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Hydroponics / Aeroponics forums; I have searched on here for a while and can't seem to find a setup like what I would like ...
Perpetual DWC SOG?
I have searched on here for a while and can't seem to find a setup like what I would like to do. Maybe it's because it's impractical? IDK..
Here's what I would like to do. Multiple site aerated DWC in a rubbermaid tote (54 gallons - 22Wx42Lx18H" = approx 6.3 sq ft of top surface area). 3" net pots with hydroton as the medium. Minimal veg (essentially none) looking to finish them lolipopped @ about 14" (max 18" at the most). As the title suggests I would like to do this SOG style with clones being placed in these to be rooted, then moved to flower cycling through 4 totes by rooting clones every 2.5 weeks.
Now for the real questions:
I would like input on the max amount I could fit on the tops of these. I would like to do at least 16 and feel that it might be a bit crowded but with the lolipopping I feel it is doable.
The other issue is the size of the res (54 gal). Would it be suitable to support 16 plants of this nature?
I am not concerned with air pump size, nutes, lights, etc; only the things I asked about being I have never done a multiple site DWC.
Thanks in advance
Well I Just finished up figuring everything else out to make this doable, just not the experience of multi-site DWC especially in a SOG style. If it helps at all the strains I am looking at are quick finishers @ around 8 weeks.
Still looking for input on this but I guess I am going to be giving it a shot anyways. Worst case scenario I have to buy some water pumps, pvc, sprayers, and switch over to aero. It wont be for another couple weeks that I will have time to undertake this project but I'll post here.
Last edited by meetzu; 06-23-2010 at 05:23 PM.
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the biggest concern imo would be a power outtage .... and losing the bubbles for too long of a period
I suggest running a Pump from a deepcell 12V battery....thats on a battery charger..... and if the power goes out (that charger stops charging the battery ) but you get a few hours of runtime on the airpump still... i'm doing that (as a power outtage is my biggest concern for losing the whole crop )
Good call. Coincidentally I have a lead acid 12 volt. Idk about running a 110w pump on it though. I will have to do some reading on each of them. Thanks for the input though. Ordering everything tomorrow for this.
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