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    Afternoon, I am going to be starting my first hydro this month and have decided to use a 2x wilma 4 pots, i was just wondering what were peoples preferences in regards to pot size?
    I'm planning to scrog under 2x 600w lights 1 strain in each system to avoid issues with different strains requiring different feeding amounts.

    So as the veg period will be slightly longer to fill the screen will the 11ltr be enough or will the 18 provide more root space and possibly a bigger yield?

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    An 11 will work fine I used them for years.
    But an 18 will be better.
    I find you run into less problems later on in a bigger pot.

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    Thank you bethmeg, did you scrog? can you recommend any nutrients for the wilma system that wont clog the lines, i live in a soft water area

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    Yes I scrogged dear.

    Im in a hard water area and use dutch pro,they do a soft water version too.
    Iv never used Ionic but its a one part feed and lots of folks rave about it.Also available in soft water
    Iv used advanced nutes too.

    I once ran a dripper feed and got clogged lines,I was probably using advanced at the time,cantbquite remember.
    I do remember the unpleasant sucking experience I had though
    All nutrients are good really,its how you use them that matters.

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    It's going to be a nice learning curve after soil and a few years off I'm sure, did you find veg time and overall yield increased when you switched to a wilma or did you start on hydro? sorry for al the questions I'm excited lol

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    Iv always been a hydro gal

    Got my 6 pot flood and drain kit 6 years ago.

    Iv used it as a F+D with coco F+D with pebbles
    I adapted it for a while to DWC,then to a recirc dripper feed.

    Im now back to F and D pebbles and ill stick with that nice and easy for me.

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    I try veg as long as I can in a 4 litre pot in coco an re pot a week before flower a 11 litre if it a no bad size plant but a good size bush in a 18 is perfect
    My last to large plants were 18 litre

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    I'd go 18 in hydro.
    Specialy with a scrog
    I use 11ltr pots with soil an
    Fill them pretty quick.hydro
    Is much better an quicker than soil
    An yourll fill 11ltr really quick which
    Isn't good if your scrogging.so go 18's.



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    18 liters is where you want to be at bigger yield for starters, as long as you have the space, a lot of guys on the forum use Canna A+B and then all the extra's, I'm a soil man but I'm sure someone willl be able to tell you exactly what you need.............
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    im using the wilma large 4pots using the 11 ltre pots ,first time in hydro moved from soil. my uncle uses the same system and sized pots and hes just pulled 20 oz of 4 plants

    i use canna A&B but thinking of trying ionics with it 1 part feed programme .

    every time you use the canna A&B you need to use equal amounts of the A and B

    where as with the the ionics its 1 bottle (grow) for the veg time then you switch over to 1 bottle (bloom) at flowering stage

    you cant go wrong with either of these ranges hope this helps .

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    Thank you all for your replies
    Yeah i've heard about Ionics one part feed which is appealing due to the simplicity it should provide for my first attempt at hydro.
    I'm sure I'll have so many questions when I start I'm still reading up on EC, I understand PH but there's a few different ideas on topping up the res with PH'd water only or adding nutes to get the EC up from what I've gathered, guess I'll have my own opinion soon enough.

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    My personal experience has always been in 11ltr pots. For a couple of years I ran 2x Wilma 4 pots with pebbles and 11ltr pots in a 1.2x2.4m tent with 2-3 600w sodium lights and would get over 50 oz each harvest. Same in a 1.2x1.2m tent with a single Wilma and a 600w - 25 oz a go. As far as I can tell with a modded Wilma most of the roots end up in the res so the pot size is irrelevant. If your system is standard I guess the bigger the pot the better.

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    I have another question lol I'd like to get some clones vegged ready to go straight into the system after the chop, could I veg them in a decent size rock wool cube then insert that into the system and maybe cut 2 weeks off the overall process?

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    I have another question lol I'd like to get some clones vegged ready to go straight into the system after the chop, could I veg them in a decent size rock wool cube then insert that into the system and maybe cut 2 weeks off the overall process?
    Yes absolutely,thats the best thing to do really.

    Thats what Iv just done,but I used a root riot cube in small pots of coco instead.
    Just growing on the floor under a 300w cfl by the flower tent
    Popped them in the room and 10 days later Iv gone 12/12

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    canna has a one part grow and bloom now have you any experience with that buddy thank you did you use the ionic yet is it better than canna i love my canna boost and pk but sometimes wonder do we really need all this stuff thanks again mate dieselman

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    18L XL 4 pot works for me

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    im also using a wilma
    18L x 4 system

    not enough space with an 11L or the geezer in the shop told me.

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