Water ph changing?
This has been bothering me. Looking for some advice. Currently using tap water. Put it 5 gal bucket, 4 air stones bubbling away for at least 24hrs, and a little circulation pump just to keep the water mixing. I’ve checked ph (~8.4 to start) and ppm (stupid high here 300-400). So adjust ph to between 6.2 and 6.8. Here’s the thing. Within 10 mins the ph has raised up to 7+. Given 15-20mins, almost 8 if not already there. I’ve tried natural means of lowering the ph (vinegar, lemon juice), tried gh’s ph down… what the hell? It’s giving me issues with my ladies. Ph is all out of whack in the runoff. Over 7. Getting what looks like a calmag deficiency and possibly lockout due to the high ph. Anyone else have this issue?