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    Good day IC! Some months ago i was criusin BOGs forums and came across a pic of the biggest, gnarliest BOBBubble tree i think the world has ever seen (27 ozs to be exact) grown by a guy named Goldmember. After chattin' with him and pickin' his brain for info on how he did it, it turns out he uses something called a "freedom" bucket, im sure most of you are hip to these things but its new to me. While i have been pretty happy with my ebb & flow buckets i was bored and wanted to try something new. It took a few lengthy conversations for me to get the jist of it but finally a light went on and i got it! For those of you that dont know how a freedom bucket works heres the deal as best i can describe it. 1 container holds the grow media, lava is the preferred. Usually the media container is a 5 gallon bucket but i am using 3.5ers. since i have scaled it down a bit. This bucket sits inside another container (another bucket, big rubbermaid or in my case a square plastic planter without drain holes) The media bucket must be raised off the bottom of the outer container 6 to 8 inches. Basically the top bucket is constantly fed buy two 1/4" inch feed lines, the roots drop down through to the lower bucket and are splashed with bubbles (nft) by air stones sitting in the bottom in 1" to 1 1/2" of water. I dont think im doin a very good job explaining this so im gonna show some pics of mine and if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. I put an m-39 mom i had lyin around in it and she has exploded!

    feed lines from rez:


    supports for 3.5 gallon bucket and drain keeping water level at 1" to 1 1/2"



    test set up



    i am using 4 air stones powered by a GH dual diaphram pump



    bubbles in the bottom creating NFT



    up and running



    m-39 exploding



    Im just thrilled with this thingie and had to share it with yall' Anyhow id be happy to answer any questions you might have and im sure GM will step in if i have overlooked somethin'

    peace

    bonz
    Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

    FREEDOM for BONZ

    "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

    #2
    NICE!

    You've got some exciting times in the near future! I'm not even a real fortune-teller and I know that! hahaha Take care, cc
    Proud to be the 20th person to ever sign up at ICMag.com!

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      #3
      Hi Bonzo, how ya been?

      so is this recirculating?... are the nutes drained back into the same res they originally are pumped from? If so, how often will you be topping off/changing your res?

      VERY interesting setup!

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        #4
        Nice work, bONZ!!

        friggin Norm Abram of hyrdro!

        sweet...
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          #5
          This is awesome. I am changing my setup for next round, I want bigger trees and fewer plants. I hope to build a 5 gallon version of this or something similar, thanks for the info. I'll be back with questions soon!

          In the meantime, I have my seat reserved.

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            #6
            Thanks CC, EXCITING INDEED!

            Howdy Hell, i been good, and you? Yes its recurculating, and yes nutes are pumped from where they drained. Topping off depends on size of rez and how much you girls are drinkin' right now im addin allmost 2 gallons a day. As per GMs instructions i change nutes and flush for 24 hrs once a week.

            Sleepy my brotha, thanks man! I am a carpenter by trade (20 yrs) so biuldin' these things comes pretty easy and is alot of fun and even more fun sharin em with all of you!

            Hey Shorts! Your gonna love it man. Home Depot has the same pots but bigger too, you could use a 5 gallon and one of the big pots and grow some serious trees man. If i had the room you do though i would go with vertical lighting, it goes hand in hand with this system. Makes way more sense for trees. Your welcome dude c'mon back!

            bonz
            Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

            FREEDOM for BONZ

            "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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              #7
              One thing i forgot to mention: When runnin more than one unit a single rez is used not i rez per unit so a good pump is in order and the GH dual diaphram air pump runs the stones pretty darn good.

              bonz
              Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

              FREEDOM for BONZ

              "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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                #8
                real nice setup bonzo i like trees too
                KEEPEM GREEN-N-GIRLIE

                PEACE CHUCKY







                jack & jill went up the hill to score a bag of grass jack was swift & rolled a spliff now he's gettin some ASS




                i'm never alone even when i'm by myself

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                  #9
                  Very intersting setup Bonzo,, i'll be watching this tosee the tree it produces! Great work man!
                  ~Wikid
                  My First Hydro
                  Grow it now & forever
                  :woohoo: HELL YEAH I :smoweed:

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                    #10
                    Bonzo, for hosting this thread. Love the idea and the name - Freedom Pots! Just gonna sit here and take in the experience....
                    Secret to happiness #1 - Love the one you're with.
                    Secret to happiness #2 - Do not eat shit, it makes life stink.
                    Secret to happiness #3 - Grow a nice stash.

                    Flowering now!:


                    ...
                    !Thanks to my friends! ...

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                      #11
                      Thanks chucky, trees are indeed a good thing!

                      Howdy wikid! it is interesting isnt it? It took a bit of convincing but GM showed me some pics that prove this system works and works good. Thanks girlie, by the way your garden looks outstanding, cant wait to see your next run!

                      Hi MJG, your welcome man! Well both the idea and the name "Freedom Buckets aka Krusty buckets" have been around for quite some time but new to me and apparently new to some here as well so im glad we can all learn from it. It should be alot of fun!

                      peace

                      bonz
                      Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

                      FREEDOM for BONZ

                      "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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                        #12
                        hell yea bonzo...you explained it better than krusty did lol
                        Sunnyside=Kokua

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                          #13
                          Sunny!? Sunnyside? is that you? how in sam hell are you man! God dang good to see ya bro! Well thats mighty nice of ya, but i have been fortunate enough to read some of Krustys stuff that someone had saved and it was explained about as good as could possibly be, i think how deeply he explained his methods kinda depended on his mood. When it comes to growing trees in buckets he knows his shit backwards forwards sideways and upside down. "GH 3pt bottle directions" i love that.

                          good to see ya sunny, dont be a stranger!

                          bonz
                          Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

                          FREEDOM for BONZ

                          "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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                            #14
                            Bonzo,
                            Let Freedom Ring! I know you are gonna love the explosive grow from this style of growing,I do

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                              #15
                              Howdy red, id love to see your system, do you use vertical lighting? I cant wait till i can go vertical!

                              peace and happy memorial day

                              bonz
                              Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

                              FREEDOM for BONZ

                              "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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