<puerto rican accent> Say hello to my little friend!
You can check my growlog in Indoor Growing for more info, but I just became the proud new daddy of 3 new plants. I wanted to show off and ask some quick questions. Due to circumstance, someone had to get rid of these quick. In exchange for a small donation and a good home, they were mine. Unfortunetly Im a little crowded for space as I already have 5 ladies in soil that are flowering right now, but that is being addressed this week with another light (400 watt HPS).
The first 2 plants are in a homemade Rubbermaid DWC setup. Its got a 4 tube pump and pretty new airstones. There are 3 sites, only 2 are in use. The sativa is a Trainwreck, the smaller indica is a G13 crossed with unknown. Then there is a mini-DWC with an Afghani Kush clone that has some nice roots starting. It was nute burned before I took over, but is being nursed back. Its running on a seperate single air pump.
Water is around 24 C (77F). I think itll get hotter during the worst part of the day. Im looking into ways to cool it.
Question: The airpump is adjustable. What setting should I run it at? Do i want like super knarly bubbling or like medium pretty good bubbling? Or just enough to keep it poppin in there. It goes pretty strong and I figure more oxygen is better...so its on 3/4 right now.
Other Question: I was a little confused when reading about where the nutrient level sits. Do I ever want the roots sitting in any liquid? I would assume they would eventually get in there and thats fine...as long as the root ball stays in the aeroponic mist and not underwater?
Last Question: All I have available right now for the larger DWC is a 12/12 schedule. So I was going to take a few cuttings and just bud them at the size they are (by neccessity of space not choice). However, could a plant survive a few days of 12/12 without going into flowering, and then move back to an 18/6? It will be a few days before I can get a new light and build a new chamber in the closet so I am unsure of what to do. I have some small CFLs 15 watt for the Afghani Kush clone.
Im excited though. I played with e&f last time and it didnt quite work out the way I wanted (had some root rot problems and high water temps) but this is a much smaller scale and easier to manage. Soon as I get some get more light (and before they start to really flower) Ill take maybe 2 cuttings of the Trainwreck and 1 or 2 off the G13. Id like to have a mother of these for my next larger scale grow. The Afghani Kush will be a mother, and next week I should be getting a few Sensi Star clones as well. A 2 month growth on the 4 mothers and I should be able to take well over 100 clones. w00t. Its all coming together. Now if I only had space to setup the 1000s I already have. Patience my dear man, patience.