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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

    Actually it's not hard, I thought the same but if you get it going and slowly lay it in in an angle it works ok. But yes it can grab lol. The dremmel works well, forgot I had one lol. I very rarely use it but should, just got some antler to carve over the winter :).
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Just like that :)

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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, man! I've got pretty much all of it put together, and will probably do a wet test today. I'll say this, the bulkheads were definitely worth it! After removing my diy bulkheads, and mounting the new ones, I can tell they are well worth the money!

    I needed 5 myself, and it was about $32 for all of them.

    4-pack 2" bulkheads
    Single 2" bulkhead
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    In the tent...

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    One of my oil filter wrenches works perfect for these 2" bulkhead nuts!
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Something I really like about these bulkheads is that I don't need to add supports under the pipes to hold them up!

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    Out of boredom, while waiting for the bulkheads to arrive, I spray primered the pipes, added several layers of clear coat (with some glitter for a psuedo-metallic finish), wet sanded w/2000 grit, buffed with a heavy-cut compound, a fine-cut compound, and a glaze. Then I sealed it with NuFinish. I used to detail my cars and trucks, so I had a lot of stuff just laying around LOL. Anyways, it's hard to tell, but the pipes have a deep, car-coat finish to them. I just wanted to see if I could do it :)
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    I use my wetvac to drain leftover water. I set it on my window ledge, and dump it when it gets full. Way easier than trying to roll it to the tub and lift it to dump the water. I was trying to think of a way I could avoid lifting at all. Would putting a 2" drain pipe in the canister to drain it over the window ledge work, or is that going to become part of the vacuum? If so, maybe I could cap the pipe, then uncap it to drain.

    Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I don't think it will drain but try it. Rig up the hose with a ball valve :).
     
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    kingtitan

    kingtitan Well-Known Member

    I have one stainless vac that has a 1.5 or 2" drain with a threaded cap so you should be able to rig up a ball valve and some pipe :bigjoint:

    mine looks like this one i found on google

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Sweet!
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    It's possible, but I don't think there'd be any noticeable difference. But what might be effected is the amount of time it would take for two plants to fill out the canopy, compared to four plants. I believe it would take less time with four plants. Really, I could've had one giant tote in the tent, for a single plant. But it would probably take a couple months of veg to get all the branches spread out to fill out the canopy.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    I don't think you know how much roots you are gonna have in those buckets, they gonna end up tangling around each other and strangling each other somewhat.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    I knew the roots tangle up with each other, but I wasn't aware that this was causing harm to the roots. I was thinking of putting the airstones in between the two netpots, in an attempt to keep them separated. I was going to to a side by side tote comparison between that, and having the stones right under the netpots. That's the way I grew this last time.

    BTW, this will be my second grow with this setup. My first grow turned out pretty decent, for my first time growing in ten years.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Yea keeping the roots seperate is a great idea, they can definately cause harm to each other when fighting for root space and tangle up like mad.
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Do you think a wall of bubbles would keep them separate?
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    not sure, roots try to fill all available space
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    No, air won't keep them apart I don't think, and no need to worry IMO, roots will be fine with two per. I run 6 plants per tote and yes that's too many but not because of roots get strangled, more to do with a extremely bushy canopy, lots of systems run multiple plants with the roots not getting strangled that I can see. Mind you I don't run trees either and do a 25-30!day veg.
     
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    GreenTools

    GreenTools Well-Known Member

    Not sure how I stumbled onto this thread at page 30....looks like reinventing the wheel....
     

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