So I switched over my tank last week and when o did , I followed the recipe for success… problem being I assumed that following this would give me the end result of 2.6 ec and 1400 ppm
Wrong… gave me 2.1 and 1100
I actually had to more than double my nutes and use much less water to achieve… anyone else have this problem ?
I’ve never used those nutes, but I thought I would ask this any way. The ppm/ec that you are trying to achieve is that based off what the nutrient bottle says you should be at? Or is that what you have been at in the past?
My first thought would be to make sure your meter is reading properly and calibrate it.
Second thought would be, is your measuring device accurate that you are measuring out the volume with?
I am going for the recipe recommendation as I have not ever grown before I have nothing to go by other than how the plant is reacting… which seems to be good so far… I am using 5 gal buckets to measure volume of water and a 11 ml syringe to measure nutes… just never seems to be accurate… I guess in the future I will try other cheaper ways to grow… maybe soil … but I love how fast and impressive the growth is in hydro.
What kind of meter are you using?
Does it give a ec read out or ppm?
Combo ppm ec
Ok nvm then.
I was thinking maybe it’s a tds 500 and 700 scale issue… but if you are reading EC then that’s not an issue. Sorry I can’t be of any help, idk anything about that nutrient line…
I reached out to techniflora but they never did have someone reach out like they said
Not sure … everything was nice prior to switching over to flower…. Figured it was going to balance out after a few days per usual, but I have been adjusting my ph too often… looking foward to the tank change .
Any input on how much to feed my blue cheese in flower? I am pushing 2.6 on my ec …and about 1380 fir ppm
I wish I could help you with the hydro feeding my freind but I don’t really know much about it.
I assume anything over 1000 ppm will give them what they need
I could be wrong but I don’t think it’s that huge of a deal as long as they are happy and healthy. I think long as you are anywhere between 1000-1400 ppm, you should have a good yeild.
So when you say you follow the recipe for success, do you mean you went off of technofloras recipe? Do they specify that you should be at an EC of 2.6ms?
Yes I am following the recipe for success in 5 gallon batches my total tank volume is 15 gallons and when I follow the recipe instead of the ppm of 1430 and EC of 26 that the recipe states is the target I end up with a ppm of 1066 and a EC of around to two
Well thank you for your help my friend I’m in a grants with you the plant seems really happy grows vigorously I’m hoping the buds do the same now that I’m flowering I’m gonna be going into my second week of flower now I’m really hoping to see some changes I already see try combs on the top leaves but no stigma as yet
@Sugarnuts420 so this is what you used for 5 gallons?
Assuming their recipe is correct, the only other thing I can think of is they gave you the EC for if you used tap water maybe? Maybe they assume your base water has some amount of EC. Other than that, I don’t know.
What I actually ended up doing to get the 2.6 was using a full batch recipe x4 with only 12 or so gal of water
I’m still confused.
When you use the calculator, how many gallons of water are you telling it to calculate for, and how many gallons of water is going to be in your reservoir total?
I counted nutes for 20 gal … but only put 12 gal of water … reason is … after calculating nutes for 10
It was still low…so as to raise the ec… I added another 2 rounds of nutes to 2 gal of water … totaling 12 gal of water and 4 rounds of nutes… it’s stupid