need the airstones

 

Why does my ph go up when i use airstones?

What can i do to fix my problem?

I use flora series nutrition and a standar ph- ..

Hope someone can help im stuck 

 

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Air stones should not effect the pH unless they are old and sludged up. It does take an hour or two for new water to pH stabilize. This is what I do with my DWC buckets:

I use my tap (well) water as well. It starts with a pH a bit above 7.

Start with empty bucket.  Add 2 capfuls of pH down (that basically gets my water to about 6, but that will vary).  Fill with cold water.  Turn on air stone.  Add nutrients.  Always micro first and never mix the nutes directly together.  I use a baby medicine syringe to squirt in the bucket.  Let sit for at least 30 min.  Check pH again and adjust to 6.0.  The nutrients have buffers in them that help keeps the pH from spiking, but it will change and should be checked daily, especially when conditions change. Make sure no light is getting into the bucket.  Keeping consistent air/water temps will help the pH from moving. The cooler the temps the better. A water temp in the mid 60s will make it exceedingly difficult for anything nasty to grow in your buckets. 

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 10:34 AM, Jonnyjah said:

Hey i got problem whit my ph.

I have well water and when i use ph down i get it to 5.5

And 2 hours after its back to 7 ph..

 

I yust picked up spring water now and i still cant get a stable ph. The ph isent rising as fast now as it was whit my well water. I bring it down to 5.5 and 5 hours later it was 6.2 ph..

 

The ph is ok if i dont have my air stones i  it.

I have dwc system so i need the airstones

 

Why does my ph go up when i use airstones?

What can i do to fix my problem?

I use flora series nutrition and a standar ph- ..

Hope someone can help im stuck 

 

Sounds like you are describing a faulty PH meter. 

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