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FloraMax System Maintenance

Prevents blocked drippers and build-up in hydroponics, coco and soil systems

Prevents blocked drippers in hydroponicsFloraMax System Maintenance is a safe, organic additive for maintaining the condition of nutrient solutions:

  • Prevents the blockage of drippers, pipes, pumps and filters.  Helps stop white, stringy muck from forming in the nutrient solution to increase the reliability of watering systems.  These issues are common where organic, carbohydrate or sugary additives are being used, or if the nutrient temperature is too high.
  • Compatible with all nutrient types including sensitive organics and beneficial bacteria.
  • Is safe to use from seed to harvest which ensures the growing system delivers consistent yields all year round.
  • Also serves as a cleaner for tools and system hardware especially during post harvest clean-up.
  • Available in larger pack sizes – 1L, 5L, 20L, 220L and 1,000L – suitable for large scale commercial applications.
  • Dosage: 1ml/L (4ml/Gal) during veg and flower.

Will System Maintenance improve the effective working life of nutrient batches?

Yes, provided light ingress and evaporation are minimized, shade (or bury) the reservoir to minimize nutrient temperature, and avoid the use of sugary additives such as carbohydrates and molasses.  With a super-stable nutrient such as Veg-1 or VegaFlora and their associated additives, batches can be stored for several weeks or even months provided pH is set well below 6.5 on day 1.  By keeping everything clean – reservoir, drippers, feedlines, pump and filters – System Maintenance will help ensure all plants are being watered properly.

Testimonial:  “When the day temperatures rise we get white slimes growing in the reservoir. This stuff goes through our system blocking pumps, drippers and pipes… System Maintenance has stopped this from happening, which has saved us A LOT of unnecessary maintenance and guaranteed our plants are getting watered on time.”

Testimonials - “Root browning is no longer a threat to our plants...”

“Root browning is no longer a threat to our plants. This is saving us a fortune!”

“When the day temperatures rise we get white slimes growing in the reservoir. This stuff goes through our system blocking pumps, drippers and pipes… System Maintenance has stopped this from happening, which has saved us A LOT of unnecessary maintenance and guaranteed our plants are getting watered on time.”

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Guide to disease control
Pythium, phytophthora and fusarium are some of the most common diseases in hydroponics.  They can spread rapidly throughout a system and kill plants within a few days. 

The following management practices will significantly reduce the risk of disease:

1. Maintain good general system hygiene: Diseased foliage should be promptly cut from plants and removed from the growing area along with other waste material. Surfaces must also be kept clean from dust, dirt and spillages.

2. Pest management: Insects spread disease from one plant to another via sap transfer and therefore must be prevented from entering the system. To help achieve this, filter the air supply and minimize traffic into the growing area.

3. Maintain the cleanliness of the nutrient solution: To achieve this dose the nutrient solution with FloraMax System Maintenance. A clean nutrient solution will help avoid issues such as root browning and fungus gnat infestation.

4. Humidity: Controlling humidity will prevent spore germination for many diseases. Keeping ‘relative humidity’ at 60-70% offers the best compromise for both disease prevention and plant growth.

Read the full article on Guide to Disease Control.

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