I have this water pump laying around doing nothing.
I also have a White Widow Auto in a 3-gallon fabric pot that just entered into flowering 3 days ago.
I have connected the 2 pieces I circled in red to the top of the pump and put it in a 5-gallon bucket.
The piece I put on the pump is the flow control 2-way valve with both valves wide open.
It basically pumps water straight up about 3 inches and horizontally against the wall of the bucket.
The horizontal spray is designed to oxygenate the water in the bucket, and divert the flow from going up much higher. My WWA is in “Pot4Pot” Coco and super soil mix. I have set its bag in the 5-gallon bucket right on top of the pump’s verticle output and the mouth of its fabric pot is right at the top of the bucket. Now I put 1 gallon of PH 6.1 water with Cal/Mag in it (ppm 475) in the bucket and put my pot on top of the pump. I turned it on and nothing drastic happened. I think the bottom of the pot is getting a good soaking and the majority of the water flow is spraying into the wall of the bucket at above the water level so it is splashing around and oxygenating the water well. Surprisingly this pump set-up is not noisy. I have 2 automatic electric timers ordered and my plan when I get them is to set this pump on 1 of them with a 30 minute on 30 off cycle 24/7 I am giving it a test run with the pump always on right now. My thoughts are that the pump will put enough water into the fabric pot to wet some amount of the bottom layer of the Coco soil mix for the roots of my plant to be able to reach down and get as much water as it needs. But not so much water into the Coco mix that it is like the pot is sitting in a few inches of water. I guess the water will go up wetting Coco mix to a certain level and diameter and then gravity will cause the water to move towards the edges of the pot and then drain down through the fabric pot back into the bucket. I understand if the light gets to the water in the bucket I might grow algae in the water. If necessary to keep light out of the bucket I plan to just take a piece of cardboard with a hole a little bigger than my plants stem in the center of it and a single cut from there to the edge so the flat cardboard piece can just be slipped on the top of the bucket until the plant’s stem is in the center hole. The plan will be to wait for the pump to be on its off-cycle on the timer to lift up the fabric pot and see how much water the plant has used replenishing whatever is necessary to keep the pump from running dry but not so much as to have the fabric pot sitting in water. Also testing PH and ppms at that time. I am looking for feedback on the possible pros and cons of my little auto watering hydro bucket system design so far. Thank you!