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How to Prepare the SNAP Working Solution

Learn how to properly prepare the SNAP Hydroponics working solution.

SNAP working solution displaying its cloudy and slightly yellow appearance.

Properly prepared SNAP working solution has a cloudy and slightly yellow appearance.

The mixture of water and SNAP Hydroponics Nutrient Solution for Hydroponics A (SNAP A) and SNAP Hydroponics Nutrient Solution for Hydroponics B (SNAP B) is called the working solution. Below are the steps on how to to prepare it.

Prepare Clean Water#

Start with 10 liters of clean water. Water from regular sources like tap water, well water, etc., works well. The use of pure rain water and pure distilled (reverse osmosis) water is discouraged because pure rain water and pure distilled water has a neutral pH. Preparing the working solution from water with a neutral pH will result in a solution which has a pH that is too low to properly support plant growth.

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If using water from regular water sources, there is no need to monitor the pH. SNAP nutrients has a high buffering capacity that helps maintain the proper pH level of the working solution.

Add SNAP Nutrient Solution#

Add 25mL of SNAP A and mix well. Add 25mL of SNAP B mix well. The order by which SNAP A and SNAP B is added does not matter. However, it is important to mix the solution well before adding the next SNAP solution.

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Do not mix SNAP A and SNAP B together before adding them to water. Mixing SNAP A and SNAP B will cause them to react with each other which will render the solution ineffective.

White 30mL plastic cup with a superimposed level indicator

Filling up this cup to the level indicated is 25mL.