good undercurrent kits?

Discussion in 'DWC/ Bubbleponics' started by CobKits, Oct 31, 2016.

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    Johnhorror

    Johnhorror Member

    Thanks for the knowledge bro are usually just do soil maybe I will do a regular Deepwater culture grow and just make my own set up I already have all the 5 gallon bucket's and I have a pretty good Air pump and that will feed at least five buckets do you know what size the net pot has to be in 5 gallon bucket's a buddy gave me a bunch of 3 1/2 inch Netty pots do you think that is too small also what do you think about doing an auto flowering plant in one of the buckets? i've already started one auto in my veg tent the strand is Trainwreck
     
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    Johnhorror

    Johnhorror Member

    Cool man thanks for the post I think I'm going to go with the regular Deepwater culture without the reservoir should be a lot cheaper
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    i used 5 inch net pots. you can also buy a bucket lid with built in 6inch netpot that will fit on a 5 gal bucket.

    only thing about running the auto is how will you do 12/12 for your other plants? autos need at least 18/6 or 20/4.
     
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    Victor6634

    Victor6634 Well-Known Member

    Current culture is the top of the line in my opinion also charge for being top of the line.
    You could DIY it for a third of the price
     
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    Johnhorror

    Johnhorror Member

    I am on week 1.5 with my auto right now I have it in side my veg tent IMG_6308.JPG
     
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    justsmokedope

    justsmokedope Well-Known Member

    are you making the system your self are you in the uk or usa
     
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    justsmokedope

    justsmokedope Well-Known Member

    i did but still works out expensive as a good mag drive pump is at least £100/150 and a 60lm silent air pump is like £80-100 but once you have built it you will never need anouther system .
    i designed my one to use mdpe big pipe fittings so i could take it to bits in between grows
     
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    justsmokedope

    justsmokedope Well-Known Member

    how do you get on with that air pump i have one of those its noisy as hell i had to get a halia aco 9730 silent one , cus i could hear the thing in my living room
     
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    Johnhorror

    Johnhorror Member

    Actually I can hardly hear that air pump it's pretty quiet I paid like 25 bucks for it off eBay and it was well worth it ,even when I'm outside of my grow tent I can't hear it
     
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    Johnhorror

    Johnhorror Member

    I'm in the United States I was thinking about building one it doesn't seem that hard but I will be looking for a cheap one on craigslist
     
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    justsmokedope

    justsmokedope Well-Known Member

    i found it realy difficult to find good square buckets in the uk but in the US there are EZ Store 13 gal buckets they are the ones they use in the current culture systems i be-leave . The systms arnt hard to build it does mount up when you have to get loads of bits epecialy with an undercurrent system you can save on the nuits though and all the water in the system can help keep temps down also. but if you chill the water it disolves oxygen better , but it depends how got your room gets i suppose. you can recycle some bits from other system though too.
     
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    CobKits

    CobKits Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

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    Victor6634

    Victor6634 Well-Known Member


    One of the guys I followed on YouTube use to use the hdx 17 gallon tote for a RDWC system and it worked great for him you can try and find the video on YouTube hygrohybrid or you can go to hygrohybrid.com it shows the system and has tutorial
     
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    Drascious420

    Drascious420 Member

    I've built a few of these systems a few different ways. I've used both round buckets and the square EZs. The square ones and any bulkhead are much easier to work with. You can find bulkheads fairly easy at most aquarium stores. The most important two aspects of a RDWC are the chiller and air pumps. DO NOT CHEAP OUT ON THESE TWO ITEMS. Also purchase a filter kit from undercurrent if you can. And use the largest size PVC or tubing you can. If you use this system the root mass will clog up anything under 1.5 inches. This will cause you plenty of issues including flooding. By building it yourself it will allow you to spend the same amount of money with a chiller as you would on the system from curren culture. These systems are very efficient for nutrient uptake and will allow you to save money in nutes. Plants veg in them very fast so you will save time and energy there. We use these at the dispensary I manage and they are BEASTS!!!!
    This was a cheaper option with a reservoir.
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/RDWC-6-pot-hy...3A9dae91191590a60cb72fe216ffd902ad%7Ciid%3A14
     
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