I'm growing in a LED powered indoor system, and my plants (and tilapia) have all been doing phenomenally well, with one exception. One of my pepper plant's leafs are distorted, and it looks like…Continue
"I have an IBC that is over a year old and the pH stays around 7.4. I have 3 smaller tanks that I have to continually struggle with the raise pH. Don't know why. It's funny that the system that I'm growing plants in stays high…"
"pH is a balancing act between acids and bases. In our systems, the acid is usually CO2, the base is the KH. Adding acid burns through the alkalinity, but I assume the alkalinity comes from your source-water. So every time you…"
Why would you want to leave it there when at that PH, you lock out a lot of nutrients for your plants? I've heard that in time your PH would normally go down but it's been over a year and I still have to add aquadown periodically…"
"If your pH is under 8.3 (which yours is), that means you have exclusively bicarbonate chemistry. Yay. Your KH could be much higher (and i've seen such) and the pH wouldn't increase much. The amount of phosphoric acid you have to add to get…"
"Hey Steve, Great interview. I thought the bit about feminizing pollen was really interesting. Thanks for sharing. On another note, I have begun experimenting with trying to get a vermicompost cycle setup within the grow beds. I have a tube…"