RDWC People

I am far less disappointed with my harvest than I thought. I have just under five pounds of buds, and they are just fine.
We had issues that nearly did the girls in, but all is well now. It is amazing how stupid a person can be sometimes, but I guess you have to learn somehow. My son pulled a couple of underperforming plants, and left the roots in the baskets. I never thought about it. Naturally root rot ensued, and it was made worse by some of the tubes being partially blocked by hydroton.
So, since it’s 110 degrees outside right now, we have a few weeks to work on re engineering the system. I think 2 inch lines will help a bunch.
I’m glad to have you experienced folks willing to help.
I have many basic questions, especially when it comes to feeding frequency and duration. I muddled through this first trip, but would like to have more guidance next time.
Well saved mate. Looks worth the fight too. Love your glaucoma tag too. Handy for any trials !. Lol
 
Hey Islandgrow, great looking grow. I had the same idea of the res being outside your tent. Did you cut a hole in your tent? I elevated everything to the level of the port hole and went out there to an outside res tank. I just couldn’t cut my tent. The pic shows the crates my entire system sits on making it level with the port.
Thanks Gadget. I actually just took the Current Culture design off of their website and then used my own fittings, buckets, pipes, etc. Yes, I cut a small flap so that the 1 1/2 inch pvc hose could fit through. I was hoping the hose would flex over the bottom zipper of the tent but it was too rigid, so a hole it was. i though about raising everything up like you did but i need the vertical height.
 
I am far less disappointed with my harvest than I thought. I have just under five pounds of buds, and they are just fine.
We had issues that nearly did the girls in, but all is well now. It is amazing how stupid a person can be sometimes, but I guess you have to learn somehow. My son pulled a couple of underperforming plants, and left the roots in the baskets. I never thought about it. Naturally root rot ensued, and it was made worse by some of the tubes being partially blocked by hydroton.
So, since it’s 110 degrees outside right now, we have a few weeks to work on re engineering the system. I think 2 inch lines will help a bunch.
I’m glad to have you experienced folks willing to help.
I have many basic questions, especially when it comes to feeding frequency and duration. I muddled through this first trip, but would like to have more guidance next time.
looking great Salton. you'll find that 2" pipe will solve the problem, i've had no issued with blockage
 

Salton

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Thank you. I’m looking forward to the next adventure. REALLY enjoying the fruits right now.
 
I been growing a little over a year and my last grow that I am in the process of harvesting now was my first RDWC grow and despite the many screw ups I had, its turning out to be my best grow to date. I picked up from amazon a DWC system and in hindsight, I wasted my money. About 6 to 7 week into the grow I was defoliating my girl and my hands felt like they was getting shocked. The water pump that came with the kit developed a short and if I stuck my hand into the solution I would of been electrocuted. Had to replace it and the air pump wasn't putting out enough air in my opinion.

Had a lot of problems with root rot until I put a po-mans chiller on it. I ran hydroguard thru the whole grow exactly as it said to use it and a few times I put more than it called for to combat the root rot. I also bought an industrial air pump that puts out 930cu ft/min going to three large air stones. Still root rot symptoms would show up on my leaves until I made a chiller. The solution was running between 75 to 79 degrees. Found a decent cooler on sale, drilled two holes in the lid and 80 ft of dark neoprene 1/2 in hose in it with one side going to a small pump and the other side pumping cool water into the tank. Filled the chiller about half way with water and added ice. Set the temp controller to 69 and not a single problem with root rot since. Daily I need to change out the dozen 20 oz coke bottles of ice and it can be a pain doing it daily but if it keep my girl healthy, its worth it.

After I finish harvesting my current grow I am gonna take a month or two break from growing and I want to redesign my set up. My next grow I plan on doing the journal here on 420magazine.