What is pH ?
pH is the balance of acidic hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions. pH ranges from 0 which is acidic to 14 which is alkaline, a pH reading of pH 7 is neutral.
Why is it important to monitor the pH ?
pH affects the plant growth, if your hydroponic nutrient solution is not in optimum range for the plants you are growing, nutrient lockout will take place, the nutrients will precipitate into the solution and the plants will no longer be able to absorb them.
How do i adjust the pH in my nutrient solution ?
Firstly you need to read the current pH in your solution. This can be done by using our electronic pH meter. Once you have a reading you need to either add pH Up to increase the pH or pH Down to decrease the pH. These adjustments should always be done in small increments, plants don’t like abrupt large changes.