5 gal. bucket Humidity Dome?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by mike4c4, Feb 8, 2015.

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    mike4c4

    mike4c4 Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to know if any body has used these bucket domes on their cloning bucket.[​IMG]
     
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    _MrBelvedere_

    _MrBelvedere_ Well-Known Member

    I think those are for much larger plants that need humidity. It would not work as well as a simple tupperware container, or proper clone tray with dome. A clone tray should cost less than that also... Just my 2 cents.
     
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    AlphaPhase

    AlphaPhase Well-Known Member

    Is it an aerocloner? If so, you do not need a humidity dome. You only need a dome for cloning in rockwool or the like.
     
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    mike4c4

    mike4c4 Well-Known Member

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    _MrBelvedere_

    _MrBelvedere_ Well-Known Member

    That would probably make a great dome for a DIY aerocloner!
     
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    mike4c4

    mike4c4 Well-Known Member

    Thats what i was thinking. dont know if it would speed rooting up a day or two.
     
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    AlphaPhase

    AlphaPhase Well-Known Member

    I think a dome on an aerocloner would hinder rooting time because they would have too much RH. Just my opinion, I use aerocloners and do not use a dome. But those domes are pretty cool.
     
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    _MrBelvedere_

    _MrBelvedere_ Well-Known Member

    MAybe could drill a hole in the top to control the humidity in there... Or three holes and you could plug 1 or 2 to dial in the RH...

    edit: it looks like it has a vent on top?
     
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    mike4c4

    mike4c4 Well-Known Member

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    AlphaPhase

    AlphaPhase Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know, but from experience, cloning using an aerocloner works much better with out a dome. I believe on ez cloner website they mention that adding a humidity dome will increase the rates of PM, pests and other problems. It's just another thing to market because they can make more money IMO.
     
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    AlphaPhase

    AlphaPhase Well-Known Member

    I just pulled this off from the ez cloner website (the number 1 aerocloner company)

    - "18.) Where’s my humidity dome?
    You didn’t get one cause you don’t need one. A humidity dome increases the potential for powder mildew, pest infestation, prevents the cuttings from transpiring naturally and can delay rooting times."
     
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    warble

    warble Well-Known Member

    Can't you just cut the spout off of a 5 gallon bottle?
     
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    mike4c4

    mike4c4 Well-Known Member

    Yes you could, but the question is will it speed up rooting or not.
     
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    _MrBelvedere_

    _MrBelvedere_ Well-Known Member

    The dome vs no dome debate is a never ending one. Some people swear by them, some people don't. They are selling the dome because some people may need it (for whatever reason). And of course to make money. I think any dome in cloning should def have a way to vent though.
     
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    Shrop_Phire_OG

    Shrop_Phire_OG New Member

    I have used them for my Hydroponics setup to increase humidity until the plants get to big to fit. Then I just run a humdifier. Only downside is yhat they don't fit over the bucket if you have a net pots with a wide rim. I have to tape them down or the pressure gradient knocks them off. See photo
     

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