Proper grow room temperature is crucial for plants to carry out important functions such as photosynthesis and transpiration. During the vegetative growth stage maintain temperatures between 80-83 Degrees and between 70-80 Degrees during the flowering stage
Working in conjunction with temperature, humidity ensures natural plant processes such as transpiration, can take place. Maintain vegetative humidity levels between 60-70% (daytime) / 45-60% (nighttime) and flowering humidity levels between 40-60% (daytime) / 30-40% (nighttime).
The Under Current system provides high levels of dissolved oxygen to the root zone, allowing plants to uptake water and nutrients more efficiently. As a result, fewer nutrient inputs are required. For best plant performance follow the Cultured Solutions Feeding Schedule.
Water quality is of the utmost importance when growing in water culture. RO water allows growers to control all minerals and nutrients their plant’s uptake. A reverse osmosis water filter is recommended for source waters exceeding 100 ppm
The highest levels of dissolved oxygen are only accessible with cool root zone temperatures. High water temperatures limit the solutions ability to hold dissolved oxygen, while also providing the ideal environment for dangerous pathogens. Water chillers ensure cool, consistent solution temperatures are provided to the root zone
Utilizing metering equipment in your garden will offer precise monitoring over essential environmental factors such as pH, ppm/EC, temperature, and humidity. When used in conjunction with dosing and controlling equipment, the Under Current has the potential to be completely automated.
Fluctuation in water levels can result in stalled growth and cause undue stress to plants. Because water is the plant’s media it is crucial to maintain proper water levels to ensure plants are hydrated
Accelerated growth rates reduce vegetative growth times significantly. Plan accordingly.
It is important to follow the recommended vegetative growth times for your specific Under Current system. With the potential for explosive growth in the Under Current, strict vegetative growth times must be maintained, or plants may potentially outgrow their growing space.
Root maintenance will contribute to a healthy root structure.
Root pruning is the process of trimming roots to promote new growth and maintain proper root structure. This technique encourages lateral root growth which will contribute to a healthy root structure. A single root when pruned will split into multiple feeder roots, resulting in increased root surface area.
Clean, sterile, mineral salt based and highly chelated nutrients ensure consistent results in the Under Current system. By using a high-quality nutrient line, such as Cultured Solutions, you will need fewer inputs and experience less frequent change outs.
The Under Current system provides high levels of aeration and circulation, and as a result, specific nutrient inputs are required. For best results in the Under Current, it is highly recommended to follow the CS Feeding Schedule. We’ve done all the work and research to ensure your plants are receiving all the minerals and nutrients at the right growth stages.
Regular change outs ensure plants receive balanced nutrition. It is recommended to perform a full nutrient change out every 7-14 days. This will ensure nutrients are fresh and viable, while also correcting any imbalances to the nutrient solution.
Dilute the desired add-back concentrates into a volume of water before slowly adding into your system. Use a venturi, such as the CCH2O Add-Back Kit injector, to easily introduce add-back into your Under Current system.