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Thread: Nutrient Precipitation

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    Jul 2010

    Default Nutrient Precipitation

    Hello guys,

    I am fairly new to hydroponics and have some questions regarding nutrient precipitation. First off, how big of an issue is it? is it something I really need to be concerned about? I closely monitor the pH in my reservoir so am mainly talking about when I'm mixing a jug of nutes or when adjusting the pH in my reservoir. Is it a problem when adjusting the pH in either direction or only one direction?
    Also, if I am experiencing precipitation would I see an EC increase on my monitor? Any help would be appreciated.

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    pates32 Guest


    If there is high carbonate ion concentrations within your water,the addition of your hydroponic nutrients can cause iron carbonate precipitation.An increase in pH which precipitates metal oxides like Fe(OH)2 can also dramatically affect nutrient availability.

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