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What so you feed your roots ii coco coir, soil and water?

What is your preference for root bacteria and what do you feed  it ? 

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    • I use the fox farm trio as a base and use there microbe brew right now. I have chicken soup for the soil that I am using in my garden but I haven't tried it indoors yet. 

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      • Thanks, not sure how that will work in a water grow but I will check into it for coco

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      • If I was telling someone how to feed in coco coir. I would say : Use a liquid A and B nutrient for veg.  And use a liquid  A and B for flower with a bloom booster for the last half of flower. I would use silica in veg 2 times and 2 times in flower. I would use cal mag the same way. Use a biological fungicide in veg and flower every 2 weeks.

        That's my basic coco coir nutrients...

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        • Thanks Rick, sorry I was a little vague with my question, what bacteria do you use and what do you feed the bacteria? In coco I have had good luck with recharge but even as a root drench it makes a mess out of the roots in water.

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        • Tribus microbes in my res 1 ml per gallon  from first week of veg then 2ml per during flower from 1st week of flower till last nutrient feed.

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          • Thanks, that is one I havent tried but wanted too. I will give it a go this next run

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          • Azos and Mykos, soil drench when the clones go into soil. Again at flip.

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            • Azos and Mykos work well as a root drench in soil and coco but not good in water. I thought they would work as well in the RDWC but I ended up with piles of it at the bottom of the roots, so much for the WP. 

              I tried the Azo's method of rooting clones, make a paste from the Azos instead of using a gel, I did 6 in rockwool and 6 in rapid rooters, 18 days later I called the time of death on all of them, 100% fail, lol. That is  a first for me. I had more cuttings sitting in a glass of water and they rooted 5 days later in DIY cloner with nothing but bare roots.  

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            • alright this post has begun to get interesting. In DWC ive used hydroguard on occasion and have a bottle of it now. But i have been using two different products from Advanced Nutrients (your fave) Piranah and VooDoo Juice. They have way too many beneficial bacteria in them to list so you can do the research from the website if you like. But the Piranah can be used on seedlings and clones to accelerate root growth. Also, all 3 root products from Advanced can be used in soil or coco.

              One thing i notice is that beneficial bacteria can be pricey. Also, they tend to have a large amount of inert ingredients (water) in them

               

               

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              • also if you use beneficial bacteria, you have to feed the bacteria using some type of carbohydrates. Soil growers used t use molasses but in DWC it is Carbo Load or Bud Candy from Advanced

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                • Yep you have to feed the little bastards and it does kind of suck that we feed them for 2 weeks and then toss them out with every res change. I liked Carbo Load in the DWC I had not thought about it again because all the users on here back then poo-poo'ed on it. Maybe a little negative review goes to far. No molasses or anything near that viscosity  in the res thank you, I have cleaned up for the last time. Bud Candy is worth another look at too. Thanks

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                • I use this:

                   

                  Companion Biological Fungicide is a safe, 100 percent natural biological fungicide that both prevents and controls a broad spectrum of root and foliar diseases such as root rot, blight, wilt, bottom- and stem-rot, and bacterial leaf spot (Phytophthora, Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia and Xanthomonas campestris). A patented biological fungicide unlike any other product on the market, Companion contains the naturally occurring beneficial bacterium known as Bacillus subtilis GB03. The GB03 isolate combats disease pathogens though multiple modes of action. It quickly colonizes a plant's root hairs and literally crowds out disease producing microbes in the soil; it produces antibiotics that disrupt the cell wall formation of pathogens, causing the pathogens to desiccate and die; and it creates a beneficial Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR) whereby plants' own natural immune system is stimulated to better resist diseases. Used alone, in combination with, or in rotation with chemical fungicides, Companion can serve a crucial role in a grower's disease resistance management program. Companion's GB03 also acts a Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacterium (PGPR) and bio-stimulant. It naturally encourages plant growth and produces better rooting, branching and flowering on plants. Companion's safety level as a fungicide is unsurpassed. It has a low 0 - 4 hours REI for workers, is non-toxic to beneficial insects, and has no phytotoxicity for crops.

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                  • Thanks, do you check your Brix levels? Are they above 10-12?  

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                    • Thanks, do you check your Brix levels? Are they above 10-12?  

                      no

                       

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                    • I do not... the last time I tested for brix was many many moons ago when I worked @ Kraft foods juice plant. At this point in my life I try and keep things as simple as I can! I test ph, ppm and water temp. 

                       

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                      • i use FISH SH!T ......

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