@vegetato, so just put both in them? How much Hydroguard should I put in please?
About 5mL is the recommended dose (2mL per gallon) for our reservoir, but I’ve found better success using 10-15mL (upwards of 20-25mL at times).
The label states to use it within 6 months of opening (or ~24 water changes) so depending on the size of the bottle you purchased you might just want to do some simple division like this:
- 250mL bottle size / 10mL dose = lasts 25 water changes,
- meaning it probably won’t last longer than 6 months, so not much will “go bad”
- if you purchased a larger bottle I’d dose 15-20mL each time personally
Cheers @vegetato , I’ve got the 3.78Litre one.
In that case you’ll want to keep the bottle in a cool dark place to try to preserve it as long as possible.
I’ve found the effectiveness does start to drop off after around the 6 month mark and I’ve read reports from others online who observed a similar result with older bottles (I was using a 10 month old bottle and it wasn’t working so I went searching).
When that happens it can be offset by just adding a bit more, though, to up the concentration. You may need to double that dose in 6 months or just buy a new bottle (fyi).
Sound, I’ve put 20ml of Hydroguard in and added GW too. She’s looking a bit better and bigger now but hopefully starts to grow a lot more now I’ve got Hydroguard.
This is what she looks like now:
@vegetato Can’t believe the difference a day with Hydroguard has made.
I wouldn’t attribute that solely to the hydroguard. She’s been picking up the pace day by day yeah? If anything it’s been helping to keep that on track.
The great white takes a while to kick in but when it does it really does!
Edit: how are the roots looking now? Noticed the temp is 25°C in the pic.
Yeah she’s been picking up slowly to be fair but had a right boost since yesterday. Been about a week since GW been going in so with what you’ve said I reckon next few days I should see a big change then.
A lot more roots now and they are a lot thicker. It’s normally 26 degrees in there. I’ll send you a pic of the roots tomorrow so you can see if that cool?
Yeah if you didn’t snap a pic don’t disturb her just for me! When you do take a peek it’s a good idea to snap a pic for comparison vs last time.
Hi @vegetato, the roots look like this now.
What I’d be watching for is that the new white ones stay white. That middle section still has quite a dark spot to it, though.
Yeah I’m pretty sure that’s the nutritions from number 5 to be fair.