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Active Aqua grow n flow or Titan gro flo ?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by toaster struedel, Jun 18, 2015.

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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    Am going shopping soon and was wondering which of these two is the better and reliable. Thanks for any feedback. The active Aqua is $350 the Titan is $450 for 12 pot systems.
     
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    fire_it_up

    fire_it_up Member

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    What set up did you end of going with. Im looking into one that expands to 36-48 sites , ive read about 3/4 tubing is better and also some designs have puddling issues etc. any feedback would be appreciated
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    Active aqua
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member


    Active Aqua 2.0 ,the only downside is cleaning all that hydroton.
     
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    fire_it_up

    fire_it_up Member

    What do you mean by cleaning the hydroton? As in all the roots growing through it and then getting them ready for the next crop or the initial rinsing? Are you still using this set up. I was also thinking DWC but since its my first grow and im starting fairly large people have been saying just start with flood/drain.
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    Yes cleaning between grows, I went from DWC to Ebb&Flow and haven't looked back. I still use DWC once in awhile to keep a mom, but I luv the ebb&flow for its ease, and how it performs.
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    Might try rockwool this round...
     
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    fire_it_up

    fire_it_up Member

    This will be my first grow..everywhere i read they advise against rockwool cause it stays too wet around the stem or something like that
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    Then don't flood as often
     
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    adower

    adower Well-Known Member

    If you have the rockwool submerged you only need to water 1x a day. Switch it to 2-3x during flower.
     
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    Johnny Lawrence

    Johnny Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I run a two to three inch layer of rockwool sandwiched in the middle of the bucket. Hydroton on the bottom for drainage, hydroton on the top to prevent algae.
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    Im going to go pick up some rockwool today as the hydro store recommend running the chunks. How does the plant hold up in rockwool? Any falling over?
     
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    Johnny Lawrence

    Johnny Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Like I mentioned, I run a maybe 2 inch layer of hydroton on the bottom, dropped an already vegged out teen in one of the big 4 inch blocks in, add a couple cups of rockwool mini cubes(about 2 inches), and then top the bucket off with hydroton.

    This isn't necessary if you're running sterile though. I run hydro with beneficials - bennies do better in rockwool than hydroton. When I used to run sterile, I'd just do the whole thing in hydroton.

    I've never had a plant fall over. Not even in the few runs I did a long time ago in top to bottom rockwool mini cubes. They sorta pack together when wet.
     
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    ThaMagnificent

    ThaMagnificent Well-Known Member

    How do you stop the roots from growing into the fill valve in the bottom of the buckets?
     
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    Johnny Lawrence

    Johnny Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I top water the bennies in once a week, so I can tell then if the line is clogged or not. It used to be a bigger problem years ago when I ran half inch line. Purchase some plugs, both for the tubing and the connectors, if you don't already have them. If the line gets clogged, manually unclog it - that's what the plugs are for.

    But like I said, it's seldom an issue for me, and I have gigantic white afro root masses.
     

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