Flairform – Pythoff
- Treats root-rot if used in the early stages of the disease
- Prevents root-rot from infecting your system
- Sterilises your hydroponic system and nutrient solution
- Remains active for a long time in solution
- Helps prevent root browning
- One of the best root-rot treatments/preventatives available
- Comes in two sizes: 1 litre and 5 litre bottles
Root-rot can cause untold damage in hydroponic systems in as little as 2-4 days. Pythoff helps to maintain a sterile hydroponic nutrient solution. Used as directed, Pythoff will treat and prevent pythium and other forms of root-rot. Great peace-of-mind product.
Pythoff is designed for use in hydroponic systems but it is unsuitable for use with coco-peat, wood-chip or soil-mix substrates as it kills the beneficial microbes in them. Add 2 ml of Pythoff per 10 Litres (use only half of this dosage for sensitive or weak plants) of reservoir size into 1 Litre of nutrient-free water and mix well. Add the dosed litre of water to your reservoir slowly over 30 seconds while stirring the nutrient solution. Immediately run the pump for 15 minutes to sterilise your hydroponic system. If organic additives are being used then wait at least 20 minutes after adding Pythoff before adding them to the reservoir. Re-dose your system once every 7 days.
If being used to treat an on-going root-rot infection, discontinue the use of the organic additives and dose the system with Pythoff every day. For small, sensitive plants (e.g. lettuces, seedlings) use half of the stated dose. Pythoff is not compatible with beneficial bacteria/fungi additive products as it will kill the organisms in them.
Pythoff recommended dosage: 0.2ml/Litre
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Pythoff is an effective sterilising agent designed to ward off pests and disease in hydroponic systems. Once added to your nutrient solution, regular use of Pythoff will help protect your plants from a range of diseases, fungi, and parasitic organisms known to cause root-root, in particular, pythium.
Although hydroponic systems are free from soil-borne pests and diseases, the nutrient solution is often exposed to airborne pathogens that can cause major damage to your plants. Common pathogens that can cause havoc in hydroponic systems include Pythium, Phytophthora, and Fusarium, all of which cause the roots to turn brown and eventually irreversible plant death.
Pythoff is safe and non-toxic and is non-systemic which means it can be used safely from seedling to harvest. Although we would recommend halving the manufacturer’s dosage instructions until your young plants have fully established themselves.
Root rot is every hydroponic grower’s nightmare and can completely destroy an entire system in a matter of days. Pythoff is designed to combat root rot by preventing it in the first place. It can be used as a treatment for the very early stages, but as root rot can quickly cause havoc in your system we always recommend that it’s better to use this as a sterilising agent from the start.
Pythoff will sterilise anything it comes into contact with which means all drippers, reservoirs, and surfaces in your hydroponic system will be sterilised and protected from pathogens that affect hydroponic systems. Highly recommend to all hydroponic growers as Pythoff can be used safely in all hydro systems.
“This is a really good product. Use it as directed and you will have n o problems.”
“Quick delivery and does exactly what it says it does. No complaints here.”
“ Thanks to the guys at GTP Hydroponics. I phoned them with issues about my plants and they pointed me towards this. It arrived quickly and took care of the problem. Very happy.“
Flairform has been a leader in product innovation and quality since 1992. Having worked professionally in the field of water, agricultural and horticultural chemistry since 1966, our chemists have accumulated significant scientific expertise. This expertise has enabled us to solve many of the product development challenges facing the hydroponic industry. We are now able to offer the most technically advanced products and grower advice that enables even the most inexperienced to grow like a professional.
Bob Taylor – The Founder
Up until 1992, Bob Taylor, was the Principal Chemist of the Water Resources section at Western Australia’s State Government Chemistry Centre. This was the State Government’s consultancy service for all water related problems for the State’s Water Authority, other government departments, industry and general public. Bob worked there as a Chemist from 1966 in both Agricultural Chemistry and Water Chemistry. Bob was an approved NATA signatory for a wide range of water analyses. He was also an official registered analyst for the government’s chemical analysis monitoring program of all fertilizers registered in Western Australia.
Andrew Taylor – Head Chemist
Andrew is an analytical chemist with additional qualifications in plant function and nutrition. He has over 22 years experience in product research and development, and commercial manufacturing. As the author of the Flairform Grower’s Guide, he writes extensively on hydroponic growing techniques with articles featured in several prominent grow magazines.