Advice on cloning

I have a heat mat that I can place under the tray. I don’t always need to use it though.

I don’t monster crop. That’s a good method for people wanting large plants and don’t mind taking the time to get them. I don’t have the patience or any interest in doing that. Lots of people do, just not for me.

You can take them from all over, and usually best get them from a mature plant so at least 4-5 weeks old. If you plan on topping your plant you can usually root that if you want too. It doesn’t really matter as long as plant is large enough to produce enough to meet your needs.

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I have 6 seedlings 2 each of big bud amnesia haze and chocolope and I want to take cuttings from each plant what do you recommend as far as the number of cuttings taken from each plant

I think that depends a lot on your grow space available. I personally take a minimum of three, in case I lose one. You could throw one into flower early.
Monster cropping is a lot of fun, and I did it once to everything I had in the tent. I should try it again soon. You do get some odd growth from MC, but the plant is fine.

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I looked at monster cropping not sure I want to try that just yet looked at SOG but it says that is where you put the plant into early flowering not sure about that either so I’m going to clone for awhile before I try monster cropping

Take a cutting big enough to place at least one node below the soil line. Make a fresh 45* angle cut. Scrape off at least one node worth of “skin” off of the lowest part. Stick the business end into an aloe filet. Stick in a rapid rooter. Keep in humidity dome for a week.

No chemicals. Nearly no cost.

Check out this thread: Cloning With Aloe Vera

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I built one for less than $10. Of course I already had an air pump and air stones.

1st attempt, 100% success on monster crop clones. Used Rootx on half, aloe vera on the other half.

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Ive done aloe in seed starter or air bubbler method, both simple and effective @wildride420 99 percent survival rate

Check oit my thread diy bubbker/cloner

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Sorry thread is called diy aero/bubbler cloner, thanks for tag @BlackShirt we will have you cloning in no time

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@dbrn32 what light do you recommend? Will the same light work for seeding as well?

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I have looked at diy bubblers/cloners I could do it but after looking at the price of some of the stuff it would be cheaper to buy one lol for what I intend to do

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I hear you my friend, good luck its stufff i had laying aroud the shop, whether you make one or buy on its the more reliable one imo. This one took a while in seed strarted and aloe

I guess depends on how big of cloning tray you have. I have used DIY strip light that was about 30-40 watts. I also have a smaller light using monos that was about 12 watts that seemed fine to do a couple in cups.

If you are buying something, a 2 bulb 24" t5 fixture should be plenty for standard 10x20" tray.

So could I DIY a veg/clone/seed light? Something maybe for a 2x4 area. Or would I be better off doing clone/seed light and a different veg light?

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Absolutely!

Sweet probably the strips would be best I would think? Maybe a 2x4 area should I go 3500k or even 4000?

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There’s going to be pretty big difference in a light to veg a 2x4 and then one to run for clones and seedlings. What if we setup to make two individual fixtures to veg the 2x4 with dimming, and then when you were starting seeds or cloning you could just use 1 of them?

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That worksI am probably going to add a 4x4 tent to my collection and do seed and clones in that. I know that’s bigger than what we just discussed but I like to have the room and I can always add lights later.

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I would do two lights then, each light with meanwell hlg-80h-c700a and 6 bridgelux eb gen2 in 4000k or 5000k.

When you’re ready, post in DIY thread or your journal so we can keep this thread on track.

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One of strains says 7-9 weeks from seed to harvest am I going to be able to clone off of that I have read that I shouldn’t clone till they are about 2 months old ?