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HEMPFRUIT

Auto pot advice ..soil?...fabric pots?

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Hey everyone..not sure if correct section  as planning on using soil but seen other posting about autopots  in here so thought I'd do the same I'm sure someone can move it if in the incorrect place :)

 

So im planning on geting a autopots system but never used one before and could do with some advice ,wanted to use soil and organic nutes as think I read  they have a autopots system for organic nute ..  will this be ok has anyone done this?

Has anyone used the fabric pot system and is it any better? ..Iv read a few times now to put couple inches of pebbles in the bottom but will the fabric pots help even more to prevent root problems? ..Or do you just end up having to refill res more often because of evaporation and end up fighting humidity ?..

If I do use organic bottle nutes is it ok to just mix nutes as normally would when hand watering in soil put in res with a oxy stone  and good to go?

Any advice would be great  thanks :yinyang::skin_up:

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Ok ...change of question...who using autopots &have you got a diary I can see? What size pots have you tried ?...what  substrate and nutes have you tried and settle on?  Also what size yeild/plants did you get in them ?

Thanks :yinyang:

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Not sure if you've already got everything now as this is a few months after your OP.

 

I had my first run with auto pots a couple of months ago after doing as much research as I could. It was my best run to date, the only issue I had was high humidity in flower which i still don't really know how to combat.

 

I ended up going for 15 ltr pots in a 4 pot system with the 5mm pipe and 47l Res. I had hoped for around 2 weeks with no refilling of Res but in mid flower I was lucky to get a week. Pebbles in the bottom of the pot are a must, I think it's around 2 inches from memory. Get something to wash the pebbles, I wish I had before I finished my last one. I use soil as much medium, I bought some Coco but didn't want the extra stress for my first run, soil I used was plagron bat mix. I searched around for people suggesting what nutes and had mixed results. I ended up using Hesi nutes and pretty much the whole range. Once these are gone I'll probably use something else just for a change. I've had 1 blockage so far in the first splitter so all pots went dry for a day and I've accidentally put a pot on the pipe so again they went dry for a day. High humidity in flower was an issue and I ended up with rot on most of the plants in the top cola, lots of little colas is my plan for this run. I have a heater in the Res set to around 20c and I also have a circulation pump, no air stone.

 

I weighed mine a little early just before they got transferred into jars and I had around 20oz in total from 4 plants under a 600w. 10 Oz came from one plant that became a monster. I reckon once it had dried a bit more I cleared 15/16 Oz but I never re weighed. 

 

Not an expert on these but it's made my growing life much easier as I can't always get up to groom so instead of needing a visit every other day for 10 mins I can get away with a weekly visit for 60mins which suits my setup better. I've now run water up to the loft so actually it's probably only 30 mins now but I've not had to do a whole Res fill-up and nute swap yet with the water in place. I also have a cam setup so I can have a quick peek without having to pop up!

 

Hope this helps!

 

3ph

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On 27/09/2019 at 8:40 AM, 3potheads said:

Not sure if you've already got everything now as this is a few months after your OP.

 

I had my first run with auto pots a couple of months ago after doing as much research as I could. It was my best run to date, the only issue I had was high humidity in flower which i still don't really know how to combat.

 

I ended up going for 15 ltr pots in a 4 pot system with the 5mm pipe and 47l Res. I had hoped for around 2 weeks with no refilling of Res but in mid flower I was lucky to get a week. Pebbles in the bottom of the pot are a must, I think it's around 2 inches from memory. Get something to wash the pebbles, I wish I had before I finished my last one. I use soil as much medium, I bought some Coco but didn't want the extra stress for my first run, soil I used was plagron bat mix. I searched around for people suggesting what nutes and had mixed results. I ended up using Hesi nutes and pretty much the whole range. Once these are gone I'll probably use something else just for a change. I've had 1 blockage so far in the first splitter so all pots went dry for a day and I've accidentally put a pot on the pipe so again they went dry for a day. High humidity in flower was an issue and I ended up with rot on most of the plants in the top cola, lots of little colas is my plan for this run. I have a heater in the Res set to around 20c and I also have a circulation pump, no air stone.

 

I weighed mine a little early just before they got transferred into jars and I had around 20oz in total from 4 plants under a 600w. 10 Oz came from one plant that became a monster. I reckon once it had dried a bit more I cleared 15/16 Oz but I never re weighed. 

 

Not an expert on these but it's made my growing life much easier as I can't always get up to groom so instead of needing a visit every other day for 10 mins I can get away with a weekly visit for 60mins which suits my setup better. I've now run water up to the loft so actually it's probably only 30 mins now but I've not had to do a whole Res fill-up and nute swap yet with the water in place. I also have a cam setup so I can have a quick peek without having to pop up!

 

Hope this helps!

 

3ph

Are those nutes organic ? I'm thinking of a similar setup, and want to use soil / organic if possible

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No pretty sure the hesi nites aren't organic. I don't think you should use organic nites in the auto pot setup as they go funny and block the pipes.

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On 03/10/2019 at 0:21 AM, 3potheads said:

No pretty sure the hesi nites aren't organic. I don't think you should use organic nites in the auto pot setup as they go funny and block the pipes.

Thought so, thanks 

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