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CNS17® Grow Formula 3-1-2

CNS17® is the result of an innovative technology that allows us to produce a professional strength, one part nutrient with all of the required mineral ions in correct balance. Originally developed as a professional grade nutrient by renowned scientist Dr. Lynette Morgan. Once diluted in water, simple sugars hydrolyze and provide the added benefit of becoming a highly available energy source for beneficial microbes and plants. No other product offers such a complete range of elements in a single bottle while priced at less than half most major competitors. CNS17 is a high yielding, low cost nutrient that provides everything plants need in single grow, bloom, and ripening formulas.

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CNS17® Grow is extremely concentrated, cost effective, and produces premium results for the commercial grower and hobbyists. Formulated for use with all grow mediums, CNS17 Grow contains all seventeen essential elements, making it ideal an food source for plants to thrive throughout the vegetative growth phase. Optimal ratios of nitrogen and phosphrous promote increased root development, decreased internode spacing, and sturdy stalks and branches to support bigger, healthier plants. CNS17 Grow formula also combines high levels of calcium with sulfates and phosphates to guarantee a balanced spectrum of plant nutrients. 

  • Produces high yields at an economical value
  • Cost effective for large scale production
  • Only 3 formulas to statisfy all growing methods
  • Highly soluble formula excels in DWC, Aeroponic, and NFT systems
  • pH stable
  • Contains optimum levels of calcium and nitrogen

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Q: What causes CNS17 to have it’s unique appearance and consistency?
A: The technology used in the formulation CNS17 utilizes polysaccharides (simple sugars) as part of the suspension method that prevents certain elemental macro and micro nutrients such as calcium, phosphates, and sulfates from bonding together and precipitating out of solution while in a highly concentrated state. This is what allows CNS17 to deliver all of essential plant nutrients in just a single bottle.

Once diluted into solution these simple sugars cleanly dissolve and provide an energy source for beneficial microbes.


Q: Why does CNS17 appear to be flaking and sinking to the bottom of my reservoir before it is thoroughly mixed?
A: When mixing CNS17 into water with a temperature below 68° F (20° C) what appears as a separation may seem to occur. CNS17 works best when mixed with water temperatures ranging between 68°F - 75°F (20°C - 24°C). A quick and easy way to adjust for low water temperatures in the reservoir is to mix the desired dose with an equal amount of warm water before introducing it into a reservoir that contains water under 68° F.

Excessive calcium often found in municipal or well water sources may also bind with the phosphorous in CNS17 causing it to precipitate and fall out of solution. For best results use CNS17 with reverse osmosis water.


Q: If CNS17 is complete, why are some micronutrients not listed on the guaranteed minimum analysis?
A: To comply with state registration regulations certain micronutrients were omitted from the guaranteed minimum analysis on the label due to their concentrations being low in comparison to the macronutrients. CNS17 does contain all essential micronutrients in the formula including boron (B), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), and nickel (Ni). When used at the recommended applications rates CNS17 will deliver all essential micronutrients at the proper ratios.


Q: Is CNS17 Ripe a supplement or a base nutrient?
A: CNS17 Ripe is a complete base formula. Replacing CNS17 Bloom with CNS17 Ripe during the final two weeks before harvest reduces nitrogen while maintaining phosphorous and potassium within ideal ranges. This specialty formula encourages the plant to focus energy on ripening and swelling it’s fruits and flowers.

Due to its high PK value it is not advised to use a bloom stimulant with CNS17 Ripe as doing so may cause an imbalance. Bloom stimulants are safe with all other CNS17 formulas.


Q: What is the ideal grow room temperature?
A: Most plants do well between 65˚F - 80˚F (18˚C - 26˚C) for light and dark cycles. Having a lower temperature during the plant’s dark cycle is common. When temperatures are higher than the recommended range, you may experience more pest problems, reduced dissolved oxygen in the nutrient solution, and increased plant transpiration which can increase humidity and irrigation demand. Cooler than recommended temperatures may slow growth.


 


Q: What is the ideal nutrient water temperature? Should it be cooler than the grow room?
A: The ideal water temperature in hydroponics is from 68°F - 75°F (20°C - 24°C). There is less dissolved oxygen available in water at higher temperatures.


 


Q: How often should I change my reservoir water? 
 
A: We recommend changing your reservoir water completely every 10 - 14 days. Even though you can top off your reservoir with water to make up for water lost by evaporation and plant transpiration, you can’t accurately measure the nutrients left in the water after plants have taken up some of the nutrients. (For instance, plants may need / deplete more nitrogen during some growing stages.) The only way to ensure optimal growing success is to know the exact ration of NPKs you’re feeding by starting fresh with a new batch of nutrient solution.


 


Q: Are your products organic?
A: We have many certified/listed organic products and use many organically derived ingredients in our formulations. Organic certified compounds are naturally occurring compounds like bat guano or alfalfa meal, rather than mineral compounds that are mined or synthesized. While not all of our products are CDFA, OMRI, NOP certified organic we strive to use natural and organic inputs whenever possible.


 


Q: Which nutrients or supplements should I use to increase flower size?
A: Our bloom booster, Hydroplex, contains high levels of phosphorus and potassium which are beneficial for flower initiation and structure. Phosphorus will increase the number of flowers and potassium will increase the weight of flowers.


 


Q: I’m having a problem with scum in my reservoir, what do I do?
A: We recommend covering your nutrient solution reservoir to decrease light and therefore decrease the likelihood of unwanted algae, bacteria or fungal growth. These organisms need nutrients, light, and water to multiply and thrive. Keeping your room and water cool will slow the potential growth of these organisms. Clean your reservoirs between crops and plant stages of growth. You can use bleach or hydrogen peroxide to clean them, but rinse well to remove all cleaning product residue before refilling with nutrient solution.


 


Q: Which Botanicare nutrient system would be best for me to use?
A: We’ve created 4 different base nutrients for different uses and purposes. CNS17 is the simplest mineral base with all of the necessary macro and micro nutrients included in one bottle. Pure Blend Pro is our natural and organic one-part nutrient that contains natural and organic based ingredients. KIND is a three-part mineral based nutrient which requires no Calcium/Magnesium supplementation and allows the grower the most flexibility in application. Growilla is a dry organic nutrient formulation (OMRI listed/CDFA) which delivers excellent results outdoors in soil and in large containers.


 


Q: Should I use all the supplements you manufacture?
A: The short answer is, no. We make a wide variety of supplements that can be used for different purposes. Some products like Pure Blend Tea and Liquid Karma are fairly similar, but they were developed for different reasons. We recommend Pure Blend Tea be used with KIND to add flavors and aromas, and Liquid Karma be used with Pure Blend Pro base nutrients to add additional bio-stimulants. Check our website or product pages and information sheets for clarification--our website has some excellent Pre-Developed Recipes to guide you.


 


Q: Which grow medium do you recommend?
A: We were one of the first companies to recommend coco coir for growers, and we do think it delivers excellent results. We have 3 premium coir based formulas to choose from - Cocogro, Readygro Aeration and Readygro Moisture. Cocogro can be blended with your favorite amendments or you can chose our Readygro Aeration or Moisture depending on your irrigation needs.

Q: Are your plastics food-safe?
A: Our trays and reservoirs are made of BPA-free plastic, but they are not rated for food storage. Plastic pots are used to grow all kinds of food and are rarely food grade because the plant roots are not eaten. Food grade plastics are used to store, prepare, or serve food. Our trays are made from extra thick, high-impact, BPA-free ABS plastic and have a smooth finish for easy cleaning.





Q: How and when do I check my pH and PPM levels?
A: You should check the pH and PPMs of your nutrient solution after mixing the nutrient solution and periodically throughout the usage of the solution (if using a recirculating system). You should use a pH meter, colorimetric pH solution, or indicator strips to test the nutrient solution or the runoff from the plants. You can use a PPM or EC meter to test the concentration of the nutrient solution.

Q: When should I adjust my pH levels and what should pH level be?
A: Check and adjust pH after you have mixed your nutrient solution and periodically during the usage of the nutrient solution if using a recirculating system and the pH becomes out of range. We recommend a pH level between 5.5 - 6.5 for maximum nutrient availability.


 


Q: Do you have a nutrient or supplement that is pH stable so that when I adjust my pH, it won’t change?
A: The pH of the nutrient solution will vary depending on the source water, the nutrient concentration, and the uptake of nutrients by the plant if using a recirculating system. You should always check your pH and adjust it to ensure best availability of nutrients to the plant.


 


Q: What is the difference between PPM, EC and TDS?
A: TDS stands for total dissolved solids, PPM stands for parts per million, and EC stands for electrical conductivity; which are acronyms used to quantify the concentration of nutrients as positive or negatively charged salts in the solution or growing substrate. Meters measure the electrical conductivity (EC) of the salts and can convert to PPMs or TDS.

Q: What conversion factor does Botanicare use for nutrient calculations to convert EC to PPMs?
A: Botanicare uses the 700 ppm to 1.0 EC factor. This is standard for most EC or ppm meters as well, but check the specifications of your meter to be sure.

Q: What should my PPMs or ECs be at each stage of growth?
A: The concentration of nutrients that plants require depends on their stage of growth, i.e. smaller plants need less food. See our nutrient calculator, or more information in our Hydro 101 section.


 


Q: When should I add nutrients?
A: You should add nutrients as soon as the first true leaves emerge if growing from seed or when the plant has developed roots if growing from cuttings. You can find detailed information on our website using the nutrient calculator, feed sheets, or on the back of the bottle of our base nutrient formulations.


 


Q: Should I top off with straight water or water with nutrients added? 
A: If you are growing in a system that re-uses nutrient solution, like with the ebb and flow method, you should top off with straight water if the reservoir level is lowered by evaporation or plant uptake. Remember that you will have no way of knowing how much of each nutrient (like nitrogen) has actually been used by the plants (and is therefore depleted in the reservoir water.) We recommend completely changing out and replacing all the nutrient solution every 10 - 14 days so you know the exact ratios you are feeding the plants.


 


Q: Do I need to use humic or fulvic acid with Liquid Karma or Pure Blend Pro?
A: No, both of these products contain these naturally occurring organic acids.   


 


Q: Can I use hydrogen peroxide with your nutrients and supplements?
A: We do not recommend using hydrogen peroxide in application to plants as this may kill off beneficial microorganisms that live in the substrate surrounding root zone of the plant. Hydrogen peroxide is an environmentally friendly product for cleaning and sterilization, but is not recommended in nutrient solution mixtures.


 


Q: What is the difference between Pure Blend Tea and Pure Blend Pro?
A: Pure Blend Tea is an organically derived compost tea supplement which can be used with many base nutrient systems to increase flavors, aromas and terpene production. Pure Blend Pro is a premium, complete, one-part base nutrient system that contains the same natural and organic compounds which add flavors and aromas found in Pure Blend Tea. It is not necessary to use Pure Blend Tea if using the Pure Blend Pro nutrient line.

Q: What are the best tools for opening and dispensing product from your larger size liquids?
· 5-gallon cap - Container Wrench for 70mm Caps & 3/4" Slotted Drum Plugs.
· 15’s & 55’s cap - Container Wrench for Bung Plugs & 3/4" Slotted Drum Plugs.
· 15 & 55 Dispenser – Zee Line Part# 375 hand pump siphon.

DIRECTIONS FOR HOME GARDEN - GENERAL PLANT FOOD

Add 10 ml as a general plant food. Water into soil or potting mix for gardens and container gardens.

DIRECTIONS FOR HORTICULTURE - FERTIGATION

Use in fertigation at a ratio of 1:200. Suitable for a wide range of vegetable, fruit, and flower crops.

  • Hydroponics and container gardens
  • Best with coco substrates and soil mixes
  • Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Crops
  • Can be used as a stand alone or with supplements

(Use with Botanicare's™ Pure Blend™ Original for even better results)

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Total Nitrogen (N) 3.0%
  • 0.14% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • 2.86% Nitrate Nitrogen
  • Available Phosphate (P2O5) 1.0%
  • Soluble Potash (K2O) 2.0%
  • Calcium (Ca) 3.0%
  • Magnesium (Mg) 0.5%
  • 0.5% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
  • Manganese (Mn) 0.05%
  • 0.05% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)

Derived from: Calcium Nitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Nitrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Manganese Sulfate, Ammonium Molybdate.