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So many nutes to use! I need Guidence.
I juss started my hydro system and i got everything down to a science except my nutrient solution in my res. I dont really want to make my own from scratch cuzz im no scientest.... i hated that shit in school. i was wondering if there was some normal fertilizer i can use like the regular miracle grow and miracle grow bloom? i looked at the npk numbers and they both seemed fine. if it is better to mix my own solution someone please tell me where to start.
my babies will appreciate all the help!!
or you can just buy 1 part nutrients like fox farm grow big. Just pour it in until you get to the ec lvl you want =). Goodluck on your quest!
Yes u can also buy advanced nutrients form what i've read is the best there is arround, they are speaclly design for our plants
For a hydro grow, you want to use a hydro nutrient. Other soil fertilizers don't have all of the trace elements required in a hydro system. There are 1-part grow and bloom, 2-parts, and 3-part. If you want to keep it simple, stick with the 1-part type.
General Hydroponics' Flora Nova is a good one, or Botanicare Pure Blend Pro, or FoxFarm.
or you can use advance nutrients which is like 20parts =)
Originally Posted by potroast
Nutes can be expensive and/or cheap
I spend a lot on electricity, RO water, replacing worn out bulbs, calibrating meters,
expensive seeds, and it takes a lot of MY time.
Why would I want to use cheap nutes?
I want to get the most out of my plants
from all the efforts that are put into growing them.
AN nutes are just as simple to use as any other mfg
I'm not saying AN is better than any other nute.
AN does make a lot of additives that can benefit the DWC grower.
If you want to grow "Organic Hydro" then AN makes a lot of nutes for this.
Not all the AN additives should be used
if you are growing in Aero, or NFT.
AN makes a ONE part nute
if that is what you want to use.
I don't know how much price difference there is between AN ONE and Lucas,
but I bet they are very closely priced.
AN makes a two part nute system also
All the additives are optional
You can use AN additives to improve other nute mfg products.
I have grown with AN nutes in DWC
and I had very satifactory results.
I have used AN nutes in AERO
and I had fantastic results.
I'm not defending AN nutes.
I am still using some in DWC,
but I have switched to Dutch Master
for my Aero system.
It is a good idea to use "Hydro Nutes"
because they do have micronutrients in them
that are not necessary in "Dirt Nutes".
My biggest expense is not for nutes,
it is for electricity.
Even expensive nutes are cheap
if you learn how to use them
without changing the rez every week.
I can't see spending $600 on electricity,
and only $4 for miracle grow.
If I get an extra 1/2 oz/plant
then the nutes more than doubled their value to me.
If I don't get root rot,
because I used AN Piranha,&Tarantula,
then these additives are priceless.
($160, enough for 5 grows)
It's a weed, and you can just throw seeds in the ground
and they will grow with no nutes at all.
But they won't produce conniseour budz like a well tended hydro grow.
Like everything in life,
you get out what you put in.
As i said AN are speciallly design for Dichtomous Short Day resin producing plant, aka weed plant, i've never used them but they seem to work lovely, i've used before general hydroponics flora nova series, with subculture, liquid kool bloom and floraliius plus, they workjed great
rule of thumb for just starting....keep it simple....I have found that Fox Farms OR GH 3 part work just fine...I add nothing else. i started out on GH 3 part and am now using Fox Farms for the second time...and it seems to work well.
yep - i'll agree with the keep it simple 2-part or 3-part formulas.
here are some sample feeding schedules from G.H. (I'm not advocating them - just using them as example since this is the only one i'm familiar with) - take a look at the "Drain to Waste Keep it Simple Program"....
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