FAQs

Questions about hydroponics? You are not alone.

  • Purpinator may be used on all plants on all plants, but will perform best on plants that express purple pigmentation 

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  • If you are using a hydroponics reservoir system, it’s best to clean the reservoir as frequently as once every 3 to 5 days with a critical cleaning solution and to closely monitor for film developed along the surface. Critically clean reservoir systems are recommended

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  • No, Purpinator was designed to be fed as a root drench with water and is not to be sprayed onto the leaves of the plant 

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  • Purpinator can be used all of the way through your flush and will not leave chemical residues when used as directed

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  • We recommend using Purpinator in the vegetative phase to provide a stockpile of available compounds for use in flowering. If you are using Purpinator for flowering only, start adding Purpinator at the first signs of flowering site development or when you change light cycles 

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  • Yes, but it is not necessary. Purpinator has the same terpene and trichome benefits as Terpinator, with the added benefit of improving purple coloration in genetically capable strains. Use Purpinator for purple plants, Terpinator for everything else

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  • No, Terpinator is not organic

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  • No, Terpinator does not contain these inputs. Triacontanol supplements can be used alongside Terpinator if they are part of your feed regimen.

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  • Terpinator does not contain Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs).

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  • Terpinator will remain stable for two years when sealed and stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. We recommend using Terpinator within one year of opening. Do not store in areas with average temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not freeze. 

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  • No, Terpinator is pH neutral.

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  • Properly stored (cool environment, out of sunlight, sealed container) they should last indefinitely.

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  • Properly stored (cool environment, out of sunlight, sealed container) the FloraNova series should last up to one year without any problems.

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  • Fast growing crops consume large amounts of nutrients and water so it is important to keep an eye on the reservoir every couple of days. Also consider the size of the plants(bigger plants, more water consumption) and how warm and dry the environment.(hotter, more transpiration).

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  • Use a less aggressive nutrient strength in the range of 1000-1200 ppm (2-2.4 mS) before adding the KoolBloom.

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  • The proper ratio of each Flora Series nutrient depends on the crop and the stage of growth (look on the label for specific recommendations for different crops). However, as a rule of thumb we use the “1-2-3” ratio:

    • For seeds, cuttings, or delicate seedlings use 1/4 tsp. of each nutrient to 1 gallon water
    • For the vegetative stage of growth use 3 tsp. FloraGro to 2 tsp. FloraMicro to 1 tsp. FloraBloom to 1 gallon water
    • For late vegetative to pre-bloom stage use 2 tsp. of each nutrient to 1 gallon water
    • For bloom initiation to ripening stage use 1 tsp. FloraGro to 2 tsp. FloraMicro to 3 tsp. FloraBloom to 1 gallon water.
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  • No, Dry KoolBloom works on the premise that the plant is shocked into mass flowering. Shocking the plant too much can cause rotting, bloom loss and in extreme cases plant death.

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  • FloraNova Grow and Bloom contain 3-5% organic substances fora hybrid of mineral and organic gardening.

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    • When using both Armor Si and CALiMAGic, add Armor Si to the reservoir first.
    • When using Armor Si and/or CALiMAGic, with Flora Series, these products should be added prior to adding FloraMicro.
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  • Absolutely! All of our nutrient blends contain the necessary elements for plant growth. Start with the formula ratios identified on the label for the specific plant or crop you are growing, and then adjust and experiment until you find the right formula for your specific need.

    For further information, refer to our feed charts.

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  • Of course. Make sure you use a weaker nutrient solution than you would for root feeding. Avoid foliar feeding in the heat of the day and under excessive sunlight. Generally, the best times to foliar feed are in the early morning and late afternoon. Make sure you spray the undersides of the leaves. This is where the stomata or “lungs of the plant” are located, and where maximum absorption occurs.

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  • Yes and no. The FloraNova series is designed to use one part at a time, but in a time of transition it may be beneficial to mix the two at half strength each (makes a full strength nutrient solution). Use FloraNova Grow in the vegetative stage and FloraNova Bloom in the fruiting/flowering stage.

    Note: If your plant is not fruiting or flowering plant, FloraNova Grow is all that you will need to use.

    For further information, refer to our FloraNova feed chart.

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  • Yes and no. The Maxi Series is designed to use one part at a time, but in a time of transition it may be beneficial to mix the two at half strength each (makes a full strength nutrient solution). Use MaxiGro in the vegetative stage and MaxiBloom in the fruiting/flowering stage.

    Note: If your plant is not a fruiting or flowering plant, MaxiGro is all that you will need to use.

    For further information, refer to our Maxi Series feed chart.

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  • If you drain, clean and remix the nutrients every 7 to 10 days, it’s okay to top off with fresh water daily. As plants consume nutrients and water, the nutrient strength in the hydroponic reservoir will change. GENERALLY, nutrient strength should run between 800 to 1500 parts per million (ppm). Your exact ppm requirements will depend on your circumstances and style of growing. We strongly suggest that you purchase a nutrient testing device and start monitoring your nutrient solution’s ppm. We use meters with a “sodium chloride” scale. Before using your meter, calibrate it with General Hydroponics Standard Reference Solution. Then, measure the ppm in the solution. If you find that it is greater than what you want, add water to bring the indicated ppm down to a safe level. If you find the ppm is too low, add nutrient solution to bring the indicated ppm up to its desired level. Your water quality will affect your final readings. When in doubt, remember that it is always better to apply too little nutrient than too much. Unless you know the specific ppm tolerance level for the plant you are growing, it is best to keep the nutrient solution between 800 and 1500 ppm.

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