- May 19, 2011
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:48:xRedkiller03x said:Hey guys i really want to try hydro for my next grow since soil is abit expensive. i wanna do the drip system with 4 5 gallon buckets, a 5 gallon resevoir with a air pump and ait stone's N Hydroton in 3 inch air nets. With advanced Nutients jungle juice.
Ok my first question is about the water timer or timers. not sure what to buy and how they work, how long do i keep it on and of? They sell multi setting timers that you plugh your pump into. With my drip system in veg it drips for 30 min 4 times a day.
How many times do i water my plants?
I dont think the dripper will do much after the roots hit the nutrient sol, but till then you could water 3 times a day only when the lights are on.
I can stick the germinated seed right in the hydroton, maybe with rockwool?Yes rockwool will work great.
How many times do i change the water?Every 2 weeks for me.
24/7Ok my first question is about the water timer or timers. not sure what to buy and how they work, how long do i keep it on and of?
continuouslyHow many times do i water my plants?
I like using rockwool or rapid rootersI can stick the germinated seed right in the hydroton, maybe with rockwool?
I change my nute solution every 7-10 daysHow many times do i change the water?
:yeahthat:akhockey said:Skip the drip. Spend the money that you would have otherwise spend on that stuff on a good pH and ppm meter. Germ seeds in rockwool cubes and after they pop let them grow a day or 2 and put them in your netpots and into the buckets. Fill the bucket with PLAIN pHed water (seedlings dont need nutes at first) just up to the bottom of the RW cube so that it stays wet until you get a few roots trailing then keep it withing an inch or so throughout the grow. Put a decent sized 6" or so airstone in each bucket with adequect air supply (water apperaing to boil) and you are now growing hydro. When what and how much nutes are another topic to be duscussed later.
I started out with a top feed system and have stayed with it as it has worked well with what I do. In the DWC does it have to be done in the netpots to be effective or will it work using the nursery planters with lots of holes drilled in them? I can see the advantage of not having a submerged pump always risking clogging or failing to run.The Hemp Goddess said:If you are running DWC--an air pump and air stones--the top drip is not necessary at all. I cannot see it really being of benefit.
xRedkiller03x said:I was thinking about DIY but then i stumbled on Stealth Hydro, i really like theyre set up and its cheaper. Also gonna get i more pump with a 10 inch airstone.