Athena Balance: Potassium Silicate Solution for pH Stabilisation and Plant Growth

Athena Balance is a highly concentrated potassium silicate formula designed to buffer irrigation water and stabilise its pH level. In addition, this solution boosts plant growth, enhances stem structure, reduces stress, optimises water usage, and improves nutrient absorption. Commercial growers, especially those using reverse osmosis (RO) water, find better results when pre-buffering with Athena Balance.

Features and Benefits

  • Highly Concentrated Formula: Athena Balance's concentrated potassium silicate content helps buffer and stabilise pH levels in irrigation water, ensuring optimal nutrient availability for plants.
  • Boosts Plant Growth and Stem Structure: Silicon in this solution enhances overall plant growth and leads to stronger stem structure.
  • Stress Reduction and Osmoregulation: Utilising Athena Balance will aid plants in managing stress better and maintaining proper water balance.
  • Improved Nutrient Utilisation: This formula ensures that plants can effectively absorb and utilise essential nutrients, leading to better growth and health.
  • Sediment-Free and Compatible with Mechanical Dosing Systems: Athena Balance is sediment-free, making it suitable for use with mechanical dosing systems like Dosatron. However, it is not recommended for electronic dosing systems like Netafim.

How to Use

  1. Choose the appropriate Athena Balance size and concentration for your plants and irrigation system.
  2. Consult the Athena Balance label or feeding schedule for specific dilution ratios and application frequency.
  3. Always add Athena Balance to the water first, before mixing in other nutrients or additives. This ensures a more homogenous fertiliser solution and eliminates the need for pH adjustments afterward.
  4. Continue to monitor pH levels in your irrigation water and adjust Athena Balance dosage as needed to maintain optimal growing conditions for your plants.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Athena Balance is best for commercial growers who want to optimise their irrigation water's pH level and improve plant growth, especially when using reverse osmosis (RO) water. It is suitable for various plants, including hydroponic, soil, and coco-grown plants, contributing to a more stable, homogenous fertiliser solution that enhances nutrient uptake.


What is Athena Balance and its benefits for plants?

A:Athena Balance is a potassium silicate-based formula designed to buffer irrigation water and stabilize it to the ideal pH. It offers multiple benefits to plant growth, including improved stem structure, stress reduction, enhanced water usage (osmoregulation), and nutrient utilization. Using Athena Balance can result in better results for commercial growers, especially with reverse osmosis (RO) water.

Why is Athena Balance recommended for use with RO water?

A:Pure RO water has an unstable chemical structure that can interfere with nutrient absorption when added without a buffer. Athena Balance adds just enough to the water to create a more homogeneous fertiliser solution and reduce the need for pH adjustment after mixing. This helps commercial growers achieve better results with their plants and overall growing operations.

Can Athena Balance be used with mechanical and electronic dosing systems?

A:Athena Balance is sediment-free and compatible with mechanical dosing systems, such as Dosatron. However, it is not recommended for use with electronic dosing systems like Netafim due to its composition.

How does Athena Balance impact nutrient utilization in plants?

A:Athena Balance optimizes the pH of the irrigation water, allowing plants to more effectively absorb and utilise essential nutrients. This improves overall plant health, growth, and productivity.

Does Athena Balance help with stress reduction in plants?

A:Yes, Athena Balance contributes to stress reduction in plants by providing silicon, which helps to strengthen the plant's stem structure and improve its ability to withstand environmental stressors such as temperature fluctuations or diseases.

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