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Nutrient solutions and pH management for hydroponics

In hydroponics, nutrient solutions are used to provide plants with the necessary minerals and nutrients for growth. The pH of the nutrient solution is important to maintain within a specific range, as it can affect the availability of the nutrients to the plants. In general, most plants prefer a pH range of 5.5-6.5. A pH that is too high or too low can cause nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, leading to poor growth or plant death. To manage pH levels, a pH meter or pH test kit can be used to measure the pH of the nutrient solution, and pH adjusters, such as pH up or pH down solutions, can be used to raise or lower the pH as needed. It is important to regularly test and adjust the pH of the nutrient solution to ensure optimal growth of the plants.