No matter how much I lower the nutrients, the Ph keeps dropping.
I'm growing skunk 1 in an Aeroflo unit and im 30 days in or so. . not a lot of bud compared to 30 days , right ?
Pretty soon after I started flowering , I noticed the ph dropping pretty fast . At the time I was at 1.8 EC , and they started to burn at the tips.
A fresh rez using GH 3 part.
Ph from tap 8.5. .
Ec from tap 0.2
After nutes at 1.8 EC , PH is about 6.
After two days ,and only water added to fill up the rez and it's at 5.3 and keeps dropping till it's at 4.8.
I flushed for 24 hours, went back in with 0.6 EC and have been working my way up . I have been dealing with this for about two weeks and cant get the PH to stop dropping no matter what.
Now for the weird part , the PH will drop even when the EC drops as well????
Had a res going , went from the initial after flush 0.6 to 0.9 , few days later , EC is down to 0.7 and Ph has dropped from 6 something to 5.3
Its not as drastic of a drop as it was before , it goes down to 5.3 and not lower then that , but im also just using about 0.6 EC at the moment.
I can just feel that they want more food and I want to give it to them but I think they will just burn and the PH drop if I up the nutes.
Plants look pretty good apart from the tip burn , but it's all over place. Roots look great , plants look healthy.
What could be at play here ? I have a creeping suspicion that it might be obvious if you are not a novice like me.
I'm working on getting the pics up bit thought id put it out there as it might be something typical.. if such a thing exists.
PICS. Sorry bout the yellow light, I know you guys hate that
QUestion , can I expect proper yields If I run the whole grow at 1.0 EC or lower ....just a theoretical question....Might end up doing that though so...
I couldnt find the list , ill fill it out if someone can tell me where to find it.
If I can't get any advice , this is what I would probably do.
Flush now , tomorrow fresh rez at 1.5 and see what happens , and they will probably burn and drop the PH , But im kinda clueless.
Id love to sort this out , it's my 3rd grow and i always mess up....Sigh.