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    Open mind and facts

    Wtf are you talking about?
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    Flushing mid veg/flower with RO

    As Kot said it's stress from a sudden change in osmotic pressure and not very beneficial for the plant... Products for leaching are usually just some sugars to get an equivalent osmotic pressure so you can leach your substrate with a nutrient free solution. Plants don't take up substantial...
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    Best Way Of Saving Electricity?!?!

    I used 10+8, 6+12 (Main Light + smaller, "don't switch to sleep light") and a lot of other light cycles. There's no problem at all, often the growth rate stays about the same if your DLI with a big HPS is more than they need. You can experiment without much worry, worst case is they grow a...
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    High Brix In Hydro? Thoughts, Facts, Ideas Etc..

    You mean it sarcastic but he is absolutely right. Just as EC the brix number won't tell you much by itself. Most people mistake EC for something it isn't. It doesn't tell much at all. Just like brix. That's just logic and I think you should already know that. Doesn't mean it can't be useful...
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    High Brix In Hydro? Thoughts, Facts, Ideas Etc..

    It's an old post, but some things are just sooo wrong I'd like to correct although I'm far from a professional horticulturist myself: First, Water soluble ions are nearly everything a plant can take up. Yes there may be exceptions but they're negligible. And Ammonium, Amino acids, fulvic acid...
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    Searching for answers

    If leafs don't get enough light the plant usually just sucks them out and drops them. They're not economic to keep. In a tent that can lead to plants half "dead" from the bottom halfway up, I often had that with neglected mother plants. So if it's only in the shadow of the canopy and the worse...
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    Is this setup good?

    I use hydro in part because it's lower maintenance than potting soil/handwatered culture. If you use a good nutrient solution there is not much concern with pH, I'm fine from 4.5 to 6.5 and it's usually in that range without doing anything. With soil/handwatered soilless two weeks vacation are a...
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    I Need Better Nutes

    All fertilizers contain heavy metals, mineral fertilizers and organic fertilizers. Real soil contains heavy metals as well and sometimes quite a lot and I'd bet soilless mixes and coco too. Some of them, like Fe, Cu, Mo, Mn etc, are essential for plants (and for almost every living thing...)...
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    I Need Better Nutes

    @cemchris Yes, that's a good idea especially if you've got a larger operation. But it's only reasonable cost wise to test if something on the label really is in something. If you just want to know what's in something and got no real idea what it could be, it costs a fortune! Thats a lot of...
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    I Need Better Nutes

    Oh, I'm surprised about the results for GH! But that the product from AN is just crap and colored water isn't a big surprise regarding their track record of shady marketing practices promoting inferior ingredients as the best thing since sliced bread and outright fraud with hazardous, prohibited...
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    Drooping

    Are they in corells or is there something else beneath? If it's straight corells I'd use drip rings or two drippers per container. Otherwise a lot of substrate stays quite dry. How often are you watering? How long are they in the system? And what medium are the cuts/seedlings in? Usually its...
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    modify water chiller with wort coil

    Yes it would. Why shouldn't it? You can bleed it as easy as parting the hose at the highest point of the system and run water through it with a small pump from a bucket, keeping both openings of the hose under water and reconnecting it under water too.
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    Trying to swap nutrients

    "...As long as you know what you're doing." That's the point. Someone who asks this question obviously lacks the experience to go all over the place with different fertilizers. Can work out OK but could also lead to hard to diagnose problems. So while I too don't agree with the flushing and...
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    Trying to swap nutrients

    The only thing I found really effective for spidermites is abamectine. If you can find a product with it you can spray it on the fan leaves but not the buds/sugar leaves. That's often hard to do but with your two rather smallish plants it should be pretty doable. It's non systemic but stays in...
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    Trying to swap nutrients

    No, don't. Use the Lukas ratio. It's proven and works quite well. Have you searched for Lucas formula and saw what great crops people grow with it? If not DO IT! Good gardeners get great yields of top quality with nothing more than a simple NPK fertilizer. That's a well known fact. Most of the...
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    I Need Better Nutes

    @MIMedGrower Don't know, I only know algamic. Kept it in the fridge like many things and after a year or some longer it was more olive than bright green and smelled like old Kelp on a Baltic sea beach instead of fresh ocean like it does when new. I used it up nonetheless but it definetly...
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    I Need Better Nutes

    @Beachwalker what's in TM-7?
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    I Need Better Nutes

    Thanks! And right, forgot the micro/trace elements in Potassium humate (It's often very high in Iron, mine is 1%! fulvic acid perhaps too, don't know), any Kelp like Asco. Nodosum and Worm tea. But for me that's a double edged sword, I don't really like things with unknown composition. But...
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    Fertigation Beleivers?

    Over here in Europe you can get second timers for ten bucks in every pet store. No need for expensive irrigation timers! Or you can get cycle timer as kit or complete for a couple bucks, bet you can get something similar in america as well. With a second timer and 5mm/¼" capillaries/drip lines...
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    Fertigation Beleivers?

    Good choice! Used coco that way for a couple years. Usually Canna Cogr slabs (coarse coco) mixed with ~50% medium Perlite and 5% Worm castings, a little leonardite, bentonite, diatomaceous earth etc. The cogr slabs are a good way to get more coarse coco, couldn't get such coarse stuff any...
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