DWC Root Slime Cure aka How to Breed Beneficial Microbes

Discussion in 'DWC/ Bubbleponics' started by Heisenberg, Aug 26, 2010.

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    10after420

    10after420 New Member

    I also meant to say that I don't think anyone else has said this, if so, i apologize, i read this entire thread so maybe i just forgot, but anyways...

    I have been using eight air stones to brew my tea, hooked up to a 15l air pump, so that two air stones run from one outlet. This produces a weak stream of bubbles from each one. My pumps output is adjustable, and i turn it up slowly until i can see a good bit of bubbles coming from each one. I use 4 inch air stones, so even at full blast, i could easily get more air with one stone and a bigger pump. But this is what I want, just so all the air stones have some air passing through them. As the tea brews, the bennies take up residence in them, and I switch out the air stones when i do my res changes. If you can afford to buy an extra set of air stones do so!

    I think this really helps the bennies get established in your res after a nute change and scrubbing, and rinsing. I run 10 gallons of bleach water in my rdwc after it has been cleaned and then rinse with ro again.Then drain and dry the system. It's tedious and probably not needed, but i learned my lesson the first time about lettin things go too long. Then i use the tea and my bennie condo's and my roots are amazing now, I use 8 air stones in each system, so the ones that come out get soaked in bleach water, ran in bleach water, then boiled and dried. And they eventually make it back to the tea and a res, I have a lot of extra air stones, and the boiling helps clean them out a bit, they work like new afterwards.

    Sorry such a long post, but i'm stoned and it happens. Peace!
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    Scroga

    Scroga Well-Known Member

    Having a win yet bassman? Make sure to get those molasses! Just brew some good ewc with molaases...make sure to gas the chlorine off 12/24 hrs before you brew! pray you havnt got chloramine in your water..no nutes till your roots show recovery, salts can be detrimental to microbial life...your plants will appreciate the molasses rather than raw sugar, the microbes break down the molasses into a wide variety of trace elements that the girls love!
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    Gino401

    Gino401 New Member

    Can i use this tea in my ez cloner?
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    Spanky84

    Spanky84 Member

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    Gino401

    Gino401 New Member

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    Scroga

    Scroga Well-Known Member

    Only add once roots begin..
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    Spanky84

    Spanky84 Member

    Why not right from the start? They shuld keep the water a bit cleaner I think.
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    Gino401

    Gino401 New Member

    Do i still juat add 1on cup per a gallon in my ez cloner
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    Scroga

    Scroga Well-Known Member

    Hies mentioned this somewhere I think? Its wasteful to add tea straight away as there is nothing for it to act upon for a week +... it may even slow the formation of the rhizo..I like to add h202 untill stub shows then add tea for mad roots!

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