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    CLONERS- a collection of various methods

    There are a million ways to clone in the Naked City. Trouble is finding the method that works for you. No other area of growing will see such disparate results from identical procedures. What saves me may kill you dead. Domes are the prime example. Many say always, many say never. In the end, if it makes roots, it’s the right way to go.

    Many of these can be found in the Link-O-Rama (the first place one should look before asking any question on any subject) but, people never seem to look there. You’ll note this thread is closed to new comments so that readers need not filter through comments, questions or jokes. I’ll be posting edited versions, that they may be seen at a glance, with links to original posts for full details.

    This first set will be in order of complexity starting with the simplest. If you feel I’ve missed a method (still like to find ones for soil and coco) or you have an intersting variation on an existing method, shoot me a PM for consideration.

    On with the show!...
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    Water Cloning

    This post has been edited to fit in a single window. Please see the original for further reading.

    Cloning in plain water under fluoros by "guest"

    Unlike every other cloning method, water cloning requires no rooting hormone, humidity dome, ph check or specific kind of water to make it work. The cuttings snipped end is inserted in water and simply continues on as if nothing had happened, transpiring moisture through its leaves, keeping water pressure up the proper way, from stem to leaves, as oposed to artificial room humidity. Ph and water quality are similarly non issues because there is no root system to be affected by either factor.

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      #3
      Water Cloning - Part Deux

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      'Solo Cloning' - Cheap and Easy Cloning by Peregrin Took

      I get asked about my cloning technique alot, and figured it was time to do a little how-to.

      This is super simple, and hard to screw up. All you need is:

      -Cups, two different sizes. The larger size shouldnt be clear, but somewhat opaque, like the red party cups shown.

      -Rooting hormone. I use whatever is cheap.

      -Water

      -Cuttings



      Now your done, simply stick em under some low wattage lighting, and wait. After around a week or so, you can start lifting the top cup and checking for roots. Takes me anywhere from 5-15 days to start seeing 'em.
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        Wick System - Perlite

        This post has been heavily edited to fit in a single window. Please see the original for further reading.

        Super Cheap Mass Cloner by "guest"

        My wife found these containers at the dollar store. I bought 2 packages of tiki torch wicks for about $1.50 each.To increase the depth of the reservoir, I cut the top ring from the white dishpan to use as a lift, giving an 1 1/2" deep res.



        This is how it nests together. I adjusted the wicks to touch the bottom of the unit. (note the white "ring" between the black tubs is just that, a ring. There are only two tubs. fb)



        The white tub can be inverted and inserted snugly as a humidity dome and light diffuser. The 50 site wick cloner for under $10.00
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          Wickless Wick System - Vermiculite

          This post has been HEAVILY edited to fit in a single window. Please see the original for further reading.

          World class cloner new at walmart by "guest"

          Less than 3 bucks and works like a charm....



          The only modification I made to what I bought from walmart is drilling 3 small holes(1/32") bit in each of the bottom caps.... I wrote numbers on all the wells for use with different plants etc....In this pic the caps are on the bottom...



          The pic shows the cloner filled with (fine grade) vermiculite sitting in a small container which I fill so there is about an inch or so of water above the blue bottom caps... refill before the water level reaches the bottom blue cap...
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            #6
            Micro Wick Cloner

            Mini Perlite Cloner by Sunnydog

            Here is a pic of my Mini Perlite Cloner,
            Real easy!
            For when you only need a few!


            (I'll guess that's a tiki torch wick or similar. fb)
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              Mini Wick - Rockwool

              I won't even try to truncate this one. Excellant micro cloner, refer to the original thread for full details.

              How to make a cloner for FREE. by Pontiac

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                #8
                Rockwool and Dome

                D'oh! This one belongs right below Water Cloners. Better late than never...

                Cheap Homeade Dome Cloner by rule35sub1

                I bought some Glad storage containers. I cut out the centers of the lids and glued them together. I then snapped it together and put in some clones. This unit works great, and it was built for under 5 bucks.

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                  Rapid Rooters and Dome

                  Truncated beyond all recognition. I mean, forget Readers Digest... Refer to the original thread for details

                  Cloning with JJScorpio

                  Rapid Rooter plugs, Rootone rooting hormone with fungicide and a humidity dome, tray and cover.

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                    #10
                    Bubblers - the Right Way

                    Stripped to the bone! With apologies to Cortez, please refer to the original thread.

                    Step by step bubble cloner set up (good for newb cloners) by Cortez



                    I find the best thing to do is nothing at all.LEAVE EM ALONE. No nutes,no rooting aids, indirect light only.Don't worry about blacking out your container.There is no difference.Remember a plant's worst enemy is man!!!! p.s I transplant(to coco soil mix) when tap roots develop side shoots.. Hope this helps!!!...........Cortez
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                      Bubbler - The "Wrong" Way

                      Originally posted by FreezerBoy View Post
                      No other area of growing will see such disparate results from identical procedures.
                      And here’s a prime example. Used the “right” way, my bubbler killed everything it touched. Used “wrong” 100% success.

                      A one minute soak in full strength IBA/NAA clone solution. Cloning gel and Rockwool in 75ºF water, 1/4 tsp per gal each of GH FloraMicro and FloraBloom pHed to 5.8. Keeping cuts short with well trimmed leaves allows cloning as low as 15% RH (relative humidity) with neither domes or misting. Bottom shoots root in 10-14 days, tops in 5-7.



                      Member B. Friendly uses a bubler somewhere in between (mostly “right”) He has a heater, unlike Cortez but, uses no Rockwool, gel, food or pH adjustments.



                      $45 roughly canadian $$ for a 55 site bubble cloner, without the heater it's $100us with shipping for the same thing. Stick cuttings 2'' under water and they should root in 5+ days, I'll find out soon
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                        #12
                        Aero Cloner

                        Very detailed DIY EZ Cloner at a fraction of the cost. Viciously edited here, see original thread for details.

                        DIY Aero Cloner the EZ-Cloner Replica in 10 Easy Steps! by KingRalph

                        Here is a simple step-by-step guide to building what is known as an Aero Cloner and been popularized as the expensive EZ-Cloner.





                        i truly hope this saves folks the money that ez-cloners would steal from them, or makes roots possible, or both, just know that you can always do it yourself. peace n green thumbs all.

                        ... new addition.......

                        Lets Build a Clone Machine *Step by Step* by Rumpleforeskin


                        Excellent tutorial, refer to original for complete step by step

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                          #13
                          Fogger

                          Reduced to a shell of the of it's former self. Please see original thread for details. His rubbermaid drain plug mod alone is enough reason to read the thread whether you fog or not.

                          **Lets fog it up : DIY fog cloner by Fuzygrowth

                          Hey guys... bringing another DIY project to the table. today i decided to build a fog cloner. most of this stuff was just sitting around,an ultrasonic humidifier, some plumbing fittings and a rubbermaid bin so why not put it to use right.

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                            Fogger Part Deux

                            Merman's mother wouldn't recognize what little I've left of this one. Please see original for details.

                            Supersonic Foggaponic Floracloner! by Merman

                            Here is what makes the fog. It is very important to purchase the float accessory (the round black shape around the red light). Its a plastic encased styrofoam float that keeps the fogger at exactly the correct height in the water for maximum fog. You'll run into all kinds of problems if you dont' get one.



                            I recommend you use only RO water. The ceramic disc in the fogger attracts electrolytes (thats your PPM/EC) in the water and gets all gummed up
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                              #15
                              Air Layering - Cloning directly on the Mom

                              This allows for much larger clones. In terms of simplicity, this should've been posted earlier but, it seems little used. Lightly edited you should still refer to the original thread.

                              Air Layering by Sunnyside

                              1. Scrape the outer layer of tissue away
                              2. Add rooting hormone (rootech) to the scared tissue.
                              3. Wrap scarred tissue with rooting plug.
                              4. Wrap plug with clear saran wrap.
                              5. Keep moist.



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