Baking soda for PH


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

My PH Balance was pretty low.

I did not have the time to go to the store,
i live around 15 miles away.

So someone suggested I could bring up the PH
by putting a couple of tablespoons of baking soda
into my 80 gallon tank.

I had to put in around 4 tablespoons into the Tank
and it brought up the PH to around 5.9

Everything was fine.

But, then after the fact I thought would the baking soda
in my recipe harm any of my plants.

What do you think. The main ingredient in Baking Soda
is Sodium Bicarbonate.


#2

It is OK to use for an emergency, but you need to get some GH powdered PH up. I use it, and it remains stable; With that big of a reservoir and the cost of nutrients and genetics…You should already have the proper PH balance supplies.


#3

It might make you burp a lot. Lol just kidding.:sunglasses::deciduous_tree::dart::us:


#4

Yes, it is a lot of sodium, and in general sodium is not a good thing to be adding to your reservoir. A one time use like this isn’t going to really hurt anything, but there are better alternatives that won’t add so much sodium, as stated above.

~MacG