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DWC hydro vs Bubbleponics

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by SDgoonie, Sep 16, 2007.


    SDgoonie Well-Known Member

    Im wondering what the difference between the 2 are and what are the pros and cons of each? I plan on getting the DWC Grower's choice kit with the dual spectrum 2 fluro light kit from Stealth Hydro

    SH Hydroponics > DWC Grower's Choice Kit

    Let me know what you guys think!

    SmokerE Well-Known Member

    What is bubbleponics? The system you are showing is a DWC, the only thing extra it has I believe is a drip irrigation system. One of the biggest problems I see with that system is a 6 gallon resevoir. It appears in the pictures to be 1/2 way decent sized, but in all reality it is very small. The problems I would see with this is once your plants get fairly large in size if you were to grow from seed is the amount of nutrient uptake would constitute religious checking of the resevoir. I prefer the larger resevoirs, more like 20 gallons or so, just in case the plants go on a feeding frenzy there is a buffer of sorts with the extra nutes in there. Now if you don't mind checking the resevoir constantly it IS a good way to save money on nutrients since you are only filling a 6 gallon resevoir. The drip irrigation, though I have never used it, seems a bit unneccesary to me. In DWC your roots are practically sitting in the solution anyway so what benefit does it have to drip down? I dont' know the answer to this, but so far I've been fine with the results of not having the drip. I have heard though that their support is really good, but then again we do have RUI here, and this site is by far the best support system I have yet to see. If money is not an issue, I would go for it just to check it out. Myself I prefer building my own and taking the extra money and investing in PH meters and PPM meters. If you were to buy this system make sure you buy a good digital testers. Without a good tester you are working blind and without lady luck on your shoulders, you are pretty much setup for failure. Good luck in your decision.

    SDgoonie Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your input and advice! I am just planning on a small closet grow with 4-6 plants.

    SDgoonie Well-Known Member

    Im looking for something small and easy to maintain. im leaning towards the dwc since it is a bit cheaper. what you guys think?

    wafflehouselover Well-Known Member

    bubbleponic is kinda bs, just go with dwc you'll get probably the same result as long as you know how to maintain your water level and keep the nutrient aerated.

    bubbleponic just pumps water with air bubbles into the netpot of your plants which hold the plant. If you want this it can easily be done with a 264pump and it should hhave a head for a airhole where you pump air in there and leave it in your res and it will pump that aerated water to your netpots.

    wafflehouselover Well-Known Member

    Btw im going to be building a Bubbleponic NFT system soon, i believe this will work better then the bubbleponic because the roots won't be sitting in the nutrient water but running oxygenated water. PM me if you'd like to see my design or you can wait till i make one a post some pictures.

    SDgoonie Well-Known Member

    thx for the advice. you have a pm

    buddha.red Active Member

    Which dwc is best? is there an advantage to buying the bucket system over the 4 hole version? I want to grow in my apartment closet away from prying eyes. I can build something to go around it once i decide on what to buy.

    Budsworth Well-Known Member

    1 plant bucket system you can grow a bigger plant. 4 hole system your palnts will be smaller but more plants. Both grow very fast.

    dmshizzle Well-Known Member

    Im still kinda new to this but i made a 10 gallon rez DWC and my plants are loving it just last night they grew a half inch
    They are only about a week and a half old so they are still pretty small but the rez fits in closet nicely

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    purplehaze2 Well-Known Member

    I thought bubbleponics was when you have a fogger in the resevoir,not a pump. the fogger squirts the root system and puts humidity in your res like a rain forest. I dont see any fog coming out of those res tanks If you dont have a fogger its a big difference,you need to get one and you will be able to pull the pump as well.I sware to you for how thick those roots are there would be a million more with a fogger.

    Earl Well-Known Member

    You need to get a fogger
    and show us how great they are.

    I am still waiting to see one work.
    It's been two years now.

    GO GO GO.
    Hurry up.

    Oh, your poor,
    and can't afford to do it?

    Put up, or shut up.


    medicineman New Member

    why are your net pots so large for such a small reservoir? Wouldn't the 3" net pots be more practical. I grow 7' tall plants with a 3" net pot.

    medicineman New Member

    2-7' plants in 3" net pots, after harvest just throw away the stalk, netpot and all.

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    purplehaze2 Well-Known Member

    IMnot poor and why have you waited 2 years, because your poor.go buy one and see how it works

    Earl Well-Known Member

    I have been watching for two years
    for someone who claims it will work
    to show it works.
    no one has, or will.
    i have tried it and so have many others.
    we all failed.

    FogPonics. TAG, or whatever you want to call it.
    does not work for weed.

    It may work for lettuce.

    But fog will not work,
    or give any advantage whatsoever,
    to a hydroponic grow.

    Not just my opinion,
    because I have spent the time
    and effort and cash,
    and fog failed.

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    purplehaze2 Well-Known Member

    well !I had a res with 1 in it and 1 without it .and same clone, the res with it did better to me. there 30 dollars and you just throw it inn.

    Budsworth Well-Known Member

    Ultra sonic foggers are a good supplement. They are not to used by themselves.:blsmoke:

    NewGreenland Active Member

    Yo the NExt person that has ANYTHING BAD to say about SH bubbleponic system should be smacked. My order got to me in Exactly 5 Days like they said it would. Everything Works Great! MY plants Are Fantastic Compared to the DWC system i Built. Dual Spectrum II light Are STrong Enough to Support ALL 6 Plants from germination to FLowering. My Buds Turn out Xtremely potent and Respectable in size! If u have the Money and Want to Save time and Labor this is What you should go with! yeah sure u can build one and Save 38.78 (Compared to mine) but the outcome in small spaces is uncomparable!
    Florida Girl

    Florida Girl Well-Known Member

    I looked at your pictures and those net pots look bigger then 3"..... are you sure they aren't more like 6"???? Perhaps the pictures are just deceiving.

    Anyway..... thank you because you actually answered a question I hadn't yet asked. I was curious if the plants could stay in a small pot all the way through the grow cycle or if they would have to be transplanted to bigger net pots once they got a certain height. Looks like your 7' plants did just fine in the small pots.

    Can you confirm I'm understanding that correctly?

    Thanks :D

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