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    Turning your wilma into a dwc

    Right bitches just a quick guide on how to turn your lovely wilmas into dwc growing machines.
    I know there is already a wilma sticky but had a few Q's lately about mods ive made and tried in my wilma so thought i would put them into one tidy thread.

    To date ive done 3 grows with my wilma now.

    1 completly standard
    1 with 10L airpots and holes cut under airpots
    1 with netpots sunk straight into wilma res

    Had varying results with all three but obviously learnt alot through the grows.
    Personally i prefer the last run with netpots straight into res, this method is realy suited to scrogging and would recommend to people with restricted head room as you save the height of the airpots or standard pots straight away.



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    Here is some mods i have made

    Standard wilma big 4 with 10L airpots and holes below airpots:


    Cuts holes beneath airpots
    Two airstones in res powerd by hailea v60
    One maxijet 500 that was feeding drippers for which i put 2 drippers per pot
    One hailea 1000 to mix nutes (left on 247)




















    Netpots direct into res (Wilma/DWC)


    Drilled more extra holes around big 5" holes in top tray directly under each net pot
    Made insulation lid out of 50mm celotex insulation
    Airstone directly under each netpot powerd by hailea v60
    Hailea 1000 for nutes circulation (left on 247)
    Maxijet 500 for emptying res


    Found this method fastest growing, especially in vedge




























    My next grow using this system will be fitted with a chiller from the off. Res mix pumped through chiller via my haliea 1000 and then discharged one inch above res level to create extra fluming in res. Hoping to see a great haul just using one plant in it to truely test the system out with a fresh grow, now all teething issues are settled. Just set up a dripper for now with two feeds to netpot as not a fan of handwatering, as soon as roots developed this will be pulled and holes filled in tray:














    Some updates of system:























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    Nice one Jesse I'll have a read through this tomorrow

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    i'll call the fire brigade mukka , why coz this thread is smoking , nice work jes, top shelf,

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    Great thread Jess.

    Really good, im struggling to say what i mean lol but it shows how to adapt from the norm, small tweeks kinda thing.

    Nice one anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxyman View Post
    i'll call the fire brigade mukka , why coz this thread is smoking , nice work jes, top shelf,
    Haha they are all on strike oxy! Fair play to em if u ask me

    Quote Originally Posted by chufuginlookinat View Post
    Great thread Jess.

    Really good, im struggling to say what i mean lol but it shows how to adapt from the norm, small tweeks kinda thing.

    Nice one anyway
    Haha thanks chu, i know what ya mean. not often seen you tongue tied mukka ha

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    Jesse is that rad part of ur central heating or on its own thermostat for that groom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigginge87 View Post
    Jesse is that rad part of ur central heating or on its own thermostat for that groom?
    Ive got a combi mate so i fitted two zone valves then wired the rest of the house into its own programmer and room stat, then ive got a seperate clock and thermostat which controls the rad in the loft. So that was when the house heating comes on the one in theloft doesnt and visa versa. Works pukka

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    This thread has inspired Jesse,I am going to try something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budbomb View Post
    This thread has inspired Jesse,I am going to try something like this.
    Cheers dude, works like a charm i tell ya

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    System is spot on mate easy to maintain and grow in, i know hydro is quite speedy anyway but mine fly in this system, went from this tiny lil seedling:





    To this in just 32 days under a 400W MH:




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    100% doing it then, haven't got the space for a wil a so I'll have to make one, I couldn't make up my mind as to a wilma or dwc, this has well answers my question in mind and I'm gonna do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budbomb View Post
    100% doing it then, haven't got the space for a wil a so I'll have to make one, I couldn't make up my mind as to a wilma or dwc, this has well answers my question in mind and I'm gonna do this
    You can just order the res's on there own mate if u look around rather than ordering the whole kit, that way u can buy a more powerfull pump like a 1000L one instead of the 500L ones which come with the wilma kits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Pinkman View Post
    You can just order the res's on there own mate if u look around rather than ordering the whole kit, that way u can buy a more powerfull pump like a 1000L one instead of the 500L ones which come with the wilma kits
    Funnily enough I have a maxijet1000, 6" air stone with a pump, and some tubing for the maxi jet so I already have the stuff to make my own minus the res,,problem I'll have buying a res is finding one suitable to fit in the drobe,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budbomb View Post
    Funnily enough I have a maxijet1000, 6" air stone with a pump, and some tubing for the maxi jet so I already have the stuff to make my own minus the res,,problem I'll have buying a res is finding one suitable to fit in the drobe,
    Cool! Yeah i know where youre coming from i had the same issue with my veggin cabinett because wasnt very deep but pretty wide so most rectangular res's/tubs wouldnt fit in there so ended up getting a plant troff from garden centre

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    Yeah I'm gonna have to just think some thing up man but thanks for the inspiration anyway that ideas nuts look at those roots I love roots like that,,,,,,,just never been able to develop them myself but maybe I've been taking all the wrong approaches,, next grow I'm sacking the coco off and just doing it in clays with a net pot straight into res as you have here, you'll have to talk me thru it though when it's time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budbomb View Post
    Yeah I'm gonna have to just think some thing up man but thanks for the inspiration anyway that ideas nuts look at those roots I love roots like that,,,,,,,just never been able to develop them myself but maybe I've been taking all the wrong approaches,, next grow I'm sacking the coco off and just doing it in clays with a net pot straight into res as you have here, you'll have to talk me thru it though when it's time
    Yeah roots go lovely in mine mate, white as cocaine and healthy as fuck ha. Just use rhizotonic to help em along at low dose and give the whole system a top to bottom jetwash & scrubdown & antibac clean after each grow.
    Soundslike a plan, yeah mate let me know when ur ready to rock and i'll help you out if i can dude

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    Is there a certain hight from the water level that the bottom of the net pot needs to be? Deffo wanna mod my wilma next time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty_badger View Post
    Is there a certain hight from the water level that the bottom of the net pot needs to be? Deffo wanna mod my wilma next time around.
    You want it a out a inch below bottom of netpots dude to encourage faster root growth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Pinkman View Post
    You want it a out a inch below bottom of netpots dude to encourage faster root growth
    concenplating doing this buddy, how vital is a chiller mate is it preferable and how much noise do they make? or will i be costantly battling the temps? cheers Jesse

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    Get yourself on the bay dude. I managed to get the 150a for 97 quid. Not set it up yet though. Gonna wait until next grow.

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