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The Grow Room forums; We have a styrofoam power cloner we made but our clones just won't survive!
How crucial is it to have ...
We have a styrofoam power cloner we made but our clones just won't survive!
How crucial is it to have the foggers goings at all times? At first we had it on a 3min on/5 min off cycle to sub par results
Last edited by Nelstoned; 02-08-2013 at 10:46 AM.
24/7 or forget it. ... thats w/aero
is yours 'fog'?
Last edited by Moebius; 02-08-2013 at 11:38 AM.
I run 80 seconds on, 8 minutes off on cloner, vegger, and flower units with never a problem. The roots need time to breathe. I would wonder about off gassing from the styrofoam.
i run 30 seconds on 11 min off in my cloner. Water temp at 76. A teaspoon of great white to keep the rot away.
Not a dry fog. But fogger nozzles on a high pressure pump.
lp aero im guessing like most of us. i run mine 24/7 no problems
DUDE, do your self a flavor and sell that aeroponic cloner while there are still suckers to buy it.
Originally Posted by Nelstoned
aeroponic cloners are not worth the time, maintenence and effort WHATSOEVER. if it is absolutely perfect you can root your clones about 2-3 days sooner than me and all i do is the old fashioned humidome setup. i take plain coco and get it wet with phed water stuff it in a peatpot and then make a hole for the cutting, dip it in rootech(more potent) or clonex gel, mash the coco around it and in 2 weeks we have a 95% success rate. no timers, no pumps, to neoprene collars(that dont stand up to bleach), no high res temps, no cleaning giant resevoirs and thousands of neoprene collars. simple as that.
the one place you can go wrong is not making your coco wet enough for the 2 week span, the tops of your humidomes should look like its raining, all the time. almost 100% humidity. also we spray with sm90(sulfur spray) once the tray is full before we put on the dome, this keeps the possibility of mold out of the equation. after that we dont touch them for 2 weeks. under a t5 naturally, 24/7 light
the coco peats are easily transplantable into any medium even an aeroponic system, one of the biggest problems i found with rooted clones in air is that the roots have no substrate to grow in, so when you plant an aero clone it just falls over and when you plant it is impossible to keep from matting the roots on top of themselves where the root finally rests in a substrate.
we had 3 - 120 site cloners and my last job, and 3 at this one, i have retired them completely, they are NOT worth it
im not sure, but my feeling is that aeroponic cloners took off because of a young generations affinity for rubegoldbergs and computers. or maybe they are growing and blooming in aeroponic systems, and if you love those things, well im not sure i can help you. too many moving parts.
it is amazing how many gardeners forget the number one method for everything : K.I.S.S.
Last edited by igothydrotoneverywhere; 02-08-2013 at 04:03 PM.
how can we help you ?
How much more simple can it get than an aero cloner? Cut, stick, check two weeks later. Done. No domes, no watering. No worrying about Ph, just no worries. Plus no media needed, then you could change your name to igotnomorehydroton
Couldnt of said it better
Originally Posted by superstoner1
Funny that I just read that. Because I have a buddy who ditched his cloner for rapid rooter's. We live in RI so once winter comes the humidity drops and he would always have a problem. He say's his clones root in 4-5 days with RR and a dome.
I still use my diy cloner like SS. I think because I always keep mine is a smaller cab and the light keeps it heated so I've never had a problem. Thinking of making a dome to raise the humidity though and see if it helps them root a bit faster.