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Starting Seeds for a Stinkbud Aero/NTF

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by GoatSoup, Jan 13, 2018.

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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    No they will be fine with rooter in the system. If anything youll just end up hurting them

    Just put a cheese cloth around your pump and not worry about it :)

    I meant simply if they are seedlings you need to make sure you dont water log the rooter is all.

    Dont over think it though just monitor it
     
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    OldGrower

    OldGrower Well-Known Member

    No when i pheno hunt from seed I just start in rooters and straight to net pots when ready to go in unit.
    I always pack hydroton or other inert media around cube to stop movement probably protects it from
    getting too soaked. Gl OG
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    I don't have any hydrotron but I have river pebbles that might shield the rooter and they are free!

    I generally use neoprene collars to hold the plants, which is easy with clones but tough with seeds. Once I get the perpetual going I'll have clones. This run I'll try Autos from seed.
     
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    blackmelo

    blackmelo Well-Known Member

    to make cuttings you need to use a jiffy plug, roottit cube, rockwool or other and these then go into hydro systems so same principle for seeds but yeah it's absolutely fine. I've never had rot and my cubes were constantly wet. Ideally keep them dry but not the end of the world if not.
    So keep the cubes wet till a root sprouts out the bottom, then transfer to a netpot filled with hydroton or perlite, then put into your system and let it take over.
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Member

    I ran my old cloner as a Aero NTF low pressure system, and just Ph'd water, by putting a cutting in a foam collar and into the 15/15m sprayers. Near as I remember I had 2" roots in ~7-10 days. I just hung them in the air and sprayed them. Under a ~14 watt LED panel. This time I'm trying a 30 watt panel that has a better spectrum mix. Amazing what 10 years of technology can accomplish.
    I'm hoping for about 400 grams a run from four plants scroged under ~450 wall watts (eventually) of leds. I'm searching for a magic Auto now. I keep stumbling over Jack Herers and they take 60-75 days. I saw a 42 day strain, indica though, and have been trying to find it again. I think it was called "1/2 Fast 1/2 Vast"
    I'd like a strain that doesn't skunk stink as much as the Super Lemon Haze I ran last time. I'm putting in a better fan and filter this time and not running so many plants.
     
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    GreenTools

    GreenTools Well-Known Member

    Skip the hydroton....rip the top off the rapid rooter so the neoprene insert fits tightly, being careful to not damage the roots much...set your timer to 1 min on, 4 min off... easy way to start.
    Once you get comfortable with that, you can soak your seeds until the tap root is 2" long and put directly into the neoprene without rapid rooters...
     
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    GreenTools

    GreenTools Well-Known Member

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