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Growing with neoprene...anyone else?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by jointchief, Oct 5, 2008.

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    jointchief

    jointchief Well-Known Member

    I am new to this site, but definitely not new to growing...I've been doing Aero with incredible yields for close to 6 years. My mentor has always taught me to grow using only neoprene collars (no rockwool, no grow plugs, no grow medium at all, except the neoprene the holds the seedling (and plants) in place, with the misters spraying the water underneath directly onto the roots. I am not sure if this is a widely used method, does anyone else do this? Just curious...
     
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    HazeyWorld420

    HazeyWorld420 Well-Known Member

    Ive never heard of that method......:eyesmoke:
     
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    KirklandsFinest08

    KirklandsFinest08 Well-Known Member

    can i see pics of your setup im in the process of getting a new grow all set up and wondering if i should go ebb and flow tray setup or aero i want to do sog i have waterfarms now
     
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    jointchief

    jointchief Well-Known Member

    I'll post pics tonight...don't do ebb and flow, its worthless. Aero is the fastest way to go and the highest yielding. I've been doing it for a long, long, long time and never had a problem. Once everything is set up correctly, it pretty much takes care of itself. Do NOT buy an aerogarden.
     
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    KirklandsFinest08

    KirklandsFinest08 Well-Known Member

    thank you will you help me and tell me everthing im gonna need its a 4 x 11 room and i want mass yeild as soon as possible like every 3 weeks or something
     
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    KirklandsFinest08

    KirklandsFinest08 Well-Known Member

    money doesn't really matter but i want it to be cheap with the best stuff you know
     
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    jointchief

    jointchief Well-Known Member

    You probably aren't going to yield much every 3 weeks, unless you stagger the growth of your plants. Most weed I know about yields every 3 months. I'll post pics tonight to show everyone this cool "neoprene trick". This technique is very convenient for aeroponic growers because it introduces no particles that can break off into the system and clog the sprayers. Its 100% clean, and totally re-usuable.
     
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    KirklandsFinest08

    KirklandsFinest08 Well-Known Member

    yeah and you dont need a med but you clone them in the same neoprene you use the whole time right?
     
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    jointchief

    jointchief Well-Known Member

    By "med" I am assuming you mean "medium"? Yeah you can clone and grown in the same exact neoprene collar. Once you plant it in the little collar, it grows in it and holds the stalk until harvest. Its neoprene so its flexible and allows for expansion when the stalk becomes very thick during adulthood. You can plant a seed this way (after germination) or cutting (clone). After you are done harvesting, you just wash it off with hot water and re-use it again! I was surprised to find that most people do not use this method...
     
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    KirklandsFinest08

    KirklandsFinest08 Well-Known Member

    thats so nice and easy
     
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    Hillbilly420

    Hillbilly420 Well-Known Member

    Never heard of that... sounds pretty advanced! post some pics man... and tell us about it.
     
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    I use 2" neoprene collars inside 2" netpots.

    I don't use any medium either.

    How do you reuse the collars? Mine are always too stretched out by the stem to use again.
     
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    jointchief

    jointchief Well-Known Member

    You can't re-use them because, as you said already, they stretch. 2" ? Go with 5" and you'll be able to use them until harvest.

    Sorry guys, camera is broken.
     
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    TodayIsAGreenday

    TodayIsAGreenday Well-Known Member

    ive been considering switching from soil and i have always admired aeroponics from afar

    id love to see your secrets and set up
     
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    TodayIsAGreenday

    TodayIsAGreenday Well-Known Member



    awwww.....


    OWELL

    it will be a while till i would be able to get that up and running anyways
     
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    Smallsetup

    Smallsetup Well-Known Member

    I'm currently trying this method.. I'm subscribed to see how you do it because i'm shooting into a barrel over here! I'm using 3 inch pots..bongsmilie
     
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    I use my 2" neoprene collars from clone through harvest now.

    They cost me less than a buck a piece so I don't care about replacing them every harvest. I just buy them in bulk. Same with the net pots.
     
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    Crippykeeper

    Crippykeeper Well-Known Member

    @StinkBud I know this thread is old AF but I'm currently trying out 2" neoprene collars you say they can grow a nice thick stem in them ? Thus no need to remove them before placing them in to system.

    Thanks for your time
     
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    Alaric

    Alaric Well-Known Member

    No medium---:clap::clap::clap:

    Many grows without any medium.
    cloner1.jpg

    cloner1.jpg cloner2.jpg cloner3.jpg

    Lots more about medium less water culture in my journal.

    A~~~
     
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    Crippykeeper

    Crippykeeper Well-Known Member

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