General Hydroponics nutrients mixed up at 5.5 pH and allowed to drift up naturally as the plants feed. Will not make any adjustments until the next top off.
Will take a little research to mix correctly but this is the ultimate sanitizer for hydro. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N976ZJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_9PRF5VDCKKZ23CHNB9SM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use pool shock but wish I had found this first. Higher concentration and calcium hypochlorite is superior to sodium hypochlorite (pool shock)
I tested a lot of jars, but ultimately settled with these. If it’s not available there should be something similar in the related items. I like that it’s machine washable, and easy to open. I keep my larf (that’s not frozen) in the plastic bin now
I use a 400 GPH sub pump. A drum pump would work but you're either going to have to manually crank it or shell out a few $100 for a motorized one.
I scrub buckets every week until the 3rd or 4th week of flower. After that I use a pump.
I use 5 gallon buckets with a large nesting pot lid. I cut a circular hole in the lid that can be plugged by a rubber stopper. The hole is big enough for the drain and suction of the pump to go through.
On Res change day I drain, (sometimes rinse, then drain again) and refill the bucket with new mix then plug hole with rubber plug. I also use hole to check ph with a suction needle and putting liquid in smaller cup to get reading.
I have done this for four cycles and had no issues.
That kind of return is indicative of low line pressure. If you're not hitting your full 60PSI+ line pressure (say if you have a well) then you're certainly not going to get within range of the desired 80PSI the RO/DI membrane prefers to operate at. You should be getting closer to 2-2.5 gallons of waste per gallon of RO.
Consider a line manager/booster
MASTERBLEND 4-18-38 Complete Combo Kit Fertilizer Bulk (2.5 Pound Kit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072F2BL9D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CG2ZGDMVGBJXKTR5RSWF
For all three nutrients
Sodium benzoate: Sodium Benzoate 99% USP/FCC Grade 8 oz (Ounce) Preservative, Additive https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084D4YH1W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CHY5SQZ6GM6EFPGWC3VS
The pipe that water exits the water pump has a little tube that sticks up. As water flows past the tube it sucks air into the water, oxygenating the water. This action needs the water without eating it up the way air pumps do. This makes it easier to keep your water cooler, which allows the water to hold more oxygen.
Here's an example of a pump that includes a venturi:
Danner Manufacturing, Inc. 40127 Supreme Hydro-Mag, Recirculating Water Pump, 700 GPH, Model 7 with Venturi, 40127, DN42700 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BVKAQA/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_65TRKDP9BRJ68B5Y7RHR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Acidea 20Pack 4inch Hydroponics Mesh Net Cup Pots Basket Garden Supplies Aquaponics System Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B086QDVVP5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_DVP884VDPRCANVQ8D90X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It is either High Water Temp, Insufficient bubbles, or Both.
Which one is your water temp vs temp tent? Can you take a picture of your bubbles in-action?
I recommend upgrading from a bucket to a 5-27 gallon storage tote from Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart..etc. Buckets are thin and transfer heat more easily than a tote. Also white bucket exposes the roots to light and just not good for the health of the plant. A black tote should be light-proof. Test it out in the store with your Phone Flashlight to see if it penetrates the tote/tote lid.
You will still need to black out the top/yellow lid. Instead of painting, you could use black foam or posterboard from the Walmart Crafts/Joeann's/Michaels. Colored foam would probably work, but haven't tried it yet with a flashlight or something; I just went straight to black.
Benefits of totes:
I go days without checking the plants. During peak flower maybe 3-4 times a week I would go in for about an hour at a time. Typically topping off twice a week. The monster in the back needed water every two days during peak growth.
I only did a full water change twice (I run a small 400 GPH pump attached to a length of 1/2" ID vinyl tubing to drain out the tanks).
Once change was when flipping to flower and then I did a full change prior to flushing.
I spend way more time defoliating than I do messing with the tanks. I never once checked pH in the actual grow tanks. I just kept adding pH 5.5 nutrient solution and the plants loved it. Once you have the system dialed in it's really easy.
You don't need to test it yourself, just read carefully in the descriptions. I googled the Mars 600 and you can see from the description that it only uses 100 Watts. https://www.amazon.com/MARS-HYDRO-Spectrum-Hydroponic-Greenhouse/dp/B07VL8FZS1
"HIGH EFFICIENCY ENERGY SAVING PLANT LIGHT, Consuming only 100 Watts true output with 225 PCS LEDs, more scientifically and energy-efficient! Perfect for 2' x 2' veg stage, 1.5' x 1.5' bloom stage, higher intensity in a MARS HYDRO grow tent, reflective area, or by crossing over using multiple TS600"
That was my hunch as well. Been looking at this one ($150): https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/75gpd-4-stage-value-ro-di-system-bulk-reef-supply.html and this one ($140): https://www.amazon.com/TYPHOON-Stage-RODI-Reefkeeper-GPD/dp/B00136UCFS ... I think they are pretty much the same. Am I on the right track?
I can recommend this $6 clip purchase for a ton of reasons. Not limited to LST and Drying assistance. Photo shoots. Roach clip. You get it.
Yeah that’s about right, 6-in water halos on Amazon are like $8
Bloom Brothers GGWR06 Inch Hydro Halo Water 6" W/3 Leg Su, 6 inch, 3 Ring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UF9VXE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3DPG7Z2Z2NHKCGG73YF6
The 3-in bulkheads were the most expensive thing, regular duty were sold out everywhere so I got these big ones, they come cheaper but not as sturdy. They don’t need to be this sturdy though I imagine the cheaper ones should be fine.
Van Enterprises 3" PRO Series PVC Bulkhead Tank Fitting Adapter W/Dual Locking Nuts for Pools, Aquariums, Water Tanks, Ponds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074LDMSC5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1WXEYNARNTPGJQEG5W33
That’s the only two things I couldn’t get at Lowe’s
Without knowing EC/PPM no one can really say. I still default to burn when the tips are yellowing to the point where they are disintegrating.
PPM/EC meter is the cheapest thing you can buy.
Looks like burn. You need to get one of
These for EC
And one of
These For PH
11 times out of 10 the solution recommendation on the bottles is twice (if not more) what you should actually be running. So use the EC meter to get your solution to around 500-600PPM (1000-1200EC on the 500 scale). And use the PH test kit to get it down to "yellowish with a tinge of orange, not green" -- this is about 5.8 PH, the sweet spot.
Once you get that dialed in we can worry about things like better lights and nutrients etc.
DO NOT BUY CHEAP!!!! My best advice.
pH pen that will last a long time with proper care:
I'll have to get back to you later tonight!
You need a ph tester. Get an Apera PH20 from Amazon. The Regular Kit + Solution for $62.40 comes with everything you need. It comes with 4.0 and 7.0 calibration solution so you would have all the things. Its the same thing I just got and it works great. I'm just starting with DWC also.
It depends on how the roots look, if the roots look good she shouldn't have a problem. If you're not using blennies, you should start asap (Great White or Southern AG)
thanks I will take a look...
?? do you think this one could work?
This amazon pump is awesome, I ran some 1/2 inch aquarium tube from the supply hole to the outdoors and i cant hear a damn thing from it. I am running 10 five gal buckets with 2" air stones and there is plenty excess air volume to expand further but I'm swamped with 10 buckets. Been running constantly for 6 months now with no issues.
I just got everything to build a DIY chiller for $40 bucks. I am going to finish assembling it all today and I will make a post of how well it works soon.
Mini Water Pump:
Radiator and Fan Combo:
Here's the drip ring setup I got off of Amazon. It had more parts than what I really need but they will eventually be put to use somehow. The drip ring will fit a 10" bucket basket better but modifying for the 6" that I'm using was very easy with hot water.
One thing that is bothering me, after 24 hours my water temp is 76.8F and holding steady. My air temps hover around 75-80F. I am trying to think up a diy water cooler using a PC water cooling setup. Do you guys think hooking a small fountain pump up to the radiator I have linked below will work good enough to drop my water temp 5-10 degrees?
I started out my dwc with 2 buckets. One using the tube like you have for air, the other using an air stone. The air stone seemed to provide a lot more air/bubbles and half way thru veg I ended up drilling a tiny hole in the top side of the this bucket and went with an air stone. In the end my two plants are much different sizes. The one starting out with the air stone is much larger.
VIVOSUN Air Stone Disc 5 x 5 Inch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VV79ZTK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Great White has the bacteria included in Hydro-guard, never used Orca. GW or any blennies should be reintroduced per each full solution change. GW dosing is .5 tsp per 5 gallons. HG wouldn't be my first choice for blennies, when you run out of HG, get this https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B014174BZM instead.
Attempt to get your air temps down in he closet, if you can cut a 4" hole in the ceiling and vent into the attic, do it. My house is 76F, I vent to the attic pulling air up and out through the fan. I cut an extra 1/2" off the bottom of the door allowing a larger amount of air to pass under the door, up and out. The 1/2" cut isn't actually noticeable and you may not need to do it, but plenty of cooler air is always entering the closet this way.
An 8 inch air stone, 1 per plant
Currently they're vegging in a closet in 3 gal tubs, later I'll transplant to main tents when they're ready. 1 airpump per plant as well. Air bubbles are vigorously bubbling at the surface even with the roots already enveloping the airstone
thank you so much! That is an excellent point about quality of the buckets.... I wonder if something like this would work? Not sure where to get a food-safe bucket... https://www.amazon.com/Xsourcer-Platisc-Marinading-Brining-Durable/dp/B08X7HTJ2P/ref=sr_1_29?crid=2680MSJAY1B3P&keywords=5+gallon+food+grade+bucket&qid=1654736707&sprefix=5+gallon+food+grade+bucket%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-29
will figure out how to cover the top and buckets asap. bought some material at Home Depot today, will try to figure out something tomorrow.
do I always add this bacteria or just when things go bad?
Hydroguard is a huge rip off and has one of the lowest bacillus counts of any product.
It's literally 98% bacillus. (and holy shit does it smell like it when you open that bottle and start gagging)
Ignore the usage instructions btw. I treat 25 GALLONS with 1 MILLILITER. It's an inoculant and a damn good one at that.
I just use a Vitapur water cooler filter to get rid of the chlorine. My plant hasen't complained yet and pH seems stable.
This is what I used when I had 5 gallon buckets link
No silicone required and I just hand tightened them. One thing to watch for is the seam on the bulkheads sometimes have a lip from the factory mold and will need to be sanded smooth. You can also find them cheaper at a local grow supply
I’m not sure what brand it is I got it off eBay, it’s a 1/3hp, o have a 25 gal system though.
Botanicare Hydroguard Bacillus Root Inoculant, Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IGFH25M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QP0JXZVPVZ1SWW0W2SFB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Use 2ml per gallon, from seed to harvest, you can’t overdo it. But you can be wasteful with it
Hate to even ask, what chiller do you have?
I have this. Is this pseudo hydro guard?
Southern Ag Garden Friendly Biological Fungicide,16oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXQG23O/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_520S3HNBBTTR6PPBARB0
Seems like 56% is very diluted, wonder if the remaining ingredients are calcium? Better yet,
I was looking at Southern AG's product prior to Great White, would you break this down for me please. Why do I need both? TIA
Also invest in a par meter or use a free one from your phone if you can. I have this one
Dr.meter LX1330B Digital Illuminance Light Meter, 0-200,000 Measurement Range Lux Meter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005A0ETXY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TG2EDJ2HNBWNK43JV1BA
and it gives you a good idea on where your strong spots with your set up. Not bad on the pocket either.
Tent is good
Fan is excellent, I have that exact one. You will not believe how quiet it runs. My tiny air pump for the reservoir is louder.
Get a 6" filter to go with the 6" fan so you don't need to get extra sized ducting and/or a coupler.
Can't give you much comment on lights. I used to use a 600W HPS/MH setup, but switched to these 3 years ago and have been satisfied. Do your research on the lights though, and read their specs carefully so you know what its really drawing from the wall and the amount of light it's outputting.
High risk of root rot if they don't fix the airline. I'd run it in the side of the bucket as well. FloraFlex makes good opaque airline. https://www.amazon.com/FloraFlex-760456-tubing-16-ID/dp/B01ETQIC9Q
First time DWC here, I bought these tabs that 3m tape down. Will glue to the bucket top.
I can’t pull it off with my hands, so assuming they will be strong enough to hold the branch. Would recommend going with 1”. 3/4 are really tight for my ties to pass. I’ll just put a small twist tie loop to loop.
Zip Tie Mount 0.75 Inch 20 mm... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYNVHZY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I saw another poster recommended this. I just ordered myself. Read the description. MANTIS Buffered Nutrients ;psc=1
I got this pump into a one bucket run.
I ran one line to the plant and another line to a bucket outside getting it ready for the switch in a week. All lines are symmetrical so airflow should be equal. I can take out the check valves. That should help airflow.
Uniclife Adjustable 64 GPH Air... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R5K6RGH?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
You need an interval timer. I use these. Can set any number of seconds/hours on/off. I use for feed timing in my coir fertigation. On 35 seconds, off 6 hours, repeat.
Outlet Timer, NEARPOW Multifunctional Programmable Timer with Countdown and 7-Day Digital Infinite Repeat Cycle Intermittent, 19 ON/OFF Programs for Electrical Outlets, 3 Prong, 15A/1800W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QJ3K43N/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_9G6CBC9B51VSB317Y222?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have one light from Amazon, idk if it's going to work though. I haven't started the grow yet because I still need a fan, and ac unit and I need to complete my ventilation. This is the light I have, I'm hoping it will do the job.
SZHLUX PT8000 LED Grow Light... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J8SMVDG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Good question! So, on res change, I simply use one of these pumps to suck the 3-ish gallons of solution out of the bucket (into a second standalone bucket we'll call SA), dump the SA bucket, sometimes I'll run a few gallons of fresh water to rinse the roots and pump that water out into the SA and empty that.
Then I rinse the pump and SA bucket, mix 3 gallons of new solution in the SA, and pump SA bucket into the rez.
Sounds like a lot of steps, but it usually only takes about 10 minutes per plant.
This is the pump that I use:
VIVOSUN 2600 GPH 120W Ultra-Quiet Submersible Water Pump w/ 20.3-ft. Power Cord and Strong, High Lift for Pond Waterfall, Fish Tank, Statuary, or Hydroponics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJWM52K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_25DEFE1YABZHH9C37QYX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I swap water every week. I'll try out that GH Florakleen
VIVOSUN 2600 GPH 120W Ultra-Quiet Submersible Water Pump w/ 20.3-ft. Power Cord and Strong, High Lift for Pond Waterfall, Fish Tank, Statuary, or Hydroponics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJWM52K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_59YQWDZQ9C8BWASHBN7B?psc=1
This is what I've been using
Needs air. Plus that pump only moves 60 GPH. Not enough for any type of recirculation. Try something like this. VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Pump(1800L/H, 25W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 7.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082M7FNK6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_JJWZ5QVB937T0YBWNTDN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Add more hydroton so that it is level with the lid. Also, the bucket on the left looks like it has a 1.5" hole for your `1/4" airline to go through. All that extra space is letting light into the reservoir. If all your buckets have this large hole with all the loose space then they will all get rot.
Switch to a dark air line like the floraflex https://www.amazon.com/FloraFlex-760456-tubing-16-ID/dp/B01ETQIC9Q
and tighten up those holes so no light can get into the reservoir and look up how to save what you have it will probably be a bleach/peroxide wash and-or beneficial microbe bath.
Zoom in and look at the edges of ur netpot. U can see the holes, which mean light does have a way in, so fill her up, especially if u have had root problems in the past. Also, check these out: DWC tie down bucket mounts LST a guy on here showed his grow and it was FIRE, and I was like what are thooose?? My life has been forever changed since finding them. Lol. I stand by my previous comment BTW, that's a nice looking plant
Use root riot peat moss plugs. These are second to none
The condenser is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. This is the part that makes the water. So it's kinda like the lottery.
Other issues will be fluctuating pH and EC. The risk of overflowing the res on higher humidity days.
Before thinking about that hose it came with, check the manual and make sure it has a condensate pump. If it doesn't, think about getting one. Something like this.
Superior Pump 97204, 80 GPH 1/30 HP Automatic Condensate Pump with Safety Switch and 20 Ft. Tubing for HVAC, Dehumidifier, Furnace, Air Conditioner. Max Head 21 ft. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GH3PJ67/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_EQTF8PXPVDKNS8VB4C3X?psc=1
Without a pump, the drain hose needs to go down vertical. It won't drain well horizontal. I use a condensate pump because the drain hose is about 30 ft to get it out of the room and uphill. I never have to dump the dehumidifier now. As the dehumidifier fills, the condensate pump moves it to the utility room and into the washing machine drain 4ft higher than dehumidifier. Condensate pumps have worked out so well for me, I am also using one to collect/recirculate runoff back to res in a hybrid hydro system.
this item + 1/2" hose.
I just push it down to the bottom of res (it has suction cups) and stick it there, plug it in, and it runs water out the hose. I've never sucked up roots at all but you can be pretty physically aggressive with cannabis roots in dwc and not have the plant die. You can trim them if needed, actually.
This is super funny. I use Prozyme which has one of y
The highest enzyme counts and you can literally get it on Amazon for a dollar an ounce
This one Monterey LG3374 Complete Concentrate Fungicide & Bactericide for Control of Garden & Lawn Diseases, 1-Pint, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5W7MX2/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_AC5PTAK7S8W1N3E0NZBB
This is supposedly the same bacteria as in Hydroguard but more concentrated and cheaper. I plan on getting this once I start my grow.
I use Mantis Buffered Nutrient. It’s a one bottle system for the entire life of the plant. From seed/clone through flower. It self buffers to the optimum PH range so no adjusting PH necessary. And no need to flush before harvest. I haven’t checked my PH in months. I’d never change to another nutrient. Mantis saves me too much time. You can find it on Amazon. I’m not sponsored by them and have bought every bottle I’ve used.
Monterey LG3374 Complete Concentrate Fungicide & Bactericide for Control of Garden & Lawn Diseases, 1-Pint, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5W7MX2/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_EBV9JFWR4JPNTSHWDWHN
Got any source for that? I've read that ascorbic acid is often used in the treatment of dialysis patients, I cant imagine that we would be using it medically without it being proven science at this point.
I'm not opposed to using a catalytic carbon filter but I'm working with limited space and I'd like to avoid having to reconnect and store this filter and hose anytime I refill my water.
Would a single filter suffice?
I don't know if you have a beneficial bacteria, but I use one from Monterey that works awesome. It's like Hydroguard but way way cheaper. It'll eat anything you can't wash off between reservoir changes.
Monterey LG3374 Complete Concentrate Fungicide & Bactericide for Control of Garden & Lawn Diseases, 1-Pint, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5W7MX2/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_52M3T72NGY6QDCA2DVJC
It's not strictly necessary, but I haven't had issues so I keep using it. My buckets get hit in the Arizona summer.
Monterey LG3374 Complete Concentrate Fungicide & Bactericide for Control of Garden & Lawn Diseases, 1-Pint, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5W7MX2/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_QSX17TQ7TKT8QW39064Y
UV light will destroy your roots.
If you want to experiment, try using an enclosed sterilizer like this.
Used the 3/4" valves
HSH-Flo 3 Way 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" 3/4" 1" 12V/24VAC/DC 110-240VAC L Type Auto Return Brass Electrical On/Off Motorized Ball Valve (3/4 inch, 110-240VAC) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9K3DAU/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_BBGWCGXZ6W8EGF06PCG8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Master a basic grow before you jump into Organic. But it doesn't even matter, the plants will use Organic and Inorganic in the same way.
5 Gallon Black Bottom Tote/Bucket + airstone & pump + nutrients + net cup/media
I use these as LST anchors. Fits fabric, plastic, clay, net pots, buckets, scrog nets. Toss a loop over the branch, pull down and clip to the container. 👍
Teenitor 50 PCS Stainless Steel Curtain Clips with Hook for Curtain, Photos, Home Decoration Outdoor Christmas Party Wire Holder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFHRXRD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_JAZW2S258GEMVDF7E8C7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use Current Culture as well, the XL buckets (I think 13 gallons).
I prefer these airstones:
Just a friendly side note.
You would think that would work but, my experience is the only way to get the same flow of water going to each bucket is to have a dedicated ball valve for each bucket. You can get two on Amazon for about $14.
Habitech 2-Pack In-Line Barbed Ball Valve for 3/4 Inch Tubing - Regulate and Shut-Off/On Water Flow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C5FVSQB/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_HWTX7ZE0ADQBZT1HG4K3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The diffuser ring you'll want to try and test. I know the air is distributed across 4 ports, but I'm not sure of the physics of converting it back to one or two ports.
The pump for the waterfall I use this for my 32gallon (but actually only runs with 10gal water for airzone) is this one: https://www.amazon.ca/EcoPlus-Submersible-Water-Pump-Power/dp/B0012UZYMG?th=1 You can pop the filter door off and convert it to an inline pump with the extra parts it comes with. It is a pretty common pump if you are in Canada or USA.
I gave up on inaccuracy of pens and went back to General Hydroponics' pH Test Indicator Kit
cheap refills of ph test indicator will last you a long time
VIVOSUN Aquarium Heater 50W/100W/200W/300W/400W/500W Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FT7RY9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_H6SWYCXYKY2G4BAEKBHA?psc=1
something like this
This is what I use. Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XKRQLX4/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_BMK4V919WKHJWMHV5VXD
I just dump the old nute water into a bucket, dump the dirty, clean the bucket with tap, fill with RO, mix nutrients, pump back into the plant.
I guess the one thing that would make it faster is if I made one big thing of new nutrients, but I'm running a perpetual grow right now so plants all need different EC. Yesterday I swapped at 1100, 700, and 400. LoL. Takes about thirty minutes, forty if I defoliate. I normally do a full swap ever four days. If I got a week I add extra nutrients on day four.
Im curious if this active aqua pump (7.8L, 3watt) w/ two large stones will produce enough oxygen.
Yep, I love this stuff. I lucked out and found the perfect thickness on the first try. You can cut them to fit and they keep my buckets 2-3 degrees F cooler than without.
Just some cheapo garden/office tie.
I'm not using a chiller. I'm supplementing my water with Orca Premium Liquid Mycorrhizae https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZSJ17Y?psc=1
It helps build a healthy (with symbiotic fungi/bacteria) root zone which keeps those pesky root rot characters at bay.
Ok that’s cool. What size pots? I might end up doing this. I just thought… what if I got a 2 in 1 tent… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WPD97F9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_F9W73CD4QENSHG99N5R0
Then did top small part for seedlings, bottom half for an aero cloner, and the big part for my moms with a rack inside or something
Try using Root Riot plugs or something like:
Moistenland 50-Pack Compatible Seed Pod Sponges, Seed Starter Sponge Pods Replacements, Root Growth Sponge Plugs for Hydroponic Indoor Garden kit Seed Starting (Seeds Not Included) (50) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WSR12Z/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_XP8S01059VTYE5W52MYY
I ALWAYS had problems with rockwool and seedlings. These are much more forgiving imo.
This is a really good cheap light. I picked one up back in July. I have it in my 3x5 over a big DWC plant. It’s growing really big dense nugs. You honestly can’t go wrong for the price here
It’s cause of too little light.
I was having the same problem earlier this year but got this light and now i get really dense tight buds. This is a great light and the price is awesome!!!
I want to move to something bigger myself to stop touching the PH two times a day.
This pump has worked wonders for me!
Stop wasting your money and grab this Monterey LG3374 Complete Concentrate Fungicide & Bactericide for Control of Garden & Lawn Diseases, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5W7MX2/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_0M1THTPKBG9XZCW9R9PE
It'll make fifteen of those.
It’s all good.
Even though it’s purpose is to control something like a water chiller, I would use this item because it uses the ds18b20 probe and will do the job of a thermometer easily.
I have 5 or 6 of these probes in use daily and they are very reliable, I can’t speak for the display part of this product but it’s what I would use if I were you.
Here are 2 choices:
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bobotron DTC2201 WiFi Temperature Controller Thermostat DS18B20 Sensor Digital Display APP Control for Smart Home
Twenty bucks, I dilute mine with RO water in a in gallon jug.
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Just switched to this after my last bottle of Hydroguard ran out. No rot my reservoir is normally in the 70's
The mylar just reflects some light back to the plant. The primary light you want is coming directly from the lights, not a reflection.
I've had good luck from Bloomspect lights. You can get 3 for the price of 1 vs Mars.
I'd get two net pots, alr stones, buckets, Jack's Nutrients, air pump, and the best light you can afford.
Then grab the tent and an intake fan/carbon filter next month..
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Jack's Nutrients RO 12-4-16, 2.2lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NLK8BHM/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_M6HYSE04TVR7N1WDFPSD
Lights I'd save and get the SF2000 or see if AC infinity has lights for sale in their site still, they looked awesome, and they are cheap. But in a 2x4 for two plants you'll want two if the or an SF2000 equivalent.
I tried an air diffuser hose (similar to this- http://www.cascade-pond-supply.com/Air-Stones-and-Diffusers/Air-Hose-Diffuser-p-787.html) and it did not work well at all. I'll stick to air stones. I like the air stone discs that are nice and heavy so they sit flat on the bottom, too (like this- https://www.amazon.com/VIVOSUN-Stone-Sucker-Hydroponics-Aquarium/dp/B06X6FT8MK/ref=psdc_2975470011_t1_B093J8PV8F?th=1)
I use 3/16 and its a bit snug, but will fit. My tubing might be more rubbery/flexible. If you have a hard time, use a hair dryer to warm up your tubing.
Thats the right tubing.
Also make sure you get a few check valves. If power ever goes off unexpectedly on the unit, it can create a reverse suction, pulling the water up the tube and into the unit, creating a massive electrical hazard.
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I use these hygger Quietest Aquarium Air Pump, Adjustable Oxygen Pump 2 Air Outlets Ultra Silent Powerful Aerator Pump for 20-600 Gallon Fish Tank 255GPH/160GPH 10W/5W https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B087QZ1F52/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_5MVBVTNQ9Z9HDNWHPBT4?psc=1
I put one stone in the bottom if the bucket and I do a much smaller stone a couple inches under the surface. My stone gets covered by the roots and sometimes you can't see all the bubbles, but they've lived perfectly like that for months at a time.
I've had good luck with these in a clone chamber and a "Seedling Heat Mat and Digital Thermostat Combo Set". I stick the temp probe into an extra rockwool cube and set it for 76 F.
You will get green algae growth on the top of your cubes. You need a solution like a Rockwool Cover
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Okay I personally see not a lot wrong with those photos with regards to the tiny bit of crispy tips. Reading your post, I would suggest moving the light closer and getting a lux meter to measure how much light it's getting.
In flower, shoot for around 60k lux. I use this one https://www.amazon.com/URCERI-Illuminance-Handheld-Temperature-Measurer/dp/B075DC6X25/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=lux+meter&qid=1632334894&sr=8-4
Yea that noise does suck. I disassembled mine and put in that grey electrical putty on the inside of the lid. Greatly reduces buzz.
Ive had good luck with this style. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDKRYC6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_NZHPRQRCCW6YB1D2DVKD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
But I also had to disassemble, clean and re-lubricate with 3-IN-ONE - 120032 Multi-Purpose PTFE Lubricant, 4 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J25JDDY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_7EGXS3FT0JRDRZ997NFV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You will need to reassemble and then adjust the alignment of the chassis until the buzz goes away. Very drastic improvement vs fresh out of the box. I need to make a video some day.