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OfflineGetlit
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PH down in casings
    #1840306 - 08/22/03 12:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Has anyone tried using Phosphoric acid(a.k.a PH down, 9% solution) or citric acid powder diluted in their mister to adjust the ph on casings?


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: Getlit]
    #1840364 - 08/22/03 01:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

are you talking about the you can use in pools? i would advise against it, you're basically throwing it only over the surface and this would probably hurt growth. to keep ph level in a casing use calcium carbonate, crushed oystershell or powdered eggshells


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: houshroom]
    #1840769 - 08/22/03 03:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You would want to add a base, not an acid..


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: Getlit]
    #1840866 - 08/22/03 03:39 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

> You would want to add a base, not an acid.

That is correct. The pH scale goes from (more or less) 1 to 14 with 1 being very acidic, 7 being neutral, and 14 being very basic. As the name implies, PH Down will lower the pH, making the result more acidic, which is probably not what you want.


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: Seuss]
    #1841287 - 08/22/03 06:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

what about ph up for gish tanks? i would assume it is relayively envoirnmentally friendly if you can put it in a tank with the fish


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1842126 - 08/22/03 10:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

AFOAF used Europonic pH Raise (potassium hydroxide) to bring the water her coir was soaking in to 7.8pH. Those casings did great.


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Re: PH down in casings [Re: khufu]
    #1854079 - 08/27/03 08:23 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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