Noob best nutes for hydro

I'm using Megacrop for the first time with RO and coco. I had to supplement with CalMg - just something for you to keep in mind.
I was was wondering if I would need that or not, according to greenleaf you dont but that's exactly why I love real people's experiences over words on a bottle, thank you
 

AnselAdams

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What is the silica for
Its primary purpose is to provide strength to the trunk and branches. It helps the plants stand up / hold up under the its own weight. I have also read (not vendor specific research documents) that it helps create and add strength to the the capillary tubes (i don't know their botanical name) that carry water from the roots to the rest of the plant. 🍻

Happy Growing!!
 
Its primary purpose is to provide strength to the trunk and branches. It helps the plants stand up / hold up under the its own weight. I have also read (not vendor specific research documents) that it helps create and add strength to the the capillary tubes (i don't know their botanical name) that carry water from the roots to the rest of the plant. 🍻

Happy Growing!!
I definitely will be getting some of that then thank you very much
 

AnselAdams

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I definitely will be getting some of that then thank you very much
While you are making purchases... do yourself a huge favor and add Botnicare's Hydroguard to your list. it will help keep down the bad bugs that can attack you root system. aka root rot. I also suggest a product called +LIFE | Hydroponic ResearchHydroponic Research It is an enzyme based product that introduces good bugs to eat the bad bugs and the cast off debris from your roots as they grow and breakdown. It is kind of expensive and only available from the mfg but a little goes a LONG way. I have had the smallest jar for over two years.

You can check my current or past grows (see my signature) to check on the status of my roots, etc. during current and previous grows. 🍻 🥂
 
If no chiller, I agree. An equally effective alternative is Southern Ag Biological Garden Friendly Fungicide. Same bacterial species, but much more concentrated, like 10^4 X.
I have no chilled didnt plan on getting one, is there an easy way to lower my reservoir temp, it will be outside of the tent
 
I have no chilled didnt plan on getting one, is there an easy way to lower my reservoir temp, it will be outside of the tent
I don't have a chiller either. I just buried 32' of 1/2" tubing it my water well pit. I'm attempting to make a (for lack of a better term) a redneck chiller. I may have spent $40 on a wasted experiment on hose and a RV water pump. Time will tell, I'm close to testing it. As you can see the temp of the pit looks promising anyway.
 

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I have no chilled didnt plan on getting one, is there an easy way to lower my reservoir temp, it will be outside of the tent
What is your average rez temp? Much above 70Fa (especially w/o enzymes) and you are going to be in for a fight with RR. there are lots of DIY methods you can try, generally the further above 70 you are; the more likely DIY will fail and you will come closer to needing a chiller. I gave up early as i live where my ambient room temp in summer is in the 80's with the AC running.

Chillers are a good investment if you plan on growing long term. 🥂 🍻
 
What is your average rez temp? Much above 70Fa (especially w/o enzymes) and you are going to be in for a fight with RR. there are lots of DIY methods you can try, generally the further above 70 you are; the more likely DIY will fail and you will come closer to needing a chiller. I gave up early as i live where my ambient room temp in summer is in the 80's with the AC running.

Chillers are a good investment if you plan on growing long term. 🥂 🍻
My ambient room temp is around 70 I have not put the water in yet just trying to get all my ducks in a row
 
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