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  1. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

  2. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    I'm no expert, I just try to learn something new every day. Please see cannabis Ca needs in the attached picture. Jack's already did your homework for you with their full nutrient lineup. What I posted with Jack's Classic Hydro start to finish just has a couple tweaks to make it more effective...
  3. BillFarthing

    Grow Genius Mono-silicic acid keeps bubbling up

    PEG-400 is typically used as an emulsifier. It looks like they used some kind of saponin, perhaps? Sea Green used to do the same thing. You can safely throw a Gas-X in your res as the main ingredient is an industrial anti-foaming agent.
  4. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    If you have the full Jack's lineup, use it as their feed chart recommends. The method that I posted is a way to get a fantastic output with the least amount of inputs. Plant calcium needs are greatest pre-transition and transition and are lower in flower.
  5. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Definitely sounds like root rot. Increase your H2O2 dosage or use something like Root Cleaner, UC Roots or Athena Cleanse.
  6. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Plant Prod is a good company. Just account for the lower nitrates/higher Ca when running the numbers.
  7. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Your mixing order is correct. Pro Mix is pre-buffered and ready to go. You may have to mix 2.4 g/gallon cal-nit/.H2O when you expand your coco blocks to buffer the sodium/calcium. Follow the feed chart with CCH2O Cultured Solutions fertilizer. They did the work for you. RDWC is going to be...
  8. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    As long as it is dissolved, you can use it right away.
  9. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    RO is great. If tap water is used, it may require pH down from the carbonates.
  10. BillFarthing

    Plant Available Silicon, Soluble Silicon In Fertilizer Sources, Aafpco Approved Method

    Here is Dr. Daniel Fernandez' (who made Hydrobuddy software) take on a soluble silica recipe: https://scienceinhydroponics.com/2021/03/how-to-make-your-own-stabilized-mono-silicic-acid-for-use-in-hydroponics.html
  11. BillFarthing

    The next "BIG" thing? Humic and fulvic acids

    Have you ever had distillate products like in an edible?
  12. BillFarthing

    Plant Available Silicon, Soluble Silicon In Fertilizer Sources, Aafpco Approved Method

    Potassium silicate at max solubility tends to fall out with cold or if oversaturated with anything else. I still add ortho/monosilicic first to avoid precipitation with potential contradictions from chitosan or fulvic acid, which tend to be more soluble and are added last.
  13. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Do you homework. Follow label directions. If it doesn't work, try something else until it does! It is used to sterilize the reservoir in hydroponics. It is incompatible with organics like fulvic and kelp. If you want to run organics inputs in hydro use Southern Ag Garden Friendly Fungicide...
  14. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    This pH would certainly work in soil buffered with lime. In coco or rockwool, you are going to want to pull that pH down to 5.5-6.0 knowing that it is going to drift up as your medium dries down. I hit my best yields with hand watered PromixCC. Now I'm cheap and just use 5kg coco blocks with...
  15. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Master Blend is just another cheap complete hydroponic salt with the addition of cal nit. They can virtually be used identically. I would suggest adding 1g/gallon epsom salt if you are sun-grown, LED or CMH. Grow Genius and PowerSi are great soluble silicas that won't jack up your pH like...
  16. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    ~50 ppm P helps micro absorption. I don't have access to Hydrobuddy, but I think I'm running ~30-40 and am doing well.
  17. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Calcium needs are highest at transition. Try metalosate calcium, calcium EDTA or acetate foliar or drench. Reducing feed when they have unique needs at a time like flip is only going to stunt the plants.
  18. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    That's a good observation. I personally use an isotonic solution for flushing. Some people use homemade Clearex. Mr. Fulvic also works to maintain osmotic pressure when flushing. It gives more residual weight, terpenes and better shelf life as a perishable product. For more information...
  19. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    Calcium is rarely strain dependent. Pure sativas don't like a heavy EC. If you have a Kush for example that is a heavy feeder, just raise your base fertilizer a bit. Cal-Mag is a band-aid to sell you more stuff at the hydro store. If your plants are burning, always water until 10-25% runoff...
  20. BillFarthing

    Ballin' On a Budget- THE RECIPE

    No, bump up K week 5-6 with something like homemade hammerhead. Small amounts of P help micro absorbtion. Residual P in cannabis from over application leads to a lower quality product. Grow Genius is soluble silica, so you won't need the other. For most enzyme products, a quarter teaspoon per...
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