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Unbelievable....Been trying to get my PH down slowly this week by adding PH down. After adding almost a cup over the last few days and no change, something seemed wrong. I tested the liquid right out of the bottle and low and behold, or should I say high and behold, the ph of this stuff was 7.8. I cant remember if it had that little styrofoam or foil bottle seal on the opening when I got it but I dont think so. You can bet I'll be looking from now on. It sure seems that someone had returned it with something other than PH down in it to get a refund and it was put back on the shelf. Gonna try and get it exchanged with my test kit in hand. I wonder what I've been pouring into my fish tank.......

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You might want to test something else with your test kit just to make sure it isn't the test kit that is faulty.  I once really crashed a hydroponic system when my pH meter quit working.  I kept adding the pH down and the meter kept saying 7.

Finally I pulled out the old litmus strips and checked the nutrient was down around 4 by that time.

Wow that sucks. Have you tried using Indian Almond Leaves ? 

 

You can buy them on Ebay .

Right now I'm using a Mars liquid test kit. I get different readings in the hydroponic system so I'm fairly certain that the kit is okay. This ph down has no smell whatsoever. If anybody has a bottle of Technaflora PH down in their possesion, maybe you can tell me if there is a smell to it.  Thx 

Nope never used it.  Good luck taking it back to the store.
Thats just a bad decision on the clerks part to take it back. If I originally bought it wouldnt expect to be able to return it after I purchased it. Probably just have to chalk this one up as a loss.....#@*!
maybe they will compromise and give you a partial store credit or something ;)
End of the mystery....As it turns out, the folks over at the hydroponics store stand behind what they sell and gave me a new bottle of ph down (same brand). Just as I thought this new bottle tested the way it is supposed to. Got a bad bottle after all somehow......Thanks David!!!!
They want you to keep coming back and they want you to send others to them too.

Dave Howe said:
End of the mystery....As it turns out, the folks over at the hydroponics store stand behind what they sell and gave me a new bottle of ph down (same brand). Just as I thought this new bottle tested the way it is supposed to. Got a bad bottle after all somehow......Thanks David!!!!

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