View Full Version : New to hydro.

09-09-2008, 08:35 AM
I'm new to the hydroponic world. I have been doing some research, but its just easer to be able to actualy talk to people who know about it. I am lookin forward to learning from all of you.

I have already started construction on an areo system. I have a brand new RO filter, and am working on geting my chiller and pumps in place. A few of my friends have been working on there flood table and i am hoping to help them and learn from them as well

i just dont know much about the nutes.

When to add them? How much to add? Where to get them?

09-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Botanicare Nutrients are the way to grow. I fully recommend their products.
here is their page.

I go to my local Hydroponic store here in Tucson. They help out alot, but if there is no store.(look through yellow book for gardening stores) I would say order off the internet. They should also send you a nutrient chart, for how much, and what other nutrients you should add.

But the first one you need, and only will need for awhile is the Progrow pureblend:

Im not a Botanicare worker, but I recommend it so much, because this stuff does so much. On top of being great nutrients for the plant, it also helps keep your PH in check.

Basically you change out your water reservoir every two weeks, or week. Which is when you add the grow nutrients.
Once your plants are in the vegetive stage, switch to the bloom. The Botanicare chart is a great chart to follow, you cant go wrong with it.

10-04-2008, 02:24 PM
I can attest to the Botanicare products - they came highly recommended by my local hydroponics retailer and they are simple to use and won't screw with your pH. My friend and I have had good results with Botanicare nutrients (haven't tried the other products, have heard good things though).

Another great company you need to look into if you're looking to get into hydroponics is Hydrofarm at http://www.hydrofarm.com/ They have been in the business a long time and sell very high quality products.

11-15-2008, 09:36 AM
i used to use botonicare for entire grow, very good stuff. now i use advanced nutrients connoisseur, with botonicare additives ( advanced nutrients is expensive and connaisseur is an all in one nutrient. ) but you cant go wrong with botonacare. you'll need to keep a close eye on P.P.M. in hydro you might want to use 1/2 to 3/4 of suggested amount in reservoir