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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Can't get drop checker water blue

I'm using 4 dkh water and api ph drops, but the water will only turn green, even adding way more than the recommended five drops.

What am I missing here?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Which range ph test are you using? Are you certain the 4dkh solution you have is accurate?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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The water measured 4 on two different test solutions and I'm using the regular (not high) range ph drops.... 6.2-7.6 I think. I tried two different solutions of that too.
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I just checked the ph test with tap water and it turned blue, so I think that's working....I'm really stumped.
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I would suspect something is wrong with your 4 dkH reference solution.
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I would suspect something is wrong with your 4 dkH reference solution.
You were right. I thought the solution could be balanced with tap water. Problem solved.
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I tried putting the 4 dkh solution directly into the drop checker from its container rather than using a syringe. This time it turned, if not dead blue, pretty close to it. I still have no idea what's going on but I'll take it. The syringe has only been used for ferts and Prime as far as I remember.
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