Not that I've had problems with this run in coco, but I miss my DWC. I had to switch it up because high temps suck. I got my tent cooled down and it's running colder than ever before. So I'm coming back to DWC.
May sound strange, but I miss it. Sure, I'm mixing nutes and Ph-ing with the coco but there are days where there's nothing to do. I feel like I'm neglecting my girls. Also I seem to be using a lot more nutrients in coco. I'm going to finish this run in coco, but I'm going to fire up 4 sites just for the new Hawaiian strains I just got. One sounds like a Hawaiian and Oklahoma cross(probably isn't, but I can enjoy my delusion) , "Pineapple Blue Pops" Pineapple surfer by Blue Tulsi Pops.If you don’t mind checking pH and ppm everyday, then dwc is great. My only problem is when I have to go on a 5 day vacation, I can’t ask my mom to simply ‘water the plants’. I need a dang scientist to do the job.
I've thought about using an 18 gallon tote. Back when I was doing DWC I jumped in without much thought. Those 5 gallon buckets are just too small and have you fiddling around too much. I had ten of them and it was just too much work. Plants grew great though.I use custom bins so I can't even offer to take them off your hands. I was just talking with my wife about the Blumats. I think my girls have have given my obsessive disorder an anchor and if I can't find something to do for them I get twitchy. So i think the Blumats would have a counter effect for me.