SIP thread -- (Sub-Irrigated Planter)

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Humanrob, Apr 2, 2016.

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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

    Sipthreadrollitup.jpg 20171129_191750.jpg Aliendubnov29.jpg
    Adubx x cherry aliendog
    Flamingyettinov29.jpg Flaming Yetti (norcalFireog x loompa og squarred)
     
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    T-Time

    T-Time Well-Known Member

    I hate my SIP!!!
    Since I implemented it in my garden theres almost nothing to do there :/ plants seams to grow and don't need me anymore :(

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    Anybody could help me out. Im looking for a wick size for 11L (3gal) 23cm (9in) tall fabric pots ??
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Building hillbilly octopot tonight pictures of the build to followbongsmilie... gonna do the 3 gallon for veg. And use an old 27 gallon fir flower. Maybe something smaller.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    5 gallon airpot mounted to 12 gallon tote with 6 inch net pot. 4 inch inspection port. Paint setting up. $18.. 10 minutes to build. 20171207_202359.jpg 20171207_204836.jpg 20171207_180314.jpg
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    man I hated those air pots when i used them, interesting to see them on a sip.. dont you think the water will evaporate very quickly, and leave the soil more dry then it should be? or you thinking the wicking of the sip will make up for that?
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I did some Kratcky trials in the greenhouse this summer.... im confident it will perform; so im gonna find out. Ill start a thread when i get to it one with tupur and one with bcuzz coco...
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    cool man! interested to see how they do... i have a bunch in a box ... worst 60 bucks i have ever spent lol
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Im thinking the sip notion with these should be the ticket. What mix did you dislike when you ran them.
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    I was using soil they were just such a pain to water and so much run off to deal with and dried out VERY fast
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Sounds like SIPS would solve those problems.
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    That it does! (-:
     
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    Norby Grown

    Norby Grown Well-Known Member

    Right now I'm using 5 gal buckets and use a drip system connected to my RO tank if I go away for 2-3 days but that's about all I can do before some are over or underwatered. I was thinking of using the Home Depot city pickers grow box and keeping my drip system to fill the reserviors. this way if the res lasts 3-4 days I can set the timer to refill them on day 3 at 1/2gal or more each per day. The drippers have 2 - 1 gal per hour heads. I got thru the first 12 pages and didn't see if anyone had tried something like that yet.
    What do y'all think?
     
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    keepsake

    keepsake Well-Known Member

    What are you guys doing to keep the res from smelling like sewage/rotten eggs?
     
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    T-Time

    T-Time Well-Known Member

    Any pond zyme should do the trick. I was adding stresszyme once a week + had small pump in the tes flooming the water and no problems throughout the whole grow.
    I only topped the water, didn't even did one res change.
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    i have left my ladies in their sips for 10 days while i was on vacation and they were in flower ( yeah it was a little nerve wrecking) but they were just fine it was awesome! As far as smells from the rez i have never had that issue, some folks use air stones to keep rez from getting nasties in it.
     
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    PDX Joe

    PDX Joe Well-Known Member

    I keep my res out of the grow room and in a cool place with airstones. Airstones may or may not be needed. But I have them so I use them.
     
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    Stikygr33ns

    Stikygr33ns New Member

    Hi im new here. I have a soma sip and everything was going awesome. I just noticed this mold on a stem. Anyone have this happen or know about it?
     

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    keepsake

    keepsake Well-Known Member

    Is that bokashi sprinkled around the base?
    I think you're not supposed to have anything touching the base stem except soil.
    I recall someone telling me stem rot can occur if something is touching it and is wet.
     
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    Stikygr33ns

    Stikygr33ns New Member

    Ya it is. I was thinking fight it with good mold. But that makes sense for sure. i put my top dress next to them... I wont put it that close now!. I sprayed with em5 and did a flush of rootwise
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

    You have to have good airflow.
     

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