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    Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    I found some PH down that is for spas/pools, can I use this to lower the PH of water used for feeding plants? thank you!
     

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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    No, you should not use it.
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    thanx neighbor!
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    depends on what is in it.
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Probably sodium bisulfate, in which case you would be introducing far too many loose Na+ ions upon dissolution, probably would cause salt build up and burn the plants.
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Yep, definitely the wrong active ingredients to use on a plant.

    pH down intendend for hydro is typically made from Phosphoric Acid - which breaks down into plant usable P plus some water.
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    many green thanks, cheers!
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    Yep, definitely the wrong active ingredients to use on a plant.

    pH down intendend for hydro is typically made from Phosphoric Acid - which breaks down into plant usable P plus some water.

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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Not sure if it would work in hydro set up as I just use soil, but I just use lemon juice to lower ph. Its cheap and natural. Like I said might not work in hydro but im sure someone will know on here.

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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Light Addict View Post
    Not sure if it would work in hydro set up as I just use soil, but I just use lemon juice to lower ph. Its cheap and natural. Like I said might not work in hydro but im sure someone will know on here.
    Gypsum is a way better way to lower your PH in soil. A 40 pound bag cost me 5 bucks.
     
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Light Addict View Post
    Not sure if it would work in hydro set up as I just use soil, but I just use lemon juice to lower ph. Its cheap and natural. Like I said might not work in hydro but im sure someone will know on here.
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Well there ya go, you try to help and just get crap for it lol Hey my friend; yes you gave me a big grin and a chuckle as always!
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    LMAO! LA, I'm glad you read it, not just the "click like and split" w/ out even reading!
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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    it can still work in hydro lime and vinegar is it?

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    Re: Can I use PH Down from swimming pool store in my plant food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cronichemphog View Post
    it can still work in hydro lime and vinegar is it?
    I learned that that will work, also, any store bought PH chemicals have to be CONFIRMED FOOD SAFE!
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