variations of home made aero cloners

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by mogie, Mar 22, 2007.

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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    This is just a few of the many aero cloner tubs people here have built...

    Sportster built this one...

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    Those roots are beyond ready to get going in a dwc bucket. :)

    Sportsters second batch...Pretty big leafy cuts there...
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    But...Sportster has another 'same size' tupperware tub to use for a dome if needed for extra humidity that those bigger untrimmed cuts might need.


    Mia Stoner...
    Built this one which uses netcups which can be either filled with growrocks for one clone per site, or the netcup can be left empty with the five hole cover in place for five clones per site.

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    The netcups of grow rocks offer an advantage of wicking the moisture to and away from the stems, which performs quite well in some of the ready made expensive cloning machines these days.

    Bubbles a pleanty...
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    Mias tub uses four air curtain bubble wands and two dual outlet pumps. It is capable of running either sixteen 3" netcups of grow rocks for sixteen clones, or can run the netcup covers for a total of 80 clones. :)


    Wallbanger...
    Recently built a cloner which uses a cheap humidifier spinner device to splash the clones.
    Just like the expensive "rainforest" cloning device only alot less expensive.

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    Farmer Maggot...
    Built a bubble aero cloner using a 5 gallon bucket for the tub.
    Notice the creative method of holding the clones using styrofoam cups.

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    ~Shabangs aero cloner tub...
    Then theres the water pump type misting aero tub. ~Shabang made Hibes design popular back at the old weedbase site. The picture shows the inside of the large tub with the spray bar plumbing pumping a fine water spray thru the pvc tubes by way of a water pump (powerhead) in the bottom of the tub.

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    Thats just the tip of the iceberg, there are too many variations of aero cloning tubs and designs to show, but they all share one common principle, the cut stems are all suspended in open air while being showered by a fine mist or spray of tiny water droplets.

    The only thing unique or different about the bubbler mist design is the simple to build design, and the timer principle of allowing the stems to dry off slightly between mistings...thus encouraging faster rooting.

    Aero cloning has its share of ups and downs.
    It can be used successfully for soil growing situations, but it is most ideally suited for hydroponic applications. Aero cloning can be super simple as long as everything is kept religiously clean. It offers super fast results with minimal failures when you get everything right, but like conventional cloning, it too can fail miserably if you dont get all the details dialed in properly.

    So in closing, if you already have another method that works well for you then theres no need to change it, unless you're growing hydroponically and want high performance without the pitfalls of rockwool in your hydro (DWC for example), then go for it.

    AF finds aero cloning the "only way to go" for all types of growing, hydro as well as his soil grown mom plants.

    He finds that the tedious task of conventional cloning, the misting and daily dome rituals while the clones look worse and worse going down hill every day, suffering until they've finally rooted, to be a big bummer as compared to the way aero clones look "almost as good as the day they were cut", without going downhill until they root, to be worth every penny of his time invested.

    My final word...*If you go out and purchase a ready made unit for aero cloning, you'll be kicking yourself for not building a "cheapo", its the same operating principal for the whole lot of em.

    *Not that theres anything wrong with spending your cash on those store bought goodies from the grow stores btw. ;)

    Happy cloning to all,
    10k
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    mrfloaty

    mrfloaty Well-Known Member

    fantastic simple cheep and it all works many thanks for this info i have managed to build the bubble cloner but could you get away with growing through to flower using the sog method or would there not be enough room for them to breath and get the light was planning on having 8 or ten plants, unfortunatly space is huge problem.
    keep up the good posts many thanks
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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member

    i was wondering how a mist transducer would work for this type of system? anyone ever try this?
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    Micky O'Neil

    Micky O'Neil Active Member

    I am planning to build one of these for my SOG set up, but I am a little confused on what exactly is meant by a "pull up tripper type timer" and how it is used.
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    One container system for my clones.
    Two containers for my veg.
    Aero/NFT for flower

    EZ-Clone sprayers on a cycle timer for everything

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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member

    hope ya don't mind me throwing my little prototype on the mix.
    i hae not tested it Yet buit i plan on testing it within the next week or so.



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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    mr buzz it looks like u smoked a bong and blew it in there lol,u get many clogs ? i really need to buy some of them ez cloner misters
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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member

    that is vaporized water i used a ultrasonic mister
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    northerntights

    northerntights Well-Known Member

    be careful of the ultrasonic mister, it heats up the water and can raise your res temp above 80. Also, since the ultrasonic is absorbed faster, it can burn the roots if you don't start with a weak solution. Just FYI, looks good!
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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member


    cool thanks for the info
    what i was planning is running strait water with a small amount of clonex
    just to get the plants rooting.
    i was also going to spray for 1 mist for 5 spray for 1 mist for 5.

    does the ez cloner spray all the time or on and off?
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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    start off wit reg water ...then add some root enhancers if no roots show ....u ever get sludge from puttin cloning gel in there ??
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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    ohh ya its on a timer, i dont know the ez cloners timings... but 30 on 30 off
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    grapeoptimo

    grapeoptimo Well-Known Member

    so i am making one now how much are the foggers? would you say they are worth it anyone else that can vouge for them heating up the water
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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    its the misters that make it ulta sonic with a pump
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    grapeoptimo

    grapeoptimo Well-Known Member

    where can i buy ultrasonic misters is an air stone still needed if i have pump?
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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    if u let your roots sit in the water ( so peeps keep them in there for a while ) then def yes, if u got some spare air pumps thow it in if not its only good to root in for the misters i would jsut do a search or maybe pm home boy thats using them
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    littlebat

    littlebat Well-Known Member

    This is super helpful, exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for taking the time to compile it. +rep
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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member

    the mister cost me 30 bucks delivered it has a ceramic disk so it lasts pretty long and you can replace the disks for a couple of bucks

    Ultrasonic Water Fogger-The Mist Maker

    is where i got mine
    ill test it with temps soon and let ya know i did not notice any heat
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    mrbuzzsaw

    mrbuzzsaw Well-Known Member

    that was just the mister i did not even fire up the sprayers
    the spray os all over the place if i do
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    kuhdoffi

    kuhdoffi Well-Known Member

    fuck wit it like that do u even need the sprayers? or are the for redundancy (jsut in case of clogs ?)

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