Suggestion Ditching the air pump in RDWC
Hey All. In this thread I/we will be discussing removing the air pump from RDWC and replacing with waterfalls and other ways of surface area movement.
So tell us your ideas, your future plans or any other thoughts that pertain to this subject.
I'll be posting some ideas that I have and that I want to implement.
So can't wait to hear from everyone, let not crash the web site with all the responses. lol
I'm currently in the late stages of flower but have been struggling with tanking pH(or acid rain effect) for most of the grow. I have to drag 5 gallon jugs to the water and ice store Every time I do a res change, and being honest I really don't feel like doing that more than once a week lol. A few days ago I turned off the air pump and added T fittings to the water supplies in the plant buckets. After just 24 hours I noticed a reduction of pH drop and a lot of new bud and pistil growth. I sprayed the roots down with h2o2 did a thorough rinse before filling with fresh nutes. We shall see how it goes.
I added a submersible pump, 400 gph adjustable flow, with a tee fitting on it and suction cupped it to the side of the plant bucket, with the fitting pointing up and down. The tee fitting allows for some of the pressure to bleed off so this thing doesn't shoot to the ceiling. Then the suction cups allow you to move the pump up and down for the best fluming action. The reason is because I'm also in the last stage of flower and the roots are so big that there is no more surface area. It's all surface roots, floating. So very little movement. The pump was installed 3-4 days ago, and the plants do seem to be doing better, but I still have my air on.
I planning on making an assembly out of tubing (PVC) that will sit in the bottom of the bucket and produce flumes and waterfalls. Will post it when it becomes reality. Thanks for listen. peace
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