Undercurrent hydroponic greenhouse 2018

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Cultivation' started by greenjah, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    This summer was a hard one, i thought i had big enough pots but apparently not.
    After a summer of being trapped and unable to go do anything durring the day, I never even made it on my boat.
    There was days that i had to water them 3 times a day. Even now when it is high 70s to low 80s i still water a few of them twice a day.
    Anyway it has convinced me to go to hydroponic. No more guessing, should i give water, fertalizer, or calmag. I still think i under fertalize now because im afraid to feed twice in one day.

    I started with just 3 to see if it was feasible in the heat of a greenhouse to keep the water cool. I am so happy with it i have decided that after this weekend when the new crop goes out i will be diving right in and setting up a 15 plant system. I will be doing cycles of 15 so durring the winter i will have 2 cycles in the heated bay and will leave the blackout curtain closed and just use the lights. In the summer i will have 4 cycles for a harvest every month.
    Anyway here is the starter 3 plant system, they were transplanted from dirt to hydro at about 8 in tall around 3 weeks ago.

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  2. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    I forgot to add in that i am also giving up the advanced nutrients and using current culture/ current solutions. It is a sterile system with an A a B, calmag, and a product to keep the roots clean.
    Durring flower there is 3 bud boosters that get used one at a time, an early, a mid, and a late.
    So glad i dont have to use 8 different parts anymore once ive cycled out all of the soil plants.
     
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  3. bigbudztoo

    bigbudztoo growin the good stuff

    really nice setup . good luck.
     
  4. Max Rockatansky

    Max Rockatansky Hurricane wrestler.......

    Looking pretty sweet man!!
     
  5. Herb

    Herb Mountain Man

    All scientific and such...nice work. What will you do in case of power outage?
     
  6. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    Thanks guys, i hope to gain quite a bit of time doing the hydro but they are going so good i bet i will gain yield and number of crops per year also.

    I plan on having a big standby generator before power goes out but if needed before then i can use a small one for heat and the air stones. They can go a bit without the water pump and depending on season the chiller.
     
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  7. Mrgreenjeans

    Mrgreenjeans Administrator

    That’s A pretty cool set up my friend I’m looking forward to watching you expand it. I never could get the advance nutrients to live up to their claim.
     
  8. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    I would say i had healthier plants and got better quality product as soon as i switched to advanced but yield was never even close to satisfactory with it. I am glad the hydro store guy suggested the current solutions and running a sterile system.
     
  9. blazerwill420

    blazerwill420 Fuck AUMA

    Hydro in a green house of the size you have is going to be a mf. Not saying you cant do it but the scope and scale of what you are going to try...... good luck.
     
  10. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    Keeping the water chilled is the biggest thing but so far the 1/2 hp on the 3 bucket hardly turns on and i dont even have all the piping insulated. I figure 1 1/2 hp will do for a fully insulated 15 plant system in 100° heat.
     
  11. Justcheckingitout

    Justcheckingitout GK Old Timer

    I love DWC, that set up you got is cool,
    So I read where you were trying out this on a small scale first, was this just for some winter bud? I think you are like me and trying new stuff all the time. Lol.
     

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