100% germination, every time ... EASY !

Discussion in 'Basic Growing' started by the image reaper, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. frostymcfailure

    frostymcfailure Registered+

    *round of applause* Looks great! This method will prove priceless for all those lost souls left over from the DIY bubble bucket thread who are stuck wondering how to hydro from seed without clones. +2kudos :thumbsup:
  2. jlve187

    jlve187 Registered+

    which one is the male???and how did you know it was male from them being so little???

    which one is the male???and how did you know it was male from them being so little???
  3. Dutch Pimp

    Dutch Pimp Up in Smoke

    IR... meant...later ...when the plants (sprouts) showed their sex...usually at the start of flowering cycle

    (at least, I think he did...knowing IR?...it's hard to say...:thumbsup:...)
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  4. the image reaper

    the image reaper Registered+

    :D yup ... I determined the male, after they had grown out, and showed sex, of course ... :smokin:
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  5. bananaslug80

    bananaslug80 Registered

    Did you add the dome cover after they sprouted or did you use the cover while they were still seedlings??
  6. smello

    smello Registered+

    Looks and sounds good-how much for the set-up
  7. smello

    smello Registered+

    how much for set-up
  8. the image reaper

    the image reaper Registered+

    I recently built one for a buddy, with all brand-new parts ... I think I spent almost $60 on it, but, I could have done it cheaper ... I 'overbuilt' it, with a large airpump, etc ... if you already have a couple rubber tubs, aquarium heater, and pump, you're pretty much 'good to go' :thumbsup:
  9. the image reaper

    the image reaper Registered+

    although, I have to add, just recently, I went entirely 'old-school', and took DRY seeds, placed into warm, moistened-soil cups, and still had 90% germination :greenthumb: ... anytime you can avoid the pre-soaking, 'wet paper towels', and too-damp soils, you avoid the risks of Pythium Wilt (damp-off), and other fungal problems ... :smokin:
  10. smello

    smello Registered+

    IR-this is excellant&very doable thanks!
  11. j5isalive

    j5isalive Registered

    My first post here, I just wanted to say thank you for this! :thumbsup:

    I successfully germ'd atleast 3 out of 6 seeds using a copy of this RR bubblebox. This might not sound impressive at first but the seeds are atleast 10-12 years old... Its amazing how long seeds will last in a black film canister.

    It's been 3 days, 3/6 sprouted.. the other 3 appear to be cracked but are lazy or something. Hoping for atleast 1 mum to bonsai, these seeds are possibly a NorCal "hogsbreath" strain circa ~1999.

    Thanks again reaper!
  12. Pudish

    Pudish Registered+

    Awsome man awsome I will build and try one of these guys. Might save me loads of time when starting seeds for my hydro grows. cudos man.
  13. uncleweed

    uncleweed Registered+

    I was wondering what the ph level should be for the water? I built the same set up and was wondering why after 5 days my seeds weren't germinating... when it hit me to check the ph. It was too high... around 7.5

    Now it's down to 6, should I bring it a bit lower?
  14. uncleweed

    uncleweed Registered+

    just lowered it to about 5.8
  15. t3rmites

    t3rmites Registered+

    Would there be any downside to using small rockwool cubes instead of rapid rooters?
  16. uncleweed

    uncleweed Registered+

    Quick question, so I built this thing and one of my seeds emerged!

    It is about half an inch long, with a root sticking about a half an inch from the bottom of the rapid rooter plug. I would appreciate a bit of help from someone who knows what they are actually doing.

    1. What should I do now? I know I still need to keep it within the rapid rooter plug for about 10 more days at least until it is healthy enough for a transplant, however how do I ensure it grows? The way my house is positioned dim lighting is hard... I can put this over my 150 watt HPS or a small 20 watt florescent, however I noticed if I do that the rapid rooter get dry really fast..

    At what point should I put the humidity dome on?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  17. stra8outtaWeed

    stra8outtaWeed Registered+

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  18. fusionsrt4

    fusionsrt4 Registered

    So this worked great ! amazing write up and great pictures but what next?! i feel my plants are now maxed out in this unit do i just move them over to soil now ? or do i build something else? im new to this and really could use any type of help thanks!!
  19. 420Somehow

    420Somehow Registered+

    dual usage???

    Use it for seeds and clones!!!
  20. CovertCarpenter

    CovertCarpenter Registered+

    I think I'm gonna do damn near the same thing...

    ...but see about using the tilted-test-tube sproutling method, with rockwool as soon as it's got a tail.

    On the other hand, the RapidRooters are only about 25bux for a bag of 50. On the other other other hand, cash is tight... sigh... "If I were a rich man...

    GREAT basic design, mon! Very no-muss-no-fuss! :Rasta:

    fusionsrt4: After you see nice white rooties coming out the sides of your initial rooting medium, then, yes, you /have/ to take 'em outta there, or basically dedicate the thing into DWC (Deep Water Culture, see many threads on this site regarding), and make sure they stay fed.

    If there's not enough space to properly grow all yer plantlets from their rootything, either put 'em into individual plant pots/bags of soil/soil-like mix, or a bigger tub, with bigger mesh pots and some hydroton, for example. Again, see many excellent threads/grow logs on this site for ideas.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010

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