My DIY Bubble Cloner

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by buddzer, Aug 9, 2010.

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    buddzer

    buddzer Member

    After seeing some threads for making your own bubble cloner, I finally decided to make my own. I used an old aquarium i had lying around and a tube light. Then I bought the air stones, air pump and heater at walmart. Then I cut out a piece of Plexiglas for the top and a board to hold the cuttings in place. I thought it turned out nicely. Tell me what you think of it and any improvements that could be made. Thanks :)

    I'll try to get some better pics of it soon....

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    GoldenGanja13

    GoldenGanja13 Well-Known Member

    I am needing to make myself one, and soon. Your's looks pretty tight.
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    fizzle

    fizzle Member

    yup, looks good.
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    fatbum

    fatbum Member

    looks cool
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    buddzer

    buddzer Member

    It's about a little over a week, nine days I think, and so far no roots but I'm not that surprised, however the cuttings have grown quite a bit and the new growth is starting to turn brownish. The leaves are getting little brown spots on them and I really don't know whats going on. their growing but not rooting, I'm kinda lost. Any help?
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    unsaneyo

    unsaneyo Member

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    isthislegal

    isthislegal Well-Known Member

    looks good!
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    stilljonzen

    stilljonzen Well-Known Member

    i think removiing the heater will help. the warmer water has less oxygen in the water. the point of bubblers is to saturate the water with 02. good luck
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    asdf1

    asdf1 Active Member

    On my bubble cloner i had no heater and clones were slow to root. Put a heating pad under and i had roots in 7 days. Im not trying to discredit what your saying, you may be right. Just trying to offer another point of view....
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    rowlman

    rowlman Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I just made one too...lol. I used a square rubbermaid bucket, and put a small pump in the water with the airstone. The pump circulated the water nice and kept in at 79.
    I know 80 seems warm but as soon as I see roots I shut down the pump and add another air stone. 12 of 14, and 14 of 15 rooted. Both times I let them stay in the cloner for 7 days after roots ( 14 days total ). Both times I had roots on day 6 - 7.
    I had given up on clones untill I made this thing...all but the bucket was old fishtank stuff too. All those clones lived and are rockin right now. Good luck
    Peace

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