Using buckets to Mix? Time savers

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    My whole approach to growing is to spend as little time as I can doing it. I have much more important things in life than to mend plants. I would like to share with you some time savers that I swear will make life so easy for you if you are mixing in a bucket
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    Battery Operated Kerosine Pump. Pretty common these days but I have a suspicion that I may have been one of the first to use them because nobody else was at the time, plus I lived in a country where everybody used kerosine heaters. Plan on replacing these about once a year. Could not think of transferring nutrient solution without one of these.
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    These are called safety wash bottles on Amazon. I fill these with my nutrients and pH products etc. I use these to squirt everything I need into...
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    100 ml plastic Graduated Cylinder Beaker to measure your nutrients. I don't bother washing it out between my gh 3 parts, I just do it quick and then shake it with water when done.

    Using these 3 tools and a bucket it takes me 11 minutes to fill 2 X 3 gallon buckets, mix and feed 4 plants in 5 gallon pots in a 4x4 tent. Or 3 hours for a whole grow in drain to waste setup.

     
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    eh not my choice, it would take way too long your way
     
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    If you are mixing in 5 gallon buckets I would love to know a faster way.
     
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    In case anybody is curious, the actually mixing time (GH 3 part + Cal-mag + pH up) is 50 seconds at my normal pace. Most of those 11 minutes is waiting for the bucket to fill with water and then watering each pot and using a wet-vac to suck up the run-off which I do to 30%.
     
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    no 32 gal trash can with a 190 gal/min pump mixing it and the same pump connected to a 1" hose and spray wand. I normally refill 3x in veg and 4x in flowering. 100 to 130 gallons water every time. The 2 dehum take care of run off and dump back into trash can
     
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    Well that’s why the thread is for mixing with buckets. Back when I had a 100 gallon Rez I measured with glass cups like for baking
     
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    yep, more like glass measuring cups
     
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    I never had a huge grow, but a did 3 rooms with 100 gallon Rez with aero and that takes less time than anything per gram.
     
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    I use several hypodermics / turkey baster sized. Water in bucket, inject A. Stir and inject B, Stir and inject C, come back and check adjust pH. Each nute has its own hypo. I have a small grow.

    I stuck a small silicone hose on the ends of the hypos to reach all the way to the bottom if needed. I took them from children sized water bottles.
     
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    I’ve used giant droppers before but not as quick.
     
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    I use the big syringes in buckets for my clones and the glass measuring jugs in my 200 ltr tank but whats the hurry chill and enjoy isn't that what its all about , 11 mins to fill a bucket ???
     
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    Lol, no 11 minutes to fill, mix, empty and wet vac. 4 kids and life. Don’t have the time to chill
     
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