Adjusting PH levels

Does anyone here adjust ph with anything other than commercially sold ph adjustments?

Sorry…I don’t check the pH. If I knew the answer, I’d let you know.

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I think you can just use something like this

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Citric acid, vinegar, lemon juice etc for DOWN.

Baking soda for UP

FYI baking soda can not be used long term. The commercial PH down uses phosphoric acid which is a micro-nutrient.

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@Myfriendis410 will apple cider vinegar hurt if used while waiting for ph down to get in?

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No. It’s a pretty good choice. Lemon juice is good too.

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@Myfriendis410 could you help me understand how to use the ph down? I’m not even clear if I can use it. I’m using FFOF soil, can it be used in soil and without a hydroponic system? The instructions just say “add” to nutrient solution. I’m assuming nutrient solution is the water but I’m not even sure on that. If that’s the case, do I just add some, test the water and repeat until I get the ph I want? Then just using lower ph water would lower the ph?

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Yes, it can be used for soil and hydro applications. Add it to your water after the nutrients have been added. PH down only takes a few drops to make a difference. So add a few drops and check then add a few more if it’s not down to where you want it to be. After a few tries you get the hang of exactly how many drops to add.

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