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Freax

Changes in water readings because of repairs to supply.....

Hey guys just a quickie.

Got home last night and the water was off, the water board were carrying out repairs at a house 2 streets below me.

To cut a long story short, i dont drink tea or coffee(cant stand the stuff), very rarely drink soft drinks(they get sickly sweet real quick to me) so apart from alcoholic drinks, water is my drink of choice.

Anyway like i said the water was off when we got in. After it came back on i noticed that it was extremely cloudy even after running the tap for about 10 mins straight, which prompted me to get my meters and test it.

It came out as follows, EC was 0.0, but PH was 8.4.

Would having to add more PH down than usual to correct this cause undue stress to the plants in my NFT system??????

Cheers for looking.

Freax

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I've never really worried about that, I've always worked on the basis that tap water is what it is so I just dealt with it. If your really worried about it instead of bringing down to 5.8 just run your system at 6.2 (So your not using so much acid) for a little while until your water runs back somewhere near neutral again.

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Checked it again today and the PH has come back down to 7.4, EC is still 0.0.

It seems to spike whenever they do work on the local supply.

It may just be down to the actual disturbance of the pipes unsettling the sediment in the system, judging what i read on the water boards website earlier.

Oh well. Just a thought.

Cheers

Freax

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