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Flush dilemma

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by dimebag87, Jan 3, 2013.


    dimebag87 Well-Known Member

    Hi guys. I have a bit of a problem. I have a 4 pot wilma and I'm 7 weeks into flowering but due to a number of complications earlier on with the plants the healthiest of the bunch has mature'd faster and looks to be about two weeks earlier in finishing.

    The problem lies with the fact that the wilma is a re circulatory system and that really you want to be using the one pump to flush them all at the same time. The only thing I can think of doing is flushing the one that's ready by hand but that would mean a ball ache untangling it from the other's twice a day to hand water it and even then, clay pebbles don't really retain much water and would end up underwater'd pretty quick so therefore it isn't really a viable option to hand water when it gets a drink every 15 minutes on the dot.

    Any ideas would be a great help right now because I'm out.

    Thanks, Dimebag

    dimebag87 Well-Known Member

    Come on folks! I know there's probably a commonsense solution here but i cant think of one right now :(

    tallen Active Member

    Seeing as many here believe flushing doesn't help to begin with, and this round flushing would be rather complicated, how about not bothering? At the very least don't bother with the headache of flushing the early finishers, then maybe you can flush the others like normal and tell us if there really is a difference!
    dimebag87 likes this.

    superstoner1 Well-Known Member

    why starve them at the most crucial time for bud growth. the last two weeks are when mine pack the weight on.

    MrMeanGreen Active Member

    2013 Should be a good year, we agree on something. :hump:

    Krondizzel New Member

    I feel you on this one. What you'll probably end up doing, is not flushing the plant that is ahead of pace. Crop that one without flushing, then run your flush schedule on the remainders. Sometimes this happens man, so, you can either flush them all for an extended amount of time, or you can chop the one without flushing and flush the rest. You choose :)

    dimebag87 Well-Known Member

    Thanks a bunch fellas! So people think that flushing doesn't make a difference? I thought it wasn't important in soil but was hydro? Hmmmmm confused :/ It sucks if I can't flush the first one because it's going to be the nicest smoke of the bunch. Anybody else that doesn't flush with hydro? It looks like it will have to be a no flush this time round.

    superstoner1 Well-Known Member

    i am over 100 harvests now and i used to be religious about flushing until i started testing. keep ppm at low levels and feeding them produced more yield and tastier buds

    dimebag87 Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks superstoner :)I will give that a try mate. Should I start dropping it down now or towards the last week or so?

    superstoner1 Well-Known Member

    i dont drop it. i never go above 1000ppm in flower. consistency is key.

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