Best Hydro System For Medicinal Cannabis

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by bigbud0023, Jan 27, 2012.

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    bigbud0023

    bigbud0023 Member

    Hi All, I am new to growing and considering several options to best suit my needs. I have been researching furiously but still somewhat confused. I can have 6 plants to grow at a time and would like to get the most bang for my buck. I would like to go hydroponics, but not sure if I should use an Ebb and Flow table and have the plants growing in clay pellets or rockwool, or get one of those bucket systems. I am also considering getting a deep water culture bucket system for these 6 plants. Then I hear of others who use a drip system?

    I think I will be able to have seedlings in addition to these 6 plants, so I can veg then for about 6-8 weeks.


    I hear a lot about people using Sunshine #4 to grow in. I don’t know exactly how much yields I will get with these systems or if one is better than another. I was thinking of the SOG method, but willing to look at other methods with bigger plants for more yield.
    Can anyone provide me with solid information as to what I can expect from some of these systems. I feel confident I can learn how to use them all. I am also considering being a caregiver and then could expand to 36 plants if I have some success.
    I appreciate any and all feedback to get me the best and most medicine.

    Thanks
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    HydroDawg421

    HydroDawg421 Active Member

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    Toolage 87

    Toolage 87 Well-Known Member

    Here are 2 hydro setups that I would chose from imo

    RDWC = Recirculating DWC (Makes it easier to clean and such.
    Aero = Have 1 res with water in it and plants in their own container.


    Both of these should be easy to work with since they use a res separate and you can clean them out easier imo. I am growing in a regular DWC and I wouldn't really recommend it to people unless they are tight for space or don't mind moving alot of water to the res.


    There is a 3rd one but most wouldn't do it but you could do a RAeroDWC (Recirculating Aero DWC). This is really good if you change out your plants in your system alot and don't want your buckets to be very full all the time.
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    Mr marko

    Mr marko Member

    I like the stand alone units. Deep water culture works great for me. General hydroponics offers them around 60$ each. No circulation for these type just an air pump.
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    Green Dave

    Green Dave Well-Known Member

    Look at Hempy buckets easy as soil with results of hydro
    DIY for Pennys (Cost of a plastic container and perlite

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