New to Coco. Any pointers?

Part A is the only one that takes a few minutes to totally dissolve. Thats why I do it and then give it a few minutes. If the water is warmer it dissolves faster. By warmer I only mean 75 degrees as opposed to 60.
So I fill by jugs and let them set in the grow room overnight. I have enough to keep a few ahead.

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You ran 1 gallon pots? Was that an xl system?

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No, I see the convo moved into autopots, but I just have plain fabric pots.

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This is what I’m doing. I ran the plastic pots but it’s recommended you pump air into the medium (they sell a kit) which I did on my first couple of runs. I am getting better looking, higher yielding plants from the fabric pots though.

You will need ones that measure 10 to 10 1/2" in diameter. I’m using some 5 gallon ones I found at my local Grow Warehouse which do the trick.

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Wernt you running the plastic golf balls? I tried them last run and they were ok but took longer for them to wick up. Next run I’m gonna try the new “air base”…,

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That sounds perfect.
I think I read that it is also best to use a little aquarium pump to agitate the reservoir? Is that something I need to do as well?

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Lol, I’m smoking the high times sativa kit this morning… but I like the thought you put in my head…run 6 1 gallon pots,fast flip, fast harvest,repeat…

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With jacks I havnt had to run a pump in the rez yet. But if you do don’t use air, use a wave maker. An air pump will mess with your ph

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No kidding. Huh. Okay. Thanks man.

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Check out @Nicky thread on autopots, he’s the 1 that sold me on them

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Yep, and the tent produces the same amount with 2 or 6 plants. I get a little over a pound out of a 3x4 each time.

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One more thing. Is the length of the hose adjustable? My grow room is pretty big and I want to strategically place the pots without being limited by short hoses.

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I might give that a go

You make it up how you want, you can always get extra hose. I suggest getting a shutoff valve at the rez and 1 for each tray

Perfect. Thanks man. I am ON IT!!! :grinning:

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Best of luck!!!

The key is to have your rezervour as high as comfortable and possible to increase hydro static pressure 6 inches in the minium I believe. Mines like 3 feet

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It is cheating but in the best way. :joy: it removes human error from the timing/watering aspect. All you need to focus on is the other aspects of the grow (lighting, VPD, airflow, etc).

Buy 3/8” OD airline tubing from anywhere. It will do the trick. It’s a bit snug through their grommets but it works. I have 10 pots hooked up through a 10x13’ grow room. One is extra long because it routes into my closet and into my veg tent to feed the 4 ladies in solo cups. They were my “precious” gals I couldn’t leave in the hands of my friend (don’t totally trust her to water timely). So the autopot is managing those too.

Yep, absolutely. I used to have my res sitting on a 1’ stool but I recently increased it to a 2.25’ step. It makes a big difference in terms of speed of refill - why do you care, you ask? If you run anything other than straight jacks, stuff settles out (microbe products, for example, have a “carrier” for the microbes, and it does indeed tend to settle out over time). Even that little bit is enough to start to clog the lines if they move slow like molasses. The quicker outflow seems to be preventative in that respect.

Still don’t mix stuff like Recharge or molasses into the reservoir though. Add that directly to the autopot tray.

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I’m get mine and extra parts from auto pot USA dot com

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I didn’t know you we’re running autopots, that’s cool. Your dead on. I toss in somewhere between 3 and 9 gallons and that’s it. It frees up so much time to do other stuff!!

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