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    ray jay

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    Is distilled vinager ok to use to lower the PH in my water? Or is there something better? Thanks guys
     
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    Motor City Madman

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    Ive heard you can use vinegar and baking soda to raise and lower your ph. I bought kit (test strip, up, down) less hassle for me.
     
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    schoolboy420

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    idk ill be watching this, i need to lower my ph some too.
     
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    phatpharmer

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    I bought this stuff called PH Up and Down it came in 2 500ml bottles $10 bucks for both at the local Hydro shop!
     
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    Lemmongrass

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    ph down is a strong acid, sulfuric i believe. i know that lemon juice is unacceptable as it breaks down and the ph quickly goes back up. i use HCL. the chlorine may be a prob but it works so far. i use ph down sometimes but only if they seem weak.

    I spent about 2 weeks trying vin and it didnt work. they would look good for about 18hrs then mr hyde came out. hcl and sulfuric have worked well.
     
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    Get some pH up and/or down--something that is made to raise or lower pH. Food products break down very fast and they only work for a short time.

    Also, you may only need one of them. I only have pH down, because my water is never too alkaline.
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2009 #7
    A Home Made Option......:confused2:




     
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    bud uncle, thats one great find. helps out the broke growers like myself, i probably wont do this but **** it helps. i might i dont know lol. i almost didnt read it, i was kinda thinking, you know id rather spend more money than read this and go along with all the math in it lol. but yeah thats a great read now that i read it. thanks
     
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    Lemmongrass

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    Can anyone remind me if hcl breaks down in soil?
     
  10. Mar 1, 2009 #10
    The in depth topic covering Soil Acidification can be read here

    hxxp://www.regional.org.au/au/roc/1981/roc198131.htm
     
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