Floraflex watering design advice

What is overwatering?
Really? Are you asking like what overwatering is literally or how much watts is considered overwatering? Lol cuz it’s pretty self explanatory just using too much water or watering too frequently. They don’t need anywhere near the amount of water or nutrients ppl seem to believe and if your leaves are any color other than green (besides right before harvest) and they aren’t flat and pointing up towards the light excited to grow then it’s too much.
 

bk78

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Really? Are you asking like what overwatering is literally or how much watts is considered overwatering? Lol cuz it’s pretty self explanatory just using too much water or watering too frequently. They don’t need anywhere near the amount of water or nutrients ppl seem to believe and if your leaves are any color other than green (besides right before harvest) and they aren’t flat and pointing up towards the light excited to grow then it’s too much.
I feed mine up to 4 times a day. Is that overwatering?
 

twentyeight.threefive

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Really? Are you asking like what overwatering is literally or how much watts is considered overwatering? Lol cuz it’s pretty self explanatory just using too much water or watering too frequently. They don’t need anywhere near the amount of water or nutrients ppl seem to believe and if your leaves are any color other than green (besides right before harvest) and they aren’t flat and pointing up towards the light excited to grow then it’s too much.
Each of my plants are getting like 0.5-1 gallons of feed three times a day. Am I overwatering?
 
I feed mine up to 4 times a day. Is that overwatering?
It depends on your system it’s not too much for short bursts of water multiple times a day if your plant is big enough to handle it I can’t give you an exact amount that’s too much wi knowing your setup that’s why I said if your plants aren’t green and the leaves aren’t flat it’s too much. first sign of overwatering is swelled speed bump leaves so you be the judge you seem to know more anyways :roll:
 
Each of my plants are getting like 0.5-1 gallons of feed three times a day. Am I overwatering?
without seeing the setup I can’t say but I can tell you that it sounds like too much. For example in rockwool for multiple feeds/day grodan suggests 100ml per irrigation cycle staring 1 hour after lights on and not before 4 hours before lights off. Floraflex has the same schedule more or less but for coco they suggest 240ml. What you have to do is take their suggested schedule and try it out then make any adjustments necessary cuz a cookie cutter schedule won’t work for everyone it’s just a good starting point if you don’t know where to begin. And to reference one gallon is just under 4000ml so ya sounds like too much without seeing it
 

sunni

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Folks we dont allow name calling, kay?
if you dont like eachother place eachother on ignore
 

macsnax

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trust me it’s not just floraflex they over complicated lol I’ve done grow room builds for people where they wanted crazy elaborate things and as long as I give them the disclaimer that it will work but it’s unnecessary then I don’t feel bad if they wanna build a $2000+ Automated watering system when a $10 digital timer can accomplish the same thing. It’s like they try to make it something that it’s not turning their basement into a commercial facility. Sure I run entire grow houses too and have the space to pull 20 pounds a harvest without issue and I enjoy having a presence in Instagram but I’m still a home grower and the point of growing (or any business for that fact) is to make as much output as possible with as little input as possible. But everyone is too busy playing “who’s got the biggest dick?” They forget to keep things in perspective. Sure the cola on your IG pic looks frosty and big but even a cfl bulb over a solo cup can make a small plant look frosty from up close. Let’s zoom out and see what the actual canopy looks like and you see they’re missing 50% or more yield possible for their space and it took 6 weeks longer than it should have while spending way too much money on and suddenly they’re dick isn’t worth bragging about publicly.

i will say as far as floraflex goes in comparison to other companies it i refreshingly affordable and the products are reliable with responsive customer service.

And just to show I’m not full of shit this is what I mean when I say ”show me your canopy and if you really wanna be out here flexing online” this is what I’m talking about. This was in a 4x8’ tent I used in the meantime to test a new seed pack while doing my latest build out since nothing goes into my production room without testing first. For reference I grew 8 plants here. I got the cheapest 4x8’ I could find on Amazon ($150), the cheapest pots which were just black 3 gallon poly grow bags ($10/25 pack only used 8, one bale of promix HPCC for ($25) and used 3 CMH 315’s that I’ve had for a few years. Only 2 were on until week 3 flower then I turned the middle light on. I hand watered from a 5 gallon bucket once a week with all the old left over nutrients I had left to get rid of them and yielded just under 3 pounds at $2200/pound, that is what efficiency is, not that $1200 led you bought and killed your plants anyways

The moral of the story being, sure the expensive toys are nice and I guess they work if used properly but if you can’t win with the basics then spending more won’t help. Just like anything else in life the one thing the greats have in common is that they constantly practice the fundamentals no matter how advanced they are and they’re the quietest people in the room.
Lol you've seen it more than I have it sounds. This dude the other day was trying to do a drain to waste in a 2x4 but having plant height issues due to raising the plants to drain. I'm just like dude, get the old turkey baster or shop vac out and suck the runoff up lol. He wasn't having it, very determined to cause himself issues lol. What can you do, these companies selling these parts are laughing all the way to bank. Simple, efficient, effective is all you need.
 
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