HOW DO I CREATE A BUFFER IN MY AQUAPONICS SYSTEM?

Here is what we recommend.

1) Get an API GH and KH Test Kit and figure out what your carbonate levels are.

2) If you are above 4 dKH, then you should be fine for now but be sure to retest weekly as part of your normal testing regime. Remember that as your system matures, it […]

HOW DO I CREATE A BUFFER IN MY AQUAPONICS SYSTEM?2019-04-14T16:40:43-07:00

WHY WOULD I WANT TO CREATE A BUFFER IN MY AQUAPONIC SYSTEM?

There are a few critical reasons. First, while fish can generally adapt to pH levels that are outside of their ideal range, they cannot handle dramatic, rapid swings in pH. We take phone calls every week from customers who are struggling with what appear to be random fish deaths. When we ask them to measure […]

WHY WOULD I WANT TO CREATE A BUFFER IN MY AQUAPONIC SYSTEM?2019-04-14T16:30:36-07:00

WHAT ARE “CARBONATE BUFFERS”? HOW DOES WATER HARDNESS AFFECT MY SYSTEM?

At The Aquaponic Source we help customers with questions and concerns about pH each and every day. Generally, the questions fall into one of two categories:

“The water out of my tap is a pH of 8 (or more) and I can’t seem to lower it reliably. What should I do?”
“The pH in my system is […]

WHAT ARE “CARBONATE BUFFERS”? HOW DOES WATER HARDNESS AFFECT MY SYSTEM?2019-04-14T16:07:21-07:00