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  1. Now then forum, wondering if anyone else is using the IWS flood and drain system for their autos. I have some Pineapple Sativa in at the moment about a week old being flooded twice a day. getting a lot of mixed answers when reading for the water cycle going forward, does anyone have anything tried and tested or advice in general? ta
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  4. Is this doable? Currently using 60/40 in the F&D and it just takes too long to dry out, so I want to switch to clay pebbles, but this means I need to change my veg system: I'd like to use the oxypot system to veg then transplant into my IWS F&D system, would I be able to remove the plant from the oxypot without damaging the root system? Or could I put the whole pot into the IWS pot and add more pebbles? Thanks
  5. Lets get this started by saying big thanks to Dinafem for providing the seeds for this diary. Right now ive got 5 Big Kush seeds in Root Riot cubes which i put in yesterday. Some of them are already starting to show themselves today. As it is at the moment ive got limited access to the internet so i will be updating this as and when i can, but it will be done at least once a week. When theyve all put theyre heads up they will be transferred into my Aerogarden to get them ready for the Alien F&D system they will be going into. They will be grown under a 600w Dual Spec HPS and hopefully ill do them justice. I will get some pics up when there is anything to take pics of, so until then, for those who have not been here before. let me wish you a warm welcome to The House of Freax.
  6. howdy guys just wondering what you guys do to clean up your flood and drain systems? I was thinking of flushing around a low PH solution? but how low? any recommendations are welcomed!! also: clay pebbles, what a nightmare to clean! any thoughts on that? I currently set up a 3 stage cleaning thing in the bath, first stage is a big deep bucket (20L) full of water, pebbles are soaked to allow roots to dislodge, second stage is a mesh with say 5mm gaps, the pebbles roll across the grate pushed by the shower, this removes the remaining roots. stage 3 is a large bucket which collects the pebbles pushed off the grate once completed this is then filled with PH'd water and soaked, then reuse. sound ok? I ask all this because my plants went a bit wrong last time, which may have been due to not cleaning properly? by the end of my last grow they were getting .6 ec and it was still going up! plants were hungry and fucked by the end of it :/ many thanks guys!
  7. hello I hope someone can help me figure this issue out. the girls seem to be suffering with everything all at once :/ I have/had wilting or so i though so i reduced the flooding interval to 3 hrs normally every 4 hours. but then they seemed to show over watering. so now i have increased the watering interval. but still they persist in being sick. secondly, their going pale/yellow/dying but show tip burn, in the propagator they were having .8 ec but once transferred to the pot they started with this tip burn, so i have reduced the ec. it's stable @ .66 here's some specs to help dr120 tent 600w hps with parrabolic shade 6' out 4' in RVK's 9 pot flood and drain 'pro' system (just large pipes) EC: 0.66 PH 5.6 temp: on 29 max off 21 canna a/b + canna enzyme. roots look white and healthy thank you for looking! heres some pics
  8. howdy guys I hope you can help me out here as im a bit stuck and what to do ? I have 9 girls in a flood and drain using canna a/b everyday my PH rises by .5 and my EC rises from .9 to 1.1 in a few days! things were going well i started them off on .8 and crept up to 1.0 over 2 weeks but i started to get tip burn so dialed it back. this has gone on and on. I'm like 5 weeks into flower and my ec keeps rising even though my ec is at .9 when i fill the tank up! the girls are suffering now but im not sure if it's burn, nutelock??? or just hungry (they have tip burn?) heres some pics, if anyone needs more info just ask! thanks guys
  9. good morning! well i have had my flood and drain set up for a few weeks and have done some test runs while the clones are rooting and its almost time now but i have left the water in the pots/res. should i flush this out? and some sort of sterilising fluid? and what sort of fluid should i use? secondly my tap water has an ec of .6 should i deduct .6 from my ec reading while adding nutes? many thanks!