I grow in coco and when i add 1 tsp MaxiBloom my PH is ~6.26 so i adjust to 5.8.
on that note i plan on trying both maxi gro and bloom products and see what happens as im all for the kiss approach.
What's your water source?
i like it b/c im running several strains and its a staggered grow & i dont have to worry about nutes for different stages of the plant, just one.
The pH up optimizes nute uptake by placing the water in the right ph range. Unless the silica has a high pH then....However, Ive seen the results. ITS NOT NEEDED.
Yes, the plants may be slightly heartier, but to what degree is it worth it?