DWC water CHANGE - NUTES yay or nay ? Advanced nutrients, heavy 16, & Technaflora

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    MaloMAL

    MaloMAL Member

    my water level has reduced falling below the Net pot. My PPM has risen (148)-(207) to my knowledge the rise is due to the nutrients being consumed and now salting. Im using a 3gallon Food Grade bucket with an 8in Net pot. The amount of desired water level is 2.75 or slightly above just so that the Net pot submerges a bit into the water. My question: should I top off with after I change the water or should. Just adjust the water at an appropriate Ph. Level of (5.8 and call it a day. If I use nutes which from the brand that I have available should I use: Technaflora, Heavy 16, and Advanced Nutrients.
     
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    Rudi I&I Automan

    Rudi I&I Automan Well-Known Member

    TOP IT UP , plants use lots of water and the nutes that havn't been used will be concentrated in the rez. just top it up to its usual leval and change the nute solution to a fresh one once every 10-14 days & use fresh water to flush the bucket and the plants roots from toxic nute build up in between.
     
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    Cyah1990

    Cyah1990 Active Member

    Top off with water for about a week then rinse and repeat
     
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    MaloMAL

    MaloMAL Member

    I was thinking too it off. However, when I ask a question I create a mental response ad combine it with the responses given. Which ever either logically and directly contradicts my unknown theory, I'll go with. If it is in pertinence to my thoughts I keep that theory and form it into a fact. I appreciate that you gave me a response that has coincided with my idea. So I will be topping it off. To my desired level using ph. (5.8 adjusted water. That's saves me a huge mess and headache and everything else. Plus I learn a few things, thanks !!!!!!
     
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    MaloMAL

    MaloMAL Member

    When you say rinse and repeat, do you mind emphasizing on that a bit ?
     
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    Cyah1990

    Cyah1990 Active Member

    Like do a complete Rez change with with full nutes
     
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    KillaCali1200

    KillaCali1200 Member

    When your ppm's rise that means your plants are "Drinking Water". When your ppm's lower that means your plants are Feeding
     
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    MaloMAL

    MaloMAL Member

    Nice, thanks for the information. I'm currently @292ppm transfer date 12/26/16. I made one res change. Should I raise my nutrient level from 292 to 600PPM
     
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    KillaCali1200

    KillaCali1200 Member

    No prob, I wouldn't feed em that much. You should be increasing your ppms by 100 every week.
     
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    MaloMAL

    MaloMAL Member

    Nice I will raise the ppm another 100 .
     

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