2 Plant Fallponics RDWC System
She finally arrived and she's all set up and ready for her maiden voyage! Gonna let the glue dry overnight and then fill her up tomorrow after work. Also going to let my seeds soak while I'm at work.
Sweet setup man what strains are you running?
@jbonesgreens, Turn your lids around, the small access is suppose to be in front. That way you can spy on the happenings down under. Are your net pot's zip tied down? You may not want to do that if they are. Do you have a chiller? Did you get this from PA hydro? I'll start with these questions first, then we'll move on to your mothers maiden name etc. But Hey man, it's hydroponics, it's just water. Everybody's got water, right? No problem!
Due to space constraints, I turned the lids around to keep net pots as close to center of tent as possible. Yes they are zip tied down, they came that way. Unfortunately no chiller, thought about maybe trying to make one out of a water cooler. Yes it's from PA.
This is my first cannabis grow and first time using hydroponics. I'm relying solely on the hours of reading, videos, podcasts and of course the great folks here to get me through this lol.
@jbonesgreens, I get it. I would still turn them around, it vital to be able to see in them easily. The little bit off center won't matter, you'll be cutting out the top of your tent anyway because of the monsters you'll create. But for real, you can try it, but I'll betcha a bud you'll be spinning them babies around. lol On your net pots, how big is the light shade band at the top of your net pots? Some have a nice wide (tall) 1 1/4" shade band that blocks the light from around the perimeter of the net pot when you fill it with hydroton and other are small or short 1/2" or less. This is a big place for light leaks, the wider the band the better. That one speed bump.
Looks like these are the 1/2" ☹️ well shit, I'm learning new shit already. Guess I'll be looking for some different net pots. In my state, we are permitted to "gift" bud, so I'd be happy to share if you were ever here lol
@woodi2 do you think I can get away with the net pots I have or should I get new ones before the next run? Found some on Amazon but it's a 5 pack for $50. Most of the ones on Amazon are 5 gallon bucket lids. Maybe I can find them local.
@jbonesgreens, I take a paper plate and cut the center making a donut, cut that into two pieces and place that around the edges of your net pot. it should be onto your hydroton and the lid, just enough to block the light. I then cover the lid with something that's not black cause it gets pretty warm in there and that covers the paper plate too. I also took 3 old plastic pots and they fit snuggly into the net and I cut bands from them. Once they get big they shade the nets. HTH
@woodi2 I haven't started a grow diary just yet, but sounds like I've already found a mentor lol. Appreciate all the help and input.
Did insulating the 3" pipes make a noticeable difference in water temp?
@jbonesgreens, maybe???? If you don't have a chiller then you'll need Hydroguard, beneficial bacteria, you'll be doing what's called a "live" grow. You've probably read about it. You add it to your water. Start a grow diary, and Old Hippie knows all about this stuff.
I wrapped the outside and bottom with 1/2"-12mm adhesive back foam rubber, from Amazon.
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