Originally Posted by Blazeee
If you do get the 2nd tent, depending on how may lights your planning on using i would run it when your current tent is off and exhaust the air back in to the room to raise those night time temps in your big tent
Whats your plans with the wilma system, you going to run just straight clay pebbles on a recirculating drip system? Or are the wilma systems for the big tent? and are you going to do DWC in the new tent?
I was passed a few of the wilma systems years ago and didnt like them, i found the plants were too close together.
Have you considered autopots? I bought a load for dirt cheap a while back, gave a few to a buddy whos never grown before and he is crushing it with them. Hes got 4 smalll plants in a 80x80cm tent with a 60L res and all he does is go and top it up every 10-14 days and his plants are looking great. All he had to do was hand water them for the first 3-4 weeks veg then rigged the auto pots up at start of flower by the time the roots had hit the bottoms of the pots.
Ive also set some up in a 4x8 tent and im loving the ease of them, makes me feel like a right muppet for hand watering all these years lol. Plants also seem to be drinking alot more than i would give them hand watering.
If you were to go down the Coco route, i reckon you could crush it, using the 8L square pots in the single tray systems. especially with the ability for the plants to drink as much as they want in the autopots.
I was planning on using clay balls just to avoid fungus gnats mostly.
Yeah I was looking at the autopots, the reason Im going with wilma is just because it's all self contained. I may just look into the autopots again. Got a couple of days to settle on what will be used.
This set up will be going into a separate outdoor building to my big tent so can't reuse the air but I've got a stack of small oil radiators now and a couple of air cons if needed.
My temps are spot on now I've installed heating and a thermostat. I went in to water last night just before the lights came on and temp was 24.6c so it's on the money.
Yes handwatering 36 plants 3 litres each has got tiresome lol. I have to fill 5 x 25litre containers and carry them about 100meters to the plants then do mixing and watering. This is while I have 6 hps going, it turns me into a horrible sweaty mess but I don't mind so much.
I do believe it's time to move to an automated system though.