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    Alright?

    Just stretching me legs in here.

    Quick question though: If someone was thinking of moving to the laziest possible fucking version of coco, could that person mix, say, 40L of feed up in a bin (or similar shaped vessel), and simply dip a pouring device, like a jug, into that to feed and water the plants and stuff?

    If that 40L was to last, hypothetically, for 4 days, would one need an airstone and....and very much 'and'...would the pH drift too much after 96 hours? Would an airstone make a difference?

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    I know a girl who thinks of ghosts,
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    But she don't use butter, and she don't use cheese,
    She don't use jelly, or any of these,
    She uses Vaseline.

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    I mix 200 litres which lasts a week for 8 plants in 20 litre pots...It's important to keep it at the right temps and well oxygenated and check the pH & Ec, adjust if needed prior to each feed..


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    I mix 300L herb lasts me 4-5 days . Well oygenated and curculated like bud says . Check ph every day and youll he top notch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    I mix 300L herb lasts me 4-5 days . Well oygenated and curculated like bud says . Check ph every day and youll he top notch

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    Would I be right in guessing more PH down is used out of curiosity Trex?..I imagine the PH rises over time right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    Would I be right in guessing more PH down is used out of curiosity Trex?..I imagine the PH rises over time right?
    Depends Ice . I find when the seasons are changing ph fluctuates alot often i gotta stop pumping air in the res .

    My base water is 6.5 usually fall is the worst with high humididty .rain and chilly air . Electrons charging up the atmosphere or whatnnot .

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    And when you say, “the right temperature“, are we saying consistent room temps of 21c?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbitual View Post
    And when you say, “the right temperature“, are we saying consistent room temps of 21c?


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    Hey Herb... I do the ultimate lazy coco grows. The plants usually get a bit upset here and there but the end results are always pretty good.

    Don’t take advice from me cos I’m a proper chancer... but... GET SOME AUTO POTS!

    Mix a feed... fill the res.... pH it... then go back the next day to correct said pH and... that’s yer lot for a few days.

    I do find the pH fluctuates more with some nutes more than others.. the canna for coco tends to stay where you put it from the off tho.

    Hope this helps...

    Vlad.

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    I just had my nightly smoke so im outta this convo hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    I just had my nightly smoke so im outta this convo hehe

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    I fookin ruined it, didn’t I?

    Turning up with bad ideas and shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad the Inhaler View Post
    I fookin ruined it, didn’t I?

    Turning up with bad ideas and shit!
    i just cant keep up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad the Inhaler View Post
    Hey Herb... I do the ultimate lazy coco grows. The plants usually get a bit upset here and there but the end results are always pretty good.

    Don’t take advice from me cos I’m a proper chancer... but... GET SOME AUTO POTS!

    Mix a feed... fill the res.... pH it... then go back the next day to correct said pH and... that’s yer lot for a few days.

    I do find the pH fluctuates more with some nutes more than others.. the canna for coco tends to stay where you put it from the off tho.

    Hope this helps...

    Vlad.
    Nice. I have been looking at autopots...a couple of questions if I may?

    1. It waters from the bottom and soaks up through the coco? No top watering at all?

    2. Is changing the res easy enough? Do you change the whole res or top up?

    3. Do you run an air stone in the res?


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    Oh, and if you don’t have two 47L reservoirs available how long can you go between res refills, Vlad?


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    Auto feed and auto drain makes soil growing look laborious Herbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    Would I be right in guessing more PH down is used out of curiosity Trex?..I imagine the PH rises over time right?
    I find the pH drops with aeration. That is with an EC of 0.6. Of that 0.35 is CalMag.

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    Alien EasyFeed system, anyone?

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    I use these things :-



    Normally, sub 20 with free p + p. Just first ebay link I could find.

    Cheap, cheerful, but do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbitual View Post
    Nice. I have been looking at autopots...a couple of questions if I may?

    1. It waters from the bottom and soaks up through the coco? No top watering at all?

    2. Is changing the res easy enough? Do you change the whole res or top up?

    3. Do you run an air stone in the res?


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    1: you water from the top til the roots are visible out the bottom of the pot, then it’s all bottom feeding, baby!

    2: I just top up the res unless there’s a problem, but yeah, they’re not massive. I can get the res out of my cellar hatch with a bit in it.

    3: No. I don’t run an airstone. I was thinking of giving it a go tho cos the pH does tend to wander a bit from time to time and that might help mix it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbitual View Post
    Oh, and if you don’t have two 47L reservoirs available how long can you go between res refills, Vlad?


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    Obviously depends how big the plants are bud, but if you filled one res to the top with four whoppers at full pelt... it’ll probably do 4 days, maybe 5.

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