How long can I leave clones in Aerocloner?

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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Ok so I had a stab at making myself an Aeroponic cloner.. I took cuttings earlier than I normally would have as I was unsure of how successful it would be and if it didn’t work that well I would use seeds for my next grow. It seems to be working ok though.. this is my first batch of Aero clones so I’m a bit uncertain how long I can leave them before transplanting them into their Rockwool cubes. I’m not quite ready for that so could I perhaps feed them for a while Aeroponically? They are in varying stages, mostly due to the different strains as far as I can tell. I’m guessing giving the clones that are still in the early stages of rooting some nutes wouldn’t be advisable..? Any advice would be most welcome..
     

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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Theoretically could I not veg them for a week or so safely in the aerocloner..?
     
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    GeneBanker

    GeneBanker Well-Known Member

    Yes you could keep them in there a week prob more. Sometimes we have to do what we have to.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    You can keep them there fir as long as you can take them out without their roots getting too entangled

    Even when they get massed together i have ripped root balls apart to seperate them (if you fill your contaner and float them while you seperate the roots) as soon as you pull the roots out of water they stay tangled:)


    Ive vegged in my cloner so long i threw it in the bud room cause the roots where so entangled lol
     
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    AmericanGrower508

    AmericanGrower508 Well-Known Member

    You can leave them in there as long as you want if there is some type of nutrients in the water or you spray them daily with something. Just make sure roots don't start wrapping around sprayers.
     
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    Stink Bug

    Stink Bug Well-Known Member

    Once they are rooted I would add a light dose of nutrients to the cloner. Or a foliage feeding or two.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Yes i would too add nutes as soon as they are rooted with a few good roots (1-2 weeks)
     
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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Ok thanks so much for the response guys.. what EC levels should I be aiming for at that stage..?
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Just follow your feeding schedual for week 1

    But i like to start at half or 1/4 strength to see if they like it and bump up every few days till they dont like it :)
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Active Member

    Look at The "Grow a Pound Every Three Weeks" Thread. Stinkbud has ppms for this. I've grown in Aero like yours for like 15 weeks and did just fine.
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

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    the whole reason why many use a cloner as it gives the cuts roots in about 10 days...after that its all down hill..the biggest fear is bacterial infection as is above

    I caught mine just intime...like a big bogey(snot) floating in the water...if you got past the 'time' change water daily...feed minimal

    but in your case I'd potup to thje rockwool...to my blog:

    https://www.rollitup.org/Journal/Entry/cloning-bubbler-n02-11-2009.28758/

    I rarely use the cloner these days so post is old

    good luck
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

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    To add.. To feed my emerging clones I sprayed diluted kelp juice onto the leaves

    rather than dropping to the water.. hence the colored cloner lid ...

    it worked really well without adding extra bacteria to the stew!

    good luckj
     
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    Stink Bug

    Stink Bug Well-Known Member

    A little H2O2 29% or AACT tea in the res will take care of that. You can grow an entire cycle aero style if you want.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Or use it on a cold basment floor :) keep temps low and you need nothing but nutes
     
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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Thanks for the advice Stink Bug.. I’ve got around 13 gallons in that Aerocloner res so how much H2O2 should I add..?
     
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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Water temps are at just over 78 degrees, I PH’d the water at 6 when I took the clones 15 days back but it’s drifted up to 6.5 at the moment..
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    No roots yet?
     
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    Tkboy

    Tkboy Member

    Yeah the roots look ok as far as I can tell.. I just took this pic..
     

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    Stink Bug

    Stink Bug Well-Known Member

    About 5 ml of 29% H2O2 per gallon
    And you're welcome. No worries
     
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    Tkboy

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    Ok my clones are looking great still.. I only want to transplant them next week though so I’m thinking about adding some light nutes now. The water is currently at 6.6ph, should I ph it lower after adding some nutes..? My Rockwool will be at 5.6 when they get transplanted..
     

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