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Which would produce more DO in a DWC?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by JSB99, Jul 5, 2017.

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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Good call! I'm typically around 700ish max. I have had a few strains that liked it higher.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Did some fine tuning and adjustments today. The pipe feeding the reservoir was too high. Not sure why I had it like that. I went through the trouble because I want to get the most I can out of an undersized pump.

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    Instead of starting from scratch, I'm going to heat the connections with my heat gun until the solvent is reactivated, which will allow me to pull them apart and reuse the parts
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    Now it rests right on the edge of the reservoir. The pressure is noticeably better! Not only did I lower the manifold, I removed the extension right before the spray head, so now the head is much higher and creates more of a waterfall.
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    I know, that was SO exciting :sleep: :lol:
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Nothin' but net!

    I built my cheap-ass SCROG screen out of scraps. Had no money to spend on this, so I used some scrap 1" PVC pipe, kite string, some duct tape, piece of rigid wire (for threading the string through the holes), and some zip ties.

    This not only holds in place really well, but it also slides up and down really easily! Once I found the right height, I duct taped the bottom zip ties to make sure they don't move when bumped. Takes a couple hours to thread and tighten up, but it's easy.

    The squares are 2" x 2"

    I had 200 psi and 400 psi 1" PVC to work with. That's why the sides bow more than the front and back. There's a good amount of tension on the screen, and that string is really strong.

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    How I zipped the PVC to the poles. It's not rocket surgery, or anything :lol:
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    The girls are around 12" after being topped, and I have the net around 14" above the lid. I'll probably be training some branches tomorrow.
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    Each one has some leaves that are bigger than my hand. And being 6'3", I have some pretty big hands :mrgreen:
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    You are industrious aren't you ;). It's looking great :) but your giving me a complex lol. I need to get into my shed and start getting ready to power up. Plants are looking happy ;). Your gonna have a busy grow happening in there once things take off.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    LOL, how so?
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    My room looks like shit right now, I harvested my plants in June and turned off the switch :(.
    Edit: my outdoor grow is keeping me busy though :).
     
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    JSB99

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    LOL!
    I've actually been planning this for years. My first grows weren't so pretty. Not by far LOL!
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    My big issue was/is trying to fit to much unneaded shit into the shed and now that I've decided to scrap the setup I have and go with pails, I'm still trying to figure out a setup that will work :). May not use my chillers at all if I go DTW.
     
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    JSB99

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    It's always a challenge when trying to shoehorn plants that can grow like trees into a closet LOL. That's why I dedicated an entire room to a 4-plant grow. I wanted a spacious grow room with the least amount of Macgyvering. If done right, this little turbo charged four-banger has the ability to outgrow 8-plant grows. My grow is like a Porche in the grow room world :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    JSB99

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    If you've got the height, you could get a low-profile, under-the-bed tote, and keep it underneath the buckets. Just a thought :)
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking skids and bottom drains, I have a crap load of the plastic skids and lots of fittings or bottom fill and drain recirc ..... just not sure.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Well, if you get stuck and you're looking for some outside ideas, maybe I can contribute :). LMK
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I will, I just want to get away from multiple plants in same container, it did work well but has a few limits for what I want to do.
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I know about space, I've built a 8x8 shed and should have been way bigger lol. I am going to buy a c-can and spray foam it this year I hope
     
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    JSB99

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    Checking on the roots this morning. They're pretty white. Some discoloration might be due to the nutes. Res temp stays between 68 and 70. I have a 4" cylinder air stone under each plant, making the roots spread way out. The inner roots are getting plenty of o2. I was just noticing the torrent of waves and bubbles on the left side of the tote!
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    Almost there:
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    Mass Medicinals

    Mass Medicinals Active Member

    really nice looking set-up!!
     
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    JSB99

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    A couple updates:

    • Raised the scrog net to 20" above the lid
    • Adding a second scrog net to support the colas
     
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    ssj4jonathan

    ssj4jonathan Well-Known Member

    Real nice setup. Kudos. Now build your self some LED rigs, and do away with the hps.
     
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    JSB99

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    I hear ya! I'd love to be running COBs, but I've got to wait for some green...the other green, that is!
     
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    JSB99

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    Man I love DWC!!!

    I forgot how much of a difference there is in growth between rdwc and soil, or coco! These have leaves bigger than anything that ever grew on my 10-gallon coco grow!

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