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Leak Proof aero cloner

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by [email protected]@, Jan 28, 2018.

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    Mont@n@

    [email protected]@ Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone especially Old stinkbuddies and the new generation in aero nft. about 5 years ago I was struggling with water leaks in my DIY aerocloner. Everytime I was going out it was a very extressful moment thinking all the time in my cloner leaking all the water out. I already tried Rubbermaid roughnecks, strong boxes from HD and they will leak at some point with out any modification.

    Here is the tote that I use now is called Rubbermaid Brute tote. they are very sturdy, food grade and most important they dont leak. they cost around $25. Here is the part number: 20 Gal Brute FG9S3100GRAY
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    PetFlora

    PetFlora Well-Known Member

    I would like to see pictures of your roots.

    Typically, lpa roots look like long soggy spaghetti noodles

    If that's your experience, try a deep cycle timer with <30 seconds on ~ 3 minutes off
     
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    Mont@n@

    [email protected]@ Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice. I’m running now 90 second on and 10 minutes off, tap water only.

    I will try that on my next batch, thanks.

    Happy growing
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    PetFlora

    PetFlora Well-Known Member

    yep, and it'll get worse

    These were started as seeds in DWC BUT using 4 large air stones

    but you can get these by changing to a deep cycle timer
     

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    elkamino

    elkamino Well-Known Member

    Dude! I had no idea. That’s a Killer tip,know why a timed cycle causes that?

    Anyway I’ll be buying a new timer. Many thanks! :joint:
     
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    PetFlora

    PetFlora Well-Known Member

    Lessons learned from doing HPA (High Pressure Aero)

    Root cells need time to process the nutrients. Constant feeding keeps the cells closed down

    when the root chamber is misted the roots develop secondary root hairs to feed on the nutrient mist

    hth
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I once cut up a pool noodle to make my own neoprene collars.
     
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    Mont@n@

    [email protected]@ Well-Known Member

    here is how im going to make my own neoprene inserts using sams rubber floor mats and 2 1/8" hole saw for 2" net pot inserts.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Those foam carpet tiles they make for kiddies play areas work well too...
    I use it under my smaller aquariums instead of foamalite.
     
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    PetFlora

    PetFlora Well-Known Member

    I love DIY but unless they've gotten expensive since I bought mine ~ 6 years ago,foam inserts aren't expensive and last forever
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    Rubber won't compress when the stem grows in diameter. Idk why anyone would try to diy neoprene collars when you can buy a 100 for under $20.
     
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