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Ebb & Flow vs Drip in the
The Grow Room forums; I wanted to hear the pros and cons of ebb & flow vs drip.
Considering trying a hydro grow and ...
Ebb & Flow vs Drip
I wanted to hear the pros and cons of ebb & flow vs drip.
Considering trying a hydro grow and was researching things here: http://www.landmsales.com/hydro_shop.htm
I'd love to hear the benefits of each system from you guys here.
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Ebb&flow i think is the way to go. I did the drip thing a time or two but did not mutch care for it on a big scale to mutch shit to deal with. you dont no if all your plants are getting the same amount of water thae git shit in the hoses and so on that is just me i like to keep things as simple as i can .
I was in the middle of the desert when the drugs began to take hold!!!!!!!!!!!
Drip systems require a lot of attention. You MUST clean your drippers frequently- a couple of times per week- or nutrient salts WILL build up and clog them, leading to dead plants.
Flood systems are dead-nuts easy. I've tried several systems- drip, NFT, aero/bubbler and I finally went back to the flood system I started with.
For several years now, I have been using loose rockwool floc in 8" dia plastic pots which sit in a flood tray. I have tried expanded clay pellets (Hydroton) in my pots but find they are hard to handle, heavy, much more expensive than rockwool floc and difficult to dispose of. Drop a handful of pellets and you will chase them all over the room. Grr. If you use a high moisture-holding medium like rockwool, you need only flood 1x day and the rockwool will hold enough water to carry the plant for a day or so if a pump fails.
Because they have no small tubes or tiny drip apertures, flood systems don't clog and can be cleaned and sterilised completely in 10 minutes. You may get marginally better performance out of fancier systems (though there's not really enough difference to fuss about), but you just can't go past the simplicity and reliability of a flood system, whether for newbs or experienced growers.
See my gallery for pics of a flood/rockwool op in action as well as pix of clones in rockwool cubes and clonebox details.
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