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Hi.

New to the forum, and new to indoor growing. I have read quite a bit regarding the use of colloidal silver, but no definite answers on the results with normal Dischem sold Silver Labs brand Ionic Colloidal Silver. 18 ppm I think. Does it work, or should I look elsewhere? Not keen on the STS method, and not keen on making my own. If not strong enough, where can I buy proper colloidal silver?

Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

 

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STS really is the best method. You only need to spray a plant once every 5 days and only about 4 times.

Store bought colloidal silver solutions are too weak. You need a colloidal solution of about 30-40ppm. But you'll have to spray every day, with no guaranteed results. Youd need to make it yourself using DC electrolysis with both the anode and cathode needing to be made from .999 fine silver.

Just use STS.

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I agree with@Totemic rather just make use of STS.

I've used it a few times, really easy to work with. What is putting you off the STS route?

There is a nice guide on steemit. I spray the whole plants, leaves and all. Never had issues with it not working for me.

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With destilled water, 2 silver coins, 2 crocodile clamps, 2 wires, a 9v battery and a ppm pen, you can produce you own coloidal silver solution. Aim for 30ppm

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11 hours ago, PsyCLown said:

I agree with@Totemic rather just make use of STS.

I've used it a few times, really easy to work with. What is putting you off the STS route?

There is a nice guide on steemit. I spray the whole plants, leaves and all. Never had issues with it not working for me.

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I read up a bit more on the STS route. I thought it was much more difficult. Going to give it a try.

Any specific brands of Silver Nitrate and Sodium Thiosulfate to look for? Don't want to get the wrong stuff. Checked quickly at Dischem, nothing in stock.

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Youd need to get them from a place such as chemlabsupplies.co.za 

Youll have to buy their minimum quantities so it's going to set you back at least R1k. 

50g Silver Nitrate AR

500g Sodium Thiosulphate Pentahydrate

 

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You can also test Ace chemicals. I think their silver nitrate is 25g min

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Still quite the ride to go on for a new grower!!

What have you got that is blowing your mind so much that you want to make more of her? 

Be careful that you aren't gonna reverse a somewhat underperforming/lacking plant. 

This process is done for the sole reason of preserving genetics and making fems if I'm not mistaken? 

What are you trying to reverse bro beans? 

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I have a Ghost Train Haze cross i want to preserve. Got a few seeds from a friend, and the ones he grew from the same batch were sublime. Cannot find anything in the same league locally. Going to practice on a Durban Poison first and if it works out then I will proceed with them.

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Remember that when you make seeds, it goes back to a lucky packet of sorts. It will introduce variance.

Cutting will ensure its a clone / identical plant, seeds will not - you may need to dig in the seeds to find the pheno you're after.

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35 minutes ago, PsyCLown said:

Remember that when you make seeds, it goes back to a lucky packet of sorts. It will introduce variance.

Cutting will ensure its a clone / identical plant, seeds will not - you may need to dig in the seeds to find the pheno you're after.

All part of the journey. I am sure that I will fail somewhere, but thats the fun of it. Just keep trying. I really appreciate the input from everyone.

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