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Big'G'

wilma and Ph

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did you soak you clay balls before and wash them completely? usually it is the reaosn of lfuctuation in PH with clayballs, beside this it should not affect too much the mixture, or at least i haven't heard any particular report about this yet :)

 

Have a good day mam

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it could come from here then, for a thin layer at the bottom of the pots wth soil above i don't find it really really necessary to soak, but for full clayballs system like this where it is the main medium i think it is important, it is just amazing the quantity of dirt those balls can contain.

 

maybe try to check if the water flowing thru the pots comes out clean or a little redder or dirty.

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hi G i have a drip feed dwc without airstone with clayballs running pf, and i have to drop the ph 3 times a day as it goes up to 6.3-6-4 i washed my clay until runnoff water was clean, then i poored ph balanced 5,5 water over them the clayballs  several times, so i guess i have an issue with it also not sure why this is happenng 3 times aday.

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Brother Dust

there's no dirt my good man but the difference between the clay balls from this batch compaired to the last batch is night and day as you can see in the pics.

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Hello, I work like you I'm argille ball and power feeding with air pump in the tank I have 40 liter of water stable at pH 5.5 and 1.5 j ec have argille washing balls for 1 week with a ph 3.0 have 5.5 at the end but powerfeeding said it is not necessary to pay attention to ph

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Aloha , With the high NH4 % with the Powderfeeding formulas  the plants will start to have a larger effect on root zone pH in a downward direction. Hydro Korrels are like Rockwool flock at the start pH going through the roof.

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Brother French Mango

I'm at the moment feeding only once a day where my readings are 5.5Ph for around 15- 20mins by which time I have readings of 5.8 to 5.9Ph. Ec0.33 throughout. I'm finding it quite a challenge.

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Hi friends, 

 

 

My experience with clay is not very wide, but for several years utilce clay crops. What I did was put in the tub all the clay with water and reduce the PH long, long. Leave a couple of days so.

Clay ascended the ph very quickly, changing water, lower the ph again, watching the level during the two days to always be low.

So GOT stabilize the pH of the clay, but the clay always slowly (almost invisible particles) that make up the ph always breaks down. But being submerged for two days with ph 3 people helped a lot to not raise the pH too much during cultivation.

 

A good alternative to clay, is sustraro coconut, is also inert and very good.

 

Regards!! 

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Brothers and Sisters

after a few feeds I find that my ph doesn't seem to change as much maybe by .6 rise in Ph. I put this down to the clay balls not being thoroughly rinsed enough ( I made a good job first time round I thought).

So I say once you have rinsed your clay balls and are happy with them, do it all over again.

In conclusion I will again flush the pots with 30L of Ph5.5 at the end of the grow cycle and hope it does the job.

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