Originally Posted by irishSoCo
i just read through this, and realize i have absolutely no clue about growin hydroponically other than equipment set up......... :(
I know what you mean. When I was setting up my first grow I had a nice little DWC system ready to go, and then I thought about nutes. I realized I never saw a simple method of hydro fert schedule, other than from the manufacturers, which aren't the greatest indicator.
I decided to just go soilless (as in perlite/promix in containers, pseudo-soil) at first and get some 2 or 3 part nutes. I did that, and had a successful grow, but I feel it could've been a lot better if I knew the specifics of nutrients, and what the right PH does that is so vital to the plants.
During that grow I've just been continuing to browse the forums and learn more about this amazing hobby. After seeing how many different people use hydro and nutes, I realized it couldn't be that hard to get the right combination. Lucas Formula, from all I've seen, is a great beginner way to get into hydro. I've been playing around with an excel spreadsheet I made, inspired by this thread, ShroomDr's thread about nutrient thread here
. There is a much much higher chance I'll be growing hydro for my second time around.