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RoseyRipple

Advice on a gift from a mate ( Plantit Aeros IV master )

Hello everyone! an extremely close friend has gifted me an unwanted/new Plantit Aeros IV master. He was going to use it but ended up sticking with coco and not go down the RDWC path.

 

Anyway! I was just wondering if anybody has experience with a Plantit Aeros IV master??? seems like a decent bit of kit tbh, more so that it cost me nothing!

 

So yea thoughts/advice/experience would be grateful! 

 

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My thoughts are that it looks ok, but would need some modifications to prevent disaster and get the best from it;

1. the return lines are too small, and will undoubtedly clog, either with root mass of a stray hydroton pebble or two. This can be solved by upgrading them to 40mm pipe and tank connectors

2. I don't know what size water pump for the feed pump that is, but I would want something at least 3500-4000 litrs a minute

3. I would also want to relocate the res outside the tent to prevent it heating up too much

4. ideally would be much better with a chiller

5. air pumps look ok, depending on their output. 

The biggie for me would be the return pipe size and the chiller issue, but if it cost you nothing, a few quid spent would result in a killer system

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My mate had one a couple years back, iirc they only come with 1 small air stone per pot??

 

Again iirc he binned them off and used 2 larger stones per pot and upgraded the airpumps to 1 bigger meatier jobby.

 

He had good results.

 

Hydros not really my thing though and I'm talking anecdotally, badbillybob knows his stuff with these kits/systems and won't steer you far wrong.

 

But yeah, bigger or more air stones are needed as I recall..

 

Atb

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11 minutes ago, badbillybob said:

My thoughts are that it looks ok, but would need some modifications to prevent disaster and get the best from it;

1. the return lines are too small, and will undoubtedly clog, either with root mass of a stray hydroton pebble or two. This can be solved by upgrading them to 40mm pipe and tank connectors

2. I don't know what size water pump for the feed pump that is, but I would want something at least 3500-4000 litrs a minute

3. I would also want to relocate the res outside the tent to prevent it heating up too much

4. ideally would be much better with a chiller

5. air pumps look ok, depending on their output. 

The biggie for me would be the return pipe size and the chiller issue, but if it cost you nothing, a few quid spent would result in a killer system

 

 

I thought about modifications but was unsure what would other people would do tbh, I some times over think things so thought it be best to ask on here!

 

1. I thought this system will/would flood if I do not use mesh to cover the end of the pipe work for the system or use the large airstone to sorta cover the return lines if you get what I mean? The pipes are 14mm internally... I think lol but I did think of upgrading the pipes to a larger size for better flow/reduce the chance of roots mass going down there

2. For the 4x 18L pots it came with one pump with a max of 800L/H pump with speed control.... was unsure if it would of been ok but thought it seemed abit like a lazy river and not a rapid river lol but also due to the return pipe size I thought it would be ok..

3. I'm going to be running LED so thought I might be able to get away with leaving it in to be honest but for the price of pipe its not so expensive plus its not a problem even more so if I'm upgrading the pipe size anyway!

4. I've looked into these a bit but would need to look more into them now!

5. It's got 2 air pumps, its 480L/h per pump so 240L/H per pant pot

 

When I set it up, it did looks like a novice set/kit to RDWC and its deffo not the best out there but not half bad either. 

I appreciate your response, thoughts. Im going to go and start looking into chillers plus pipe/pumps for this kit, hopefully get growing with this soon n get some monsters growing in my spare room! 

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1 hour ago, Dodgee said:

My mate had one a couple years back, iirc they only come with 1 small air stone per pot??

 

Again iirc he binned them off and used 2 larger stones per pot and upgraded the airpumps to 1 bigger meatier jobby.

 

He had good results.

 

Hydros not really my thing though and I'm talking anecdotally, badbillybob knows his stuff with these kits/systems and won't steer you far wrong.

 

But yeah, bigger or more air stones are needed as I recall..

 

Atb

 

Hola, It's got 2 air pumps, its 480L/h per pump so 240L/H per pant pot, it comes with four 4" round airstone witch seem to be big enough for each pot

 

Thanks for the response! 

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