Can I premix my chemicals? Growing in hydro. @peachfuzz
No. Each should be added separately to the water to avoid chemical reactions that will change and irreversibly precipitate your nutrients.
@WickedAle is correct…
You need to mix your nutrients in a specific order so that they don’t lock one another out or knock one out of suspension in the mixing process…
What nutrients and additives are you using?
When I said premix I ment add to the water and have it ready when I change out my water. I’m using armor si, CalMag, flora Micro, Gro and Bloom and Hydroguard. I put them in the water in that order
Needs to remain aerated or it will stagnate. I prepare fresh at time of change and add water in between changes.
You should because mixing isn’t enough to keep it aerated, but if it’s 1 day you may be able to get away with it. Keep it out of light.
I put a lid on it. I’ll add an air stone also.
Should be OK. I was thinking you had a bigger pump for all of your plants.
In my grow bucket I have a bigger pump. It’s in use right now. @WickedAle I need to find my other one. Right now I have 2 plants in one bucket. I’m going to separate them in a month. Put each in their own 3.5 gallon bucket.
@WickedAle just put together my other light and hung in tent .
No floaties mixing silica and calmag concurrently?
@dbrn32 haven’t seen anything. When I get home today I’ll check. The nute mix that the plants are currently in doesn’t have the armor si in it. The batch I premixed does. Which I’m changing out on Saturday
Ok. Those two don’t usually play well together.
I mix my nutrients this way: (Mills nutrients)
R or C4 or PK
Boost or rhizotonic
In this order
I’m using General Hydroponics. Armor Si, CalMag, Flora Micro, Gro, Bloom and Hydroguard. Mixed in that order. I wanted to premix my nutes and water so on water change day it a quick process.
I have no experience in hydroponic system @DrNoobThumb
I wouldn’t worry to much…
What’s your ph and ppm…
For young plants a usually run in between 50 and 150 ppm and a ph from 5.8 to 6.4…
@peachfuzz ppm is about 400. Ph right around 5.8. I’m using half of the recommended GH recipe