Hello, I have an interesting story to share.
It is the Story of a Guy, who wanted to try Hydro with an Airpump. The Guy was an experienced Grower, but never tried the maybe simpliest thing. A Bucket, with an Airpump.. So they Guy thought, hmm this is easy, I buy some simple Nutes and just try. Said, done. He adjusted the PH to 6.0 and did put a Clone into the upper hole of the Bucket. The Bubbler was turned on and he left the Room. The next day he went back into the Room and had to see the Clone was looking super droopy. He thought, the Roots were not getting enough Water, so he turned up the bubbeling and left the Room. 6 Hours later, he entered the Room and had no Idea, why the Clone wasn't rehabilitating. So he checked the PH of the Solution and saw it was entering levels of 7,8. Well, I see, said the Grower, adjusted the PH again and left the Room. 1 Hour later he entered the Room again to make sure everything is right. And the Clone.. had almost died.
WTF said the Grower to himself, how is this possible? He measured the PH again and voila 7,8.
So now it gets interesting. We are going to make a challenge out of it. The Grower checked a lot of things after that:
A.) It was simple, the temperatures were just to high, this caused the fluctuations.
B.) The Airpump was dirty inside! This caused the Fluctuation.
C.) There was something in the Tapwater...
D.) The Fertilizer was not for Hydro...
E.) There were some nasty Bacteria in the Room which were brought into the Water..
F.) A whole other Problem caused the Fluctuation. (Leave your educated guess.)
So, what do you think? ( The Problem was solved)
Leave your guess below. The Question will be answered by me if nobody ticks the right Letter.
Also I have to mention: It wasn't me. But this could be interesting for everyone growing in Hydro or using an airpump to oxiginate water.
Have Fun and be well.