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Colby Rohrig

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Should i plant it in its final container ? Or stick it in the dwc cloner i made first ?

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MochaBud

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Welcome Colby :48:
Should i plant it in its final container ? Or stick it in the dwc cloner i made first ?
:hmmmm: Depends, what does "IT" looks like...hopefully not Stephen Kings "IT" :19:
 
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startergrow

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Is that the world's biggest rockwool cube?:)

I usually give the seed a 24 hour soak in water and then in a paper towel until the root comes out of the seed.

Once the small root appears I put it in a 2" cube of rockwool. I like to keep the rockwool damp by fitting it one of the slots of a homemade cloner, kind of like the real one you have there.

When the seedling has sprouted and roots have broken out from the bottom of the rockwool I remove it from the cube to the final net and bucket with those clay balls. Until the roots really grow I keep the bucket water high and watch the seedling, pouring a little water on it once and awhile until the roots hit the water.

Not sure your situation exactly but I'd get the seed in a small rockwool cube. The rockwool can get too wet and kill the seed so watch it and keep it damp and let it dry a little if it's soaked.

Once you see a sprout and some leaves and some roots poking out of the cube you know it's on its way and can be put in you DWC.

Personally I wouldn't use any nutrients until the first two starter leaves are gone and there is some real leaves.
 

Colby Rohrig

Well-Known Member
Is that the world's biggest rockwool cube?:)

I usually give the seed a 24 hour soak in water and then in a paper towel until the root comes out of the seed.

Once the small root appears I put it in a 2" cube of rockwool. I like to keep the rockwool damp by fitting it one of the slots of a homemade cloner, kind of like the real one you have there.

When the seedling has sprouted and roots have broken out from the bottom of the rockwool I remove it from the cube to the final net and bucket with those clay balls. Until the roots really grow I keep the bucket water high and watch the seedling, pouring a little water on it once and awhile until the roots hit the water.

Not sure your situation exactly but I'd get the seed in a small rockwool cube. The rockwool can get too wet and kill the seed so watch it and keep it damp and let it dry a little if it's soaked.

Once you see a sprout and some leaves and some roots poking out of the cube you know it's on its way and can be put in you DWC.

Personally I wouldn't use any nutrients until the first two starter leaves are gone and there is some real leaves.
Hey my "real"cloner i made my self i just attacked a lil rubermaid container with a 2" 1/8" hole saw and made the notch for the airline by using the side of a 1/4" drill bit and melted the plastic with a small torch and pressed down to ges a good fit and seal cost was like 30 bucks for everything nice big disk airstone too and the w"worlds biggest cube is for a 12" net pot lol.and i literaly put like 3or 4 drops of gh flora nova in 2 l bottled water and a smidge of root hormone basicaly the residue on the underside of the cap

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Colby Rohrig

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Hey my "real"cloner i made my self i just attacked a lil rubermaid container with a 2" 1/8" hole saw and made the notch for the airline by using the side of a 1/4" drill bit and melted the plastic with a small torch and pressed down to ges a good fit and seal cost was like 30 bucks for everything nice big disk airstone too and the w"worlds biggest cube is for a 12" net pot lol.and i literaly put like 3or 4 drops of gh flora nova in 2 l bottled water and a smidge of root hormone basicaly the residue on the underside of the cap

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I also got a small pond pump that comes with these 2 diff sprayer heads for diff effect for water feature in a pond do you know what im talking about ? The up side down cone shape spray or an arching stream im assuming from the look of it but i wanna put that in my cloner or build a rail with sprayers
You don’t need the bucket with that cube, put it on a gro-slab... well that’s what I would do. And do your dwc with known killer female clones.... then you know what to expect... or have an idea anyways.
Ima gave to google grow slab
 

Colby Rohrig

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Hey my "real"cloner i made my self i just attacked a lil rubermaid container with a 2" 1/8" hole saw and made the notch for the airline by using the side of a 1/4" drill bit and melted the plastic with a small torch and pressed down to ges a good fit and seal cost was like 30 bucks for everything nice big disk airstone too and the w"worlds biggest cube is for a 12" net pot lol.and i literaly put like 3or 4 drops of gh flora nova in 2 l bottled water and a smidge of root hormone basicaly the residue on the underside of the cap

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I also got a small pond pump that comes with these 2 diff sprayer heads for diff effect for water feature in a pond do you know what im talking about ? The up side down cone shape spray or an arching stream im assuming from the look of it but i wanna put that in my cloner or build a rail with sprayers
 

bluter

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2020
Yah i went ahead and stuck the bean in the rockwool cube and am i to under stand the seedling dosent go in the system untill the roots reach the water ?


way too large a cube for that. seeding direct in to a cube that large is a good recipe for damping off. rockwool is literally a 70's - 80's tech. as mentioned before it has gone from a dwc media to a slab or direct injection approach.

in the 80's i would go from a smaller cube to germinate, direct in to hydroton pebbles for dwc. ( or lava rock in real early grows ) stem rot could be an issue with the bigger cubes, so i only did two grows with them as the main media.
 

bluter

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2020
if you are doing dwc you can get smaller cubes to germinate with, then just transplant the cube in to hydroton. the hydroton rests in a basket.
 

bluter

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2020
that little system you have in the first pic you posted is just for starting clones. it won't finish a plant.

Allrighty so just to confirm nuthing but hydroton and the little cube i germinate in ?


yes. from there in to the larger dwc bucket you posted.
 
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