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Forum: Hydroponics 05-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,272
Posted By ProZachJ
If you can find a local distributor Scotts Elite...

If you can find a local distributor Scotts Elite 15-5-15 CalMag Special is a great value at $50 for 25lbs.

Also check out www.plantsthatproduce.com they have tons of great values on dry ferts.
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Forum: Hydroponics 05-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 32,187
Posted By ProZachJ
We had great success in our greenhouse with...

We had great success in our greenhouse with straight Floramato the whole grow. Just added a bit of diamond nectar (humic/fulvic) and that was it.
Forum: Hydroponics 04-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
Coverage is also highly dependent on the height...

Coverage is also highly dependent on the height of the crop. Growing a bush type will allow use of a lot fewer lights than an indeterminate tomato. I've found for a 4x4 tent that 4 UFOs is enough for...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,807
Posted By ProZachJ
In hydro its also variety dependent. For example...

In hydro its also variety dependent. For example I've never been able to get Romas to grow in hydro without at least a few fruits having blossom end rot, but have had great success with other...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 04-15-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,217
Posted By ProZachJ
You have to buy a pretty expensive LED to be able...

You have to buy a pretty expensive LED to be able to match the intensity and coverage of a 400W HID...they are out there, but not on ebay or other cheap sources.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-15-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,244
Posted By ProZachJ
Looking good, get prepared to seperate and...

Looking good, get prepared to seperate and trellis those plants as they get larger their nutrient needs will make growing them in the same system a problem. Yields won't be nearly as high because...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 04-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,500
Posted By ProZachJ
It's not lux you want to measure. You want to...

It's not lux you want to measure. You want to measure Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density. (PPFD) I have some specific measurements of 400W HPS, 400W MH, 126W Hydrogrow Penetrator and 126W Penetrator...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
I don't think that physiological leaf curl looks...

I don't think that physiological leaf curl looks the same as tobacco mosaic. Sometimes my plants with curl produce fruit just fine. I think TMV negatively affects fruiting.
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
I did one pepper crop where some plants curled...

I did one pepper crop where some plants curled and some didn't in the same system with the same light. From that point on I have assumed it was some genetic predisposition to behave that way under...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
Curling is a common problem under LED lights. But...

Curling is a common problem under LED lights. But our last grow of tomatoes didn't experience any. Even with varieties that we had tried before.
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,169
Posted By ProZachJ
Yea...coir really is a great medium.

Yea...coir really is a great medium.
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
With an heirloom variety I'd wager that's not...

With an heirloom variety I'd wager that's not enough light. We recently vegged three mortgage lifters in a super cropper. Till they where about 18" tall. They grew great and are now producing fruit...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,825
Posted By ProZachJ
sounds interesting...maybe a bit smelly though. ...

sounds interesting...maybe a bit smelly though. Last time I tried a organic/hydro grow it turned into a smelly mess.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-21-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,280
Posted By ProZachJ
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,647
Posted By ProZachJ
leaf curl is often environmental, what is your...

leaf curl is often environmental, what is your humidity? What Kinda lightsource?
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 03-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,258
Posted By ProZachJ
I have grown with several types of LED and T5 HO....

I have grown with several types of LED and T5 HO. The LEDs definitely have more ability to flower the plant and produce fruit, but coverage is a real issue. You need the LEDs to be very close to the...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,750
Posted By ProZachJ
Looks awesome! Can't wait to see it growing.

Looks awesome! Can't wait to see it growing.
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-21-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,825
Posted By ProZachJ
Yea most of the time the problem with calcium can...

Yea most of the time the problem with calcium can be lack of transpiration, but I've just achieved much more consistent results using a Cal-Mg supplement than without. I often purchase dry...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,536
Posted By ProZachJ
I don't think they would help to much in the...

I don't think they would help to much in the flood area since the roots are exposed to oxygen for the majority of the day while flooding isn't happening. Just put all your air-stones in the res. to...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 03-18-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,679
Posted By ProZachJ
I agree with you on losing overall output when...

I agree with you on losing overall output when trying to gain efficiency. Its a trade off choice that every LED manufacturer has to make. When driving the diode harder you have to ask yourself how...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 03-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,679
Posted By ProZachJ
LEDs will almost always draw less power than...

LEDs will almost always draw less power than their name implys. This is because they arrive at the name by counting the number of diodes and multiplying by their individual wattage. For example a 90W...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 03-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,351
Posted By ProZachJ
The main issue with tomatoes indoors is the...

The main issue with tomatoes indoors is the vertical nature of the plants. This makes it difficult with any light source. If you find a way to trellis horizontally or get bush variety tomatoes it...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,825
Posted By ProZachJ
Sometimes if you are starting from RO water your...

Sometimes if you are starting from RO water your plants (depending on variety) need more Calcium and Magnesium than your nutrient regiment will contain. Epsom Salts will add some of these to your...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-18-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,945
Posted By ProZachJ
Azamax works great. Also a poduct by nutrilife...

Azamax works great. Also a poduct by nutrilife call SM-90 is made from plant oils and does a great job on a wide variety of pests. If you mix a little into a weekly foliar spray regimen it will help...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,928
Posted By ProZachJ
IMO....no matter what your growing method...

IMO....no matter what your growing method is...give your plants great conditions and the nutrients they need and they'll do the job of creating the healthy vitamins and minerals.
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