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Hazeherder

Wilma 8 x 6l pot system

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So basically I’m having to move away from my grow space around 60 miles away, will be able to keep it going and just come back once a week. So I’ve been looking into these Wilma systems.. I know I can make one myself but for me I’d rather just buy it if it’ll do the job for me. I have a few questions thou if anyone can kindly help. The one I was looking at has a 70l tank, which is gonna use a hella lot of nutes.. will I be able to get away with topping it up once a week and changing it every 2? Otherwise I’ll be running through 5l of coco a and another 5 of b which will end up costing a lot. I have everything else in my tent automated so it’s just this now really! Cheers for the help guys lol 

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I managed to pull off 10 days in Egypt whilst using a 4 x 11 litre Wilma.  Just about made it.

 

I suggest 2 drippers in each pot just in case one clogs up ;)

 

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17 hours ago, Inspiration101 said:

I managed to pull off 10 days in Egypt whilst using a 4 x 11 litre Wilma.  Just about made it.

 

I suggest 2 drippers in each pot just in case one clogs up ;)

 

Cheers man! Will be coming back weekly without fail will top up weekly then change bi weekly

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17 hours ago, Inspiration101 said:

I managed to pull off 10 days in Egypt whilst using a 4 x 11 litre Wilma.  Just about made it.

 

I suggest 2 drippers in each pot just in case one clogs up ;)

 

How much did you need to top it up when you got back? Worried about the cost of nutrients 

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I would say it depends on where you are in the cycle. In veg I can go over a week easy. Sometimes in flower I have to change res twice a week.

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1 hour ago, Dirk_Diggler147 said:

I would say it depends on where you are in the cycle. In veg I can go over a week easy. Sometimes in flower I have to change res twice a week.

Oh bollocks, I thought I’d be fine coming back once a week for a 70l tank :( back to the drawing board 

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@HazeherderI am sure there would be a way to rig up a auto top up with a float valve and water butt 

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I would be dodged out by water change every 2 weeks.  Salt build up in the tubes and blockages also, use extra Atazyme to combat it.

 

I always changed mine weekly, except for the long visit to Egypt.

 

Cost is merely an investment that is returned in abundance  ;)

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8 hours ago, Hazeherder said:

How much did you need to top it up when you got back? Worried about the cost of nutrients 

 

Had to top right up, was on the dregs lol

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Iv got a 8x 11lt wilma, i dont use because i couldnt keep the ec down, i think a run to waste system is probably a better option if ya no there to keep a eye on it, this isnt chiseled in stone, theres grows about the boards in recirculating systems that do well, personally id have to say is, a wima is no the best system to walk away from for to long! 

 

 

DJ....

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What about using soil could I get away with coming back weekly?

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you should be ok for 7 days however not in late flower and in the summer,more like 5 days

 

vegging and early flower 7 days but you don't want your pump to run on empty

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6 hours ago, joba said:

you should be ok for 7 days however not in late flower and in the summer,more like 5 days

 

vegging and early flower 7 days but you don't want your pump to run on empty

Think I’ll be getting the 8 x 11lr but not fill the pots completely so I’ve got the 70l tank, as for soil and nutes would I do full strength or half?

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i was talking about 11l pots and 4 potter wilma

 

have heard those 8 potters aren't great as you don't get enough room for plants to develop(some get shaded by others)

 

4 pot wilma for meter square and 600w is the best way

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2 hours ago, joba said:

i was talking about 11l pots and 4 potter wilma

 

have heard those 8 potters aren't great as you don't get enough room for plants to develop(some get shaded by others)

 

4 pot wilma for meter square and 600w is the best way

Rather a shorter veg time and scrog the 8 & lollipop 

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