Floraflex experience?

Willybilly710

New Member
Looking for someone that has used floraflex. I am currently looking at the four plant system with the pro pot cubes. I am needing advise in a few areas but I am trying to find out :
  1. What size reservoir I will need or how much water will be used per plant per day? ( I know the variation between different elements, however I’m sure someone has a rough estimate.)
  2. How often and for how long do you guys allow it to feed? (Again, trying time get all input.)
  3. Do I need to keep the reservoir cooled and If so best recommendation?
I am going to be putting this in a 4x4 tent and plan on getting the 8” pots.

I’m sure I will have more questions when I think of them but these are my main questions.

Thanks in advance! Much love and happy growing!
 

Nizza

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I have no experience with the rockwool systems but I would just buy a home depot 27 gallon tote for my reservoir. I would get a runoff tray they are pretty expensive though, if it's a 4x4 tent maybe a tray designed for that exact tent or a home-made drip tray will work.

for a timer try the autopilot 2008 timer that can go all the way down to increments in seconds , those are good timers
 

Willybilly710

New Member
Thanks! I figured we would use one of those totes. I currently grow in super soil and run teas and other goods but I see the floraflex pushing what I’m trying to achieve and I finally got some seeds that I want to push to the limits. It’s exciting to try this out!
 

mmcma17

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If you're the average Grower I don't see the benefits of floraflex. A 5 pound bag of the stuff is 80 bucks, times 4 parts. On a commercial level maybe. But they using a whole bag per 25 gallons. If you're going to need that much, why spend 360 bucks per run just to grow a plant you could grow with like a 50 dollar bottle of cheap nutrients, get the same results, and spend 1/7 of the price. People claim dry down time also a big reason. I am willing to bet that only has to do with the shape of their pots, low and wide will dry quicker than a tall and narrow pot. Nothing to do with nutrients. All about surface area. Unless you're growing in massive warehouse I don't see any benefit, unless you're using a teaspoon or something. The cost just doesn't make sense. There is no difference between cheap and expensive nutrients except the source of the nutrients. As far as I know, inorganic is far t cheaper to produce. So why they cost so much? Who knows. Plus they showing commercial grows as a comparison to their competition which is shown growing commercial and regular small grows. The other companies show the buds of average growers to show anyone can use it. Floraflex trying to compare a giant nug full of chemicals is so much better than a nug grown by a small grower. Well of course it will be bigger. More light, more nutrients, more veg time. The big grows control every variable, of course its going to be bigger. Big grows also grow thousands of the same strain each run and know each nuance of it. I would hope so, or you're doing something wrong. Sorry but I can't justify spending all this loot on trays, pots, lines, nutrients etc when you could buy a setup for probably half as much, or atleast cheaper than that. Once you buy their brand you're stuck using it. Why not build your own? Half their following is probably just there for the pictures of nugs anyways, I doubt most of them even have ever used it. The trichs on the buds shown, you could get using cheap crap nutrients or dry amendments. Maybe you get a little more size but small grow jt wouldn't make up the difference in cost. Not to me anyways. "but they are more soluble!" well maybe, unless you're using high dollar equipment then who cares. It takes a little more effort and maybe have to flush once or twice more per run. "but they more pH stable" other nutrients are also very stable and still doesn't justify the cost for small runs. You should be cleaning it out at the end of every run anyways. Cheap nutrients just as good. Just my opinion. You got yours, I got mine. I'll stick to my cheap shit and save a ton of money. I've seen people grow plants just as big if not bigger with far, far less. As they say, less is more.
 

visajoe1

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Thanks! I figured we would use one of those totes. I currently grow in super soil and run teas and other goods but I see the floraflex pushing what I’m trying to achieve and I finally got some seeds that I want to push to the limits. It’s exciting to try this out!
I'd be curious to know your thoughts after your floraflex run vs your experience with soil, they look cool. Autopot setups seem legit too. I've done DWC and coco, but I just like soil better so far. Managing a reservoir of nutrients was a pain my ass, but I'm also sure I did it wrong and didnt help my cause.
 

siddhartha108

New Member
I use Floraflex and love it. There are cheaper options available but you get modular design and a solid system with beautiful esthetics and good usability. I feel like this setup really shines when you have a table, or multiple tables with many plants that get upsized, moved and rotated.
 
 

mrmaddu

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I use their drip setup with matrix on 3 gallon fabric pots....feed 24 plants 150ml 4x a day.....not sure what that person above was talking expensive the feed chart i use at the peak of feed only uses 4.25 grams per gallon of b2 and 2.5 grams per gall b1.....i have a 15 gallon barrel for rez and it last me 3 or 4 days and i get great results
 
If your talking about mmcma17. I don't think he/she understood the conversation. Reading the post it sounds like he/she is talking about dirt manufacturer. Not floraflex. I even tried looking it up like that and could not find any dirt that resemembles green trays sitting on your fabric or plastic containers. Ok. Nevermind. I am an idiot. They do make nutes, but I thought the conversation was about the feed trays. My bad.
 

Ebenezer Kong

New Member
If you're the average Grower I don't see the benefits of floraflex. A 5 pound bag of the stuff is 80 bucks, times 4 parts. On a commercial level maybe. But they using a whole bag per 25 gallons. If you're going to need that much, why spend 360 bucks per run just to grow a plant you could grow with like a 50 dollar bottle of cheap nutrients, get the same results, and spend 1/7 of the price. People claim dry down time also a big reason. I am willing to bet that only has to do with the shape of their pots, low and wide will dry quicker than a tall and narrow pot. Nothing to do with nutrients. All about surface area. Unless you're growing in massive warehouse I don't see any benefit, unless you're using a teaspoon or something. The cost just doesn't make sense. There is no difference between cheap and expensive nutrients except the source of the nutrients. As far as I know, inorganic is far t cheaper to produce. So why they cost so much? Who knows. Plus they showing commercial grows as a comparison to their competition which is shown growing commercial and regular small grows. The other companies show the buds of average growers to show anyone can use it. Floraflex trying to compare a giant nug full of chemicals is so much better than a nug grown by a small grower. Well of course it will be bigger. More light, more nutrients, more veg time. The big grows control every variable, of course its going to be bigger. Big grows also grow thousands of the same strain each run and know each nuance of it. I would hope so, or you're doing something wrong. Sorry but I can't justify spending all this loot on trays, pots, lines, nutrients etc when you could buy a setup for probably half as much, or atleast cheaper than that. Once you buy their brand you're stuck using it. Why not build your own? Half their following is probably just there for the pictures of nugs anyways, I doubt most of them even have ever used it. The trichs on the buds shown, you could get using cheap crap nutrients or dry amendments. Maybe you get a little more size but small grow jt wouldn't make up the difference in cost. Not to me anyways. "but they are more soluble!" well maybe, unless you're using high dollar equipment then who cares. It takes a little more effort and maybe have to flush once or twice more per run. "but they more pH stable" other nutrients are also very stable and still doesn't justify the cost for small runs. You should be cleaning it out at the end of every run anyways. Cheap nutrients just as good. Just my opinion. You got yours, I got mine. I'll stick to my cheap shit and save a ton of money. I've seen people grow plants just as big if not bigger with far, far less. As they say, less is more.
I think the question was about their tubing, pots etc. not their nutrient line.
 

Willybilly710

New Member
I use their drip setup with matrix on 3 gallon fabric pots....feed 24 plants 150ml 4x a day.....not sure what that person above was talking expensive the feed chart i use at the peak of feed only uses 4.25 grams per gallon of b2 and 2.5 grams per gall b1.....i have a 15 gallon barrel for rez and it last me 3 or 4 days and i get great results
Thanks a lot for the help guys!
 

Willybilly710

New Member
Okay so I haven’t set up the system but I do have it now. I am waiting on some autos to finish so I can do a makeover. I was wondering if anyone has tested the gallon regulators to see if they were true? I probably will just hope they are. I am still trying to think of how I want to feed. I may do just one feed a day or I was thinking maybe 4x A day feeding for X amount of time.
 
Are you running dirt? I'm curious why you would even bother with the floraflex with dirt??? 8 plants? If it's any other medium, 2x till they leak out the bottom. Bout 7 minutes.
 

Willybilly710

New Member
I’m running coco not dirt. I am switching from dirt to it. I have experience growing in both just never done multiple feedings with automated. So I’m trying to get a average I guess you could say
 

Apalchen

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Thanks a lot for the help guys!
I think maybe he saw the Instagram video where they were pouring like 50lbs into a barrel of water. It was to show how well their product dissolves into water. Also the guys running dosatrons mix up a concentrated mix of nutrients and water so it can be injected inline, another reason they have videos with large amounts being dropped into small amounts of water.
 
I’m running coco not dirt. I am switching from dirt to it. I have experience growing in both just never done multiple feedings with automated. So I’m trying to get a average I guess you could say
Like I said. Twice a day once they are at least 12" tall for seven minutes or so. You'll know. Make sure you check the pressure on each outlet so it is pretty even. I'm still having problems like I said with my umbrella's. Check your out take water ppm's every two weeks to see if there are too many salts and you should be fine. You already know all this shit. Just throwing it out there in case other's do not know.
 
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