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Low pH during fishless cycling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Veidel Oct 2, 2015. 3 Replies

I have been cycling for about two weeks. For some reason the pH level is at 6.0 every morning. I have the AquaUp pH Raising Kit, and am adding between 1/2 - 1 teaspoon every day. I test again, and…Continue

 

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"How often are you supposed to clean out the grow beds? When ours fire, the water is dark brown, and full of crud."
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George replied to Jennifer Grubbs's discussion Low pH during fishless cycling
"Nitrification will drop PH but that shouldn't be happening in a system that isn't cycled.  Possibly someone will chime in with the answer.  Otherwise, keep reading.  Maybe a KH issue.  I use potassium bicarb and calcium…"
Sep 29, 2015
Jeff S replied to Jennifer Grubbs's discussion Low pH during fishless cycling
"Check out these videos http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/video/aquaponics-ph-part-1. There's a series of 5 on pH. Also check Bright Agrotech videos. There's all the info you need to get you going with pH and other aspects of…"
Sep 29, 2015
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Low pH during fishless cycling

I have been cycling for about two weeks. For some reason the pH level is at 6.0 every morning. I have the AquaUp pH Raising Kit, and am adding between 1/2 - 1 teaspoon every day. I test again, and the pH level will increase to 7.6, but by morning it's back to 6.0. Is it normal for the pH to drop every day?See More
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How did you find us?
other
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
The Aquaponic Source manual
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
200 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I teach at a title one elementary school in North Carolina. We received a grant to build a greenhouse, which houses the aquaponics system. This is all part of a resource class that each grade level (K-5) attends one time a week.

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