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What is the range of EC accetpable Aquaponics

Discussion in 'AQUAPONICS MADE EASY interactive discussion forum.' started by Jomy Issac Varghese, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Jomy Issac Varghese

    Jomy Issac Varghese New Member

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    Hello everyone...

    Being running my system for last 3 months .. and recently got a EC meter.

    But still confused on what is the acceptable range of EC level in an aquaponics system .

    Kondly advice

    Regards,
     
  2. Bryce duke

    Bryce duke New Member

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    No idea to be honest. i've never worried about it as its not a reliable measurement. Water additives like chlorine and such can register on an EC meter as they change the conductivity, but provide absolutely no nutritional value to plants.
     
  3. Jomy Issac Varghese

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    Dear Bryce,

    Thank you for your advice and taking time to respond.
     
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    Yabbies4me Administrator Staff Member

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    EC meters measure mineral salts, so are of very little use in aquaponics, as many of the nutrients are in forms that cannot be detected by an EC meter.
     

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