ec level

i checked my ec levels in my tank today after it being in there for a week and it had gone up rather than down. can anyone please tell me why this has happened and does it cause problems with the plants? thanks wayne

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Answer from Stella/Simon:
The EC level will go up if you do not top off your bin every day or two with plain water. The evaporation makes the solution more concentrated, raising the EC.

This page might be helpful to you:
Maintaining Nutrients

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Nov 12, 2012
Raising EC
by: Anonymous

Your EC either goes up due to evaporation OR... if your using a recirculating system the ec is too high or the plant isnt feeding at that time. either way your ec will rise as the plants are only taking water. monitor your ph too as it will fall if ec rises. and visa versa

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