Category - Growing Tips for Beginners

How to instantly remove Chlorine / Chloramine from your Water

Why is it important to remove Chlorine / Chloramine from your water? Organically growing using beneficial additives, like Mammoth P, Mykos and Biosys, fortify rootzones with colonies of fungi and bacteria; both increasing growth rates and helping to ward off pathogens, ultimately improving the quality and size of your crop. However, if you’re using them with tap water, you may not be ...

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Changing your Grow Room Reflector – Does it Make a Difference?

Should you change your reflector regularly? We set out to find out if there really is a difference between a brand new reflector and one that has had a year’s use. For many, many years the evergreen High Pressure Sodium (HPS) grow light has dominated the grow light market. Historically, watt for watt it has ...

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How to Change Nanotube Lamps – a Quick Guide

Changing the lamps inside Dimlux Nanotube fixtures requires a few extra steps when compared to standard versions, though it’s still a quick and easy process. It’s well worth spending an extra few moments on this task when you consider the benefits that are to be had. Nanotube fixtures are capable of running at a whopping ...

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Soil, Coco and Pebbles… What’s the difference?

Why is choosing the right media so important? Choosing a medium is a very hard and daunting task as it plays a huge role in your crops success. At One Stop, we like to make things nice and easy for you, so here’s a breakdown of the different types of media, what to expect from ...

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How to Get the Most From Your Euro Reflector

Bend it, Shape it, Any way you want it! The humble Euro Reflector, also known as the “barn-type” reflector is an old stalwart of growing equipment. This is due in no small way to its price. When a reflector can be had for less than £20.00, you can bet its going to be the go-to ...

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Different Types of Grow Light

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHT Choosing a light is one of the most important aspects of your setup. You’ll need to think about the space the light is going to be illuminating, the output of the light and the power consumption. The three most important lighting types to consider right now are: high pressure sodium (HPS) ...

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How to Administer Base Nutrients

ADMINISTERING NUTRIENTS This is a quick guide to mixing nutrients in hydroponics. We’re going to explain to you how to mix up some base nutrient, to give you a feel for the process and get you familiar with all of the necessary equipment. We’ll get into additives another time – this is just to get you ...

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Water Hardness and Growing – What you need to know!

How does Water Hardness Affect My Grow? Water hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and carbonates. The hardness of the tap water in the UK (and indeed around the world) varies a lot by region and the supplier. Some people have soft water, others have normal hardness water, ...

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Ozone – The Benefits of a Disease and Odour Free Grow Space

So, What Exactly is Ozone? Ozone is actually a certain form of oxygen called O3. Oxygen makes up about 21% of the air that we breathe (with nitrogen accounting for most of the other 79%). Almost all of the oxygen in our air floats around in the form of something called O2. Although oxygen is basically a type ...

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7 Simple Fixes for High Grow Room Temps

Are you ready for Summer?? Summer can be the most difficult time to grow indoors. While the temperatures outside are soaring, our indoor grow lamps increase the temperature still further! Very few types of plants enjoy very high temperatures (over 28C / 82F), and most prefer temperatures around 24C (75F), yet it can be really ...

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