looking good m8
well RDWC really using waterfall effect for DO less equptment less hassel less shit that can go wrong, helps keep temps down and im using a version of heisengbergs tea, that guy is a wizzrd i tel you, just throught id share a few photos, the strain is a heath robinsons V3 youtube it, looks tasty as , growing in a home made RDWC system, started as undercurrent but changed as i have been reading alot about dissolved oxygen and airstoine, flooming, waterfall effect and decided to buy a DO meter to measure the most efficient way of getting ~DO in your res, airstones being last on the list hopefully as they are also a cause of pythium, root rot, its a airborn disease they bring it in if temps get to high they punce on your roots, ive had it befor, so my grow now runs fully off of 1 x 3000LPH pump for all MY DO needs for 4 plants that have just been fimmed a few weeks into veg, heres some pics!!
DO meter... no battery for it yet will have results tomorow!
roots looking nice and healthy and thats after a bout of algae due to a light leak, the EWC tea sorted that right out!!
looking good m8
Looking forward to the results
My First Grow - White Widow in 400W DWC - please look and comment! started from clone 11/10
Il updat every week active on 2 other forums so itl be a chore, only came here to see hiesenburg but there seems to be a good dwc following here so why not eh? Any questions on the system or whatever fire away!
dwc is the shit on this forum buddy a few people have been inspired to change over looking at my grow and what dwc can do, looking forward to be growing alongside you mate
I liked you until you said your on other forums....
jus bustn ur nuts dude....
Actually, Im wondering what are you reading? Id be interested in checking out the material your basing your ideas off. You know growers are always lookin for that next method. all tho I think they all have their Pros/Cons.........
But this is the first im hearing of this airstones can be bad thing, I always figured they are mandatory to provide enough air. but I am fairly new to the dwc,and undercurrent systems.
I just like the simplicity of Flood/Drain.....
While my comments here may seem to be thought out intelligent dialect, sometimes helpful, sometimes, silly, immature, offensive, or ignorant. This is just a character for online expression of personality, for MY entertainment, Not yours..
but over the grows ive been reading and experimenting and airstones do not actualy add DO (dissolved oxygen) to your res its the bubbles bursting on the surface and the aggitation of the water that causes the aior surface and water to comeinto contact and echange o2 for co2 thus enriching ur solution in DO so if my buckets are running.......
5 stones, 1 3000lph pump 1 hailea air pump for the stones all needed air line and manifolds OR
1 3000LPH pump creating the same amount if not more DO for all the same, which is more efficient? i have a DO meter and i will run a experiment and put it up for the non beleivers, look up flooming v air stones as well, it all koi carp pond stuff but highly relevant to hydro as well especialy DWC
and to answer were i get my ideas from google heath robinsons grows, guys like the pre breakdown tyson of growing lol
WIIMB- cant PM you or it wont let me find your started threads mate to see ur grows itchin now after seein that pic on ya profile lol!!
Personally, I prefer Flood & Drain, with an external rez. Much easier to maintain, clean, replenish, drain, chill, adjust pH...
She is growing in lava rock, which drains quickly, but has millions of air pockets to keep roots moist. Also, the quick drain allows me to feed her roughly every 45-60 minutes during lights on. This caused explosive growth.
I am using bulbs from the aquarium industry which are much stronger with better PAR than horticulture bulbs
I eventually plan on getting a fish tank waterfall to replace my air stone, but since it is away from the roots, I don't have the problem RDWC peeps have. The benefit of the waterfall is that all the nutes cycle through
She's over 4 ft wide and 6ft tall. Clearly a Sativa
Last edited by PetFlora; 12-02-2011 at 10:07 AM.
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