~OKM- Tanx snowman= SM-… I may learn Hard but Remember Well.
~OKM- Pardon me while I beat this horse a bit…
SM- The concept of the air stone. Cannabis LOVES water and oxygenated water. If you do a DWC system like peach said your roots will always be submerged in nutrient rich / phed water. So in order for them to get the oxygen they need that’s when the air stone comes in handy.
~OKM- I still don’t get the process provided by DWC… I do get bubbles added to the water is a good thing.
~OKM- The drip ring around the outside has made & kept all the pebbles wet but not standing in water for 24 hours. and the small pieces of rock wool around the seeds are soggy wet!
The Blue arrows indicate that every pebble is evenly wet while not ‘STANDING’ in water
SM- You don’t need a very large air pump for one bucket, I would recommend a 4" round air stone would work wonders for that bucket.
~OKM- I wonder if I added an air stone to the btm water bucket but kept using the top ring dripping down might be as good? Any Thoughts here?
SM- Not sure how led lights work, sprouts only need 4000 lux. And your light should be on 24/7 or 18/6.
~OKM- I’ll change the timer
~ AH Shucks, I Can’t find the output of the lights. I’ll have to pay close attention so as not to burn them.
SM- Temps and RH are spot on
SM- You can leave the fan on if the humidifier can keep up with it, or get a speed controller and slow it down so the humidifier can keep up with demand.
~OKM- speed control is installed. I hope if there’s a power failure, the fan starting up from dead stop in a slower speed doesn’t harm the motor…
~OKM- I bought an inside/outside temp & humidity gauge to keep an eye on it.
SM- Don’t know about the nutes you are using. Ph should be around 5.8-6.2 for optimum nutrient uptake.
~OKM- right or wrong ~Since I’m using untreated well water with lots of minerals I won’t need a lot of nutes?
SM- Also make sure water stays cool.
~the grow-box is 82º Hmm, How do you do that?
~OKM- The only thing I can think of is a small fountain pump to go from an outside Ph Balance Reservoir to the inside bucket & another small fountain pump from the inside back to the outside because the grow-box is 82º and I’m sure the water is close to that warm as well.
~OKM- good thing I checked the Ph again today. Yesterday out of the tap was perfect yellow. This evening the test was green (You think maybe from the Hydrocorn) so I balanced it back to yellow.
SM- Hope this helps.
~OKM-Yessir this did Help!
~Happy growing! ~OKM- To You Too !!