Discussion in 'Drain-To-Waste Hydro' started by guerrilla medic, May 7, 2015.
Thanks for the reply, i have it all figured out now and working like a charm
Im using a 1/4 horse pump going to 3/4 pvc out the top and into the room to 1/2 in hose with 46 netafim sprayers and works perfect
If you're open to it and have the time throw up some pics!
Running 5 plants in 2 gal smart pots, vertical grow with plants trained to screens, 2 stacked 315W CMH lighting and drip irrigation.
The drip system consist of upper and lower rez's, the upper feeds the plant with a 1056 gpm ECO pump and the lower rez is for recirculation and refilling. The main feed line 3/4" from pump to a 3/4" PVC manifold. After clearing the filter the first valve is for distribution to the plants. The second valve is used for pressure maintenance/control, refill and rez recirculation. There is a 12" stand pipe in the upper rez that drains back to the lower rez and the lower rez has a 500 + gpm pump that moves liquid up for recirculation and refill. Hope that makes sense.
The 3/4 inch distribution line enter the tent via a side duct along with the intake air. It attaches to a ring manifold that has 5 lines running from it to the plants. At the plants there is tee inserted to distribute solution in two direction.
Twenty plus gallon upper rez and a 17 gallon lower rez, for recirculating and refill of upper rez.
Closer view of the upper rez
Individual feed lines with tees
This system has worked well for me this grow after making a few changes along the way.
I am approx. 16 days from harvest and things are doing well.
Well- that explains why your shave isn't even...
My buddy way back in the day had a rental like that. Out on the outskirts of Flint. Single guy back then. Had a cot..and a dog small fridge and thats it. Every damn room had plants and lights. I mean everywhere. This was oh about 2002 to 2004 If i recall. Used his bathtub for a nute rez and took showers at my house. Even the kitchen was used for drying. It was funny as hell. He banked some coin no doubt. Just shut his life down for that time. He bought a house and new truck after he decided he had enough living in the jungle. Cash of course. He had balls. Rolled the dice and got paid fpr it. Slightly goofy adhd type dude that LOVED cannabis just about more than anyone else I knew at the time. One crazy fucker. He didnt come out that house for days at a time. We would all joke that the plants ate him. Lol. Good times.
I threw these pics up in plant problems as well but any of you guys ever seen anything like this. Whole branches are wilting on the affected plants.
@gr865 What are those taps called in those polypro lines?
Also what is that black thing a strainer?
Can some one answer this question please here's what's been said in ord
Those are Tee's at the ends of the lines and that is .25" rubber hose.
Yes, in the manifold there is a strainer.
Thanks for response. I meant the taps in the big poly loop on top of the fan.
But I ended up buying and octorig of sorts. Has a FPT 1/2" inlet that runs to 8 1/4" barbed fittings for air tubing to connect to.
Pics please, sounds cool.
The taps were just regular drip hose taps, 1/4"
This is it. They were pricey tho at $15 per. Though my hydro store ended up charging me $1.70 for 100ft of 1/4" tubing so it worked out in the end.
So what anti siphon devices are yall using?
A simple 1/4 inch barbed elbow coming out of the main line still in the res..but above the water. Pointed down to shoot a "jet" of water back in. Simple but effective.
Yeah I was just going to puncture the 1/2" poly line above the water. Was just wondering if others actually used a vacuum breaker
Use an elbow ponted down back in the tank. A simple hole might shoot water everywhere when the pump kicks on.
I do like that idea better. My res has a lid tho
i just ran my tubing thru the top of my res below the lid so it's higher than the pump and the plants.
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