This group has provided me with some excellent tips as a new grower. My first two grows have been with soil and gone fairly well considering. Now I’m looking to transition to a hydro setup. I’ve been doing some shopping and I’m looking at the Viagrow system. It come with 4 buckets, 6” net pots, medium, air and water pumps for about $200. I was wondering what systems you all would recommend and any addition tips you might have for me.
I would add a water pump in the resivoir with lines to the growth pails pumping the water to pails. That would make the water return through lower line to the resivoir keeping the water mixed and more stable.
I believe without an added water pump there would be bad ph fluctuations and improper amount of nutrients to the plants.
You can actually look around and buy totes and lines and build your own.
DWC is easy if your just going to add water and nutes. But let me ask this, are you planning on doing a scrog or just let them grow?
If using a scrog how are you gonna change water and such. I had to think about what happens when the scrog is on, and the plants are tied to the scrog, how am I gonna lift the top to change the water. If you do a dwc, use the totes that will hold more water.
You will still grow good in 5 gal buckets but will it fit your growing methods easily? Just something to think about. You got this!