what is calmag?

Discussion in 'Plant Problems' started by stoned88911, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. stoned88911

    stoned88911 Registered+

    Title says it all

    What is calmag, what does it do, and what else can be used instead of it.

    Thanks you all so much for the many things you all help me with. Id be lost without cannabis.com
  2. Revanche21

    Revanche21 Registered+

    Cal mag Plus (different from reg cal mag? idk)

    Calcium, Magnesium and Iron supplement by Botanicare

    Recommended application rate normally is sufficient to make up for any deficiences in most soil or hydroponic formulas. Note - In hydroponics, iron falls out of the solution relatively fast due to use of magnetic driven pumps without grounding probes and high levels of dissolved oxygen from air stones and pumps.

    thats the directions on the back of the bottle

    Mostly its used for ppl who use Reverse Osmosis/distilled water because it contains no additives this product makes up for

    Faucet water should contain these things, but I use cal-mag with it anyway since I got my nutrients in a package

    Hope this helps!

  3. stoned88911

    stoned88911 Registered+

    Its does but, stinky said i needed calmag becuase im using rain barrel watter.

    Will regular plant food be enough, i went to my plant store and they didnt have it.
  4. Revanche21

    Revanche21 Registered+

    o yea rain water doesn't have calcium in it or something because of some other reason haha I forget


    heres a link to discussion about rain water
  5. stoned88911

    stoned88911 Registered+

    thanks alot man, do you know a cheap place to order online sence its not sold around me.

    Will my plants be ok in the amount of time it would take to ship.

    You are a bunch of help
  6. Greenthing

    Greenthing Registered+

    Rain water today is acidic, maybe it could cause problems.:jointsmile:
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  7. Revanche21

    Revanche21 Registered+

    I got my whole nutrient line-up at stealthhydroponics.com

    I got the starter kit and it has been working wonders for me!
  8. stoned88911

    stoned88911 Registered+

    i notice they have a reverse osmosis system on there.

    I already have this at my house becuase are tap watter is very bad.

    Does the water from a reverse osmosis have the things in it, like calcium and so on.
  9. dooobster

    dooobster Registered+

    RO water is pure, meaning it lacks those nutrients...
    CalMag is necessary for you if you have RO, otherwise your plants will suffer from calcium and magnesium deficiencies.

    I get my nutrients/supplements at Discount Hydroponics, and they have great prices... here's a link directly to their CalMag Plus page, but feel free to check out the rest of their selection too! :)

    Discount Hydroponics - Cal-Mag Plus
  10. stoned88911

    stoned88911 Registered+

    thanks about 7 bucks cheaper than anywhere else ive seen.

    I just baught a gallon of it, how is it mixed will a gallon last me awhile(kinda exspensive)
  11. dooobster

    dooobster Registered+

    Just go by the directions, adding however many teaspoons per gallon it says to use for whatever phase of growth your plants are in... Just mix it right in with your nutrient water.
    It'll differ from phase to phase, i.e. when the plants are seedlings it'll say to use this much, then when they're midsize vegetative you'll use a little more, mature/transitional use a little more, etc.
    It's never a large amount used at a time, usually 2-3 tsp per gallon of water
    A gallon will last you a LONG time. :)
    Quarts last me 2 or 3 grows (I grow 2-3 plants at a time).

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