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OfflineGregHimself
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PH Levels
    #1751432 - 07/26/03 09:36 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I would just like some gerneral information about PH levels...Whats optimum for a STraw/Dung bulk tek, what raises/lowers PH, how do you check it, etc, etc...Thanks very much, if there is another thread on this topic, a URL to it would also be greatly appreciated. I searched the shroomery site, but came up empty handed!
Thanks again


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Re: PH Levels [Re: GregHimself]
    #1751479 - 07/26/03 09:56 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Here ya go read read when your done reading everything possible about this hobby read it all over again good luck
http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23460


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Re: PH Levels [Re: GregHimself]
    #1751483 - 07/26/03 09:57 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

PH adjustment isn't need for straw/poo,lime,hydrated lime,oyster shells will bring the PH down.optimal for shrooms is 7.5-8 you'll need a PH meter you can find them at lowes or a gardening shop.when using peat as a casing layer you need to use something to lower the PH level.any other bulk substrate you should be alright.if your going to use anything use lime or oyster shells it's longer lasting than hydrated lime.HL is very potent shit you can fuck some shit up if you don't have a PH meter.


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Re: PH Levels [Re: charvo]
    #1751499 - 07/26/03 10:02 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

hydrated lime,oyster shells will bring the PH down



I think you meant to say up.


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Re: PH Levels [Re: charvo]
    #1751500 - 07/26/03 10:03 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks very much people...thanks for the link Fallen, and thanks for the quick info charvo.


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Re: PH Levels [Re: GregHimself]
    #1751527 - 07/26/03 10:15 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

yes things like peat are very acidic you want to bring them UP peat is usually around 4-5 neutral is 7 mush like it around 7.5 max would be 10 wich is alkaline


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