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This will be my first auto grow dwc...

Discussion in 'DWC/ Bubbleponics' started by Civicsi06, Jan 22, 2017.

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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    This is what I came up with so far from researching. What do you guys think? Not mentioned is of course checking the ph levels and ppm's daily.

    Here is what I plan to do:

    Germination:

    Soak rockwool cube in ph'd water for 30min.
    Remove cube and shake dry.
    Add seed to rockwool and slightly cover top with the rockwool.
    Then add rockwool into dwc bucket for growth.

    DWC 5 Gallon Bucket :

    Fill bucket up with ph'd water and fill to just bottom of net cup.
    Place in airtstone and connect air pump. Turn on air pump.
    Rinse hydroton and add small layer to bottom of net cup.
    Place rockwool cube inside net cup and fill surrounding area with hydroton.

    LED ViparSpectra 300 watt Full Spectrum:

    Set LED light 36-40" from seedling. No fan turned on.
    Once seedling sprouts, lower LED light to 24" through veg stage. Fan turned on.
    For flowering stage, lower LED light to 18" Fan turned on.
    Light cycle 18/6 from seed to harvest.

    Nutrients:

    Using General Hydroponics Flora Nova Grow and FloraNova Bloom.

    Nutrient feeding schedule:

    Week
    1 - pH water
    2- very very light grow nutes 1/8 amount
    3- light grow nutes 1/4 amount
    4- grow nutes - 1/2 amount preflowers show around here
    5 - Grow/Bloom nutes - 1/2 and 1/2
    6- Grow/Bloom 40:60
    7- Grow/Bloom 20:80
    8- Bloom
    9 - Bloom
    10 - Bloom
    11- flush?
    12 - flush?

    Will dump and replace water in bucket every two weeks.

    If there are any revisions or just plain bad mistakes please give me some advice!

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
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    throwdo

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    Nice little setup dwc is good for beginers i love dwc i used to use genreal hydroponics now im using blue planet nutrients
     
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    throwdo

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    Post some pics
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    will do...I will be ready in about a week...will post pics and probably many questions.....hoping I get a lot of support and help! Will post pics soon to show what I am working with so far...still waiting on exhaust fan and filter...
     
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    throwdo

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    What you growing ?
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

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    throwdo

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    I grew amnesia haze once
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    how did it turn out?
     
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    throwdo

    throwdo Well-Known Member

    It was good people liked it
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    good stuff...will post pics soon of my grow set up and hopefully some good advice...
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    IMG_3105.JPG IMG_3106.JPG IMG_3107.JPG My set up so far. Still waiting on the carbon filter system which should be here on the 27th.
     
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    visajoe1

    visajoe1 Well-Known Member

    Looking good civic, you're getting there. I'm about to start DWC for first time too, switching from coco and soil. Your tds/ec meter should be fine. Your ph meter will let you down, and very soon. Avoid the agravation and get a better one, now. Look into Oakton ph2 or apera al209. This info is critical for you in hydro. Aside from that, the rest of your hardware looks adequate for what you want to do. How do you plan to train/prune your plants since they are sharing the same bucket? SCROG may not be the best for access reasons. If you need to get into the bucket, which you probably will, its pretty tough with a canopy on top. Soon you'll be on your way! :blsmoke::bigjoint::peace:
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    IMG_3108.JPG IMG_3109.JPG IMG_3110.JPG IMG_3111.JPG IMG_3112.JPG IMG_3113.JPG So here is what I have set up so far...almost on my way to my grow! What do you guys think? Any suggestions on set up? I know I am missing a few things but I do have them but not in the tent yet. This set up is in my bedroom where I do sleep at night and the sound level is actually really low! I was surprised on how quiet it was. I am not using a fan speed controller either.
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    I plant on only growing one plant in the dwc bucket for now. I think the easiest way for me to get into the bucket would be just to pull out one of the empty net pods and gain access that way.
     
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    visajoe1

    visajoe1 Well-Known Member

    Thats cool, sounds good. Are you putting a clone in it?
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    No I will be starting from seed. I will germinate and then place seed into rockwool and then put directly into dwc for growth.
     
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    visajoe1

    visajoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    Very nice set up! I am very anxious to get my seeds germinating. Will post more pics once I start germinating which should be in the next couple days.
     
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    Civicsi06

    Civicsi06 Active Member

    I'm back! I started germination about 3 days ago and this is what I have so far. I just removed the seed from the plant as it has not dropped on its own. What do you guys think so far? Everything look ok? IMG_3118.JPG IMG_3119.JPG Humidity is around 85 degrees. Also when do you think this should be placed into the DWC bucket with light?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
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    visajoe1

    visajoe1 Well-Known Member

    its fine, just do what you're doing. but no nutes. you can move to bucket when roots poke thru bottom, hopefully its in something that allows that
     

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