Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by SCOTTYBALLS, Jun 29, 2010.
I need 10 of these units one day soon!
Thanks for the great show mate!
The link in my quote above ^^ to scotty's farm scrog guide dont work for me damn.
is the file still around?
If yes a download link would be very appreciated.
I never did scrog before and I want to try a farm scrog next spring.
i dont have the intention to ask a hundret and two questions that already are answered multiple times aswell as i dont want to read through 40 pages or more to find the answer i am looking for lol
i know its three years old but do you still have the .pdf ?
None of the links work for me
They are some beautiful heads man, very envious
I've been reading through so many threads and have finally found a decent waterfarm grower whose simple yet very smart.
I've got a 3x3x7 tent that I'm setting up with a Solar spec SE220, just waiting on purchasing a vent/fan/filter package and a inline fan. I was just wondering how you can tell how much fresh water to put in each day to top up the reservoirs?
All the little tricks you mentioned with these waterfarm a have helped a lot thanks Scotty
It seems people still want a pdf of this grow. I have thrown one together. I had some trouble working out the exact days and also the feeding guide. If anyone wants to check this, modify and/or improve it feel free. I have also uploaded the guide as a Word doc which maybe easier to modify. If in doubt check the original thread here.
Link to word doc
I notice you use Flora Nova Bloom (start to finish) what do you start your seedlings of with the first week meaning Flora Nova how many ml, how many ml the second week. thanks a bunch.
Seedlings need no nutes and a soiless mix...feed after the plant is about 4" tall...and than about 5ml in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 4 gallons of water
I appreciate the speedy reply thanks a bunch.
Go vertical let's see some lunkerz...
@SCOTTYBALLS I am in the process of preparing for my first hydro run in a WaterFarm and I am super happy that I was directed to this thread. I am simply blown away by what you got out of this grow. Since it doesn't seem like I'll be able to PM you with lots of annoying questions I'll content myself with reading and re-reading this post like it's the bible. Well freaking done sir.
the drain hose should be marked when the nutrient level is below the mark I fill with water back to the mark ,let circulate a few hours & then check my ppm.
this thread is like the national anthem for the water farm I need to go back & study it myself when plants get larger you've really got to watch your nutrient levels as 1 gallon a day is not uncommon in warm weather I'm running a remote reservoir so my plant (single) now has a 6 gallon nutrient capacity
Thank you so much for the info that you shared here. My plant is growing so fast in the water farm with the floranova bloom and its completely EASY. I am sold!
Your Finest Work!
That is not what Scotty did nor did I and it works great. Start Ferts. 7 days after germination ie they have popped out of there shell. You know little seedling with first real leaves. better yet read the thread again.
Hint: It's in the second entry.
Dude. Don't listen to this guy! He is wrong. He is throwing you numbers that you don't need. Check out My grow that I started 3 weeks ago. Doing the same as Scottyballs from now on.
I should read the thread over again,10oz in a cabinet,1 plant.
Just a quick question about PH.
Our PH keeps running higher when it's in the farm. Has anyone experienced this?
GH Floranova 200 ppm
Tiny baby seedling just sprouted.
Ph Starts around 5.5 and goes to 7 when in the farm.
We do have an airstone in the bottom just because the pump has 2 air valves and if you plug one then the pump hums. Wondering if this could be the problem.
My pH in the waterfarm is doing the same thing (doesn't get up to 7, but it gets from 5.5 to 6.5 pretty quickly.). I was told that it could be because I have very very little nutrients in the water because the plant is very young and that RO water with very light nutrients tends to be unstable in terms of pH. I do remember someone saying that air stones meant for aquariums can raise your pH but I don't know if that's true or just bro science. Plus i don't have airstones in mine ( just an extra 2 valve pump with the lines run to the bottom of the bucket. Doesn't oxygenate as much as a stone but it helps).
Sorry your guys are having this issue. I too had it ajd still have it every time i run my system with new hydrotons (that i havent washed and soaked with pH balansed water!)
If you havent washed and balanced the pH of your hydrotons, thisbwill happen and will keep happening until the hydrotons finally balance and buffer at the desiered lower pH!
Either get a bucket of cleaned and washed and pH balanced hydrotons and try to replace most of the hydrotons in the system without damaging the little girls roots, or just keep adding pH up every day until it slowly buffers (may take a week to 2) .... good luck to both of you and I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. Btw ive been using this system for some time and i finally came to the conclusion that it grows much bigger plants than my tent can handle. No more 4 plants in water farms in a 4x4 unless i plan on no/minimal vegging
Check out my new QuadStrain grow :
and my previous TriStrain grow :
Thanks for the feedback! I have actually been having a little problem with a little bit of residual clay in the res. I did actually rinse the hydroton, but apparently not well enough. Like I said it's only a little residue. What I did not do was soak them. Just rinsed with pH 5.5 RO until I thought it was good. Next time I'll know to rinse more thoroughly. And soak it for good measure.
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