Easies way to prepare rockwool?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Koi2Dragon, May 7, 2010.

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    Koi2Dragon

    Koi2Dragon Active Member

    Hello
    I cannot seem to find a solid link to how to prepare rockwool.
    I should soak them in PH 5.0 water for 24 hours.
    Anything else?
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    jondamon

    jondamon Well-Known Member

    Thats all you need to do.

    I would however recommend soaking in 5.5 not 5.

    J
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    Koi2Dragon

    Koi2Dragon Active Member

    Thanks for the reply
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    jondamon

    jondamon Well-Known Member

    no problem

    Happy growing.

    J
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    i.NeeD.A.LiGhTeR

    i.NeeD.A.LiGhTeR Well-Known Member

    Are you preparing them for seeds or clones? If clones, some people like to add a couple drops of bloom nutes high in P to the water used to soak the cubes to help promote root growth.
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    STZ

    STZ Active Member

    I have always cloned with rockwool and I use a few different things when soaking the stuff. First I use some Hydroguard (I think like 10ml/liter of water) to make sure no algae or fungus or anything starts growing in my humidity dome. I also use 3ml/liter of Nutri+ START 0-1-0. I usually mix them seperately and pour two liters over the rockwool and let it soak overnight. Then the next day I pour/drain any extra sitting water and cut clones and plop 'em in. No gel, no powders, and 80-90% start rooting in 4 or 5 days and have tons of roots bursting out of the rockwool cubes by like 10 days. If you are dead-set on using powder or gel you can probably just just soak in ph'ed water and, like the guy above me said, a couple drops of bloom nutes :) Good luck cloning bro and peace RIU!
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    Koi2Dragon

    Koi2Dragon Active Member

    I am starting my new grow from seed but I will clone em in a few weeks.
    Thanks to everyone for the help!
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    STZ

    STZ Active Member

    Shit sorry man I feel dumb! I didn't even think about that fact that you might be starting seeds! However, that Nutri+ START is good for seedlings too ;)

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