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Hi everyone. 
New member and complete newbie to growing here. 

About to start my first crop of blue dream sherbert an auto. 
Want to get started off right away but little concerned with my local water ph which was popping up on Google as 7.62 which seems mental and bit unsure with nutrients etc currently can't check ph with ph meter. 
Hopefully I can be pointed in right direction

Thanks!,

 
Posted : September 20, 2022 6:19 pm
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@silentbutdeadly224 Welcome to Percys man, and welcome to the world of growing 😉 Are you growing in soil or coco/ hydro?

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Posted : September 20, 2022 6:53 pm
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Welcome!  Best newbie purchase is a ph meter, and ph up & down.  Don't trust Google to know your waters ph.  You need to test it to know.

Good luck on your grow! I'm popping some seeds now too.

 
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@silentbutdeadly224 Welcome to Percys mate good to have you here 🙂

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Hey @silentbutdeadly224, welcome to Percy's glad you made it. All types of grows happening here from all kind of places. You can get a liquid PH test kit from any place that has fishes for sale, live ones. lol They have those little bottle of drops and you compare it to the card that comes with it and their fairly accurate and cheap. That will get you started for sure. 👍 

 
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@macky coco/pearlite think it's 70/30

 
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@bkr yeah I thought as much but wasn't sure I have an unused pH meter but it didn't come with the buffers for reasons I'll never comprehend. Haha so currently waiting for those and some droppers.

 
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Posted by: @silentbutdeadly224

@macky coco/pearlite think it's 70/30

A pH meter is very important really mate, especially when growing in coco. Maybe you ca get one of those drip ones like Woodi suggested above. pH need to be around 5.8 for coco grow, so you will need to change the pH of your water for this grow mate

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@macky Will a bottle of pH down work for that?

Will I just need to adjust with every time I fill my tank? 

 
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Posted by: @silentbutdeadly224

Will a bottle of pH down work for that?

Yes mate that  will bring the pH down, you just need something to test the water to make sure its at the right level 

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