DWC Root Slime Cure aka How to Breed Beneficial Microbes

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

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    Nerper

    Nerper New Member

    oh risky wtf man 1l to 208 liters? way to stong man just add 1 mll per liter every 3 days champ and i would change ur res ever 5 days 1 l to 208 liters of res is way to stong i think
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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member

    Yeah I tried the 1 mL per liter 2 mL per liter didn't work not with this stuff. the only thing that actually stopped it for more than two days was 1000 mL per my 55 gallon re. plants didn't love it but they did start drinking water again and I pulled of two crops that way, but like I said before I'm tired of treating it, I want to cure it and hopefully this tea is the answer to that!
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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member


    Thanks bro, it's weird I did my very first hydro grows with advanced and never had any issues, is there something wrong with cyco or just the timing of it?? Who knows
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    Nerper

    Nerper New Member

    Ok i was speaking to a cyco tech tonight actualy he said if your having PPM issues drop silica and uptake as its not needed in RDWC or DWC might help stabilize it and it will lower ur ppm less is more in DWC
    Goodluck smoke it green
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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member

    I actually am using an ebb and flow system currently not a dwc. So i just sterilized my veg system and added my new clones 3 days ago and this is what I see in my resivoir
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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member

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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member

    Anyone??? Heinz??
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    Nerper

    Nerper New Member

    drain to waste for joo! :P
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    Riskyplay11

    Riskyplay11 Member

    drain to waste is a wonderful way to waste 7x the amount of nutrients as a normal person haha. Not to mention it defeats the purpose of ebb and flow and using lava rocks, thanks though
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    daloudpack

    daloudpack Member

    im not sure if this applys to this thread but i have a quick question, just got my clones rooted far enuff to start feeding and switched from ph'd tap water to distilled water with fox farm nutes (week one feeding which is grow big and big bloom ) 1/4 strength.... my roots were snow white when in the plain clear water this morning when i switched the res. the big bloom is brown so obviously when mixed with water it gives the water a brown tint , now my roots have a brownish tint where the water comes up to , water is fresh im growing in dwc , and my res was scrubbed before i filled it and added my nutes, is this just the water staining my roots i mean theres no way id get root rot that fast right? and if this is the case how will i be able to identify root rot if it does occur by the way i also switched to distilled water my ph is around 6 or slightly under. i have 7 gallons of water and have 2 12 inch airstones on a dual pump and 1 ten inch airstone on a one line pump
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    daloudpack

    daloudpack Member

    also i dont have a hydro store anywhere near me can i use topfin beneficial bacteria from pet smart or is this the wrong type of beneficial bacteria and also if i can can i run that with my fox farm nutes
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    DukeO

    DukeO Member

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    Nerper

    Nerper New Member

    ok ive tried everything guys still pyth and slime all sorts of bad stuff temps low no light lots of o2 800l phour if u still see the slime do what i did go to coco u wont regret DWC is not for everyones grow room simple as that
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    DukeO

    DukeO Member

    Did you try z7 water treatment? I had real bad slime. It would start with the clear jelly stuff that would then turn brown.

    I tried everything I could fine to cure it. H2O2 would clear it for a little while and then it would come back.

    Now I add z7 and I have not seen any slime at all from the first time I used it.

    I run DWC with temps around 78f. I do not know anyone at z7....
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    ptr123

    ptr123 Active Member

    Hi Heis, great thread. Thanks for the great info. I have a question if you don't mind. I've been using Sea Green Primodial Solutions before using your tea. Could I use your tea with it or should I stop using it completely since i'm using your tea now? Here's the link if you want to take a look at it http://beneficialbiologics.com/index.php/sea-green.
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    nameno

    nameno Active Member

    Best looking roots I ever had. I had started using it when I got something funky going on
    in my res.
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Active Member

    Heisenberg I'm looking to use your tea in an ebb flow 5 gal bucket system with 33 gal res. shearly to prevent any problems. My questions are 1. You say the Aqua shield and Zho can both be replaced with the fungi perfecti myco soluble . How much of this would I add to brew 1 gallon of tea? How much molasses? And how much ancient forest? 2. How much tea would I need to add to my 33 gal Rez and how often? Much thanks in advance I read about 30 pages and couldn't find the answer. Thanks again!
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Active Member

    I'm guessing a tsp of myco, 1/2 tsp molasses, 1/2 cup ancient forest in 1 gal to water. Then adding 3 cups of the tea once a week between Rez changes. Does that sound about right?

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