I feel ya on that. I even got grittier by just running that 3/4" hose and then punchiong tiny holes in it, sticking in some tips and then running 4-5ft of 1/4 drip line off of that. I then run that directly into each pot and water 1 min every 3 days. Works a treat but not the prettiest thing.
^yea those are stupid pricey.
I have tried just making a loop with a 1/4" hose and putting 3 small holes in it. It seems to work fine.
BeaverHuntr;7571270]Yeah I used to make those ugly ones too when I started using the drip systems as as you have even flow you will be fine so just try and keep all the drip lines the same length.. I use drip steaks , but I'm curious about the drip rings.. Home Grown Hydro in Tempe sells them and you can order some online either way they are still 10 bucks a piece gets expensive, the homemade rings suck.
I got those same drip rings from HG Hydro in Tempe. I run coco hempys and since I water every other day during late flower, I needed an easier way to water. I set up a gravity feed with a bucket up on a wire rack shelf. I mix my nutes and poor into the bucket. 1/2" tubing delivers the water to each ring in the hempy buckets. I do have a valve that I close during the adds to the feed bucket. That way I can fill the bucket and get max pressure then open the valve....that evens out the distribution to each hempy bucket. I do add some fresh RO water after each feeding to flush the rings of any salts. We will see how long they last but for now they are a life saver for a hempy application. I did get a defective ring one time that didn't deliver as much to one bucket....I simply replaced it. One day I might drill out the holes on the defective one for a single bucket project. One advantage to the watering rings is they do not disturb the coco level on top very much. Watering by hand did leave some craters in the coco no matter how patient I was while rounding the bucket. I used to see exposed roots and cover them back up...the rings cured this.
Last edited by jela10; 06-16-2012 at 07:41 PM.