Looking for help with a cloning device for 20 clones

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by HazePhase, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Mar 22, 2017 #1

    HazePhase

    HazePhase

    HazePhase

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hello Everyone,

    I still have about 3 months before I am going to be able to clone but I want to get everything purchased or built in advance.
    I am going to be cloning using Aloe Vera but I am looking for a device or system where I could put the 20 clones into and have them succeed.

    Can anyone lend me some guidance on this matter?
    Thank you very much.

    HazePhase
     
  2. Mar 23, 2017 #2

    zem

    zem

    zem

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,089
    Likes Received:
    323
    Do you plan on buying a ready made or DIY? I built bubbler and flood and drain cloners, i prefer the simplicity of flood and drain, i cut the top of a 20L water container to insert a mini pump that floods a tote that is placed right above it on a shelf. I place a seeding trays in the tote and use oasis foam cube inserts to clone with. I use 5-6 cfl's in the box to keep it warm. This method gives me close to flawless cloning
     
  3. Mar 23, 2017 #3

    Budlight

    Budlight

    Budlight

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Messages:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    166
    This is what I use and it works great has a 6 inch air stone hooked to an air pump

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. Mar 23, 2017 #4

    Hackerman

    Hackerman

    Hackerman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2014
    Messages:
    3,029
    Likes Received:
    262
    I guess advice could be widespread for a question like this but one thing that's important to me is.... what will you be growing in?

    If hydro, then a bubbler or sprayer or whatever is good. However, if growing in soil, I suggest cloning in soil.

    Young roots are very tender and taking the raw roots from a bubbler and placing them in dirt always seemed a little cruel to me.

    Again, JMO but I like to stick with a similar media from beginning to end.
     
    stinkyattic likes this.
  5. Mar 24, 2017 #5

    RubyRed

    RubyRed

    RubyRed

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2014
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    5
    Rapid Rooter 50 clone site. You can use how ever many you want.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2017 #6

    hanssen1

    hanssen1

    hanssen1

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    eBay is full of cloning machines and parts. Look there.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. Feb 23, 2020 #7

    Daxtell

    Daxtell

    Daxtell

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    779
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Professional hobbyist
    Location:
    Iowa
    I'm going to be building a cloner from a tote. I've been told that the cost is about $50. A figure 8 is built with pvc and sets onto a 396 gph pump with a filter. 360° sprayers keep the roots watered. I'm waiting for an answer on what type of timer to use.

    The tote is a black and yellow tote with holes drilled in the lid to either fit mesh pots or neoprene plugs or both, putting the neoprene plugs into the pots. Home Depot has them.

    There are YouTube videos on how to build one in better detail. I am the type to want to know my equipment so that if/when something eventually breaks, I can quickly get the exact parts needed and a couple spares of sprayer for plugging if the filter lets something by. That's why I prefer making my own rather than throwing a bunch of money at a problem.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
    Lesso likes this.
  8. Feb 23, 2020 #8

    The Hemp Goddess

    The Hemp Goddess

    The Hemp Goddess

    Granny Mod Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,293
    Likes Received:
    8,083
    I have the best luck simply putting cuttings into Rapid Rooters and letting them do their thing...no worrying about equipment failing or reservoirs getting too hot or spray heads clogging, etc, etc. etc.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2020 #9

    oldfogey8

    oldfogey8

    oldfogey8

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    3,588
    I am also a fan of Rapid Rooters. Dip ‘n’ Gro seems helpful too but I have used honey with good results in the past. Since changing to them from rockwool I am getting 100% success.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2020 #10

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Furry Moderator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    16,458
    Likes Received:
    3,808
    I only use Rapid Rooters now. They work great. This time around I also Dipped my clones in rooting gel and then in rooting powder. So far 100 percent success rate.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2020 #11

    stinkyattic

    stinkyattic

    stinkyattic

    her dankness

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2019
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    4,728
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Lab rat
    Location:
    The beautiful Berkshire foothills
    Another vote for rapid rooters and dip n grow, in translucent media boxes with a spritz of Wilt-pruf mixed with sns244. I have twin 36" square ezcloners down cellar gathering dust lol.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2020 at 2:14 AM #12

    Chriswhit123

    Chriswhit123

    Chriswhit123

    It's always 420 somewhere

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2019
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto repair shop owner
    Location:
    Maine
    google (easiest diy aeroponics cloner ever) might take 15 minutes to build probably less. or type that into youtube search. there are other buildable designs all can be found on youtube. Ive never lost a clone done aeroponic. If you go with aeroponics get a submersible aquarium heater. if the temps low rooting is slow
     
  13. Mar 27, 2020 at 2:22 AM #13

    Chriswhit123

    Chriswhit123

    Chriswhit123

    It's always 420 somewhere

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2019
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto repair shop owner
    Location:
    Maine
    If you dont mind babysitting the soil Ive also never lost a clone with clonex and just keeping soil wet. only done 30 or so that way cause its slow. I get roots in 4-5 days with aeroponics
     
  14. Mar 27, 2020 at 4:11 AM #14

    St_Nick

    St_Nick

    St_Nick

    Two_Toke

    Joined:
    May 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,478
    Likes Received:
    5,180
    I just did a dozen clones. 6 in Rapid Rooters and 6 in 2" Rockwool cubes, kept damp in a clone dome. 100% success on both all I used was some clonex dip. That my friend is about as easy as it gets
     
  15. Mar 28, 2020 at 12:43 AM #15

    Caw

    Caw

    Caw

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2019
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    I built a super easy bubble cloner. It works great! You'll need 2" collars (cut the net part off), 2" neoprene plugs, a tote (I used a 4 gallon black/yellow - paint the lid black), and bought a separate clear tote as a lid (depending on size/age of clones, it's a must), a small pump and air stone(s). Cut the holes out using a 2" hole saw. Fill with PHd water, some rapid rooter and a small amount of nutes. You'll have roots in a few days.

    I even transferred one into dirt (solo cup) for a friend who grows in soil with zero problems.

    This is super cheap to make
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Group Builder