Dyna-Gro vs General Hydroponics (Dumpster Grow) in the
The Grow Room forums; Originally Posted by DaGrapeApe
I went out at bought the small bottle of the Dyna Grow Bloom, the local store ...
12-12-2010, 04:50 PM
ProTekt is a silicon additive which strengthens stems and cell walls. I've noticed that my hydro trays are less susceptible to mites when using Protekt as it seems to add another level of defense against those critters. Silicon also helps the plants deal with heat and drought stress. It's the same price as Silica Blast from Botanicare but has 4 times the amount of silicon. Even if I didn't like the DG nutes, I would still use this product.
Originally Posted by DaGrapeApe
12-13-2010, 10:42 PM
Have you noticed a extra girth in the trunks and branches? I had been using only Azomite to supply silicon, and it works great at 2.5 tbls/gallon. Its lead to the thickest trunks and branches of any plants I have ever grown. Ive started to use Pro-tekt as well now, and hoping to see even greater results.
Originally Posted by homebrewer
Last edited by DaveCoulier; 12-13-2010 at 10:52 PM.
12-14-2010, 09:38 AM
I've been using Protekt for several months now (just finished my first gallon) so it's hard to rememeber how my branches were before I started using it. I know the plants are more sturdy late in flower and I don't get quite as much branch snapping under the weight of the buds, but it still happens a little. The spider mite resistence has greatly improved and that's why I really like this silicon product.
Originally Posted by DaveCoulier
12-14-2010, 10:02 AM
I agree about the mite resistance. The plants I cut in late August had no sign of mites (I thought) except one plant had a small colony confined to a single node on the main trunk. I never saw the leaf damage (minor) until I cut the tops down. There were very few of them, and very few eggs or juveniles. They were just kind of hunkering down trying to survive instead of spreading out and taking over. I used no chemicals on that run.
Yes, the plants get sturdier too.
12-14-2010, 04:47 PM
Had to order the pro tekt from my friends store. Grabbed one of my larger trainwreck clones and added the bloom formula straight and a little floralicious plus. PH went right to 5.8 with my tapwater and NO ph down, badass. Hoping for some good results
12-15-2010, 10:25 AM
12-15-2010, 11:12 AM
Yes DG is awesome in dirt as well....so very easy isn't it? And forgiving as well
Great job my friend....looks awesome as always
Thanx for the knowledge
12-15-2010, 12:09 PM
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homebrewer thanks for all this man....i'm using dyna-gro grow bloom some cal-mg(2% kind) and am no using pro-tek based on what you've said....i really like the protekt just because of the fact you'll never need ph-up again if everything is mixed right...currently i'm using 1 1/2 TBS protekt--1 TBS cal-mg---1TBS grow---1 TBS of bloom...it ph's perfect with this regime (i use R/o water) my municipal has 330 ppm from the go so...but anyways thanks man i might start using the floralicious plus i just dont like how GH doesnt really reveal whats totally in it...ps i only use dyna-gro bloom + cal-mg for tomatoes for years works great
12-15-2010, 12:15 PM
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DOH! forgot to say that regime is in a 2 gallon bucket sorry guys what an ass i can be sometimes sorry again
12-20-2010, 07:53 PM
ill have to say homebrewer thats some unreal looking buds, im thinking on starting six more plants in SOIL! except one question; im ordering some fox farm soil and i already have all these nutrients from my hydroponics
im wondering if i can also use these or what i should use for a soil grow; or do you reccomend buying a whole new line of nutes just for soil
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