Jacks is 600-700PPM but GH Flora is 1000-1100 PPM?

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I recently picked up a GH Bloom since I still had Micro and Grow laying around.
I was tired of looking at clearly underfed or otherwise out of balance Jack's-fed large plants in RDWC.

I especially notice overall pale color (and some lower leaf drop) during and right after the 2 week transition into Bloom with Jacks at 6 even 700PPM.

As an experiment I ran GH Flora at the "aggressive" veg 3-2-1 Grow Micro Bloom ratio for the switch and first two weeks of stretch and transition.
I ended up with one of the nicest finishing Purple Punch plants ever!

Now I am wondering why Jacks Hydro Formula is recommended at 600 PPM and GH Flora at full strength comes in somewhere around 1000-1100 PPM for me. One thought I had was maybe it is a different type nitrogen or other N-P-K chemical nutrients?

Otherwise I am pretty sure I got burning running Jacks over 800-850, yet with GH Flora at 1100 really nice looking healthy darker green foliage?

Any ideas anyone? Thanks for your time... I feel like I am missing something.

And considering how small my garden is I am at this point happy to pay a little more or a lot more for water and bottled nutrients if the results are clearly better.

So for right now, in flowering, I am loading GH Flora on the Reservoir nutrient change at 1100 Ppm and Topping off with Jacks around 500PPM and have no burning.
My reservoir with my large plants is consumed at least 2/3 of 2.5 gallons in one day and I top for sometimes over a week.

Right now my reservoir, 3/4 consumed reads 1600 PPM -- but this is another thread and another inquiry into the brilliant minds here:

What Dissolved Solids and build up is gradually spiking PPM, such that I continue to top pretty strong (well over 1/2 strength) for over a week -- every day -- and have nice looking plant with no burning? Of course when I add 500 PPM Jacks right now that 1600 will come back down to maybe 1000, but you get the idea?
 
plumsmooth

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Here is one of my PP plants measuring almost 5 ft long by 3 ft wide! P.S. This is the longest one I have trained. This one fits the profile foot print of my dual 315 Compact small reflector CMH's the best of any I have trained! I also slipped a 100 Watt HLG r-spec in-between because I thought a plant of this stature deserves it! I'll still only get a Pound out of her if I am lucky. This PP is at about 12 days into transition! After years I'd say I might almost have this dialed in. But truthfully if going by the standard give or take I should be chasing this Reservoir every 2 days right? -- if this plant can consume the entire about of Res in 1.5 days?
 
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AlexGrowns

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Very interesting...

Never used or looked into Jacks but I use GH and I played around with it for like 3-4 grows and settled for 1100PPM in max flowering, seems like you came to the same or similar conclusion.
 
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Here is one of my PP plants measuring almost 5 ft long by 3 ft wide! P.S. This is the longest one I have trained. This one fits the profile foot print of my dual 315 Compact small reflector CMH's the best of any I have trained! I also slipped a 100 Watt HLG r-spec in-between because I thought a plant of this stature deserves it! I'll still only get a Pound out of her if I am lucky. This PP is at about 12 days into transition!
Very healthy looking!
 
Dub_City405

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Hey man it looks good. Make sure you know what PPMs your water is when you start. And check them everytime you add a nutrient to the water and watch the ppms go up. Its your own mix that will create the right ppm range for your strain.
 
plumsmooth

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Looks great. Thats alot of light too. If everything goes right, I'll bet it's more than you think.
I think the challenge is with Tree style grows to get good yields because a given plant despite tedious trying only has so much potential to yield. Can only get so tall and so wide?
 
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