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Old 02-10-2019, 05:16 PM #821
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Don't know if anyone has said this yet but i must say, please use untreated timber! Especially if contacting the brew/solution. I love the knowledge you guys put forward, setups look great. My next batch im going to use herbs and native "weeds" that grow wild in and around the vineyard im managing. Ideally research each plant for its compositions and chop into pieces as dry matter for the tea. Im considering a long water extraction (soak) and then brewing aact style. Im indecisive on weather I do an anaerobic brew with EM instead of the soaking. Any thoights are much appreciated.
If I let my water sit before brewing, I will usually have something soaking in it. I can't say if it added anything to the ACT. I can't say if it didn't have any negative effects.
I did it mostly for chlorine, though I did try to be selective.
I wouldn't hesitate to repeat the process.
I would consider doing an em fermentation with the dried leaves, as well, but seperatly, not both EM and ACT together.
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Well, add me to the list of people who spent the 10 bucks to build an airlift.

Reused some parts from my hydro days, mainly air pumps, tubing, and a bucket.

Took about an hour with farting around before I fired it up to listen to the dulcet gurgling noises.

I think this will work short term. But I see myself building a larger vortex brewer in the near future so I can water all my outdoor plants and maybe even my lawn.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:31 PM #823
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Its not really a 5 gallon brewer, its a 500 gallon per year brewer.
That might be plenty for most yards.
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Just wanted to chime in and let people know that I am another believer in this.


Just finished my first clones, 100%. And they were monstercropped, too. Cut the clones in week 3 or 4 of flower.


The main issue I faced with this was to get a suitable tub to house the cloner.
Almost all suitable totes were clear/see through which doesn't work for this.


Finally found one, after looooong searching, from ikea that was gray/black and sturdy enough.
Still got a few breaks in the cover when I drilled in the holes for the neoprene plugs. Fixed them with silicone, all good.


The biggest issue I had was to get the cover of the tote to seal and not let all the water through when the pump is running.
Took me weeks to get it sealed...
Tried several methods, in the end I just put a thick sausage of silicone on the brim of the tote and pushed the cover on top. Let it dry out and checked.
Had to do that 3 times until it finally was sealed and the water didn't come out while running the pump.


But now it is sealed.
First clones (again, monstercropped/cut in flower) showed roots after about 2 weeks. There were 2 clones I wasn't sure were going to root, was expecting at least a few of them wouldn't root.
But even the 2 stragglers were rooted by middle/end of week 2.
Let them go a whole 3 weeks in the end and had 100% healthy, strong roots.
I had clones in rockwool cubes going at the same time. Here I had around 70-80% cloning success. But the clones looked super sickly, dried out incredibly fast etc.
No comparison with the clones from the aero cloner, they were completely healthy, almost no yellowing, nearly like the day they got chopped off their donor plant, just with roots.


Really awesome tech and I don't see a reason to clone any other way.


Thank you to all the people who came up with this and shared it with the community.


Good stuff folks.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:48 PM #826
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Wasn't me, I swear.


Was the bud talking xD


I thought we are in the 10$ DIY aero cloner thread xD


Was just so happy with the results and a bit high obviously and confused the threads and babbled on.


Rofl, my bad folks.


Question now is do I edit it out, delete it, ask for mods to move it or just leave it as is for comedic value and purpose of confusion?


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These threads peter out after the first few pages anyway.
Let it ride. Try not to drift too far.
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