Hey Louise, you mentioned coco deficiencies from too high a pH. My tap water is like 150-200 ppm and has a pH of around 9.0 (usually between 8.7 and 9.0). I already have some pH down, and based on the water report for my area, my water is soft meaning lowering the pH (and keeping it down) wont be too hard (unlike hard water with high pH). Are there any nutes that may work better with this water (aka are there nutes that lower pH significantly that would mean less usage of pH down per feed)? I've got both a pH pen and an EC
truncheon from bluelab so I'm not worried about controlling my feeding, but if a nute line means less adjusting I'm all for it
With the sheer amount of info here and online its so hard to make a decision! HG has a really good rep for beginners and overall quality / yield, although I still can't shake the temptation of getting powder nutes online and just mixing my own stuff daily (especially since I can control it with my meters). Most people still seem to recommend trusted brands like canna, HG, AN etc though, so I'm not sure if its just the limited range available to us here or whether its because the convenience / consistency of those brands really shines through. Thinking I should probably make my life easy and just start with a base combo a + b nutes. I am an information fiend however, so I don't mind doing the research if it means a better understanding of the process and better buds
Edited by M@d, 24 November 2013 - 06:39 PM.