My rdwc drinking 7 gal a day?

Discussion in 'DWC/ Bubbleponics' started by Green Mean martian, Feb 19, 2018.

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    Green Mean martian

    Green Mean martian Active Member

    New to hydro.. doing a RDWC right now on the third week of flower plants are drinking about 7 gallons to 8 gallons a day running six buckets 5 gallons is this normal?
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Mine can easily drink five gallons but I never notice anymore. Five gallon buckets don’t give you much leeway either. I had 13 gal buckets and they would fill up with roots too fast and leave little room for water and drink fast. That’s why I switched to 27 gallon totes for my rdwc and added a float valve to top off if it drops to much.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Late in flower they’ll really drink when bulking up.
     
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    Green Mean martian

    Green Mean martian Active Member

    OK thanks I wasn’t sure if I had something weird going on appreciate info I have a 20 gallon res that was controlled with a float valve but it kept getting clogged so I manually doing it now .. Appreciate the heads up ...happy growing
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Yup if they stop drinking then be concerned :)
     

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