Hi all, wondering if anyone has run the irrigation rings pictured below in a soil grow medium setup:
My tent is getting pretty crowded and I’d like to set up some sort of semi-automated watering system for my next grow; it’s currently exceptionally difficult to water most of my tent due to the density of plants/lights/fans/auxiliary equipment so I would like to make it a bit easier on myself the next time around.
A couple questions regarding a system like this:
- How realistic is it that you get even watering with a system like this? Both locally in the pots and globally through the whole system? IE will a pot on the far end of the system get less water than a pot that’s close to the pump? Or will this depend on having a pump that can adequately provide pressure and volume to the system?
- As an extension of the above question, how does one go about determining what pump to use?
- Will these have any issues with clogging over the course of one grow?
Anyone who’s set up some sort of auto-watering system, especially using the rings above, any advice is appreciated!
Very. There are a few of us that have a set up, some are temporary use, others are permanent. I’ll be using mine because I work too much, and can’t water every day.
This is the manifold I used to equalize the pressure differences, for even regular flow to each plant. It does really well.
The pump size will vary on how many plants you have, but I assure you this pump is plenty.
I have everything on a short cycle timer, but you could use a regular timer if you choose depends on your needs. I preferred the short cycle timer because I had one laying around and I wanted it water every so many hours, and run for a length of time.
The adjustments will be custom for each grow cycle, and phase the plant is in. Flowering you’ll need more volume.
I hope this helped.
I tagged you in a journal i did for my set up. Help your self to ideas and feel free to ask questions. Have fun
There’s an article on cocoforcannabis(dot)com that tells you how to build an automatic irrigation system with halos. The article has a complete parts list. I’m thinking about doing something like that, autopots or ac infinity self watering bases. Still weighing the pros and cons of each of them.
Hello: I bought a DWC 8 bucket system,later I had my mind changed, I would like to convert what I have to rdwc,have everything else led lights,ph/ec meters, big grow tent, hygrometer/temp,flora grow juice,no water chiller yet,will though.in need of some insight, first time growing inside with hydroponics,have grown outside for years, pests, people,
Are reasons going inside,need to get a complete hook up diagram, man I have searched,no luck yet!