From soil to NFT - some basic questions

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by furijosi, Feb 4, 2018.


    furijosi New Member

    Hello guys!

    I am planning to switch from soil to NFT. But there are still some questions before I can start with that.
    My NFT-System will be a Nutriculture Multi DUCT MD802 or MD804. I am also planning on having following strains:

    Power Plant
    Ultra Power Plant
    Northern Lights
    Ed Rosenthal Superbud
    Bubba Kush 2.0

    My questions are:

    - Will this variety of strains be a problem, since I only have one watertank for all those strains available? Are those strains suitable for NFT?

    - Would you recommend buying cutlings in rockwool with 1,5x1,5 or 3x3 inches? Or isn't there any benefit besides the 3x3 were some days longer in vegetation?

    - How often do you think will I have to adjust PH and EC? I am thinking of buying an automatic feeding system because I can't be there every day.

    -If I buy a bigger tank, I won't have to adjust the PH/EC as often as with a smaller one, right?


    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    1- I don think the strains will be a problem.
    2- Bigger cube would be better for the rootmass, kinda gives rockwool is very hydro friendly. (in my opinion)
    3- Can't estimate this. Depending on the stability of your system you may have to do this daily, or even every 2-3 weeks. Light leaks, contamination, organic leftovers, all of those contribute to make a volatile system.
    4- For me, a bigger tank is usually easier to work with.
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    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    you'll have to find a middle ground with your feeding routine. some will feed more, some less. try to make them all happy will take a bit of testing and trial and error

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