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flyingfish started grow question 4 years ago
More than five years and I had never measure the levels and I had never try to correct PH,TDS,CO2. Do you think is a mistake that i don't measure and I don't correct the levels ? I can improve the yield and the quality of the final harvest if i correct the levels of PH,TDS,CO?
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Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Perhaps, it really depends, you could be lucky and have very good water source and not see any improvement.
But, if you are spending all that much money in the products you are feeding the plants, I would definitely spend a little on a cheap pH pen and a TDS/EC meter, they really help in (i) feeding the correct amount, (ii) checking you water source, (iii) checking your run off.
I only use Biogrow and Bio bloom from the Biobizz line and have got over 1 gpw last grow; well I also use a cal / mag additive because my tap water is too soft and I would never would have noticed that unless I had measured my water with an EC meter.
As for CO2, before getting a CO2 enrichment system I would get a better light. Here's a tip for you, the CO2 levels of a bedroom (with people sleeping in there) rises very fast; So if you have your indoor setup in a bedroom and put the 12 hour flowering period during the night, your plant can get air richer in CO2.
FlavoursUk answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi mate,

In all honesty If you know what your water pH levels are in your area from your tap, why bother? - I say this as my tap water is at a perfect pH of around 6.5. So I do not check.

Obviously it helps knowing what your pH is just incase you run into problems. People make out growing marijuana is rocket science, it's really not. As long as you educate yourself on the ins and outs of growing it. You will be more than fine. 5 years is no coincident, hope this shows you how easy it really is. Any questions, feel free to message me. Hope this helps
BigDaddyK answered grow question 4 years ago
Yes
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
I know someone who's grow consisted of outside dirt, hose water, sunshine, and an occasional dose of regular miracle grow fertilizer. Lol and they got amazing yields and quality.
All of the factors you listed are important...but if you've got a system that works for you...then shoot if ain't broke don't fix it.
But you can experiment. ;)
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Yes you will dramatically improve your final weight and your bud's quality! Go ahead, it's not that hard! You can ask your local reseller to calibrate your tools for the first time, then you'll know how to do it by yourself. Plus, testing your run-out PPM/EC will help you to find the perfect harvest day, with no more nutrients in your soil/plant. Finally, improving your skills and knowledge is very satisfying, especially when you see quick and efficient results! Good luck bro!
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
I only started checking ph and ppm recently myself (still don’t check co2 since I really don’t have a way of adjusting co2 at this time). But I am seeing improvements since starting to check and correct ph. I feed conservatively so I haven’t needed to do anything about ppm (also my ppm out of the tap is between 30-40), but it’s fun to know.