Today I’m going to do a long overdue water change on the store’s TurboGrow, aeroponic fog grow system, made by the same folks who make the TurboKlone machine (turboklone.com). This is an amazing grow system that uses compressed air to form a fog made up of purified water and the hydroponic nutrients of your choice. This machine just babies your plant’s roots in a fog of what they want; for them it’s like sitting at home, watching a football game, and someone sent you a free pizza delivered to your door during halftime. The instructions tell you to use about half of the normal nutrient dosing with this system.
I am growing a Pequin pepper plant, a few marigolds, and some mangroves in this system. This system is illuminated by a single Kessil H350 Magenta LED lamp. (kessil.com) This water change is overdue because for best results you should probably be doing a w/c once a week or at least every two weeks; it’s been almost a month.
I’m going to pump the old water into my rolling barrel even though there is a drain on the system. My reasoning stems from way I’ve set it up. It is easier for me to pump out the old water – it’s only ten gallons. Next, I’ll ad ten gallons of De-Ionized water, 30 ml of ‘Oneness’, 20 ml Ginormous, and 6 ml of Sea-Cal, all made by Humboldt Nutrients (humboldtnutrients.com). Testing my reservoir came up with 435 ppm and a pH of 6.5, so I added 3 ml of Gen Hydro pH down to bring the water pH to 6.2; which seems just about right for this system.
I don’t know why I wait so long between w/c my systems… it took me a lot longer to write this than complete the water change! 🙂
Bye for now,