So your post worried me a bit. So I had my son take a few pics this afternoon. I'm still out of town, so I'll lower the water when I get home. Saturday will be a week with the same water, so it water and nutes change time anyway.WAYYYYYYYYY to high, yer gunna drown her
Maybe just drill some small holes on the outer edge and run the pipe cleaners/wire through them....The lids on my buckets are a one piece lid that covers the whole bucket. How do you all tie down the branches to the pots and still be able to remove the lid to change the water and nutrients. I'm thinking I need to install a reservoir so I don't have to remove the lids anymore, but I'm not sure.
Hey Scrogdog,Hello Haystack. Your plants look really good at week 3. Hydro will definitely grow faster than soil, so what your seeing is normal.
I have many successful hydro grows under my belt so I'll take a stab at your questions.
1.) PH and PPM
I'm currently running PH at 6.0 and PPM is at 1200. I'm think that's good for week 3, but I'm not sure. What do you all run at week 3?
- 5.8 is the ideal PH for hydro growing. In my opinion anywhere from 5.6-6.0 is acceptable.
- All strains will take on they're nutes differently. Some feed light, some feed heavy. Yours look to be doing fine at 1200 ppm.
- Heres a chart to illustrate proper PH.
The lids on my buckets are a one piece lid that covers the whole bucket. How do you all tie down the branches to the pots and still be able to remove the lid to change the water and nutrients. I'm thinking I need to install a reservoir so I don't have to remove the lids anymore, but I'm not sure.
I have the same lids as you. I just wrap a piece of gardening wire under the lid of the bucket and put the lid back on.
You asked earlier about the frequency of res changes. If you ask 10 people you'll get 10 answers.
I mix my top up water to the same strength as my reservoir water. I'll keep topping up the res as long as my PH is stable and the plants are uptaking the nutes. I generally only do 1 res change during a 60 day veg and 2 during a 65 day flower. Having said that many people will tell you weekly is correct, especially if your adding just straight water between res changes.