Should I switch from EBB&Flow to Aero ?

Discussion in 'Aerogardeners' started by Nameless', Apr 12, 2017.


    Nameless' Member

    So I've been growing for years now with a Flo-Gro 500, EBB&Flow style, which I like pretty much. I tried NFT but didn't liked it that much, and also tried DWC but got root rot as I couldn't maintain cool water temperature. (And yes I used Hydroguard, but still).

    Problem is that I live in a pretty warm area, at least during summer, so it's a bit hard for me to maintain cool water. That's what I'm fearing with Aero.

    I don't really have this problem with EBB&Flow, as clay pebbles let the roots have enough oxygen anyway and are not fully sitting in water.

    But I would really like to try LP Aero, do you think it would worth it making the change ? I'm I gonna have trouble with my water temps ? (Usually it's between 20°C and 25°C more or less). Or should I stick with my old good Flogro 500 ?

    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    If you can't keep the temps low don't even think about aero, would be my advise.
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    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    never completely change it up unless you dont mind a supply shortage. try a small aero maybe, but these are not as friendly as
    flood and drains, which I loved much

    kaka420 Well-Known Member

    If you get root rot in dwc, then you probably should not consider aero until you can control your water temps. I'd stick with the flood table and switch up your style on it if you want a change. Coco, blocks, rocks, drip, flood, etc.

    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    Well aero is going to give your roots more oxygen than any other medium such as clay pebbles. If your water temps aren't giving you problems with your EBB 'n Flow then I don't see why they would give you problems in aero... All my grow setups are LP Aero except my cloner which is HP aero. I experiance higher reservoir temps than you do, mine get as warm as 82f/28c no rot. I only use synthetic nutrients and have used bleach at 1 drop/.05ml per gallon.

    Atomizer Well-Known Member

    Using the reservoir water temp is pointless unless your roots are sitting in the res. Using the water to control root zone temperature in high pressure aero will always lead to overmisting. If you had a bucket of compost overheating in full sun, you wouldnt fill it with cold water, you`d move it out of the sun ;)
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