so 1 dual pump from say pets mart for like 20 buks would be an inefficient source of air for my little children??? not trying to skimp but trying to find the best price because ive already spent 2 much newayz :0 ....keep wit the info im lovin it
yes you would be puting shame to your setup and wasting alot of time and nutes. 1 dual output from the pet store cant efficiently handle 6 buckets.
you should check out that link i posted on hydroempire.com
their pumps are grade A, made for hydro, and inexpensive. honeslty, i know what you mean when you see money flying in every direction. but good equipment is well worth it. and your air pumps should come before anything
especially with DWC.
you could always use less buckets for your first op, and then scrape your ends together at a later date to get the rest running.
but if you run all 6 with weak airflow you risk all your girls- rather than just running 2-4 buckets and harvesting a modest crop. you know what i mean?
its all about efficiency- whatever the hell it is you got make it efficient.
in your case you only got a couple bucks left. so your efficiency will be in using a smaller system. i think its about $60 for an 8 outlet heavy duty pump. - that would be extremely efficient for 4 buckets running on max cap.
so i dont know, what do you think