What are the Best Nutrients for Hydroponics?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by threepac420, Nov 21, 2006.

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    threepac420

    threepac420 Well-Known Member

    I have the NL x Big Bud strain and I was wondering what would the best nutrients be for them? Right now, I'm starting to use some 7-9-5 Dyna Gro for vegatative state. Also wondering next time I flush it and use the new nutrients I get (whenever I make a choice) if that will cause any side effects or shock.

    Please respond, thank you very much, I really appreciate it =D!!

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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    general hydroponics make excellent nutes that are easy to use and very forgiving. it also has a variety of bloom booster that can be added to the existing nutes to boost numbers.
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    threepac420

    threepac420 Well-Known Member

    so I should just get their bloom :D
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    haha i dont know if itll do much buy it self lol. its a 3 part nute system. gro, micro, bloom
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    ViRedd

    ViRedd New Member

    You don't need to buy all three solutions of GH. Eliminate the "Grow." You can use GH nutrients VERY successfuly by just using the Micro and the Bloom. Its a two to one ratio. For vegging 0-5-10. For flowering 0-8-16.

    Vegging: Grow = 0 / Micro = 5ml per gallon / Bloom = 10ml per gallon.

    Flowering: Grow = 0 / Micro = 8ml per gallon / Bloom = 16ml per gallon.

    The above is called the "Lucas" formula. Developed by a very highly regarded cannabis guru named Lucas. (What else?) *lol*


    I even color coded it for ya. *lol*


    Also, Pure Blend Pro is simple to use and very good. You'll need to buy the grow, the bloom and a bottle of CalMag. Vegging is 15ml of Grow per gallon. Flowering is 15ml of Bloom per gallon and 5ml of CalMag per gallon.


    Vi
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member


    Beautiful job! I'll have to try that GH recipe again. I still don't understand it, and I was involved in the group that originally experimented with it. I'll have to look at the Bloom nute makeup again, and see why twice as much will help my vegging plants. Don't have any GH around right now, as I'm experimenting with SuperNatural, and they are about to flunk out.

    And it wasn't Lucas but a group of growers and the guy called pH noted the difference in amounts of ammonium nitrogen versus nitrate nitrogen in each GH component, and it went from there. That was all on Usenet, Lucas just posted it on the web.

    Whatever happened to Young Lucas? :eyesmoke:

    And since you mention both chemical and organic nutes, do you have any notable differences to tell us about? Like growth rate, yield, odor and taste?

    And 3pac, in hydro you can change nutrients whenever you wish, just run some plain 5.8 to flush and you're good.

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    ViRedd

    ViRedd New Member

    "Whatever happened to Young Lucas? :eyesmoke:

    And since you mention both chemical and organic nutes, do you have any notable differences to tell us about? Like growth rate, yield, odor and taste?"


    Yeppers .... what I posted was the "Lucas Formula" and it works great. I switched over to PBP after smoking the same buds I was growing using GH, that were grown by a friend who swears by PBP. A WORLD of difference in taste.

    Vi
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Yeah, taste is the main reason to grow organic, but what about yield? The couple of organic crops that I've done were about 60 percent of the yield of chem crops. And I don't really notice that much difference in taste, while others I'm smoking with do.

    I've often said that if I ever do another organic crop, I would try PBP, but there's too many chem products to try! :blsmoke:
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    CannaBoss

    CannaBoss Well-Known Member

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    burningthehousedown

    burningthehousedown Active Member

    Its a rigged question as to ones personal preference and what kind of setup you are using. Its like asking which kind of weed to grow. They all BASICLLY work the same. Be careful with AN if you use their nutes. They are way off on their feeding schedule; use as directed and your plants will fry.
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    hayzy

    hayzy Active Member

    if you were trying to grow shorter plants wouldnt you want to eliminate the grow like ViRedd says? Im trying to grow some sog plants real short and dence, a little spear bud with hopefully about a half to a quarter o on each plant, and wanted like 4 plants at a time. If i used Pure blend Pro with the grow nutrients would the plants be taller than if i were to use the General Hydroponics without grow. Im trying to achieve shorter plants as i said so which would be better for me, and keep in mind im doing a SOG grow.
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    shenagen

    shenagen Well-Known Member

    Dude this thread is almost 2 years old...you may want to start somewhere else
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member



    You don't achieve shorter plants by withholding nutrients. You supply the nutes that will make the plant grow, and stay healthy. If you use GH nutes, it's a 3-part system, and they recommend using all three parts. The lucas formula says to use more micro and more bloom without the grow. The plants are still getting enough of what they need. For PBP you use the Grow for veg and the Bloom for flowering.

    For shorter plants, you induce flowering when they are shorter, and use pruning and bending/training to keep them short.

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    IV420

    IV420 Active Member

    Botanical.com has the fox farm trio nutes for $30. Killer deal on great organic hydro nutes.

    Fox Farm Nutrients
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    hayzy

    hayzy Active Member

    i just wanna know what would be good nutrients to use if i was wanting short dense plants
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    ghengiskhan

    ghengiskhan Well-Known Member

    Except Big Bloom is the only totally organic nutrient out of those three. They're all "organic based", though. But that means pretty much nothing cause you could say something is organic based by adding some organic matter, but after you add all the non organic matter it's not organic.
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    hayzy

    hayzy Active Member

    i would figure eliminting the grow nutrient like in general hydroponics all together with 8 inch plants would keep them little by the time they were finished flowering
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    hayzy

    hayzy Active Member

    am i right
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Nope, not a bit.

    Read my last answer again.

    :mrgreen:
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    jramon82

    jramon82 Active Member

    i use the aerogarden nutrients for salsa garden or cherry tomatoes and works good, i also try veggies nutrients....
    u can get one of those on your near sears store. or online

    :fire:

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