Silicon Supplement For pH Balance
Athena Balance is a simple formula of potassium silicate specifically concentrated to buffer irrigation water and stabilize to ideal pH. Silicon additionally benefits plant growth, stem structure, stress reduction, water usage (osmoregulation), and nutrient utilization.
Commercial growers find better results, particularly with reverse osmosis (RO) water, when buffering first with Athena Balance. Pure RO water has unstable chemical structure that can trap other nutrients when added without a buffer. Athena Balance adds just enough to the water to create a more homogenous fertilizer solution and reduce the need to pH adjust after mixing.
The formula is sediment-free and is compatible with mechanical dosing systems (Dosatron). Athena Balance is not recommended for electronic dosing systems (Netafim).
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Athena Blended Balance 0-0-2 Questions & Answers
Q: What is the difference between the Blended Line and Pro Line?
A: The Blended Line is ideal for use with recirculating systems but can be used with all watering systems. It is a two-part liquid formula, sediment free. Use Grow A&B or Bloom A&B in equal amounts.
The Pro Line is ideal for use with drip drain to waist systems, and dosing systems utilizing stock tanks. It is a two-part powder that provides all the essential micro/macro/trace elements required for cannabis cultivation. Both Lines can be used in any grow medium.
Q: How do I pre soak cubes?
A: Pre soaking cubes with the Blended Line:
- 3.0 mL/gal Grow A
- 2.0 mL/gal CaMg
- EC 0.7
- PPM 550 (700 Scale)
- pH 5.7
Q: Should I use an airstone?
A: No. Airstones will cause pH to rise over time. We recommend using a circulation pump to keep your solution mixed.
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