Nitrogen is one of the three macro nutrients (NPK) required by plants. It is a component of proteins and nucleic acids. Nitrogen is mobile in plants. This means the plants divert these nutrients from older leaves to new leaves. Thus, deficiency symptoms appear in older leaves first. Nitrogen deficiency symptoms include chlorosis; slow growth; and small, stunted plants with large root systems.
Nitrogen comes in a variety of forms (nitrate, ammoniacal, urea). While plants can use all three forms the form that is preferred varies by species. Thus nitrogen supplements derived solely from just one form (nitrates) will not be as effective as a supplement that provides all three forms.
synthesis is a concentrated (32,000 mg/L N) nitrogen source. synthesis is unique in that it provides nitrogen in all three forms. Approximately 50% of the nitrogen in synthesis is derived from an organic source (urea), while the remaining nitrogen splits at about 25% each from nitrate and ammoniacal sources.
When used with aquavitro"s phosphorus supplement, activate, at the same dose (7 mL/250 US gallons) both products provide nitrogen and phosphorus in a 5:1 N:P ratio.
Use one inner capful (7 mL) per 250 US gallons (950 L) twice a week (or as needed). This dose increases total nitrogen by 0.24 mg/L. This is the same amount of nitrogen that would be present if all nitrogen were present in the nitrate form at 1 mg/L. Because not all nitrogen is in the nitrate form, you will measure a 0.25 mg/L nitrate increase immediately after dosing.
Note: For smaller dosing, use the included pipette. Filled to the base of the bulb, the pipette holds 1 mL.
The aquavitro cap offers multiple dosing solutions depending on the size of your system. Each inner cap thread is approximately 2 mL. The inner cap contains 7 mL, while the outer ring contains 28 mL (35 mL when both are filled to the level of the inner cap.) When filled to the top, the cap contains 49 mL.