Are you buying hypochlorous acid in a bottle?

Did you know it is one of the simplest solutions to make yourself? 

Greenhouse operators around the world are now buying hypochlorous acid generators like the Hypo 7.5 and making their own hypochlorous acid to replace Athena Cleanse, Current Culture's Clear Line and UC Roots, and Plant Aid.

Why should you choose onsite generation?

Athena Cleanse= $70/gallon

Hypo 7.5= $0.20/gallon

One gallon of bottled hypochlorous acid (such as Athena Cleanse or Clear Line) will cost anywhere from $70 to $150 USD. With the Hypo 7.5 machine, you can make 2 gallons of 500 ppm* hypochlorous for $0.40 USD--and that includes the amortized cost of the machine, which comes with a 5-year or 2,000 hour warranty.

The Hypo 7.5 can make 2 gallons of hypochlorous (200, 500, or 1,000 ppm) in as little as 8 minutes. All you have to do is add water and a few spoons of salt and vinegar. The Hypo is made in the USA and we offer free product support. 

With onsite generation, you have complete control over the quantity and strength of your hypochlorous. Make as much as you want, whenever you need it, at an extremely low cost. 

*For reference, Current Culture's Clear Line is 1500 ppm and Athena Cleanse is 280 ppm.

Hypochlorous acid is a non-toxic multipurpose solution for all aspects of a hydroponic system. It is the most effective form of chlorine and has a neutral pH, low TDS, and is organic-approved by the USDA. Hypochlorous is the active ingredient in popular brands such as Athena Cleanse, Current Culture's Clear Line and UC Roots, and Plant Aid.

What can hypochlorous acid do?

  • Root zone optimizer
  • Pre-germination seed soak
  • Equipment sanitation
  • Biofilm eliminator
  • Descaler
  • Antifungal + sporicidal
  • Produce rinse
  • Cuttings dip
  • Growing media cleanser
  • Algae inhibitor

Hypochlorous acid can be added directly to water systems, (R) deep water culture tanks, flood tables, hydro-buckets, and misters. Free available chlorine levels should not exceed 5 ppm at the plant root.

Descaling: 5 ppm in a recirculating system or 500 ppm for flush to waste

Root zone optimization: 2-4 ppm in a recirculating system

Equipment sanitation: 200 ppm dip or soak

Growing media: 200 ppm soak (>10 minutes), then rinse with water

Cuttings: 10 ppm dip

Seed sanitizer: 2 ppm soak 

Produce wash: 50-100 ppm (dependent on type of produce)

Additional Resources

This is a great review of hypochlorous acid by Grozine Hydroponics Magazine. They tested Current Culture's "Clear Line" product, which is 1500 ppm of hypochlorous acid, on their hydroponic system in a variety of conditions and found that their plant health improved, algae levels dropped and tanks remained clean from biofilm and fungal pathogens. 

Greenhouse applications for hypochlorous acid infographic

Hypo 7.5 product page

Athena Cleanse product page

Current Culture Clear Line product page