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  1. Hello, my fellow herb enthusiasts, I have decided to put up a short build guide for people considering RDWC. Now I have pictured 2 of my previous system builds, but unfortunately, the pigs stole them so I'm a bit limited in showing actual photos of various parts of the build. I have built quite a few of these over the years, each one has been a learning process, and not without disaster along the way, as u do. The systems shown will fit in a 2.4 by 1.2 tent (the 4 pot one) or a 1.2 tent (the 2 pot one) These are NOT undercurrent systems, they are simple recirculating systems, utilising 22mm spray bars for the delivery and 40mm returns to the res. I have located the res outside of the tent in both systems, because this helps keep the temperature of the nutrients cooler, and reduces the work for the chiller (i'll come to that later) So the system works by the process of pumping nutrient around the system, through the spray bars. This nutrient solution is highly oxygenated, with high levels of dissolved oxygen produced by the falling water disturbing the surface tension (which creates DO(dissolved oxygen). Now I'm not saying that this system is perfect or cant be improved upon, because nothing is perfect is it, its all a compromise in some way or other, before you all start slagging it off and telling me how I should have done this or that or whatever. I'm not really interested, ok? good.......... then we shall proceed Lets start with a list of stuff you will need to complete this build (2 pot system) The pictures are meant as a guide only as some of the stuff I describe is what I would do differently if I was to do it again 3No. really useful boxes (2 for the plants , one for the res) either 64 or 84 litre jobs (the more nutrient you have the more stable the EC and Ph will remain). this is why I use big boxes A hole cutter for 22mm and 40mm pipework. A number of 40 mm tank connectors (6 in this case), plus 40mm pipework, bends and tees to suit. I use solvent weld fittings, which do not leak if done properly, unlike the push fit ones. The solvent weld fittings are also cheaper woop woop. the down side is that if you ever want to move the system or dismantle it, you will need a hacksaw lol. A number of 22mm pipework fittings including bends, tees and pipework. I am not stating how many of each you use because it will depend on how you lay it out. I'm sure you are capable of working this part out for yourselves A water pump _ I would recommend a 4000l/hr one for this size system, the 4 pot system I used a 6000l/hr one, but should have gone bigger. A reducer from the water pump outlet to the 22mm spray bar. These can be bought off ebay as silicone reducers , just pump in the sizes, e.g 22mm to 26mmm or whatever it is. Stainless hose clamps to suit this reducer, both ends. various drill bits, a drill, A chiller- will depend on the total capacity of your system, for a 2 pot system I reckon you would be ok with a 150l chiller, I used a 300l one on the 4 pot system Maxijet 1000l/hr pump and hose to suit the chiller. Right, now to the construction part. we will start with the returns. these are 40mm, which are a decent compromise, you can go bigger (but they are expensive) or smaller (more likely to block with roots etc) So take your really useful boxes and lay them in the tent where you want them to go, this is how I did it As you can see the totes are side by side with the return pipes at the front and back of each box. Its always a good idea to set things out to make sure there is enough room for like lids to fit on (ahem), and all the pipework to fit etc. Now once you know where its all going measure out your pipes, notiing where each one goes. I lay them out on the floor the way they will go in the tent, makes life a little easier. The return pipes are attached to the box via the 40mm tank connector, which is solvent welded to the pipe When you drill the hole for the tank connector/ bulkhead, you want to try and get it very close to the bottom of the box,, BUT make sure you still have room to screw on the nut. When you get the tank connectors you will see a rubber washer type thing - this goes to the outside of the box ok? A word on solvent cement- you can get high as fuck off it so use in a well ventilated area (that's the health and safety pish out the way) Also, when using solvent cement, this is what I do to prevent bailing water out of the tent/ leaks . Saw cut the end of the pipe, then sand off the rough end where all the scrappy bits are, and a small chamfer on the end of the pipe. (Use 100 grit sandpaper or above) Make sure nothing is sticking out from the pipe, like rough edges etc Put the solvent cement on the end of the pipe, AND on the inside of the fitting it is getting connected to. Now stick em together, you don't get long. When I join them together I kinda push the pipe in and give it a 1/4 turn at the same time. wipe off the excess glue (don't put it back in the glue pot) Leave this for 15 minutes and it will be solid. So glue all the returns together, putting it in the box, measuring trimming etc as you go, to be sure it will all FIT properly. No point glueing it all together then finding out your 10mm out on a measurement has fucked half of it up is there. The returns are at opposite sides of the really useful box to equalise the return flow, so that the roots stay in the centre of the box. If both returns were at the same side of the box, the roots WILL migrate there and clog the returns. In the picture above you will see just below the spray bar Tee, the return pipes go to a tee fitting and then back to the res. If I was to do it again I would have 2 returns to the res, just in case the one was to block with root (unlikely tho it may be). The picture above also shows the spray bars, the 22mm pipe inside the box which delivers the nutrients to the tote. Drill the holes for these as high up the sides of the box as possible, you want as much fall from the water as possible. This one is drilled just below the top lip. These are done in a similar fashion to the returns, but it is easier to drill the holes for the nutrient to spray from before you glue the lot together. I use a small drill bit for the holes, and for this system, if I remember I had something like 4 holes on each long side and 2 on the short sides. I had these holes drilled in such a way to spray the water around the base of the net pot, about an inch or 2 away from the actual pot itself, but its not really critical where the holes go, as long as the water can splash on the surface, creating DO. The spray bars go to a TEE which goes to a single pipe from the water pump. A word of advice - the pump outlet has a reducer attached, and then it goes to the 22mm pipe. You will see that this pipe goes through the side of the res. there is a reason for this, which is - if somehow the pipe detaches from the reducer, it will not go flying out of the way allowing the fountain from the res to flood the room, as the side hole will keep the pipe in place. See pic below. Again if I was doing this again I would have the pump closer to the tent side of the box. this pic also shows the reserviour, outside the tent. You can see the single return at the bottom of the box. The red thing on top of the pump is the reducer Like a said, id do a double return next time, but you get the idea. If you look at the pic above, then this one, its like, inside the tent- outside the tent Here is my 4 pot system in action with spraybars (the spray bars are a different design, but the principle is the same). On the subject of dissolved oxygen, you can also add an airstone or 2 to this system. You don't really NEED to, but they help by creating yet more oxygen to the rootzone, like I did in the above system. so that's the spray bars and returns done, you are nearly there. For the net pots you need to make some holes in the lids. I use 200mm net pots, and to make the hole I devised a cunning plan, baldrick would be proud of. here is how its done. Mark the centre of the box lid, drill very small pilot hole, then get a piece of timber, and put a drywall screw through one end, so the tip of the screw ids protruding by about 3-5mm. then measure out 95mm and put another screw through the same amount. Put one screw in the pilot hole you drilled, and then turn the wood through 360 degrees scoring a perfect circle into the plastic. Then you just keep on scoring round and round till you eventually go through the lid , or it gets so thin you can cut it with a Stanley. Also when this is done insulate the boxes if possible, ive used Kingspan in the top pics, or even the silver reflective bubble wrap stuff for the lids is better than nothing, DO it. chillers - you WILL need one Chillers have a separate pump- a maxijet 1000l/hr job from the res to the chiller, and the warer will naturally return from the chiller to the res, , if you can try and get the return to make the water fall back to the res - more DO - you know it makes sense. Pop in your net pot, fill with hydroton and grow big fuck of trees. My first run in the 2 pot system produced 700grams from two (whisper it ) autos Mission accomplished. If I think of anything else I will add it. Mon the water
  2. I have a 4x4 x6 foot high tent and I am looking at DWC. Originally I've been thinking of getting an oxypot or 2 single bubble pots. I will be using 600w hps so hoping 2 plants will be enough yield wise. Any advice on what to go with in the hydroponic world for a tent this size? I am looking for advice on water changing also and the most efficient way to do that.
  3. Afternoon all, Looking to build a Fallponics/UCRDWC system. Finally located some 35L Black Really Useful Boxes (Nightmare trying to get them delivered to non-mainland part of the UK) and now just wondering where people picked up their plumbing parts (And exactly what would be best [pipe guage wise] for the system). Currently using a 50L Wilma with the arses cut out of the pot holders to allow the roots in. The tent is a Budbox Pro 120 and I am using LED for lighting. I'll be using 5x35L Really useful boxes (Just to get setup but should be good for the 1.2m tent for room, allow extras in like humidifier, etc.) - may upgrade to a larger header tank down the road. Have a Hailea 300A winging its way to me for next week (Although I dont think I'll have time to set this up for fresh grow - 4 seedlings already starting to show 2nd leaves so probs give the Wilma 1 last run). Any advice on decent place for plumbing supplies (and again, best bits to use - I am no plumber so foolproof would be great here) would be greatly appreciated. If @badbillybob still about on here and willing to give advice, I'd really appreciate it. Saw some great info on threads and looking to see if anyone has made any improvements/advancements through trial and error. Thanks in advance all!
  4. I'm in the process of upgrading my grow system. After a bit of research I've decided to go for an 8-pot IWS R-DWC Pro Undercurrent system. I'll need air stones. I'm thinking of getting an Hailea 9630 air pump kit with 8 x 2" ball stones. I then wondered if should I get 2 off 9610 pump kits (with 4 air stones each) I then have redundancy if a pump should fail. Q. Does each pot need an air stone or would every other pot be enough anyway? There will be more questions for which I'll make separate threads I've looked at a lot of threads here already, I'll tag in @badbillybob and @zen-ken at this point as they're active(?) DWC growers and have answered a lot of us newbies (and old hand's) DWC questions. I've ordered some Tribus @zen-ken I was unable to find a grow diary that used an R-DWC system - a search for 'DWC' in the diary section gave me 0 results, if there is one or more could someone point it/them out to me please. I'll start an LED R-DWC grow diary when I have parts to start the set-up properly - got a 'new' tent and new LED already though they remain dark. Thanks now and later
  5. Hello , hello, and welcome to my watery wonderland, roll up roll up (quite literally), and come and join Billy's circus of dreams. There will be some laughs, a bit of craic, some big ole ganja plants and a reserviour full of watery fun........ This year i have decided to join the sweet seeds competition again, and this time i am choosing 3 classic strains. Here they are im doing 2 of each, and the strains will be Jack 47, cream 47 and sweet afghan delicious. i did the SAD last year and enjoyed it so much im doing it again. it produced dense solid buds from bottom to top of the plant and tasted divine. The Jack 47 and cream 47 are unknown quantities, so it will be nice to test them out. im hoping the cream 47 has the power and the jack has the taste, but time will tell. i am going for something different this year, this year im going to try and grow a few trees...probably one of each strain, depending on how my germination goes. ive been killing a lot of seedlings lately, no idea how, or why, but i will try extra hard this year, because i want them all germed so i can pick the best ones for "redwood alley". My plan is to put them all into the system, see which ones take swimming lessons and which ones dont, and keep the 3 best . My room. Its about 2.5 wide by 4.2 long, and has a 9 pot, DIY, top fed, rdwc system in it. these are 60 litre totes, which are fed my a 8000litre pump on the 5 pot side , and a 4000 litre pump on the 4 pot side. Air pumps are 60 litre ones, and all pumps are Hailea. 2 golf ball airstones per pot. These arent really needed, but the more the merrier as i say i have 5 lights in there, all of them are dimmable ballast HPS, 600 watts. my fans are a 10 inch intake and a 12 inch extract, run off a simple DIY variac controller. Filter is currently an old rhino pro, 1 metre long, which is going to be changed out very shortly with a new one. Not a rhino tho, a Carboair. Germination. i will be soaking them overnight in a shot glass and then into kitchen roll till roots sprout, and then probably into the prop with some coco, till they have enough roots for the system. This is the same way ive been doing it for years, but i used to use the root it cubes, im not this time, as ive had some damping off lately in them, and no, before you say it, ive not been over spraying them. So they are in shot glasses as we speak, and i will report back when the excitement starts. Bring it on!!!! 'Mon the trees!
  6. Hope everyone had a great 420 So I've decided to make the most of my drying tent and turn it into a veg room so I can get a continuous grow going. In my flower room i run a 8 35l pot alien rdwc sysyem. I've just been out to b and q and my local grow shop and picked up all the bits I need to build a 10 site rdwc system for about 160 quid compared to 700 for an equivalent alien system. Will be getting it put together tonight and putting some pics up of the prossess. This is the 1st time I have had a go at making a system and only decided to give it a go late last night so hopefully help out someone not sure on the diy route.
  7. So decided to add 3 pots to my system in the middle of a grow, no idea what I was thinking, I knew it was a really bad call and going to be a nightmare. I keep getting leaks and I think i'd have a much better time with boxes and their flat surfaces. I see a lot of people recommending the 84L really useful box, but at 74cm long i'd end up with 4/6 instead of 9 plants in my space. Has anyone a supplier of taller strong boxes that would take up the space of a 33L pot or just a little more?
  8. Hi I could really do with some advice please if anyone can help I have been growing in a 2x1 tent with 2x 480w hlg leds My last run I did 8 autoflower and did 31oz in 12 weeks from seed to dry and I'm wanting to move over to RDWC what would be my best case with the setup I have I would like to do less plants should I switch over to photos and just do 2 would that will the tent and would it be possible to get 50oz with that setup? Tia
  9. Day 11

    From the album Rdwc diary

  10. Hi Everyone, this is my first post so be gentle :-) So a little back story, I've been growing now for around 4 years. Started on soil with a cheap all in one setup from Ebay, it did the trick and the itch started. Fast forward to today, I have the following setup in my boxroom upstairs. Budbox Pro 1.2x1.2m Mars Hydro TS 3000 Grow Light RVK 6" with stepdown speed controller Rhino Pro Carbon filter 6" Charles Austen ET40 Air pump OxyPot V9 Res 100L Bluelab Guardian Monitor 100L Flexitank for mixing up nutes Couple of cheap water pumps Plant Magic range of nutes Today I'm a confident grower and can handle any issues the setup throws at me. The last part of the setup I want to change is the grow system. I've been using one large res normally used for vegging for the entire grow, usually 4-5 plants in the OxyPot V9. Don't get me wrong this setup has been amazing, always blows me away how quick they grow when the roots hit the water. I'm finding having one large tank is a pain, the roots become entangled quickly so I'm unable to rotate the plants, takes up the entire floor of the tent and restricts airflow under the canopy. Just harvested in December and had my first brush with bud rot. Caught it early but still scared the shit out of me. I've been wanting an RDWC setup for a while and it's time to pull the trigger for my next grow. The bud box tent for example was purchased due to the raised poles on two sides allowing pipes to run under them. The IWS RDWC Pro is the system I've got my eye on, onestop just dropped the price down to £400 for the 4pot, I know I could DIY, I'm lazy and would prefer something already The only thing that worries me in the noise. I live in a terrace, over 100 years old so decent walls. I've mentioned to my neighbour when I first moved in that I have a big fish tank and sometimes the air pump gets noisy (a trick I read on here once), neighbour said he's never heard anything so happy with that. How loud are the pumps in the system? I can see a few posts regarding noisy pumps in RDWC and wanted to know if this kit has the same issues. I would post pics of my setup but it's like a bomb site at the moment as one grows just finished and I'm cleaning room etc. If you have made it this far I would like to say thank you, and I look forward to contributing to the community.
  11. Hello everyone, I am running a 6 bucket rdwc with cyco nutrients, using bloom a+b, swell, b1, sugar rush, supastiky, and Dr. Repair at dosages suggested by Cyco dwc calculator. I'm noot using clones and some plants have taken better to the system than others. I'm about week 5 but also previously i've noticed the PH dropping from 5.8 to usually 4.2 overnight and EC slightly rising. Any ideas on the reason behind the plummet? Thanks
  12. We are off and running thanks to @HSO-Mark all popped and were placed in the propagation station. I selected the best three of each but had a forgetful feed and dried them out...they have now recovered and are in the system. hand feed initially with formulex I’m now onto a weak house and garden mix much love Kenny
  13. Hey all, I've been out of the game for about 10 years. I've previously grown in Compost, coco, pebbles and rockwool. But never had the balls to do DWC. So Been looking around and decided to put together a RDWC system in a week or so. I have no clue what nutrients to use. I've looked around the site and most discussions seem pretty old (2015)... So at the risk of annoying some, I'm asking again. What nutrients would you recommend for someone new to RDWC? Please think ease of use (I like the sound of AN Sensi ph perfect, but is it worth it?). What other stuff do I need? For example, cleaning out the system between grows? keeping roots healthy etc. Can you share a feed schedule for your recommendation? Ah, go on, you know you want to you slags Any help appreciated! Just to prevent any squabbling, I'm not bothered about which is best, or this is better than that. I just want to use stuff that's easy quick and cheap. My personal opinion on all these branded nutes is that they are all pretty much the same and hype up all their stuff waaaay too much. lol. Cheers!
  14. Hello there everyone. ive been growing out Dinafem beans since i started growing, and honestly, can hand on heart tell you that ive yet to be dissapointed in any of the strains that i have done. Just lately my growing has been going off a bit, lost my mojo, gone a bit stale, ive not been as enthusiastic as usual about my favourite hobby, and have had more than my fair share of dissasters...just have a look at my outdoor threads, or my breeding fiascos, as usual. So ive decided that what i need is a challenge......... a real challenge............ a real big challenge.........real BIG Soooooo, ive decided that for my next grow, im going to try and beat my previous personal best, and im gonna try and get ONE KILO of dried buds,.............. from a single plant........ Yes, you heard it first here, ......the kilo challenge is on...ive said it now, so i better make it happen. my previous personal best was 760 grams from one, but this time we are going big or going home. Growing huge plants indoors isnt as straight forward as just veging them for ages and letting rip, these will be dependant on timings for everything, toppings, lighting and nutrient schedules and environment need to absolutely bang on. Any mistakes can prove costly... The strain choice is Dinafems BIG Kush, a strain which ive grown previously , which surprised me in just how massive it got, and how good the bud was from it (the two are normally not exclusive). Every one of my mates who smoked it agreed that it was a belter, and it improved massively after a good cure. Dinafem Mark has very generously agreed to front the beans for this adventure, and im going to try my damnedest to make the KILO happen. its been a long standing ambition of mine, just to see if i could do it...fingers crossed etc we will be popping the beans as soon as they land and vegging for about 10 weeds in the rdwc. i tell you now, this is gonna be EPIC....there will be more info in the diary, so keep yer eyes peeled for the diary starting Go BIG or go home, as Guy Martin would say.... Trees for life, as i would say
  15. What size water heater should I go for, in a 105L system? Any suggestions? Also i'm looking at using a Hailea 150A Chiller, are they ok? Many thanks.
  16. Hi guys So I have my 1st grow behind me and in the jars waiting. So I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to use a rdwc for my next grow what I have just set up. So here is gonna be my attempt at a grow diary hoping that your experiences can help along the way. Unfortunately no photos at the moment as its broke but getting a new one next week so sure to get some up
  17. Hello all, I posted ups a thread a few weeks ago but it got massively off topic and I have had time to do some more research. Previously I have grown 8 plants (Autos) in soil in a converted walk-in wardrobe under 2 x 600w HPS. I have since moved and it would be better suited to go inside a tent so was wondering the best size to go for?: 2 x 630w (dual) CMH lights? I was thinking around a 1.2m x 2.2m x 2m tent? Thats giving me room for 8 plants with the reservoir outside the tent? Or would 2 x 315w be enough? 1 x 630w (dual) CMH light in a 1.2m x 1.2m x 2m tent allowing 4 plants and the reservoir outside the tent also? Or would 1 x 315w be enough? Secondly, I'm stuck between the Alien RDWC or the Alien Easyfeed? Cost isn't a factor, what matters is quality, ease or grow and speed really. Like I said, I'm happy to pay extra for the RDWC plus I don't need to deal with loads of soil either. Lastly, for the above two tents, what size RDWC or Easyfeed pot size would be best? I was thinking around the 20litre mark? Cheers
  18. Hi guys hope all is growing well So gonna be a bit of a long one explaining how I've set up part of a shipping container as a grow. So back to work tomorrow after 3 months off on furlough. Have been nice and busy while off. I decided at the start of lockdown to have a go at growing for the 1st time. As we have a couple of fields I decided to dot 10 or so plants arround diffrent areas gorrila style. So after a couple of weeks turns out Iv caught the bug ( growing not corrona) 10 plants quickly turned to 20 then 30 not I'm at 50. With the unpredictable weather I decided to make a move to inside with the best few so have set up a 1.2 x 2.4 tent inside a shipping container that I wasnt doing much with. I have cut out all the ventilation and intake and extended the ring main from the house so that I have decent power. I have also built a distro board for everything. I have 2 600w duel spectrum lights with vented hoods running and am realy happy so far. I have a humidifier and dehumidifier in there set to keep everything at 50 as some are budding. I have a sms controler and have just ordered the pro controler aswell to help with heat as in the day I need to run all fans turned up but at night can dial them down to keep temps so that will automatically do everything. I have also just bought a 8 pot alien pro silver rdwc system what I'm keen to use. I've also just bought a 2nd tent to use for drying what also has a seperate shelves section what I may keep a couple of mother plants In. Any tips or of you see anything that you would do differently please comment as im sure there are plenty of ideas out there. If you have still stuck arround and read to this point cheers guys and thanks in advance.
  19. Hello all, I posted a similar question a few weeks ago but the thread went very out of topic so thought I would ask again in the lighting section. i have previously grown 8 in soil before in a converted walk in wardrobe but with 2 x Lumatek 600w HPS and all was good with the grows. This time I’m investing in some CMH lights, tent and RDWC (first time) setup (Alien). Looking to grow 8 in 20ish litre pots. So I’m either looking to do the following if the space is correct or what size tent and lights do I need? This is pretty much what I was thinking and also posted in the Hydro section but it’s more suited in here or environment I guess? 2 x 630w (dual) CMH lights. I was thinking around a 1.2m x 2.2m x 2m tent? Thats giving me room for 8 plants with the reservoir outside the tent? Or would 2 x 315w (Single) CMH be enough? I could throw in a few corner LED lights also maybe or perhaps 3 x 315w (single) CMH lights? 1 x 630w (dual) CMH light in a 1.2m x 1.2m x 2m tent allowing 4 plants and the reservoir outside the tent also? This isn’t ideal really as would like 8 on the go to be honest. I’m not fussed about the cost really, just want quality, ease of growth and speed. With regards to the CMH, what are the better brands? Like I have mentioned, looking for dual ones ideally with the ballast built into the hood but being built in is not essential. Cheers all, Hop
  20. When growing cannabis in hydro (RDWC), does it matter if the air temperature surround the leaves/stem/buds is high (e.g. 22-35 degrees C), if the roots are bathed in chilled water (at 19-20 degrees) constantly? I am starting a hydro attic grow soon, and my attic gets quite hot. However, I have a hydro water chiller that can keep the water at a constant temperature of my liking, and I have plenty of circulation fans. I can also, regularly mist the leaves of the plant if needed. However, is there any point at all in starting an attic grow if I can only control the temperature of the water reservoir?
  21. hHi, i usually run a sterile system, but lately ive been considering running some form of mycorrizal innoculant, such as TNC MYcorr hydro. My latest grow has got off to a piss poor start, due to too high temps in the room, and me not turning the lights down to keep them lower. i eventually did, but not before the damage was done. this resulted in higher water temps, as my chiller couldnt keep the water cool enough, it was over 24 degrees, which caused really poor root growth in some plants, and some staining, but no slime on the root. i usually have a nice big healthy rootball, but this time, its really poor. some plant roots look ok, others look really poor, little development of the root system etc Anyway, the point im getting to is root innoculants. Has anyone used the TNC one in dwc or rdwc (im thinking ahead here, for the next grow). im really wary but it says it has been developed specifically for dwc, flood n drain and recirc systems.. anyone used it? notice any difference? cheers
  22. Hello and welcome to my competition diary.. I have decided to enter this competition as I have a few strains from sweet seeds that have been gnawing away at my sub conscious- go on Billy,..... try them …...it says, you know you want to.....and I do...….so I am...... strains in question are a few of Sweet seeds best performers. I have chosen Black jack, cream caramel and Sweet afghan delicious s1, all of which I have wanted to do for a good while, but never got round to. Heres the contenders, limbering up in the background Black Jack Crossbreed of our Black Domina with an exceptional Jack Herer that features a pleasant and intense bouquet similar to the Haze’s cathedral incense aromatic trait. The result is Black Jack® (SWS01), one of our most powerful and productive strains.This classic strain features great hybrid vigor and it is totally adapted to indoor grows. When planted outdoors, directly in the ground and with enough sunlight, it becomes a resinous hairy monster of about three meters of height.Indica/Sativa: 50%/50%THC: 16-21% · CBD: 1,0%Indoor Yield: 500-600 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 9 weeks Cream caramel This synthetic strain is the result of a three way cross between our best Indicas: Blue Black x Maple Leaf Indica x White Rhino.This classic strain features a sweet intense taste that is reminiscent of caramel, combined with a hint of earthy flavors inherited from the Blue genetic that intervenes in the cross. This strain is ideal for indoor growing.This strain is the favorite of medicinal cannabis users. Relaxing and antidepressant. Indica/ Sativa: 90%/10%THC: 15-20% · CBD: 1,6%Indoor Yield: 400-550 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks Sweet Afghan Delicious s1 Self-pollination of one of our most powerful and aromatic mothers, a Black Domina selected in 1998.The self-pollination of this super mother produces dense buds covered by abundant resin. This strain features sweet intense aroma and a musky flavor inherited from its afghan ancestors.This S1 seed allows for a very homogeneous offspring regarding the described characteristics. Easy to grow and very resistant to pests and fungus. Indica/Sativa: 90%/10%THC: 15-20% · CBD: 1,8%Indoor Yield: 400-500 g/m2Indoor Blooming: 8-9 weeks And so to the plan . The plan is to wet 2 of each strain and hope hey all sprout nicely for me. I will play them music and sing sweet melodies to them to increase my chances. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to miss my previous ramblings, my system of growing is HYDRO, using a home made RDWC system with top fed spray bars and airstones. Its been developed by myself over the years and is working pretty well now, altho, as with most things, it could be improved. Here it is. I wont bore you to tears with the lowdown on it, but will condense it to say the totes are 60 litres, the net pots 250mm, the airpumps are 60litres, 2 golf ball airstones per pot, chiller is hc300 hailea, and the water pumps are 4000litre for the 4 pot side and 8000 litre for the 5 pot side. Nutrient line is Ionic, used for years and good enough for Heath Robinson (my hero...………...swoon....lol)…... im actually repairing a leak on it today, or at least that was the plan, but the section I cut out, I tested it and no leaks, so I just put it back, with new joint connectors. I will leave the glue to set and trial fill it tonight, with everything crossed. So once the system is cleaned and leak free, we will wet some beans . Can you feel the excitement? I can...…………. So take a seat, skin up a fat one, and hold on for the ride...….
  23. 6 pot rdwc system is set up with clay pebbles currently in soak, i adjusted the ph to 5.5, went back 20 mins later and ph has risen to 6.0, i lowered it again hesitantly. Ive soaked root riot cubes in ph adjusted water and planted the paper towell soaked seeds in them and covered. Now under a 125w cfl in a propgator with the 600w hps set to 250w for heat purposes. I could do with running some water through the system to check for leaks but im unsure because im still a week or so away from putting the cubes into the netpots and didnt want to have to empty the water for when it comes to filling the system to the correct level. Would the water be ok in there from now untill i pot up or would it need emptying? Im also unsure of nute regime for example, im not planning on using a res, instead i was planning on doing a mix in a 40L bucket and then tipping into the brain which will then circulate throughout the chiller and the system, my question is, if i make a mix for example and get ph to 5.7 and tip that in, then create another mix for example of 5.7, then tip that in, would this affect overall PH throughout the system or would it all just mix together at a steady PH and Ec? Should i leave my tap water overnight before making a mix with it to steady levels? My background is 0.4 EC and 7.5 PH. If i would have to then i would be better off getting a water butt set up to use. Thank you all
  24. So.......Kenny is back in the game After listening to @badbillybob and @Dinafem-Mark and very very much against my own thoughts on the subject I quietly continued with my troublesome blue cookies whilst I awaited new beans. I let the water drop as a 'sink or swim' last ditch attempt.....they decided to choose life and finally searched for the water. (A faulty PH pen was causing me problems as was my inkbird - on the inkbird topic make sure the 'cooling' function' is set as far as you can from the temp you want as the compression switch turns both plugs off or constantly on - chattering also fucks them up) Now the PH is steady, they have decided they want to live......so I thought I still owe @Intense Nutrients Matt and @Dinafem-Mark the diary (not comp winning but Zen is a man of his word - so here it is) I have just flipped to 12/12 while they are looking semi healthy - billybob was right.....I just cant throw 8 weeks of electric out the door and I refuse to let my new illness stop me anymore. Photos to come.....Just wish I had photo'd them during the shite phases as you would not belief the turn around I am experincing - long may it continue
  25. Im back...... The water garden has had a facelift and is now ready welcome some new girls. I will popping using the traditional method of paper towels. I am using a RUSH system this time......I have upgraded it a little with better returns (ice line), I have two air pumps running 13 coke can air stones. (75l/m) I will have to use up the rest of my Plant Magic on this grow.....but it will be the last.....its f@ckin shite IMO So I will be only using the DWC A+B this time hydro silicon (a must) Canna PK13/14 (it seemed to be the 'cleanest' pk i could find) 1 packet of House and Garden shooting powder for the last week. I will use the root stimulations in veg in the x stream but that shite is going no where near the system as it 'furs' up my chiller. Just waiting for postman and games can begin