Single plant rdwc

#21

Nice! Looks perfect for what I’m trying to do. Did you run your pump on a set time? And did you use a screen or anything to stop the roots from migrating to the control?

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#22

No timer was set on the recirculating sub pump, I let it run all the time

#23

I see. Was that because you weren’t running air stones?

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#24

I have air stones run by my air pump…

Water movement done by the circulating submersible water pump…

And an O2 grow…

I never turn any off them off during the grow because I strive to keep my dissolved oxygen levels high in my water both day and night

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#25

My timers only goto my lights

#26

Pump water around the system with these

HYDROFARM VINYL BLACK TUBING HYDROPONIC IRRIGATION FLEXIBLE HOSE GROW SUPPLY (100’ - 1/2" Inside Diameter)

Hydro Flow Barbed Elbow 1/2 Inch, Bag of 10

Hydro Flow Rubber Grommet 1/2 Inch, Bag of 10

Hydro Flow Barbed Connector 1/2 Inch to 1/2 Inch, Bag of 10

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#27

Oh gotcha. Didn’t see any airlines in your pic so thought it was like a waterfall type system to get the DO2

#28

Do you have any chiller recommendations? What kind of temp difference do you see with yours? What NOT to look for when shopping for one?

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#29

I don’t have a link to mine right now.

If I was to recommend something then I would say just look for a chiller made for a salt water aquarium, that way you don’t have to worry about nutrient solutions degrading your chiller over time @Myfriendis410

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#30

Ya I had just got done with the “large plumbing” part and still needed to install airlines at that point

#31

I set mine @67 and watch it fluctuate between 66-69

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#32

If your water pump is in the “control bucket” the roots will never make it to the pump before harvest…

Im in a single bucket now, I might have to move from a sub pump to an inline pump if roots start growing into the sub pump

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#33

Active Aqua AACH10HP Water Chiller Cooling System, 1/10 HP, Rated per hour: 1,020 BTU, User-Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHHQLKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_E4MFCbX0R9F8F

This is one like I got, except I got the 1/4hp

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#34

I set mine at 65 and never go over 67

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#35

Yup, your can handle salt water too

  • Freon-free (uses R410a refrigerant)
  • Anti-corrosive pure titanium evaporator for both fresh and salt water
  • Rate of flow: 1/10 HP (400–1060 GPH/1500-4000 L/hour)
#36

Thank you! I’m on the fence about getting a chiller. I don’t need one now but if I continue with hydro I will likely need to do something.

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#37

Damn, two year anniversary!!

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#38

Time flies when you’re stones all the time haha! Thanks!

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#39

How big a system do you have (gallons)?

Active Aqua AACH10HP Water Chiller Cooling System, 1/10 HP, Rated per hour: 1,020 BTU, User-Friendly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHHQLKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qIBZCbG7HY9R0

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#40

I’m on my 7th grow. First 6 never made it to maturity due to bud rot. UNTIL I got a chiller. I know they ain’t cheap, but it WAY more than paid for itself on the first grow.

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