I’ve never tested the ph of runoff water because I don’ t get any runoff. Is that bad? My water come from a pail that is filled and left out for some chemicals in the water to release ( read that somewhere ). Normal water ph here is stable around 7.8, but after setting open for at least 24 hours the ph has dropped to right at 7. Budget grow here so only using cheap ph test strips. Most of the money went into the lighting, cooling fan and exhaust duct, as well as the cost to build the grow area. Considering investing in similar sized grow tent and second light for flower stage ( if budget permits ). Just to maintain complete darkness during no light hours. Most of my info, as well as the seeds, have come from this site and forum. I appreciate all advice and tips.
My worst fear is overwatering because of enclosed containers, hence the no runoff to test for ph.