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How to keep aerocloner temps below 75

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Vonkins, May 13, 2017.

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    Logan Burke

    Logan Burke Well-Known Member

    Have you tried using Hydroguard or Great White in place of the H202?....Much more effective at keeping bad microbes from growing and you can easily run water at 75F.... just my opinion though, of course. Don't fix it if it isn't broken...haha.
    Happy Growing :)
     
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    Vonkins

    Vonkins Well-Known Member

    Haven't used the h2o2 much yet. I also have clear rez
     
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    Logan Burke

    Logan Burke Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see. At least you haven't had the need for it lol. Should you ever run into rez problems of any type (algae or root rot), definitely give Hydroguard or Great White a try... they work wonders for the root zone. Hope all stays well!
     
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    Atomizer

    Atomizer Well-Known Member

    I use tapwater for cloning, its clean, cold and comes out of the tap at 75psi ;)
     
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    adower

    adower Well-Known Member

    Go on Craigslist and find a cheap water chiller. I got an aqua farm 1/4 for 50$. Plum your aero cloner for it.
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I've had J Henry in ignore and thought he had boots and saddles out of here :(. If nothing else he is a persistent arse :(.
     
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    SheepsBlood

    SheepsBlood Well-Known Member

    IDK how :) I just change mine water out every few days and keep my tanks on the basement ground (54F but the water is definitely 70+)
    You could get a peltier cooler, they don't' run an arm&leg in cost.
     
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    SheepsBlood

    SheepsBlood Well-Known Member


     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    So you don’t use a pump you use the pressure from your home water supply with a solenoid? What kind of on times do you use? I use HP Aero for cloning and keep the water spraying for a couple minutes because I don’t want the cut stem to dry out or rot before root development. Can you really clone with 1-3 second on times?
     
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    Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Well-Known Member

    you can use regular, unscented bleach to control bacterial growth.
     
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    Atomizer

    Atomizer Well-Known Member

    2 seconds of mist with the off timing geared to keep the stems moist but not wet. If you mist for 2 minutes you may as well use low pressure, soaked either way :) You have to break the habit of treating HP like hydro, less is more.
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    I’ve done HPA grows with 1 second on time, the main reason I chose HPA for cloning is because I don’t have to worry about cuttings dying if a nozzle clogs, with LPA if a nozzle clogs there’s a good chance a few cutting may dry out, HPA the constant mist covers everything no matter what.
     
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    Mont@n@

    [email protected]@ Well-Known Member

    That 633gph pump at 15 minutes on is probably warming up your cloner water. I always use a 396gph pump at 2 minutes on with 10 minutes off. Also the more water in your cloner the easier to keep it cooler and look at other things in your grow room that can impact your water temperature.

    Good luck and happy growing
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017

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