LOL, I must admit, I fell for the marketing of the Connoisseur line when I was looking for new nutes:
For Experienced Growers of High Value Plants Who Are Almost (But Not Quite) Satisfied With Their Yields – And Are Looking For Something More
I consider myself an experienced grower so I thought that would be perfect for me, as my first outdoor grow was in 1978 when I was 13 years old and my first indoor grow was around 1995. I’ve been at this a long time.
Other than the AN nutes, the other stuff I use is CalMag because I use RO water as AN nutes are made to be used with RO water. The AN nutes do have cal/mag in them but at half the dosage that I use (from their feeding schedul)e, I worry it may not be quite enough so I add 3ml of CalMag per gal of RO,
Other than that I’ve been looking for a replacement for the Bud Factor X, currently trying a product called High Tide (at half the dosage). These are resin and trich enhancers, the magic ingredient in them is chitosan, made from crab shells. Triggers the plants to exude more resin, oils, and makes the trichs really stand out as it makes the plant thinks it’s being overrun by pests (little bug shells also contain chitosan), makes for great “bag appeal”. I’m at about week 5 in my flowering tent (I do a perpetual grow) so it’ll be a few more weeks before the results are in, to see if it works as good as the Bud Factor X but at a quarter of the price.