NYGC Water: Learning DWC
I cut & planted my clones live on Smotpoker's Sundazed & Confused Show at midnight. I'll be running TwizTD RooTZ's Kylo Ren & The American One's Bruce Banner x CheeseQuake in DWC buckets.
My heat mat does't have a digital display so I need to watch root riot temps so they don't exceed 81°. 6hrs after planting clones, root riot temps were 92° so I set heat mat to lowest settings now they're around 80°
I finally got the germination station temp dailed in by keeping the ambient room temp at 65°. I really can't tell if the clones are rooted yet but they're all standing taller than before. Thursday morning, 4 days after planting seed, it finally broke ground. I'll keep the humidity dome on because of the clones but I'll remove the seed from the dome in a day or 2.
AS PROMISED AN UPDATED POST. Today topped the water w/o checking PH nor EC being I just started a few of days ago & I should still be good.🤞🏾 I think there's new growth i'm not sure , but the plants are praying & liking the setup so far. My room temp is kinda high @ 80° but I'll lower between 73° - 75°. Hopefully the aquascape & the abundance of oxygen will help with the relative high temps.
I'm late posting to my journal once again. Starting Thursday afternoon, I'll be keeping my journal current. These pics are 2 days old. I didn't check the ph nor ec since the plants were progressing & I plan on changing the water Thursday afternoon that's when I'll start monitoring the water parameters. I place ice packs in the bucket to keep water temp near 68°. Lights hang about 21" above the plants. The plants seem to be drinking the nutrients & water granted I didn't check the water's parameters. My air pump has 8 individual air compressors for its 8 outlet ports so I joined 2 ports per air stone for a total of 4 air stones at 2 air stones per bucket. Like I said I'll start keeping the journal current Thursday afternoon.
Well I didn't get to my garden until midnight this morning so I spent a couple of hours in the garden changing out water for DWC & watering my hempys. I didn't take my pics until 8:45am, 15 min before lights out. I completle swapped out the water w/ new nutrient water. My tap water starts out at the following: PH - 8.45 EC - 381 After adding nutes the parameters were: PH - 6.06 EC - 928 Temp - 68° After 6hrs in the solution, I examined the roots & noticed a buildup of some kind. I'm going to only use cal/mag, my 3-bottle micro, grow & bloom & change out the water again when lights come on. I think the beneficial bacteria & the granular seaweed were interacting with each other causing the buildup we'll have to see. Other than that the growth of these DWC plants are exceptional considering there were hardly any roots a few days ago. I'll start building the 2nd DWC bucket now.
Well I was going to change out the water solution yesterday, but the plants are just thriving & I don't want to mess with its progress. Maybe I'll just keep the solution the way it is & keep observing the roots for any changes. I raised the light to 24" above the canopy because the Kylo Ren was showing signs of what I believed to be heat stress "taco leaves". The Bruce Banner x CheeseQuake is ready to be topped. I top using GML'z method of removing the top 2 fan leaves on the atipical branch on the plant. Topping this way dosent slow down the plant growth & it encourages branching at the other sites.