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dwc transfer to flood and drain in the
The Grow Room forums; hey rollitup longtime lurker first time poster!
ive been wanting to try something new and have been debating with myself ...
dwc transfer to flood and drain
hey rollitup longtime lurker first time poster!
ive been wanting to try something new and have been debating with myself about transfering from dwc (veg) to flood and drain buckets with coco coir..
i cannot find a single instance of this being attempted.
so maybe i can get some of your experienced opinions on it
i want to veg in dwc for 6 weeks and bloom in flood and drain with coir for 9
is this possible?
it can be done but it is not advisable because transplant shock would be high just as you are going into flowering, and I can't see the reasoning behind it, why would one want to do DWC and flood and drain at the same time? maybe this is why itg hasn't been attempoted
yes but it sounds like a lot of hassle trying to transfer a 6 week old plant into coco pots. Have you ever grown in DWC?? Do you know how big a rootball for a 6 week old plant will be?? Why dont you just do the whole grow in flood & Drain ? Then you will avoid any stressing of the plant.
beaverhuntr, this is exactly what i was thinking. its what ive been debating with myself, if i grew in dwc would the root ball be to large and matted to put it in coir?
and the thinking behind this is that the plant would get bigger faster in dwc for the veg cycle. then for the flower cycle i would like to have the benifits of a coco mix.
Nothing is too large you will just have to buy a lot of coco coir and big ass pots " The bigger the roots the bigger the fruits " it can be done and will be fine, it will be stressed out though I see more con's than I do pro's.. You have to take into account how big your plant is going to stretch once you put them in flower. Do you have enough room? The coco mix wont be beneficial as coco is still considered hydro we just call it "passive hydroponics" the coco wont do anything for the plant, it will just make it easier on watering thats about it and no weekly res changes.
Originally Posted by ctwalrus
ok so after a lot of research, reading thread after thread, asking people online and off.
im gonna try it.
still cant find a single person who has but everyone i talk to says do it.
this is going to become a journal that i will update from here on.
just one more curious question for you guys...
im going to run a sealed room, would it be a good idea to vent the lights (3 1000s) FROM the ac coming from the wall?
What do you mean vent the lights from the AC?? You mean you are going to vent all that hot air into the air conditioning duct??
Originally Posted by ctwalrus
I did exactly this 3 years ago. Check out my 21st Century Flood and Drain
Originally Posted by BeaverHuntr
from, FROM the ac in the wall.
of course the ac wouldnt be on all the time there would be a fan but the intake would be the ac vent.
the exhaust is probably going to be a hole in the wall :P
i just read your thread and it doesnt look like what im talking about at all :/
Originally Posted by PetFlora
what i see in your thread is going from HPA (high pressure aero) to a F&D system (flood and drain) with the medium being lava rocks.
i want to go from DWC (deep water culture) to an F&D where the medium is coco coir and hydroton with probably some helpful mix ins just for kicks.
both of my setups, being the dwc and the f&d, are going to be in 5 gal buckets running a staggered 3 week cycle with 9 plants every 3 weeks.
ntm you are running on t5s for everything
im going to be under 600w MH for veg and 1000w hps for flower.