We’ve been waiting for this one for quite some time! The Nano 10⁻⁹ range is the brainchild of Ian Collins, the hydro innovator in charge at Global Air Supplies. Expectations were high and Nano 10⁻⁹ doesn’t disappoint, bringing something new and unique to the table. It comes as the result of a series of breakthroughs in nutrient formulation technology. The cutting-edge manufacturing process suspends certain nutrients at a nano scale, which makes them incredibly easy for your plants to absorb and transport. To move things up a notch, lysine is used as a chelator, pushing uptake rates to the next level. This extra lysine has added benefits, regulating growth, building proteins and stimulating responses to the environment. Interestingly, Nano 10⁻⁹ maintains pH levels at more stable levels than its competitors, which reduces the likelihood of encountering deficiencies. It’s also less prone to problems with lockouts and dropouts, ensuring that the complete spectrum of nutrients is fully available, so that your plants get everything they need.
These formulas are fully patented, so the only place you’ll find this technology is here! You’ll notice that the range has been packed into fewer bottles than usual; a complex array of ingredients is squeezed into two sets of base nutrients and four additives. They’ve managed to pack everything into a simple feeding schedule that’s easy to follow, even for absolute beginners. The advances that have gone into Nano 10⁻⁹ have made it very forgiving, so it’s ideal for those who are just starting out, but older hands will also notice the difference if they make the switch.
Root+ is, for us, the most exciting product in the range. It delivers two boosters in one bottle – a root booster and a silicon. The growth stimulants in Root+ accelerate root development, while improving the condition of existing roots. Strengthening the root zone ensures that plants use the other nutrients in the range more effectively, laying the foundations for bigger and better plants later on.
This is all helped along with the inclusion of the most available form of silicon you can lay your hands on: nano silica. Silicon products are renowned for toughening up plants, increasing stem sizes and creating branches that can support bigger fruits. Nano-silica pushes things a step further by utilising Nano 10⁻⁹'s patented technology, making it more available to the plant. Nano silica won’t affect the pH levels of the nutrient solution, unlike other types of silicon, which send your pH skyrocketing. This makes it very easy to work with.
Flower Start+ kickstarts plants into the bloom stages. Start using it a week before you switch to a twelve / twelve light cycle, and it will help your plants to take advantage of the growth spurt that they go through as they enter the flowering photoperiod. Flower Start+ makes plants more resistant to stress, and it contains a healthy supply of boron nanoparticles. Boron regulates the uptake of calcium, helping to develop plants' cell structures and overall structural integrity.
Flower Start+ also increases the number of flowering sites. The more flowering sites plants develop early on, the greater the potential for producing fruits further down the line.
Flower Boost+ is the Nano 10⁻⁹ range’s PK booster. PK boosters deliver greater levels of phosphorus and potassium during the bloom phase, when plants increase their consumption of these two crucial macronutrients.
Iron nanoparticles are also added to the mix, which assist in the production of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is vital to the process of photosynthesis – it’s the green pigment in leaves that converts the light energy from your grow lamp into usable sugars. The more efficiently plants photosynthesise, the bigger and better they’ll be. Higher levels of chlorophyll translate to heavier harvests.
Add it in from week three of flower and finish one week before harvest.
When growers flush their plants during the final week, they often switch to using plain water to remove excess fertilisers. Unfortunately, this process can cause plants to become deficient in certain micronutrients and trace minerals, which lowers plant performance at a time when they are accumulating lots of weight! Not a good thing…
Finisher+ contains an array of mineral nanoparticles that nourish plants while reducing excess feed. It’s effectively a ripener, finisher and flush all in one, which gets the very best out of plants just before harvest, increasing essential oil production, heightening flavours and even improving colours.
Hydro and Coco Base+
You know what the deal is with base nutrients. One of the main differences between Nano 10⁻⁹ base nutrients and the others out there is super-available calcium and magnesium nanoparticles. These nanoparticles totally eliminate the risk of encountering calcium or magnesium deficiencies.