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BushDoctoR

shallow water bubblers

wassup 420??

im currently planning building a bubbler, i was gonna use 10L buckets at first, but height is an issue, so im gonna make the res smaller & wider, hopefully increasing res volume too.

will more water surface area mean i need more air being pumped to the res?? or longer airstones maybe??

how much room do roots need, height-wise?? (for a 2-3 ft plant)

are there any dis-advantages of growing in shallow water as opposed to deep??

any help would be much appriciated,

>>MARLZTAH<<

:yinyang:

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are there any dis-advantages of growing in shallow water as opposed to deep??

Only seen a few SWC grows. They didn't report any probs, just pics of healthy plants and roots.

The same as deep I guess, assuming things like res volume, pump output etc are the same.

It's usually easier to get more volume in a taller bucket, but if you can get more with shallow, go for it.

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this is how i'll increase volume:

the one on the left is the (2x) 10L version

on the right is the big one (just in case its not already obvious) :unsure:

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There's always a work around. (If you get stoned enough to think of it.) lol

I'd been growing in cupboard using kitchen bins, 1 per plant. A real hassle to get at the back ones. Only just realised I could use all the floorspace for 1 box and a pond liner.

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dont the roots get tangled if their all in one?? making removing males awkward?

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Hopefully not. Seen pics of 6 plant bubblers, one girl gets lifted to show her roots, no tangle. The NFT guys seem to manage, and soil growers can lose some roots when transplanting.

Separating males is only till you've got a mother, so not a lifelong chore.

What floor space you got?

As a rough guide, 1 cubic foot = 6 gallons (27 Litres) so using all the floor gives a gallon per square foot for every 2" of height.

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my floors about 1.3 ft x 2.6 ft

im can get about 20L per plant, with a res height of about 6" (i think)

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Almost 10 gallons if you use all of it.

Using 2" netpots will save a few inches as well.

6" of water should be fine, I've seen shallower.

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2"?? are you sure?? seems a bit small,

do you mean 2" diameter or height??

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Ooops Typo.

I was thinking 3" (diameter) even as I was typing 2". lol

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;)

thats good, ive already got 3" net pots :bush:

i bought them by accident, thinking they were bigger than they were lol d'oh!

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i saw one of those buckets with a lid on it the other day and BUBBLER jumped in to my head so i bought it. and i am gonna collect the rest of the bits i need and build a bubbler as well. i been thinking about this for a while. maybe even just for rooting cutting's. marlztah have you got all your bit's ? and were did you get em from ? i wanna go get them now. can i get everything apart from the net pots at fish shop .. cheers sonic..

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you can get your airpump etc from fish shops, but you'll still need grow rocks from a hydro shop, as for net pots, you can make your own, but you might as well buy them, their only 15p at Growell

>>MARLZTAH<<

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