My lights are on during daytime hours!
I have been paying close attention to water levels in my reservoir/ bucket too, I made sure to get a clear bucket with the measurements on the side.
My biggest problem may be location (basement) my second may be tent size (hard to defoliate) my third the flora flex lines (setup).
P.s I didnt know we had a border between us!
My lights are on during daytime hours!
I’m close to Detroit Mic
I no longer use the flow disks? Are you using the flow disks… I just don’t understand why it stops flowing
I usually use the flow disk.
I changed my water last night and took the flow disk out using the (black feeder), and the whole reservoir emptied by morning!
Its gonna take some figuring to come up with a better solution. I’m determined to get it right though.
I grew up in Detroit and loved looking over into Canada!
I miss crossing the border… Before Covid I would go to Michigan all the time… When the border opens I’m getting myself some SLF-100…lol
Do you think it would help if you took detailed pictures of your setup from your Res to Drip line… Maybe I can see something off…
This grow I removed all my flow disks and I bought inline ball valves to control feed per plant… I posted pictures of them here months ago… They work really good… Also I’m adding a mod to my drip line next grow… To help allow the driper to water more even on the Coco
I’m gonna post so we can find out if there is something you can help me change easily.
I’ll try to post tomorrow, I’m dry trimming all night after 1/2 cleaning the grobo.
So is SLF-100 illegal over there or something?
The dreaded trim day!! I hear you
Our version of the FDA hasn’t approved it or the manufacture doesn’t want to spend the money to get it approved in Canada
Sucks! I could have sent you some!
Today I noticed she hadn’t been fed again.
I’m wondering if I get a heavier pump would it help.
When I take the plug out the timer and plug it into an outlet to make sure its operating, it takes so long for the water to start that imnot sure if that’s the problem or if its me moving the lines up and down to get it to flow.
If its slow than by the time it starts the timer probably cuts it off.
If its the position of the lines I’m not sure what can be done if I’m constantly moving the lines to clean the bucket or fcheck the flow.
I had to take the scrogg off to defoiliate, so many yellow leaves it took two hours.
I may not be able to scrogg in my space if I want to defoiliate, either or!
@Bplatinum9, would elevating your reservoir and adding more water into the bucket help?
Yes that would help but I have a idea to try first if you haven’t
Looking at your setup compared to mine.
- I’m pumping at least double the distance
- I installed a check valve after my pump (reduces flow by nature of it)
- I have 4 90 degree eblow’s in my system (reduces flow by nature of it)
- I have 4 drip lines running (reduces flow by nature of it)
Based on this information that pump should work fine…
I have a few different ideas on mind to try but let’s start here
I’m thinking maybe you have a bad pump since you have 2 of the same pumps have you turned swapping them? The recir because your feed pump… Feed pump change to recir
This is a test that cost you no $$$ to try…
Let me know I have a couple other idea’s also… The only time I have a problem with the pump not pumping is right after I make new nutes… (pump cavitating until it gets prime then it’s all good)
What stage are the girls in?? Looks like stretch has started but I can’t see buds from the pictures
I’m in flower stage but it doesn’t seem to be too noticeable, started on the 30th nov.
Ok let’s start there! I dont think my legs will let me do another flight of stairs today, so tomorrow I’m gonna trade the pump I just bought to rid a bucket of dehumidifier water.
Its a stronger pump too. After I switch I’ll let you know if I can see a difference sowe can check this tip off the list!
P.s. I tend to feed when I do a drain and fill because I know they haven’t gotten much water. I figure that is prime enough, what do you think?
Thanks Vic, I have tried both of those and raising the reservoir makes it worse, and it works the same with a full bucket.
Your on track then it was about 10 days before I seen anything
Understand I think it’s a good place to start
What is your complete light and water schedule… I trying to get a whole picture of what your doing to see if I find a missing link somewhere
From all my testing I have done you must keep the height of your water in res below the height of your bubblier… Actually the next thing we may try is to put a pin hole in your feed line at the top of your res about here just make sure when the pump runs the nutes flow back into the res out the pin hole…
Ps small pin hole nothing big you just want to break air lock.
But like I said I would switch pumps first. We will figure this out
Nice!!! Awesome Sauce!!!
Maybe I need to raise my bubbler it is kinda low,
If your nute water max height is the same or higher than your bubbler than yes raise it. If it isn’t I wouldn’t waste your time
So I cleaned and switched out the pumps.
Repositioned the black feed hose.
Refilled the reservoir.
But I got to thinking, I know my veg feed times are in the pm and all my flower feed times say am.
Maybe that’s why I couldn’t tell that they had eaten, and maybe that’s why the first harvest seemed to dry out before it finished, not getting any water during lights on in flower stage.
Tomorrow I will change my timer or replace it.
Really!! Are you saying you have been watering at night only during flower?
If that is correct then that’s a big problem. You don’t want your coco wet at night time.
Here is a complete guide to follow on watering with Floraflex Coco pots
Watering Schedule reference chat.
Week 1 veg - Expand cubes with low strength nutrient feeding and max recommended strength cal/mag.
Let the pots dry to about 20% of the volume and then water again until runoff(2-5%). The first watering after expanding the cubes will typically take 5-7 days depending on temp and humidity in the tent. Higher temps will make the pots dry out faster.
Until the roots have begin to fill in the pots you will want to continue to let the coco dry down to around 20% between waterings. Typically every other day at this point.
Once you have established a solid root system you will want to be frequently watering while the lights are on 300-500ml shots. This can range from 4-10 times per day. It is very important that you do not let the plants dry out too much while the lights are on at this stage and increase number of waterings as needed.
Begin waterings 2 hours after the lights come on and stop 2 hours before the lights cut off.
A typical watering schedule might look like:
Watering 1 - 2 hours after lights come on
Watering 2 - 3 hours after lights come on
Watering 3 - 4 hours after lights come on
Watering 4 - 6 hours after lights come on(should see little run off at this point)
Watering 5 - 8 hours after lights come on(should see a little more run off at this point.)
Environment and strain grow will play huge factors in actual times the plants need to be watered.