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    ppk setup help

    Ok so I know this system has been explained many times. Most existing threads are fragmented and missing some if not all pics on the very basics. I hope this thread can make it easier for new people to learn about this great method from DELTA9NXS.



    I have looked at all of the threads I can find. I still have unanswered questions. While I lack writing or organization skills I will do my best to include everything I can scrounge so as to re document in one place everything DELTA9NXS has given us.



    I have always been a lurker on this site and have not grown in some time. 10 years or so when I first got here I liked the DWC method I found here. Due to the information that was available on this site I was successful the first time.



    I feel many of the great resources on IC are disappearing due in part to helpful pictures being removed. My advice to anyone who finds something useful on IC is to download it and archive it themselves.
    "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
    John Lennon

    #2
    double post
    Last edited by FCDobbs; 12-24-2020, 16:40.
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      #3
      Basic evolving material list. Some of these may not be the absolute cheapest option. please give info if there is a more practical option


      Reservoir
      https://www.homedepot.com/b/Storage-...z0kwwhZ1z0kwxo


      7 gal grow tub
      https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...CABEgJFufD_BwE


      3" white PVC
      https://www.homedepot.com/p/VPC-3-in...-205706641-_-N


      1/2 irrigation tubing
      https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-1-2-...-100175565-_-N


      1/2 90
      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-1-...7450/202937869



      1/4 irrigation tubing
      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rain-Bir...-50S/202078384


      pump timer
      https://www.auberins.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=695
      "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
      John Lennon

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        #4
        Ok all I have this thing built I just put a Ace Malawi Gold into prococo.

        I am running 900ppm on a .5 conversion
        ph around 5.8
        a 7 gal tuff tub sitting on 20 gal of nutes
        a 5 gal pump bucket with a float valve to a 20 gal trash bucket
        I am running an airstone in the pump bucket. This is my own thing it is not necessary.
        I am running the pump 30 sec (about 1/2 gal) every 90 min.
        I am using a 1000w vivosun mh grow lamp 14hr on.



















        Cant figure out how to rotate my photos.
        "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
        John Lennon

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          #5
          Anyone know how to rotate photos?
          "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
          John Lennon

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            #6
            Edit the photo before uploading seems to work, even a slight crop. Good luck, I wanted to try a ppk once, but the lack of photos made it seem overly complicated

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              #7
              Originally posted by hyposomniac View Post
              Edit the photo before uploading seems to work, even a slight crop. Good luck, I wanted to try a ppk once, but the lack of photos made it seem overly complicated

              The thing is they are all upright before I upload them. IC mag rotates them all to landscape. I can post more photos and explain a bit if anyone cares. Most if not all of Delta9's early explanations and photos are long gone. I think I have all the mechanics correct. As to whether I can make it work remains to be seen. Right now I am getting concerned as the plant is looking a little yellow to me. Not sure if the light is too strong, too close, or just shitty or what. Light is around 36" above canopy. DWC was so much easier for me, however it needed constant involvement.
              "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
              John Lennon

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                #8
                "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
                John Lennon

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                  #9
                  Nice set up and plant. Did a prococo ppk grow after D9's post about using it. Just harvested...came out fine. Easier to work with than turface for sure. Like your halo.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Oysters View Post
                    Nice set up and plant. Did a prococo ppk grow after D9's post about using it. Just harvested...came out fine. Easier to work with than turface for sure. Like your halo.

                    Thx Oysters
                    I may change out the light and see if the 400 cmh i have laying around will get rid of the yellow on the plant.
                    "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
                    John Lennon

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by FCDobbs View Post
                      Ok all I have this thing built I just put a Ace Malawi Gold into prococo.

                      I am running 900ppm on a .5 conversion
                      ph around 5.8
                      a 7 gal tuff tub sitting on 20 gal of nutes
                      a 5 gal pump bucket with a float valve to a 20 gal trash bucket
                      I am running an airstone in the pump bucket. This is my own thing it is not necessary.
                      I am running the pump 30 sec (about 1/2 gal) every 90 min.
                      I am using a 1000w vivosun mh grow lamp 14hr on.
                      I tried the prococo but I'm having issues.

                      At 900 ppm my plants are looking over nuted/ over watered. leaves curling in and down. 900 ppm seems very high for small plants, no?

                      I did what D9 said and broke the prococo up with 2000 ppm water and 5.2 ph.

                      How did you process your prococo? I'm using Jacks BTW.

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                        #12
                        Running into the same here, just not taking off the same way they did. Used to dealing with the old floor dry. With that substrate, clones would stall and hang for a day or so, and then take off.
                        They are not taking off, nor are they looking happy.
                        Have to buy another kit, to check the PH with. Been a long time since I have needed to look at such things. One of the many advantages of running a PPK.
                        That which matters most

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                          #13
                          Hey Guys,
                          I prepped the prococo the way D9 recommended. using jacks at 900. These from this morning. I am watering 1/2 gal every 60min.


                          "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
                          John Lennon

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                            #14
                            are you growing with 1000 watts for one plant

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by alpo View Post
                              are you growing with 1000 watts for one plant

                              I am just interested in canopy penetration. I have a 400cmh but wanted to try this. There is no way to justify it.....
                              "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
                              John Lennon

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