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You want to give the silica plenty of time to form its bonds in your water, as mixing it with other nutrients too early can cause separation and other nutrients will fall out.No difference adding it first or last
LOL one of those old wives talesYou want to give the silica plenty of time to form its bonds in your water, as mixing it with other nutrients too early can cause separation and other nutrients will fall out.
Some growers even suggest waiting up to 30 minutes after mixing your silica, to let it form bonds with the water before adding in additional nutrients.
LOL one brand of nutes
60 mil if silica into 1 ltr of ro calmag ec 0.3-0.4 shake it up make the main batch up add silica mix to raise ph then acid it down never had any proplems this way as long as it is 1st put into water calmag mix (just like a normal tap or well water with unusable cal and mag mind you) then it has bonded and can be used to buffer your soloutionThe nute brands that include silica and recommended mix orders always seem to put silica at the top of their mix list. This brand agnostic order remains consistent for potassium silicate, colloidal silicon, monosilicic acids, etc. I suspect silica binds quickly to specific nutrients and not others. When silica binds to specific nutrient types it can cause precipitation When silica is added first to RO it becomes diluted. When silica is added first to tap it becomes diluted and it also binds to the chemicals in tap. A conditional issue like this, the fact that growers regularly mix nutrient brands and the fact that many brands have 'all in one' nutrients makes adding silica first a fail safe mechanism for the non-chemist like myself.
Initially I also used it before mixing the nutrients but I think that the precipitation of them is given by an excess of it in a certain point. Now to add it to my tank I dilute it slightly with RO water and then pour it next to the pump which I periodically use to mix my tank in order to quickly divide it throughout the solution, never had any precipitation problemssure there wasn't any precipitation in your rez?
No need just another bottle of juice these companys want to flog youYall talking hydro rez so random question outside of silica. Do any of yall use a wetting agent?
I know the brand i used ionic only has a foliar wetting agentNo need just another bottle of juice these companys want to flog you
As far as i understand it helps with conservation of water by allowing the water to become more absorbable or something like that it would be usefull maybe in high heats
I dont even use one when spraying the canopy
Less is more in my opinion
And if somerhing is working without it then there is no need for it
I use raw yucca, ive always liked yucca natural ability to break down salt build up as well raw yucca comes with microbe food nothing really extra chemical wiseI know the brand i used ionic only has a foliar wetting agent
But its not really needed just another chemical hanging around