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features analysies of various nute recipes for cannabis. This is how the famous two-part Lucas formula was developed. Every successful recipe wound up having the same guaranteed analysis and performed no better than the basic minimal formula.
As Titanium said, AN's claim to fame is that the nitrogen is supposed to be easier for the plant to absorb, iirc. Also, something about that nitrogen means you can't check the pH until about four hours after you've mixed your rez, because it will change.
Come to think of it, that's probably the only advantage: it forces your plants to go through a pH range; some nutrients will be absorbed more easily at one end of this range or the other.
My mentor, Lucas, once simply posted that these are "high quality." I doubt they'd be worth it.
BTW, I'm talking about AN's basic 3 part nutes, which has a different nitrogen profile but has an IDENTICAL guaranteed analysis to General Hydroponic's 3 part nutes.
If you're talking about a set of different nutes and additives that are supposed to "build-up" to some awesome system - that's probably achieved by shorting some of the minerals in the main solution then supplementing them in the additives - along with proprietary ingredients that make it easier to shove the bottle of Big Butt up yer ass.
You've never see any nute recipe with any amount of additives outperform a basic recipe in a healthy system in a double-blind study and you never will, with good reason.
Even knowing that, it's damn hard not buy into that marketing:
Doesn't it look like they know what's up? It's like they're saying, hey, this stuff is MADE for weed, you really WANT it if your growing weed.
Edited by Let'smoke, 10 May 2009 - 11:14 AM.