Snoops Premium Nutrients
Snoops Premium Nutrients substrates and system suitability
Our non-circulating nutrients have been formulated so that you achieve premium results from your run to waste system. The recipe is tailor made taking into consideration the fact that the nutrients pass through the root zone only once. When this happens the exact ratio of each element they require is delivered.
Our circulating nutrients have been formulated so that you achieve premium results from your recirculating system. When using our circulating nutrients your water usage is significantly reduced allowing for a more eco-friendly, economical method of growing. The recipe is tailor made taking into consideration the fact the nutrients pass through the root zone multiple times.
When nutrients pass through the root zone the cation NH+4 is always taken first. This results in depleted levels of NH+4 every time the feed water recirculates. Our circulating recipe has elevated levels of NH+4 to solve this problem. It is advised you change your tank every 2-3 days or your NH+4 levels will be too low. Elevating the levels of the cation NH+4 means we have to reduce the amount of the other cations. It is essential to keep the cations and anions in a recipe at equal levels, so when elevating the levels of the cation NH+4 it is essential to reduce the amount of the other cations. This is important for ph regulation in the root zone.
Our coco nutrients have been formulated so that you achieve premium results from your coco substrate. The recipe is tailor made taking into consideration the elements already present in the background EC of the coco due to the buffering process coco goes through.
The most common process for buffering coco is using potassium nitrate. To correct this potassium is reduced and calcium increased in the recipe. This is because of the cation exchange capacity (CEC ). Cation exchange sites are negatively charged sites on the growing media that attract positively charged cations. Certain cations attach easier to these sites. This is where elements from nutrients exchange with elements present on coco.
The cation exchange sites want to get rid of as much K as they can because they prefer Ca. A coco recipe gives the exchange sites the opportunity to take on Ca. As the exchange sites take on Ca, the K is released to the root zone. The plant still gets the same level of K as a result of this despite a reduced amount in a coco recipe. Elevated levels of Ca are required in a coco recipe because some of the Ca used to knock the K off the sites remains on the exchange sites.