HydroRed's DIY Colloidal Silver

HydroRed

3Thirteen Seeds
Staff member
I love DIY projects, and love sharing info just as much so Im going to give a rundown on exactly how I make my CS solution for reversing females for FEM seeds.
I promise, its really not as hard as some folks try to make it out. There may be better ways out there, but this one is mine and it works.

Things you will need for this project:

* 24 oz. Distilled Water
* 32 oz. Glass Jar (no plastic)
* (2) pieces of .999% silver.
* (2) Alligator clips
* approx. 2' small gauge +/- wire
* (2) 9V batteries OR a 12-18V wall adapter power source
* Air pump
* Approx. 2' of 1/4" tubing
* Small bubbler stone
* Laser pointer
* pencil/pen

Step 1: SETUP
Connect/solder alligator clips onto the wire and place a piece of silver in each one of the alligator clips like shown:
silver clips.png
Then affix the wires over the pencil/pen so that the silver pieces are inside the jar hanging at the exact same depth as shown:
silver depth.png
Once you have it set at the depth in the jar that you want, tape the wires to the pencil and then the pencil to the top of the jar. This way the silver pieces submerged dont move during the entire CS making process.
Now affix the small bubbler stone to the end of the 1/4" tubing and connect that to the air pump & put it in the jar.
setup.png
Fill the jar with the distilled water until the ends of both pieces of silver are submerged.
***You do not want the water line to be on the alligator clips. Only the silver pieces.***

Step 2: STARTING THE PROCESS
Plug in the bubbler and set the bubbles so that they arent too aggressive or creating much splash in the jar. (If the alligator clips are constantly getting splashed, its too much air).
The bubbler is just to keep the water in the jar constantly moving, not for oxygenating.
If you dont have a meter for this, you can simply fold/kink the 1/4" tubing to reduce the bubbling effect. Again, this is just for keeping the water in motion while it is "cooking".

Once you have this all set, you can connect the wire lead ends from each of the alligator clips to the 2 batteries.
One wire to the POS+ terminal on one battery and one wire to the NEG- terminal of the other battery as shown:
battery 1.png
Once you have this ready, you can now begin the process by snapping the available POS & NEG terminals of the batteries together in series as shown to make 18V (approx 900 mAh)
battery 2.png
These two batteries being connected like this will also work like a switch. As soon as you disconnect them, its like you turned the switch off and no voltage will be going to the silver.

Step 3: "DURING THE PROCESS"

Over the time of making the CS, you will notice that the NEG- silver piece will attract some particulates and will turn black in color. This is normal, but should be cleaned off every 30 min or so. This will help keep the batch clear, and free of "burnt" particulates ruining the batch. To do this, simply take the two batteries apart stopping the series of voltage going to the silver. When cleaning the silver, be sure that the pieces are hanging at the exact same depth again (like you originally had them) after being returned back in the water before re-attaching the 2 batteries together.

When you first begin, shine the laser pointer into the water. You will notice that the beam is 100% completely undetectable in the water.
As the batch gets stronger, the laser beam in the water will begin to show this by becoming visible. The stronger the concentration of the laser beam in the water, the stronger the concentration of silver in the water. This is how you will gauge the stregth of your CS batch.
beam 1.png beam 2.png
You can anticipate this whole process to take roughly 4-5 hours total time. If you use a wall power supply of similar voltage and mAh, you can put it on a timer. I dont do this because I have to clean the silver every 30 min or so anyways, so all the timer will do is allow me to be lazy & forget to do this.
If you can wait 8+ weeks for flowers, you can wait 4 hours to make a quality batch of Colloidal Silver ;)

Once the concentration of the laser beam is solid in the water (approx 4-5 hrs) you can consider this done. Your water should have a ever so slight "haze" of silver when viewed from the side but should still be very clear and drinkable looking. It should also have a light amber color to it as well (when held up to a white background like a piece of printer paper or something).
This is what I believe a normal batch of good quality CS should look like:
finished product.png

When storing your CS batch:

- Always keep it in a dark place or in a brown paper bag. Light will diminish the strength of your batch.
- Never keep your CS in the fridge. Store in a room temperature, dark place.
- When using your batch for the first time in a while, you will notice settling. Be sure to give it a really good shake before using again.

TIPS:

- Be sure to save about 2 oz of your last CS batch. The reason for this is you can add it to your new batch and shave off a significant amount of time from overall process. The way this works is distilled water has ZERO minerals or impurities so theres no particles in the water yet to accept any electrical charge. By adding the 2 oz from your last batch, you are adding some "silver" which will accept the pos and neg charge -thus crating a catalyst for the process to begin at a faster rate and snowball from there.

- If you dont have any silver, you can find some here that is very affordable at like $6 shipped for (2) 1 gram pieces.
I got these same ones last year and Im still using them after multiple batches made.

- If you find that some black particulates have developed/accumulated in your CS batch, no worries.
Simply take the contents of that jar and pour them through a coffee filter into another clean jar.


Congrats! You are now done making Colloidal Silver and are ready to start reversing some female plants!
 

HydroRed

3Thirteen Seeds
Staff member
What is your praying schedule? I always started a few days before flip and then sprayed it once a day until balls show.
Same as you, a few days before flip 1X a day. I've had one reversal not take 100% because I stopped spraying when balls were forming at nodes and thats as far as it went after I stopped spraying. Now Ill spray until balls begin to form in clusters on flowers.
 

HydroRed

3Thirteen Seeds
Staff member
Gonna give this one more go following your tut word for word. Every time I've tried to make this in the past, it takes me like a WEEK to get to see the laser line. It ended up working really well, but goddamn, a WEEK? ree dick u loss.
if you have a splash of your old mix left, add it to the new batch. It will expedite the process greatly. It takes forever when you use distilled water because theres no minerals in the water to take the neg charge creating the colloidal process. A little splash of some from your last batch will work like a catalyst and get it all going immediately.
 

Dino Party

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if you have a splash of your old mix left, add it to the new batch. It will expedite the process greatly. It takes forever when you use distilled water because theres no minerals in the water to take the neg charge creating the colloidal process. A little splash of some from your last batch will work like a catalyst and get it all going immediately.
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Buzzer777

In Bloom
I love DIY projects, and love sharing info just as much so Im going to give a rundown on exactly how I make my CS solution for reversing females for FEM seeds.
I promise, its really not as hard as some folks try to make it out. There may be better ways out there, but this one is mine and it works.

Things you will need for this project:

* 24 oz. Distilled Water
* 32 oz. Glass Jar (no plastic)
* (2) pieces of .999% silver.
* (2) Alligator clips
* approx. 2' small gauge +/- wire
* (2) 9V batteries OR a 12-18V wall adapter power source
* Air pump
* Approx. 2' of 1/4" tubing
* Small bubbler stone
* Laser pointer
* pencil/pen

Step 1: SETUP
Connect/solder alligator clips onto the wire and place a piece of silver in each one of the alligator clips like shown:
View attachment 5895
Then affix the wires over the pencil/pen so that the silver pieces are inside the jar hanging at the exact same depth as shown:
View attachment 5896
Once you have it set at the depth in the jar that you want, tape the wires to the pencil and then the pencil to the top of the jar. This way the silver pieces submerged dont move during the entire CS making process.
Now affix the small bubbler stone to the end of the 1/4" tubing and connect that to the air pump & put it in the jar.
View attachment 5897
Fill the jar with the distilled water until the ends of both pieces of silver are submerged.
***You do not want the water line to be on the alligator clips. Only the silver pieces.***

Step 2: STARTING THE PROCESS
Plug in the bubbler and set the bubbles so that they arent too aggressive or creating much splash in the jar. (If the alligator clips are constantly getting splashed, its too much air).
The bubbler is just to keep the water in the jar constantly moving, not for oxygenating.
If you dont have a meter for this, you can simply fold/kink the 1/4" tubing to reduce the bubbling effect. Again, this is just for keeping the water in motion while it is "cooking".

Once you have this all set, you can connect the wire lead ends from each of the alligator clips to the 2 batteries.
One wire to the POS+ terminal on one battery and one wire to the NEG- terminal of the other battery as shown:
View attachment 5898
Once you have this ready, you can now begin the process by snapping the available POS & NEG terminals of the batteries together in series as shown to make 18V (approx 900 mAh)
View attachment 5899
These two batteries being connected like this will also work like a switch. As soon as you disconnect them, its like you turned the switch off and no voltage will be going to the silver.

Step 3: "DURING THE PROCESS"

Over the time of making the CS, you will notice that the NEG- silver piece will attract some particulates and will turn black in color. This is normal, but should be cleaned off every 30 min or so. This will help keep the batch clear, and free of "burnt" particulates ruining the batch. To do this, simply take the two batteries apart stopping the series of voltage going to the silver. When cleaning the silver, be sure that the pieces are hanging at the exact same depth again (like you originally had them) after being returned back in the water before re-attaching the 2 batteries together.

When you first begin, shine the laser pointer into the water. You will notice that the beam is 100% completely undetectable in the water.
As the batch gets stronger, the laser beam in the water will begin to show this by becoming visible. The stronger the concentration of the laser beam in the water, the stronger the concentration of silver in the water. This is how you will gauge the stregth of your CS batch.
View attachment 5900 View attachment 5901
You can anticipate this whole process to take roughly 4-5 hours total time. If you use a wall power supply of similar voltage and mAh, you can put it on a timer. I dont do this because I have to clean the silver every 30 min or so anyways, so all the timer will do is allow me to be lazy & forget to do this.
If you can wait 8+ weeks for flowers, you can wait 4 hours to make a quality batch of Colloidal Silver ;)

Once the concentration of the laser beam is solid in the water (approx 4-5 hrs) you can consider this done. Your water should have a ever so slight "haze" of silver when viewed from the side but should still be very clear and drinkable looking. It should also have a light amber color to it as well (when held up to a white background like a piece of printer paper or something).
This is what I believe a normal batch of good quality CS should look like:
View attachment 5902

When storing your CS batch:

- Always keep it in a dark place or in a brown paper bag. Light will diminish the strength of your batch.
- Never keep your CS in the fridge. Store in a room temperature, dark place.
- When using your batch for the first time in a while, you will notice settling. Be sure to give it a really good shake before using again.

TIPS:

- Be sure to save about 2 oz of your last CS batch. The reason for this is you can add it to your new batch and shave off a significant amount of time from overall process. The way this works is distilled water has ZERO minerals or impurities so theres no particles in the water yet to accept any electrical charge. By adding the 2 oz from your last batch, you are adding some "silver" which will accept the pos and neg charge -thus crating a catalyst for the process to begin at a faster rate and snowball from there.

- If you dont have any silver, you can find some here that is very affordable at like $6 shipped for (2) 1 gram pieces.
I got these same ones last year and Im still using them after multiple batches made.

- If you find that some black particulates have developed/accumulated in your CS batch, no worries.
Simply take the contents of that jar and pour them through a coffee filter into another clean jar.


Congrats! You are now done making Colloidal Silver and are ready to start reversing some female plants!
You can also use an old AC Phone charger or the like and do away with the batteries.
 
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