Using Bacteria and Fungi in Hydroponics

There are 5 basic types of hydroponic systems; Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (Flood & Drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), and Nutrient Film Technique. There are hundreds of variations on these basic types of systems, but all hydroponic methods are a variation (or combination) of these five.

All of these systems require a reservoir, and allow for simple application. Rather than calculating the acreage, You base the applications on the number of plants. 1 Tablespoon in a 10 gallon reservoir will treat 90 plants. All PureAg products can be mixed with your regular inputs and will also help keep your reservoir clean. You can-not over apply our products. You will need to aerate your reservoir to culture your biology properly. Generally, a fish aquarium air pump is adequate but oversize the blower to twice the gallons recommended.

If you are growing in media there are advantages to using a combination of our Gettin’ Fungi and Rootamendary. We have elected to include endo, ecto, and trichoderma fungi for a number of reasons. The drivers being the variety of crops, and the varying hydroponic practices.

We are very aware that in every application, in every installation, there will be a number of the fungi And bacteria with little or no relationship to the crop. We are driven to cover all the biologic processes We can to improve the health of your grow.

We understand hydro-growers remain divided on the issue of a completely sterile environment with No bacteria (beneficial or otherwise) and no fungi. Proponents of sterile growing environments argue That in hydroponics they are supplying all the nutrients their plants need in a directly accessible form And question the need for fungi, and bacteria to assist in nutrient assimilation. They also believe that the roots shouldn’t have to go out in search of water because, in hydroponics it’s being provided in abundance. The reality however, is mycorrhizae help plants uptake mineral-based nutrients, promote root branching, and massively extend the active feeding capacity of the feeder root tips. When you compare yields of sterile to biologic, the results are not even close. Biology wins every time.