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Old 06-14-2018, 04:51 AM #1
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Question DIY Drip irrigation question?

Hello Icmag! I've been lurking this site for a couple years now and used to be on overgrow back in the day. Love a place where we can exchange our experiences and knowledge to help us gain a better understanding on growing our beloved plant. I'm currently doing a small (5 plant) personal grow using 100% coco coir and canna A+B plus cannazym (light feeding schedule). Hand-watering twice a day and now in flowering. I got a 600 watts HPS in a 5x5 and the beans are bag seed sativas (super lemon haze and chemdawg). Got 1 plant in a 1 gallon plastic pot and the others in little pots, not sure the exact size but about 1/4 gallon (drying out fast!). I want to set-up a simple drip irrigation system on a timer to help out and as a back-up if I ever need to leave, etc...

I have this cheap dollar store drip irrigation kit (cost me under $4!) and a small Marina 75 aquarium pump (2.3 watts @ 1.98 PSI). Can I make something decent out of these materials? Any tips? Is there any guides you would recommend on drip irrigation? Preferably something for a small personal set-up.

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Old 06-14-2018, 10:07 AM #2
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i can recommend sonoffs as a timer, but only up to 4 waterings/day
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:26 PM #3
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Hello Icmag! I've been lurking this site for a couple years now and used to be on overgrow back in the day. Love a place where we can exchange our experiences and knowledge to help us gain a better understanding on growing our beloved plant. I'm currently doing a small (5 plant) personal grow using 100% coco coir and canna A+B plus cannazym (light feeding schedule). Hand-watering twice a day and now in flowering. I got a 600 watts HPS in a 5x5 and the beans are bag seed sativas (super lemon haze and chemdawg). Got 1 plant in a 1 gallon plastic pot and the others in little pots, not sure the exact size but about 1/4 gallon (drying out fast!). I want to set-up a simple drip irrigation system on a timer to help out and as a back-up if I ever need to leave, etc...

I have this cheap dollar store drip irrigation kit (cost me under $4!) and a small Marina 75 aquarium pump (2.3 watts @ 1.98 PSI). Can I make something decent out of these materials? Any tips? Is there any guides you would recommend on drip irrigation? Preferably something for a small personal set-up.

Thanks in advance and may the good vibrations reach all of you!
So, do you have a water pump? i believe from the google i did, the marina 75 is an air pump. which will put air in your water, but not move your water. if you have a water pump, get some 1/2 in tubing from your local grow store, usually cheaper then home depot or lowes.

use the 1/2 tubing as your main line, coming from your water pump inside your reservoir. Run your line down the middle of your room, leave an extra 1 foot of slack minimum. then use 1/4 in line as feed tubes to each plant individually. figure out your timers and done.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:20 PM #4
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If you are going the home brew version I agree with leger, hydro shop for the win. If you don't want to use a water pump, you can use gravity pressure, but if a valve fails it will cause the water to flood out. Pumps only pump when they are powered, better for long periods of time if you can guarantee power supply. For a timer you don't want one of the clicky ones like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVFF59S/ because the least amount of time they can run is 15 minutes, not very granular. Something like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVF16JG/ is granular down to 1 minute, but it only has 8 "programs" which I'm not sure is enough for a watering schedule. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0184CG9K0/ is a short period timer, you can turn things on at max every 30 minutes. No matter what system you use you will need to experiment and dial it in for your specific setup. How much water is being pumped, how much water the plants can drink. There are a few threads on DIY https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=252172 for example, but it's really not wicked complicated. If you do go this route know you will need to flush the system probably once a month to clean out salt buildup.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:34 PM #5
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ALSO! from your feed line coming out of the reservoir, make sure you have a breather hole, or you will siphon your entire reservoir out.
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If you are going the home brew version I agree with leger, hydro shop for the win. If you don't want to use a water pump, you can use gravity pressure, but if a valve fails it will cause the water to flood out. Pumps only pump when they are powered, better for long periods of time if you can guarantee power supply. For a timer you don't want one of the clicky ones like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVFF59S/ because the least amount of time they can run is 15 minutes, not very granular. Something like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVF16JG/ is granular down to 1 minute, but it only has 8 "programs" which I'm not sure is enough for a watering schedule. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0184CG9K0/ is a short period timer, you can turn things on at max every 30 minutes. No matter what system you use you will need to experiment and dial it in for your specific setup. How much water is being pumped, how much water the plants can drink. There are a few threads on DIY https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=252172 for example, but it's really not wicked complicated. If you do go this route know you will need to flush the system probably once a month to clean out salt buildup.
This is fantastic information! Great advice.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:38 PM #7
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Thanks. I don't run drip but I've been studying it. If we didn't have wood floors here I would definitely be using it.
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For what it’s worth my blumat experience

I have tried Blumats and thought they were the greatest thing in the world . Its a great system for outdoors as u dont heave to worry about floods. My Blumats did a run out like 3 times and flooded . I’d say if u do use them use small resivor like 5 gallons . I quit using them and went to automatic drip on timer with pump .So much easier I’m Watering every 3 hours when the lights r on in coco and they are so much easier to regulate. Blumats can be a pain in the ass to adjust the flow and a big learning curve in the beginning . They are not inexpensive as well . All u need is a pump , a good digital timer that measures down to 1 min , a half inch line a distributer and 1/4 inch hose to each pot with little plastic hose clip stakes
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hi kuzuyalaw

I'm actually growing in coco coir so i had the same issue of you

what i bought is this

https://www.elektronik-star.de/Garte...%20bewasserung

But if you cannot find it in the US you could buy this

https://www.amazon.com/Yardeen-Autom...ing+timer+pump


For 30 bucks you'll have pump, tubes, control unit...all you'll have to do is to connect it, to test it and then you're good to go!!

if you're interested here is my garden 2018

https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=354016

Bye and good grow!!
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