What is your preferred method for cleaning, rinsing, perllite to get rid of the dust? I have a giant bag and It seems like I would need a huge colander to effectley rinse all of it.
The tea is likely to coat your roots with sludge and your hydro nutes may not be designed to work with sludge so you need to either regularly use a certain concentration of enzyme with feedings and/or flush with enzymes and then replenish the bacteria because whatever low concentration will reduce the colony-not the stuff that they eat but the actual bacteria.Hi!
I'm gonna try hempy buckets filled with coco/perlite(60/40)for the first time.
Using hydro nutes. Not using organic nutes.
Will I benefit from tea in this medium, and should I add molasses to the tea?
How often should I add it?
Will I have a problem mixing myco blend ment for soil with coco/perlite?
The tea will be made of hydroguard, vermicompost and mycorrhizal bennies product made for soil and some molasses if its not problematic.
Unless the microbes can live in the water shelf mixed with coco and perlite, (pretty sure they can't) I'm not to sure how exactly the roots are going to get any nutrients.Ok Hempy fans, I'm trying something I've always wanted to do. An Organic Hempy Bucket. The whole idea is to use supersoil mixed with coco and a perlite rez.
I'm going to put together a Journal for this grow so you can see. But I've been using soil in hempy's for almost a decade and it works but it's always been just the core with many different mediums around the soil core.Unless the microbes can live in the water shelf mixed with coco and perlite, (pretty sure they can't) I'm not to sure how exactly the roots are going to get any nutrients.
It's my understanding that the roots above the water shelf are used to absorb air, not nutrients.
Someone correct me if I'm mistaken please.
I've been using your idea of a soil cap for years now but my last grow (2020 Indoor Sunshine Grow) was the first time I used a soil core......it was my most productive grow ever, so I'm a true believer nowI'm going to put together a Journal for this grow so you can see. But I've been using soil in hempy's for almost a decade and it works but it's always been just the core with many different mediums around the soil core.
you may want to add a P-trap onto that to prevent sewer gases from coming back, even though the little giant pump has a check valve in it.100% Automatic feed/waste system setups
I finally took some pictures of my setup for help on another thread, so I figured I'd go ahead and share here incase it can help anyone else since I've had a few requests for info on it.
30 gallon reservoir with a vivosun 800gph pump feeding an 8-way Flora Flex bubbler with the 20gph insert installed.
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Controlled with a multi programmable timer.
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1/4" feed lines going into 1/4" quick connect by 1/4" male John Guest fittings that I chose to sillicon in place to make the buckets sub-irrigated so I never have the threat of algae growth while the plants are small and the perlite in the opening of the lid is exposed.
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Drain lines are 3/8" quick connect by 1/4" male going to a beefy Litte Giant condensate pump
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Which has an internal float switch that automatically pumps everything straight to the sewer. Connected the same way you do a discharge line from a water softener
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Anyway, that's how I do mine. 100% sealed/automatic. Please feel free to share how you guys run your feed/drainage. I'm sure folks could use the help and I always love seeing how people engineer the same things in different ways.