how often do you flood per light cycle? i am totally new to the ebb and flow style...
and the plants seems to like those temps! interesting that its 10 degrees LOWER during their night cycle...
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30 gallon seems fine for me... it doesn't make it the full two weeks, but topping it off is just fine and dandy. As the girls have gotten bigger, they've used more water so I keep an eye on it daily. At first I had my timer set at feeding them 6 times a day, two during their night cycle and 4 during the lights on. This was in veg so it came to about every 4 hours. Since then though, I've upped it to about 11 times a day. They are loving the attention, food, and as long as I'm not contributing to root rot or over feeding them I figure it can't hurt I started adjusting it at the beginning when I was using quarter strength nutes, but they looked a little droopy. I amped up their schedule and haven't really touched it since. Every now and then I'll hit the switch to turn it on for an extra feeding, but what can I say? Childhood obesity is ok in this case isn't it!
As for the temps? what can I say? I'm just trying to take advantage of the MUCH cooler nights. I just wish I could control my fans with an environment controller, but for now, they stay on the whole time the lamp is on. Someday !!!!! I'd like to get a C02 infuser added but it would be pointless until I can turn my fans off. I bet it recycles all the air in my tent every 30 seconds...
Thanks for posting! I love talking about my setup, I feel like a proud parent!! I'll post some new pics a week from sunday!
haha i think of supplementing CO2 daily brother...i cool my 600w hps exclusively, so i really am tempted to go buy a tank when i buy my ebb and flow system
Im glad you dig talking about your setup brother, i can use all the help i can get. Im running to the hydro store in less than 2 weeks so im putting the finishing touches on my knowledge before i take the plunge...(from soil to hydro, that is)...best of luck with everything hoss, ill be checking in regularly
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I highly recommend hydroton (expanded clay pellets). Take the extra time and thoroughly wash and rinse them.... I'm still getting rings in my rez and flood table from the dust. I thought I had done a good job cleaning them too. Really easy to work with afterwards though.
I totally planned on using rockwool oasis cubes myself! I got a bunch of these rapid rooter plugs and a terarium though and decided to use that instead. Either one should be ok. I would recommend using 6" square pots called emily's though. Being square they are bigger in volume, which you want for root growth. Good luck +rep
Exactly like it. The tray that fits in the terarium is circular, also. Or better yet, is filled with about thirty round holes for the plugs. It was pretty nice but I think rockwool would do tje same... A little more expensive than the cubes, but they worked great!