Topping off your dwc buckets?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by smokajoe, Dec 29, 2012.

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    smokajoe

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    So anyways I personally have always completely started fresh each week (clean 5 gallon bucket and fresh nutrients) however people I know just add water and nutes to their buckets so is that a problem? Won't it fuck up pom etc?
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    tallen

    tallen Active Member

    So when they get big and are drinking down 1/2 the bucket capacity daily do you change them out daily? No problems with topping off and adjusting ec (ppms) and ph. (I'm assuming that's what you meant by "pom"?)
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    smokajoe

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    Ya when it get low like roots not mostly covered I completely change bucket (bytes etc)
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    berkman858

    berkman858 Well-Known Member

    I change my water out every other week unless I have recently used a nutrient that requires the water to be changed. IE: House and Garden's Top Booster

    I know there are people who never change it or who change it once or twice the entire grow but I don't like not knowing what is in my water.
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    tallen

    tallen Active Member

    Whatever works for you, but as long as you have a ppm and ph meter to make the proper adjustments you'd be fine just topping off and only doing complete changes every week or two (or longer if you really want to push it). My only suggestion is to run beneficial bacteria as a preventative if your not already, or run it sterile, your choice.

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