2-Scoops wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:06 pm
ncrypta.core wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:20 pm
mind it’s like silca acid not needed after week 2 of flower unless your aiming for weight.
What's reason or idea behind not needing silica after first 2 weeks of bloom, is their a bonified reason for this ? I mean in all honesty its not needed at all although you can still smash out grow after grow hydro style without, as you`ll know. But I'm a big advocate of using silica myself, I think one I use is potassium silicate which is added into a big tank, ok yes I know its not silica acid, but I was wondering on reasoning behind cutting it out after 2 weeks on flower or is it just another hearsay theory. Tis a product I've used 10 to 15 years now right till I flush pots through before I put them on water only for a few weeks at back end of my grows.
What brand silica acid do you use as well mate ?
Thank you for your questions.
I'm using aptus regulator atm but going go with power si once it ran out, it's 0.15ml/l. If you double dip 0.3ml/l will slow down the stretch .
https://aptus-holland.com/products/plan ... regulator/
Bought this a sold cant go back to potassium:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323567943702 ... f59267bb97
I first heard about this from capulator for those that don't know who he is, he the guy that brought the word mac1. I agree silica isn't really needed but very helpful, It's prob all bro-science as some say do it some say cut out week 7-8 and some say not at all.
Silica in flower adds toughness (Ever *Have* to reach for a grinder or scissors to break up flowers?) and diverts plant resources that should be producing terpenes and cannabinoids. The volatile aromatic compounds(terpenes, thiols and flavinoids) that make up the smells of cannabis are 90%+ synthesized from atmospheric gases, not plants sugars or nutrients.
I used silicic acid for blues flowering and when she was done something that looked like 0.5g was like 1.2 1.3g, but there only one way to find out. If makes a difference.
Think this only really applies if your using SA. As when use PS wasn't rock hard at the end.
The difference in silica
[*]Potassium Silicate - Commonly used on crops like wheat, barley, sugarcane, and grapes. It is primarily used to prevent fungal growth.
[*]Silicon Dioxide - Referred to as Silica, it’s known for enhancing growth, allowing for thicker stems, strong resistance to fungal and bacterial diseases, enhancing overall growth and yield of any crops.
[*]Mono Silicic Acid - The crème de la crème of silicates, this is the only form of silicate that is bioavailable, providing all the benefits provided by silicates at a far quicker and more efficient rate.
Hope this makes sense if not let me know and ill send more info lol