Thanks Tan G!
So its day 3 of flower.
And .... like
Been having some issues with my kids health...
I think Ive found the culprit.
My brand spankin new milwaukee ph600.... I deeply suspect, Is a piece of SHIT.
for the record:
I do keep it (just the tip) wet , all the time , then rinse it after use , in my 7.0 (actually 6.3 ish) tap water, then dip it in the calibration solution, then put the cap on it , turn it off and store it.
I do calibrate it 4-5 times a week. not every single day, cause when I test it at random in the 7.0 - it tested 7.0. Soo, my problem is on the other end of the scale.
Its all of 5 weeks in use and apparently , its never been accurate. Ive been seeing issues on the kids since week 3 ish and you know just kinda rolling with it but ever since I went to flower, its magnified the issues. I bought an HM digital in a deal on CL and stashed it away in a box once the pos 600 arrived. the hm kinda
got wetted up right after i bought it so i took the batteries out and let it idle and tonight, when checking and logging , I noticed the 600 actin weird.
Sooo after digging out the hm and popping in the batteries , I calibrated it.
I tested a bucket.
it was reading around 5.2. so I dipped it in 7.0 again - it read 7, calibrated the ph600 again. dipped it in the bucket - 5.9. WTF
so I did another bucket , same results. and another. all the while checking calibration to 7.
Lessons learned? I need a bottle of 4.0 for one , and the second? Always try and have a backup on meters, the third? dont trust a single meter , or even a new one. without a 4.0 & 7.0 solution , this is no bueno.
Heres more pics of the issues. I believe its been a ph problem , not calcium.
Hope Ive found the solution....
Also, I picked up a huge 100lpm aquarium airpump today.
Its tripled my airflow. and its.... kinda FUCKIN LOUD
gonna build a silencer for it.