Once you grow Hydro, you’ll never grow back…haha, get it??
Anyways, First, let me say this, cancel out dwc. It has the potential to be a challenge with high maintenance for anybody. In all fairness, folks do grow nice plants in dwc, but some have struggled
I will never cut down any of the other methods mentioned above because folks here have proven over and over, they grow nice big plants.
I started with coco and grew nice plants.
Then I contemplated the dwc route and thought about all the work that would go into growing the way I wanted to. Definitely not for me.
I settled on designing my own rdwc system. With the help of folks here, yt, and just some good old fashion life skills. I ended up building me a 22 gall system. I have a 3’x5’ flower foot print.
I only have a 10’x5’ room to grow in, If I had the room I would have at least two different systems. That way if something goes wrong while your not checking them, you wont loose the whole batch. (Just a precautionary advise)
That’s roughly 16’x16’ room. You can fill that size room with 6 plants easily spaced 3’ apart with enough room to make a 3’x3’ scrog, and with just enough room to get around each plant to trim and work the scrog.
Best advise to give someone, ASK before doing something your unsure of. Folks here are extremely knowledgeable with their hobby.
A question to ask yourself,
How are you gonna do water changes?
Got to have water handy. Running that many plants is not something you want to do with 5 gal buckets.
I use Jacks because it’s supper easy and cheap.
My system like others is a,
“set it and forget it.”… (For the most part!) Which is why I said, “while your not checking them”… You can get lazy running rdwc… This I know…
I would not waste time running autos. Too unpredictable.
These are my two Lambs Breath autos I got going at the moment.
Which ever route you choose, let us know if we can help.