I've been doing some research lately on brix levels, and the only real info I've found pertains to soil growers. My question(s) are/is 1) Can the same high brix levels be achieved in a dwc type system and its variants, coco, rock wool etc.. 2) From what I have gathered, it's not just a matter of 'carboloading' that affects the levels, but also trace minerals, more precisely sea minerals that contribute to the rise in brix. Am I totally off-base here? Or do the use of supplements such as sea minerals by yellow bottle, botanicares sweet, AN's Bud candy, and GH's Floranector, or even a bennie tea made with some azomite for trace minerals and Earth Juice Hi-Brix for sugars etc.. when used in either both the veg and flower stages- or simply flower for the sugars -actually result in an increase in brix? I'm planning on ordering a refractometer in the next 2-4 weeks and start playing around. But I am very interested what the farm fam have to say about this. And I apologize in advance if there is a nice and articulate thread here already, but I didn't find one-except for making a 'supersoil' or someone selling a combo set of items for your soil-honestly I can't remember if it was here or elsewhere at this point, my eyes aren't capable of focusing much more not to mention the zombie state I'm currently in lol. So anybody with EXPERIENCE, or some good links would be great, or hell just some ideas and thoughts on the subject for that matter. I hope this gains traction due to the number of hydro and soil-less growers out there, and the fact that every other plant seems to greatly benefit in many different ways from increased brix levels, why couldn't we (those in hydro set-ups) utilize some of the same principals ans ingredients so to say, to reach the same or even higher brix levels than those growing in soil. And I apologize if this is a nonsensical rant, I'm rather tired. I'll check back tomorrow to see how much word salad came out lol. Thanks Farmers! Oh, and I'll try and find the info I came across and set up links (if that’s allowed) ASAP.