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advanced nutrients and DWC
Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:40 AM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:32 PM
First, if you're getting a little burn you need to back off the nutes right away. If the nutrient solution is too rich the plants will use proportionally more water out of the solution than they use nutes, which actually makes the problem worse by making it more concentrated.
Second, it's not really possible for someone to tell you what concentration you should mix at. The labels and online calculators give good starting points but depending on your growing conditions you plants will use more or less (usually less) than the recommended amount. You've got to dial it in for yourself and remember that when you change strains, lights, or just about anything else regarding the growing conditions, there's a good chance your plants' nutrient demands will change too.
Third, the Sensi Grow is for vegetative phase. You probably know that already, but some people don't so I find it better to just be safe and mention it anyway. For flowering you'll want to switch to Sensi Bloom.
Finally, to the main question: what additives to use, I'd suggest you keep it simple. Get some Big Bud - that's the best additive they make IMHO. Maybe one or two other things. Voodoo Juice is amazing but it's one of the more expensive options they have. Totally worth it in my book but you have to decide that for yourself.
Just go with a base nutrient a bloom booster and you'll be good. More on top that - if you know what you're doing - can be better but don't fall for the "some is good, more is better" line of thinking. Let your nutrient selection grow along with your skills.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:27 PM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 11:37 PM
im tired of hearing about the PH perfect line... i pulled the trigger...
my pH doesn't stay perfect but I dont think that's the whole deal with the pH perfect line I think more that's its contents r such so as that they will still be usable at any pH level within the normal range 5.5/6.1
I use the G/M/B pH perfect and the additives in the expert line also pH perfect- voodoo juice,parhnia,B-52,bud candy,big bud,overdrive,final phase,and I have added some liquid carboload sensi-calmg grow/bloom and sensizym at the recommended ratios from the pH nutrient calculator and have had good luck so far
and I get them from here http://www.advancedn...entsonline.com/ best prices I can find if someone knows a cheaper place I'm all for it let us know
my only concern has been that they recommend the pH stay at 5.6 and i keep it at 5.8 anyone with more experience with AN have any advice on why they say to keep it at 5.6 and am I hurting my end results by keeping it at 5.8 any advice or opinion would be greatly appreciated
and sorry if it seems like I'm jacking the thread just looked like a good place to ask my question and put in my 2 cents
Edited by markatraat, 24 September 2011 - 11:48 PM.
added some info
Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:27 PM
They're saying anything between something like 4.5 and 8 will be fine and the plants won't mind. I don't know that I want to test that myself, but I can say that I've seen pH levels that would normally be too low and not a single sign from the plants that they weren't deliriously happy.
I've quit checking pH entirely. I don't think I'm likely to ever see it shift enough to actually cause a problem as long as I'm using this pH Perfect formula.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:50 PM
yeah... explosive growth..... im still PHing, but not a single sign of deficiency... pretty happy so far... im considering the don't PH thing, but its pretty hard to just let that go
I was told by a AN tech to drop the pH to 5.6 every 36/48 hrs. and let it rise to whatever it rose to and then repeat just a little FYI and I use the pH perfect so
Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:02 PM
other nute lines only use 1 type of each nutrient and the plant must be at a certain pH level for it to be absorbed
Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:36 AM
have u ever looked at the pH level they tell u too keep it at?? if u call them and ask they will tell u the same thing they told me
to bring down the pH level to 5.6 and in 36/48 hrs. repeat that process not worrying how high it goes in between lowering it every 36/48 hrs.
and yes i will always use it for its high performance its well worth it
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