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Old 04-12-2006, 10:41 PM #41
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bio vs. dwc seems to be a touchy subject on this board, the bio-cop will come getcha!!! lol lol


I'm definatly building that blaze, i've started assembling parts already, but i have another 2 months ^_^
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:42 AM #42
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oh yes this is my upgrade, also started collecting parts to start the build, thanks blaze for a great tute, i have a coupla more questions, when do u switch from 12/12 to 8/16? what kind of res chiller do u use and whats the cost? whats the minmum times ur system should recirculate? i think weather bio or dwc, BB's are a must in our systems, also helps to keep the dreaded root slime at bay, i did things wrong by not using larva rock colonize the BB's but they did eat the slime...so it did work...peace
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:31 AM #43
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I'll have to read up on the ebb and flow fittings. You say they can't leak? My biggest problem with leaks is the 1/4 barbs in the 1/2" line. Are you doing anything different. This system (Your last) really dose kick ass, thanks for the tutorial over at OG to get me started. I'll post a picture tomorrow of what I got going on now. Quite honestly I've amazed myself so far.

This was 4 1/2 weeks ago, I'll show ya tomorrow whats going on.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:47 AM #44
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How bad of leaks are you talking? Have you tried sealing it?
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:01 AM #45
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Well i have been told by another that they also had a leak doing it this way,I guess you have to get them in just right or they will leak i personally have not had any troubles with leaks other than overflows,Which i do believe problem is solved in this version.

If you are getting leaks then you can use some type of sealer not sure what brand but it needs to stick to soft vinyl tubing and needs to be flexible.Other than that all i can say is do it over and take your time you should be able to get it leak tight with little patience...
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:36 AM #47
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How bad of leaks are you talking? Have you tried sealing it?
I didn't have the first leak till I moved a bucket a few inches to space the plants a lil better. As I was repairing the one with the leak using silicone the next closest one leaked. I learned you have to be very gentle when moving any parts of the system.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:10 AM #48
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It's all Blazes Fault!

I based this grow off of a former tutorial he had posted at OG. I modified it a bit but it was his idea. Credits due to him, thanks man! I've grow outdoors for several years, this is my first attempt at an indoor hydro DWC garden. And honestly so far it is was easier than I expected it to be when I first started researching it. The growth and bud size is phenonimal. I love the huge root ball taking up a hole 5 gallon bucket, very cool! I did some Lst on them without any strings, just bending. This is day 31 of flower.

This is a shot of a Pot of gold Top, I have two plants with roughly 20 really nice colas 8-14" in length and multiple smaller shoots with lil nugs on them.


Super Silver Haze top. Can you see what I think is Calcium defecincy? I'm not sure how I got it. I'm using GH 3 part nutes mixing about 3/4 strength. There's calcuim in the Micro so I don't understand why the plant isn't absorbing it. Any ideas? PPM currently at 940, Water temps have been 68-72 Air temps for 60's lights out to 86 with them on. Ph ranges from 5.2 to 5.9. 20 inch fan blowing on them, 440 cfm can fan, 1000 watt hortilux hydro farm 6" vented hood. I also have 4 40 watt cool white tubes level with the HPS and three 100 watt cfls in there giving some side light. I wasn't sure about using them, but It looks like they are helping to fatten up the outer buds a bit.



Side shot of the SSH plant, she looks so sweet, she has 13 real nice colas 8-16" long and many smaller stems with nugs on them.



This is a partial shot over the tops of the two Pot of gold plants I have. They are just now starting to show early signs of calcium defecincy. Is it too late to try and help these 3 girls out?





I need to learn a bit more about harvesting, I'm not sure exactly how to judge and if you harvest different strains at different times. How long do you think they have to go? What kind of yield do you think I'd get off of these sweethearts?

Blaze your the man! Thanks a bunch!

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Just finished reading the whole tutorial. Everytime Ive seen your recirc dwc setup I was always itimidated and in awe of your setup. Thanks for explaining it in detail. My only question is how does the float valve in the controller bucket control water levels?

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Just finished reading the whole tutorial. Everytime Ive seen your recirc dwc setup I was always itimidated and in awe of your setup. Thanks for explaining it in detail. My only question is how does the float valve in the controller bucket control water levels?

It works just like the float in a toilet. As the water level in the controler drops so does the float which in turn allows water to flow into the controller from a resevoir to keep the water level constant at all times.
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