Well my last grow completed and they are hanging to dry.
Time to start getting ready and get advice on how to start my second grow.
My last grow was my first time ever growing. I grew in soil and had some “issues” along the way. I also bought and set up some stuff during the last grow in order to automate watering while away from the house. I specifically bought stuff that I would be able to transform into an RDWC setup for this grow.
I have a spider farmer 2x4x6.5 tent
I am using the HLG QB288 v2 triple light
I have 4 of the standard 5 gallon black buckets, lids, and 6inch net pots
I have some autoflower seeds from ILGM
I have the hydrofarm 400gph pump
I bought a wave maker for circulating the res
My res that I used for watering the last run was just a blue plastic tote, once it is filled 1/2-3/4 it starts to bow out a lot which makes me worry so I need to find a good res to use.
These are the 4 buckets I have I need to get them cleaned out from last grow, I also need to remove the crates from under them. they were there so that over flow water could run back to the res. Having an RDWC set up though the res and buckets will be same height.
I used these irrigation water emitters to water the plants while I was away. maybe I can use these to start my grow?
I have these 6 inch net pots
So the first thing I need to figure out is what medium I am going to use to start my plants and to put in the net pot.
It seems rockwool cubs are the standard for starting the seeds. Or is there something else? And then after the seed is started it will need to be added to the net pot I guess in a larger piece of rockwool? or cocca?
The other thing I need to get is nuets that will be good for this setup, I am planning on getting jacks 321 unless someone can suggest otherwise?
Do I specifically need to have access to reverse osmosis filtered water for RDWC?
I will probably use this journal similar to my others, list what I have going on and whatever questions i am having so I can identify what I need to research and take as much feedback and suggestions as I can from the community here.
Any input/suggestions/recommendations are appreciated.