Has anyone tried heavily oxygenating water for the last feed or two of the day? Or possibly micro dosing heavily oxygenated water throughout the night? Maybe 6oz every 3 hours? I’m thinking about introducing a blast of o2 to the root zone in my SOP. I do recirculate every 5 minutes auto magic. But I feel like the bitches want more.
I climb almost 1000 ppm of co2 EVERY night of flower. Lights come on and then bitches start munching the co2 again and it’s down in to 1800 and kicking on an hour after lights on.
For My Hybrid system of deep water and Aeroponics, I never introduce O2 into the system. With the plants making O2 all day and my system pulling that in on the water aeration I seem to have a little issue.
I come from a background in Salt water/ fresh water aquariums where too much o2 in the water is also bad.
I also run an ozone unit which helps immensely with some of the issues of gasses being out of balance
I grow in a 50/50 neutral coco substrate. I crop steer in flood tables, So I have pretty tight control over my root zone. I recently discovered that I can get my root zone to live symbiotically with humate rich algea in the open atmosphere if the conditions are kept perfect. Just continuing to run down the rabbit hole.
Do you have a means to read dissolved oxygen. Well agitated tanks will maintain 90+% of the DO possible at whatever temperature the water is.
Just thinking out loud I think you would have better luck with some sort of continual dosing system. I know the half life for peroxide in water is stupid low, perhaps look in to ozone. I work with a couple of people that have continual ozone setups. I don’t remember reading any crazy DO at them, but I’ll check one next time I’m there.
yes depends on the level
I have a sealed area and I have never had issues
Good (0–54 ppb)
No cautionary statement.
Moderate (55–70 ppb)
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (71–85 ppb)
Children, older adults, active people, and people with lung disease (such as asthma) should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
Unhealthy (86–105 ppb)
Children, older adults, active people, and people with lung disease (such as asthma) should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
Very Unhealthy (106+ ppb)
Children, older adults, active people, and people with lung disease (such as asthma) should avoid all outdoor exertion. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
I’m at the point of questioning the effects of toxins… Look at the cyanobacteria… Look how much. I have had disastrous results from past blue green algea outbreaks if not immediately dealt with.
This time, it has most definitely been beneficial. I feel like if we can counteract certain process. Nitrite/nitrate, ammonia, toxins etc. There can be a benifits to cyanobacteria in the root zone. Or atleast my evidence is pointing that way.
I use in my big setup a bucket that is stagnating. Like a pond, there is a clean side and a dirty side. as the o2 level drops in that unit the anaerobic processes start to go to work I seal this with a clear top to allow the algae to grow in this unit.
Also, I have a fill unit that has airflow in and out with a sprayer and pumps where gas exchange happens and I test and fill from.
All my units with plants have a DWC unit with a spray unit as well
In saltwater reef tanks nanobubbles were good in a controlled skimmer to remove contamination.
Now allowing that to traverse through the system was a bad thing.
I wonder if it would be helpful to insert O2 into a skimmer device then pump it out into the system saturated for a freshwater system.
If your system goes through a lot of water you could always use pre-fill to mix your nuts and insert O2 in this manner to help really mix it up to dump enriched water into the system daily. Same Idea with Salt water remediation to help keep the flux of PH and salinity in check due to evaporation.
There is a very cheap effective colorimetric test as well, I’ll look for a link. It only goes up to 8ppm though. There’s also a reagent based test for the hanna bench top photometers although honestly I prefer the blue tubes. Extech makes a portable DO probe that is not the most reliable thing in the world but it does the trick and is very easy to use