Wilma 8 system operation schedule? Hydro schedule in general?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics' started by Lowryder1, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Lowryder1

    Lowryder1 Registered+

    Hi,

    can you please tell me how often/on what schedule should I keep my wilma 8 drip system working during 24hours or one hour?

    From seedling to flower... Please advice..
    Thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  2. SpaceNeedle

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    A lot depends on the kind of media you are using, which you didn't state. The media determines the amount of watering required, rockwool holds water a lot more than clay pellets!
    For example if you use a 6" square rockwool cube you will need a lot less dripping than if you had your plant in a pot just filled with hydroton (clay pellets). I use a drip system with the latter, and I just let the nutes rip thru 24/7 with a 1/4" tube .... not even using a dripper! I just stick the tube into the hydroton and turn the pump on.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  3. Lowryder1

    Lowryder1 Registered+

    Hi,

    clay pellets would be the choice... How often would you recommend keeping the system turned on?

    Please advice:thumbsup:
     
  4. Daddynobucks

    Daddynobucks Registered+

    [I just let the nutes rip thru 24/7 with a 1/4" tube .... not even using a dripper! I just stick the tube into the hydroton and turn the pump on.

    no kidding, The times I have tried this,it grows green algie or the top and the leaves droop from over watering.
    must be the pump flow rate,I do tend to over kill everything.:stupid: how big is the pump and how many feed lines?
     
  5. SpaceNeedle

    SpaceNeedle Registered+

    The pump is 400 gal per hour..... but I can adjust that down if I wanted to, because I've installed a valve at the end of my "drip" system, reducing any pressure. Generally speaking however, I never use it, and the valve stays closed. Never have I ever had an algea problem.

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  6. Divestoned

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    In my "pro hydro" Log I learned that it's easy too overwater hydroton using a flood an drain system.It caused root rot and stunted plant growth. I was flooding 3 time's a day.now i flood for 15 minutes,once a day.
     
  7. Daddynobucks

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    ah ha, think I'll cut back the feed schedule on my F/D table for the youngsters and see if that helps.how big are your net pots?

    hey; down under where do you dive?off the beach, or on the undersea mount,I think its out of Newport.
     
  8. Divestoned

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    I'll Dive a mudd puddle if i think it's deep enough...lol.And yea overwatering can look like several deficiency so it's often hard to figure...especially in hydro where you'd figure more is better..


    Dive:stoned:
     
  9. Divestoned

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    oh ..and i use 2 gallon pots w/hydroton .
     
  10. SpaceNeedle

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    I use ebb/flow in vegging. 4" netpots in Hydroton. I've found it even makes a difference if your clone is in rockwool....the roots growing thru the area of greater water absorption is not as healthy as just putting clones in without rockwool. I run my e/f every 4 hours for 15 minutes and have healthy roots.
     
  11. Lowryder1

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    Guys, can you please advice for the watering schedule?

    Medium is smaal rockwool cube with clay pebbles. 6 pots and 1000 liter/hour pump.

    Please Advice for the schedule..
     
  12. strataman

    strataman Registered

    water

    im on my 1st wilma 8 grow and i run full for 18 hours on blue flooders an half way 3 hours through the 6, im in clay pebbles,sensi a&b grow and bloom, i will after 3 weeks veg add bud blood, a&b bloom, big bud, pk 13/14 once only 3 weeks from crop time, just on 3ed week and they are nice and big and look very good to me, good luck
     

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