Not liking this aero cloner

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Hydrowannabe, Mar 1, 2018.

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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    To answer your last question,...I was bored. The bubble cloner is working really well but I do have my trusty rockwool if I need it.
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    I’m guessing you are using a chiller along with your aero cloner to keep at those temps. If not, I have no clue how to keep the temps in the 70s. The ambient air is pretty mild,..70-75. I think I’m going to be using the bubble cloner. The roots are growing fast as shiiiiiz and the temps eeeeeeeasily stay in the 70s
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    I can’t believe how crappy looking these clones came out. Decent roots but they took forever. The problem is most likely with me being used to using rockwool rather than the problem bein* the actual cloner. Obviously I can’t deny that you guys pump are some killer roots with these automated propagators. Like the guy above me said, I will probably go back to rockwool,..but I didn’t want be discriminative against auto cloner machines haha. Have a good day everyone!
     

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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    Oh, I post a pic of the mother plant just so people can see it came from a healthy mother which is the number one factor in rooting p. Bad mother’s equal little to no chance of a harvest from its cuttings...ime
     
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    Michael Huntherz

    Michael Huntherz Well-Known Member

    I made a little rdwc cloner out of a store bought rdwc bucket and can get roots in five days most times. It is a fun little contraption.

    Here’s a link to a pic
    https://www.rollitup.org/t/mike-hun...od-time-grow-show.908872/page-9#post-13008021
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I’ve never been successful taking clones in cubes without a dome, trust me I’ve tried lol. Not sure what the deal is but if I don’t cover them they shrivel up and die :(.
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    It is a fun thing to tinker with. Roots are all forming, I think I just do overall better in rockwool. And don’t you temps skyrocket?
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    Humidity needs to stay high, transpiration low
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I know and my clone room is in my grow shed so I basically need to supply a micro climate. What are you keeping humidity at?
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I do real well in root riot cubes, built an aero cloner but have yet to plug it in, figured why bother, I start to get roots in 6 days for most strains but some take way longer lol.
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    Three had already rooted well so I transplanted three out of six so far. I will let these stay in the cloner for a couple more days. I think if I continue to use the bubbler, I’ll have her dialed in after a few more runs...but roots did appear nonetheless
     

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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    And i have plucked a clone and thrown it in a cube with nothing and it rooted i have pics lol

    Not saying they cant help but you can do it without

    Thats why i enjoy aero .

    I have never had droopy plants in hydro cloners unless the water level was too low.

    Different strokes for different enviroments.

    If your in a dry hot climate a dome would help a lot :) if your cloning in media anyways
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Ill have my cloner up and running in a few weeks
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Ya so will I I hope lol. I’ve stuck clones in rock wool beside other plants just to see and yup the odd one rooted, maybe I’ll plug in the aero and see image.jpg
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I straight abused some cuts just to see if they would root.

    I stuck them in the rockwool cube a full veg plant is in
    And gave it full strength nutes from day 1

    They took a few weeks but they are rooted and activly growing now :)
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    I find it incredibly easy,..almost fool proof when rooting in rockwool. I love the stuff, but ecos hate me for it ✌️
     
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    Cold$moke

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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Funny, I use used res water to soak my cuttings, seems to work well.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I find if you give heavy nutes to cuttings it makes them root slower but they start to grow above ground but takes longer to get root below.


    But they still root and grow like weeds lol
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Since using root riot cubes I’ve been getting roots starting at 6 days which is faster than my RW by 4-5 days.
     
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