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DIY DWC for beginners

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So it's been about 2 years since my last dwc grow due to space limitations etc etc. Sold off my previous kit and decided its organic from here onwards... Soil growing is not my favorite way of growing due to consistent watering, soil bugs etc, so I decided to build a quick small dwc setup. I should be able to flower them in the same bucket if I switch to flowering early enough.

 

Shopping list:

 

Piece of Masonite (hard board): R36 (You can get about 6 lids out of this though)

Bucket: R30

Air stones and tubing: R46 + R6 for additional stone

Dual outlet air pump: R100

Pebbles: R28

 

Pots will simply be modified with a Stanley knife to allow root exits.

 

Total cost: R246 + 2g Sativa and about 45 mins.

 

Now to mod the pots, rinse the pebbles and get the clones in. 3734df181e649b880adc9e552f398a33.jpg08e44a96b09b787552e4e44c12bdaad6.jpgf38a7e7f29eef51f33a9196fe4d9772f.jpgd7b0a988f09a12839c59dafc655b9a4c.jpg4379f85d3a28da853332ac6d8c06a3f4.jpg5a9a4b1023b742d21dd3e0bd8a9d1461.jpg

 

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Will the hardboard not swell from moisture?

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It may, I used marine ply on the last grow and it worked very well. Will cover in plastic

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That's hardboard is going to be a mold and mildew magnet.... just my 2 cents 
You're probably right now that I think about it

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4 hours ago, Green Leaf Organics said:

That's hardboard is going to be a mold and mildew magnet.... just my 2 cents 

Don’t worry

wont last long enough to attract anything.

Trailblazer, you need to make another plan there dude.

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I did a dead simple hole in bucket lid and drill holes in pot. Didn't even bother with hydroton. Just used perlite and rinsed lekker.
Stay away from clear tubing.light creates mould.
My little ornamental chilli running happy as a pig in poo.
Never been ph'd, straight out the tap. running on a mix of hydro nutes I had in a box and didn't want to chuck.
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This has made me interested in trying a DWC outdoor grow for some veggies / herbs. Thanks guys. @McB, will look at doing something simple like you have. Seems easy enough, just need to read up the what, when and how of nutrients...
 

side note:  I couldn't find this thread when searching "DWC" on the site - had to go back in my browser history (not sure how to fine tune the search to pick that up or is it a site issue?)

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There we go, project cost R50 more than expected.. But I feel a lot more comfortable with this setup d7cbe8a0d7932f184038dbec72c3ecc4.jpg42858f5da9db73c5677961c9dfc4d9a2.jpg

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Bwahahaha, let's see how these little ladies do in DWC. Side by side dwc and soil grow.fbfeec36eef057dc2edb9c78cfb39063.jpgf5ca6fdadd73525077166b63f92fc6d5.jpg35c75df0a2e1a52c5e85f809fc868d37.jpg

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Last addition to the tent. Think ill buy a seperate tent for flowering. 6151d098362b337eeedc50b28290a6b7.jpg

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That's a pretty decent idea. Shit dude... Clever.
I have a pretty old tent with plenty holes patched. Wish order here I come

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I cut out a rectangular shape out of the pot cutout for the lid. Then cut a hole in the center where the temp/hum sensor clips into,which I used as a template to cut the hole in the tent. So... Meter through tent and clips into Diy pvc bracket, giving it soen stability.

 

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So far so good, the clones don't seem to mind the switch from soil to hydro. PH was a little high this morning, think I may have gone in a little hot with the nutes. Readjusted PH, and good to go again. 00409a9c8c9e4237ced50d2d8a835004.jpg

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19 hours ago, Trailblazer420 said:

There we go, project cost R50 more than expected.. But I feel a lot more comfortable with this setup d7cbe8a0d7932f184038dbec72c3ecc4.jpg42858f5da9db73c5677961c9dfc4d9a2.jpg

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Yes man looking good.... One tip I have experienced with this setup is that those pots are to small, the plant will keep on falling when bigger. Get the 12' pots.

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