Athena Balance is a simple formula of potassium silicate specifically concentrated to buffer irrigation water and stabilize to ideal pH. Silicon additionally benefits plant growth, stem structure, stress reduction, water usage (osmoregulation), and nutrient utilization.
Commercial growers find better results, particularly with reverse osmosis (RO) water, when buffering first with Athena Balance. Pure RO water has unstable chemical structure that can trap other nutrients when added without a buffer. Athena Balance adds just enough to the water to create a more homogenous fertilizer solution and reduce the need to pH adjust after mixing.
Formula is sediment-free and is compatible with mechanical dosing systems (Dosatron). Athena Balance is not recommended for electronic dosing systems (Netafim).
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All your purchases are insured against theft and accidental damage whilst in transit from Great Stuff Hydroponics to your delivery address. Once your package has been delivered and signed for at your specified address, it is no longer covered. To ensure that your purchases arrive safely and in perfect condition, we require proof of delivery for all orders and are unable to authorise for packages to be delivered without a signature.
All UK orders are shipped by UK Mail Courier. All UK orders over £300 are delivered free of charge.?We aim to deliver your items as quickly as possible but please allow 2-3 working days.
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Before you return an item please email us at email@example.com to let us know and put a note in with the items you are returning with all your details and order number and reason for return.
When returning items you are strongly recommended to obtain proof of posting as we cannot accept responsibility for parcels lost in transit. We will only refund the cost of postage where the item returned is faulty.
All correctly returned items will be refunded to the original purchaser’s credit card excluding all shipping costs, international customs duties and sales taxes. Please note that card refunds may take up to 10 business days for your bank to complete, this can vary between card issuers. We will only refund the cost of postage where the item returned is faulty.
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