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    Default Unanswered: Anyone switched from coco to DWC?

    Hello all,

    Just after some opinions of members who have made the switch from coco to DWC.

    I posted in my diary about been tempted to make the switch - as at the moment I am hand watering and have no real means for dumping run-off. Some awesome members (Shredder, grower1988, The Solyom, underground, Krofam THANKS GUYS) who have gave me some great advice and helped me get to where I am and corrected my wrong-doings (lol).

    I have 2 options for next grow
    1) Spend money on a system what auto feeds and drains run-off
    2) Go DWC (but maybe cock-up before my brain absorbs all the knowledge lol)

    So basically just after some more information, bad stories, good stories, everything.

    Cheers guys

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    I went from deepwater culture to Coco I can't imagine going the other way. I have a drain table in my grow room with a Mason's tub underneath and a sump pump so it just drains out into the drain tile outside. Then I usually set up 30 gallon reservoirs to feed as many plants as I can get away with on one res, with my setup I can be auto-watering my plants three or four times a day and get better production than I could with deep water culture. too many variables change with deep water culture on a daily basis you really have to stay on top, Coco I just set it and forget it.



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    I considered it but have decided to stick with coco and add a auto watering/draining set up instead

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    thanks guys very interesting,

    thats 2 points to coco and 0 DWC

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    If you do decide to make the switch here's a handy little chart to help you figure out what all those measurements are that you're going to make twice a day.



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    i started with dwc and ended up going with coco. no regrets.

    smaller numbers one can hand feed and collect runoff. higher numbers and drippers on a run to waste would probably be best bet.

    for now i will continue hand feeding but i plan on setting up drippers on a run to waste.
    i will only mix up enough nutes for drippers to run for about 50% of lights on period. allowing for plenty of runoff and leaving enough time for medium to drain well before lights off.

    this way i wont need to monitor res ph and ec levels. only when i make a batch.

    something to consider.


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