what is best all round nutrient for hydro in clay balls

Discussion in 'Nutrients' started by skorpio777, Feb 15, 2018.


    skorpio777 Member

    what do you think is the best all round nutrient i need to grow indoors in wilma system using clay balls .

    what other things are essential to my grow ?

    need advise as im ready to start my first grow in 1 week
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    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    I've used most of the bottled nutrients and found they all function very well when directions are followed.
    Problems arise when your environmental controls are whacked or garden habits are ill.
    All of the nutrient systems will fail for you without proper controls like humidity, temps, air flow/exchange, hid lighting, c02 etc.

    The best system is the one you can use with ease, afford, and fits with your habits.
    AN, Botanicare and DM were my best fits.
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    GBAUTO Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ this
    Best is a subjective term-there are many 'bests' out there.
    Nutes are just a single part of a successful grow so I'd use what was available. GH Flora trio has always been a good fit for me.
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    mcnasty_nug Member

    ive been using greenleaf nutrients megacrop. Its working 100% perfectly. I use microbes in my rez instead of going sterile with much more success than when i was sterile. I've been trying out all sorts of microbe companies, so far the best seem to be OG biowar. I can see bigger healthier roots with their microbes.

    p0opstlnksal0t Well-Known Member

    Jacks 3/2
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    NrthrnMichigan Well-Known Member

    I got rid of the bottles and switched to MegaCrop, it's 1/4 price of GH and is in powder form. It's a one part nutrient line that can be used from start to finish.
    Jypsy Dog

    Jypsy Dog Well-Known Member

    Maxibloom Lucas Formula.

    booms111 Well-Known Member

    Hydroponics research veg + bloom. Pick the formula that works for your system and use nothing else.

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    I like AN pH Perfect nutes with RO water so no dickin' around with pH or running into problems caused by town water that comes in at 350ppm of all sorts of crap that will cause lockouts and toxic salts buildup.

    What with GH, Botanicare and Gavita being owned by Scott's Miracle-Gro/Monasanto/Bayer I wouldn't use them to feed my stinging nettles much less my prized pot plants. Damned if I'm giving money to support companies that have denied pot users and actively put up roadblocks to us all these years.

    Hearing lots of good things about MegaCrop so if saving a few extra dollars per grow is important then you might want to look into those. I won a bag in the contest they had but shipping to northern Alberta would have paid for a few extra gallons of AN 3-part so I passed on that. At $40/gal that will last 5 years or so I'm not worried about saving a few bux on nutes when my power cost 23.5¢/kwh so almost $90.mth to run a 1000W light for 12 hours/day. I only change nutes once or maybe twice each grow so save all my money by not tossing out perfectly good nutes every week or so. Rhino Skin and Big Bud are the only other two AN products I use regularly and bought GrowTek CalMag and keep some Epsom Salts handy. 17 years and haven't ever had a problem I could blame on the nutes.

    I never have used beneficial bacteria and get massive root growth with my nutes staying clear and clean at the end tho I do use a chiller if needed to keep temps down or peroxide if not using the chiller and temps get over 69-70F.

    Setting up a couple tubs today to get my DWC going again. Tired of playing in the dirt for half the yields. :)


    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    I know right, like collecting/earning retirement or annuity or 401k investment money.....the money earned buying stocks in private prisons and
    big pharma, oh the irony of it all, its amazing we can even sleep at night anymore:roll:
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    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I’ve used and have veg+bloom and have mega crop. Mega crop is way less expensive and works much better. Oh did I say cheaper, 5lbs of veg+bloom=$100, 21lbs of mega crop=55 bucks plus has a mycorrhiza like great white in there too.
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    HydroRed Well-Known Member

    Im running MegaCrop in my F&D table. I love the stuff.....besides the smell when mixing haha
    I've finished another grow with it and after that I ordered another batch. I got results at a fraction of the cost of watered down synthetics I usually purchase. It checks all the boxes and then some.

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I really like the smell lol.

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Not sure why lol.
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    HydroRed Well-Known Member

    booty hole and burnt vitamins haha

    NGA Well-Known Member

    MEGA CROP will be my choice from now on , Great price, easy to use, 1 part all the way, veg & bloom . I used lots of products over the last 30 years or so ,wasted lots of money on nutes but no more, cheers

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    To me it smells like dead tree decomposing.
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