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Aeroponics: Questions, Answers, Information

VexGrows

Grow Journal of the Month: Oct 2017
Installed the pump, reorganised the air tubes. I added a total of 7 gallons of water, leaving about 4 gallons in the main tote. Started it, but it wont pump water.

In retrospect, it does state "submersible or in-line". Does that mean it has to be level with the rez? I have it coming in from the to lid?




I'll try again tonight. :(
 

VexGrows

Grow Journal of the Month: Oct 2017
Lets see what BF says about it.
I think I may drill 2 holes and stick the deweys in from the bottom as BF did. I want to use less than 4 gallons of water in the main tote. This way I can shorten the drain valve.
 

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017
Im still war gaming a set up, maybe i wont do a continuous recirc. Have a res with a large airstone and use a pump on a timer to circulate water a few times a day. Then an over flow in the buckets that runs back to the res.
 

Rich Farmer

Well-Known Member
Yeah def agree. I wouldnt run continuous either. Vex ive had problems with those pumps used "inline" but LS looks to be having no issue. His is either on the floor level with the bottom of the bucket or its under but either way it will not suck water up and out like a straw. There has to be some water pressure to get it going Try it out with the pump on the floor. Hope it works otherwise just put it in the rez and run it long enough to exchange the fluid a few times a day.

Love the setup though vex. Its genious. Love how the inlet is high and the outlet is there on the bottom. I was going to do it reverse but i think your way is better!
 

VexGrows

Grow Journal of the Month: Oct 2017
Thank you so much! Glad and thankful to be a part of the DeweyPonics Club. I've learned a lot, which helped design this simple system.

I didnt get to reconfigure the water pump due to company, but will fix and run another test tomorrow night.

Thanks again fellas!
 

Lonestar11

Well-Known Member
Yeah def agree. I wouldnt run continuous either. Vex ive had problems with those pumps used "inline" but LS looks to be having no issue. His is either on the floor level with the bottom of the bucket or its under but either way it will not suck water up and out like a straw. There has to be some water pressure to get it going Try it out with the pump on the floor. Hope it works otherwise just put it in the rez and run it long enough to exchange the fluid a few times a day.

Love the setup though vex. Its genious. Love how the inlet is high and the outlet is there on the bottom. I was going to do it reverse but i think your way is better!
Yes if the pumps inline it has to be level with the intake, not necessarily the res.
 

VexGrows

Grow Journal of the Month: Oct 2017
Thanks, LS! I'll move it lower tonight.

Edit: I scored a smaller tote, hoping it'll help use less water. Also thinking of moving the drain valve over to one side, this way the roots won't get tangled in the middle.



Also just ordered this "quieter" air pump. The one I have now hums too loudly.

 

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Lonestar11

Well-Known Member
Hey LS! Congrats on the nomination! When i mean level i mean sitting on the floor with the rez. You would want the intake as low as possible?

Ive read great things on those air pumps. Lookong forward to seeing it in action
Your pump can be on the floor with the buckets, and the res elevated (for whatever odd reason) and it would still work, the pumps intake just has to be level/below the buckets it's coming from. That pump will push the water up quite a ways to give you the waterfall effect. Nomination? I miss something?
 

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Rich Farmer

Well-Known Member
Your pump can be on the floor with the buckets, and the res elevated (for whatever odd reason) and it would still work, the pumps intake just has to be level/below the buckets it's coming from. That pump will push the water up quite a ways to give you the waterfall effect. Nomination? I miss something?
Oh man! im so sorry LS i thought you were nominated too. I could have sworn i saw lonestar. My bad!

Yes BF is up for member of the month for may
Plants look great pw
 

gonemad

New Member
Can anyone tell me what's going on in these leaves. It is mango skunk in DWC bucket with a home made dewy tube set up . It looks like slash marks on leaves but from what ? I am always careful not to touch leaves when topping feed and ph adjustments. I have another of the same strain in promix that isn't showing the same problems.
 
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