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Starting Seeds for a Stinkbud Aero/NTF

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by GoatSoup, Jan 13, 2018 at 5:56 PM.

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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    I want to start some seeds for an Blueberry Auto grow in a Stinkbud Aero system. I can pop them in paper towels, but how do I get them grown up enough to put in my netpot? Can I put them in a rapid rooter and put the rapid rooter in the netpot, or will the rapid rooter cause the seam to rot?

    Anyone?
     
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    Howard Burn

    Howard Burn Well-Known Member

    You can germinate the seed whatever your method is, paper towel, cup of water etc.

    Place into a rapid rooted, jiffy pellet or something along those lines.

    I'm not familiar with a stinkbud system and I'm lazy right now to google and learn about it right now.

    Roots will grow out of rooter, down towards your water misters or bubbler setup and start feeding them low dose nutes 25 percent strength a little after true lesves start to show.

    Then onto the veg stage.
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    Well the system uses sprinklers to water the clones (see first sticky on the page) and I was concerned that the rooter might hold too much water around the stem and cause rot or other bad things?
     
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    Howard Burn

    Howard Burn Well-Known Member

    I have friends that run theirs this way and have no issues, but maybe someone else could chime in.

    Is this your first grow?
     
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    Howard Burn

    Howard Burn Well-Known Member

    I use hempy buckets which is dtw

    I Use rooters and then into my perlite mix, never had rot. And they sit in the buckets all their life .

    I've done this with soil, coco and jiffy also, never saw rot, maybe someone else could chime in, more heads better than one
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    It's just LP Aeroponics.
    Soak seed for 24 hours or until tap root starts to show (whichever happens first). Then place soaked seed in rapid rooter and place a dome over top to retain moisture. You'll see the seedling break the surface in a couple days and by that time usually the tap root has went through the bottom of the rapid rooter. As soon as the tap root grows long enough to go through the bottom of the rapid rooter it is time to split the rapid rooter open and place in a neoprene collar. Just be careful when you spit it open and you'll be ok, the only time I ever broke a tap root was when I didn't really care and I was kind of seeing how much abuse they could take, I've done 100's this way.. I usually trim the center of the collar so the delicate seedling doesn't get squished, it can even be a little loose you just don't want it too tight.
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    Thanks guys. This relieves my angst about seeds.
    I have grown before several times but the best results were when I used the Aero NFT system a few years ago. With the recent Cali rules I thought I'd start my own grow again and wanted to try some Auto Blueberry, to get some weed quick. I've never tried Autos and thought that they might be the fastest way to get high. I can't afford the taxed stuff or even the street weed. I hear the indoor sells for $200 an Oz and outdoor sells for $100 now! My local dispensary is selling1/8's for $40-$60 each! Out-fucking-ragious!
    I'm just too cheap and poor to pay those prices, when I can grow a pound for the cost of three Ozs! andd still have the equipment to grow more. Though I have to remember that my $10 lids in the 60-70's adjusted for inflation were $100 in 2018 Dollars! In 1969 I bought a new Mustang Mach I for $3,600.

    Good seeds are expensive for me but I want good genetics so will have to find a good strain and get my cloner running, to work out how to speed up photo's. If I can get good yield from the Auto's and do a couple of rounds I may have enough to run some photos and get a perpetual going.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Just puts some grow stones
    In between the net and the plug so it doenst get direct spray ..

    When i made my nft (is what lpa is basically )

    I laid my tubes out first then just put my spayers in like
    Plants are o sprayers are x

    Fill side. X-----O----×------o------×------o. Drainside

    Now that being said i only use sprayers in my cloner.

    Nothing will piss you off more then a clogged sprayer.
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    You shouldn't really get clogged sprayers as long as you're using a filter before the pump.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Umm ok i had a filter and still got salt build up in my sprayer heads but mabey you got that one figured out
    Well good luck ill be watching
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    I've been using the same ez clone style sprayers for over a year, after every run I dump a gallon or 2 of bleach into the 20 gallon res full with water and let it run at least over night, idk if that is why I haven't experienced the clogging issue?
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    No clue nutrients ? mabey water make up.?

    All i know is i would have clogged spayers before my run was finished and that turned me away from low pressure aero
    that and a few other reasons

    Or it could be that i had the same ez clone spayers but i had a really long veg stage

    I know they arent my cup of tea anymore but i had plenty of good runs with them :)
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Once i went waterfall i didnt look at sprayer designs since
     
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    nxsov180db

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    I use synthetic nutes, and they're all the same. What kind of filter did you use?
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Nothin speacial just a very fine micron paint strainer bag around my pump.

    I used Advanced nutes too and they are a little thick definitely not as clean as synthetic salts.
    Or gh 3 part .

    No inline filter though ...

    But my low pressure aero days are over.

    It sucks trying to grow big in tubes
    They are great for SOG though for sure and lettuce and strawberries it works great.

    Ill try to stop hijacking though lol
    Message me if you want to chat more
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    I didn't use the fence posts, I just put a short ruff neck tub in a tall RN tub and ran my pump feed up thru the small tub and let the small tub hold the roots. I built a pvc cage up top to hold the plants up and ran eight plants in a tub. This time I'm going to run ~four plants in a ~2'X4' area and scrog them to keep the height down, eliminate the popcorn and concentrate on the top colas. If I can get 300-400 grams out of a run, I'll be more than happy.
     
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