Silica is the must use beneficial additive/nutrient for any hydroponic grower who is looking to promote plant health and optimise yields. Read about Si in hydroponics here….
Compared with many hydroponic store sold silica products this is a highly concentrated potassium silica solution that represents great savings. 1L of Manic Botanix Silica will give you 6,040 litres of 40ppm Si in solution, so it goes a long, long way. Comparatively, the same, or a similar, product is sold through Australian hydroponic stores for over $50.00 AUD as 1 litre (i.e. ours per 1L = $28.60 vs over $50.00 elsewhere). Thus, you can purchase Manic Botanix K Silicate for about half the price that you pay through hydroponic retail stores.
To add 40ppm Si to solution use at 0.16775mL (1.67 ml to 10 litres)
This will also add 46.97 ppm of K (potassium) to solution
Always predilute in water and pH adjust to 5.5 – 5.8 before adding to the nutrient tank/reservoir
|Chemical Product Information|
|Chemical Name||Potassium Silicate|
|Other Chemical Name/s||Potassium Metasilicate|
|MB Product Number||PT207|
|Chemical Technical/Analysis Information|
|Appearance||Colourless thick liquid|
|Purity Typical||53.1% w/w +/- 0.3%||85.0% w/v +/- 0.5|
|Potassium (K) Typical||17.5% w/w +/- 0.2||28.0% w/v +/- 0.3%|
|Silicon (Si) Typical||14.9% w/w +/- 0.2||23.8% w/v +/- 0.3%|
|Specific Gravity (sp. gr.)||1.60 g/mL|