RDWC setup (thoughts opinions)

Discussion in 'DWC/ Bubbleponics' started by TheBrighterSide, Dec 7, 2017.

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    TheBrighterSide

    TheBrighterSide Member

    What do you all think?
     

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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    only thing i would do different would move the control bucket outside the grow area. easier access, easier to keep cool etc
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Space them further apart brutha. You’ll be glad you did.
     
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    grisbi

    grisbi Active Member

    your setup is perfect for my room size, not too large!!!
    would be so happy to get the full list of your set up to reproduce exactly the same! <3
    cheers!
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty good only thing i would change
    Is add a tee where your waterfall comes in .

    I know it looks good to go to the center but when roots fill in it wont do its job as well.

    Nice job :)

    Also i agree with the others remote res is nice
    And nice to spread them as much as you can cause they will get big fast :)
     
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    grisbi

    grisbi Active Member

    sorry my english is crap, what is a "tee" , pliz?
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Pvc tee = 20180315_163802.jpg
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Like this :) 20180315_164110.png
     
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    grisbi

    grisbi Active Member

    ok thank you!!!
    wanna make my diy rdwc but i have a strange configuration!!
    im on 3ft x 6 ft , so i need to do a find a narrow solution :/
    edit: too tight for alien and other brand stuff, alwayz make their stuff on 4ft large
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Its all good i could never justify the cost of a ready made system even though they are convenient ha ha
     
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    grisbi

    grisbi Active Member

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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I dont know anyone who has tried it but i was interested.

    Not sure but i think ozone is produced and can mess with some minerals in the nutrients
     
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    SmokeyMcChokey

    SmokeyMcChokey Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think it looks nifty but would need to see some journals or science on the effects of electrolysis on roots. I'd be curious if you could break the O2 saturation barrier with it.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    And you can go big on the reservoir since you'll have more space (hopefully).
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Just build your own. It's not very difficult, and then you can customize it specifically for your needs.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Is that 3" PVC for the connectors you're using? If it were me, I'd have built the connectors so they were as low on the side of the bucket as they could possibly be so that there's more water pressure to help naturally move the water and most of all to be able to get a fairly decent drain from draining just the reservoir rather than needing to pull off each lid in the middle of a run.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    I would also suggest a pvc Tee or 90* Elbow for each waterfall flowing into each bucket. But with that much constant movement and water surface disturbance I would think you could most likely DITCH the air pump and airstones AS LONG as you use a 1/10 HP water chiller to keep it a consistent 65-67*F so that you can maximize the waters ability to HOLD more Dissolved Oxygen.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    The difference in dissolved oxygen at 67 and 77 aren't too far off lol

    And max plant growth occurs around 70 72 degrees in the root zone .

    More people have flow problems rather then lack of dissolved o2

    Just in my humble opinion:)
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    So me, trying to get my temps from 71 to 68 is futile LOL? What about preventing slime and other root issues? I've been reading that 66 - 68 is ideal.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Yes
     
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