10k,sealed room, coco roots, raceway table.

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10k, 6-10" yield master reflectors with 4 ultrasun batwings between em. Mag ballasts.
Co2, sealed room
2x 24k minisplits
2x frigidaire 70pt dehueys
New 3gal ecopots with roots coco. Eventually I will txplant to larger pots.
D.master leftovers with magical and some other leftover goodies and r.o water
Drop down screen/scrog

This is my first time in coco, any direction and advice is appreciated.
Raceway tables for drainage. Seen them many times over the years in small nurseries but only once for in home use by a member here. They work very well and are cheap to build compared to clumsy expensive flood tables. This one is 7x10 currently.

Still kinda working my Uc which has become a issue because of my water chemistry here at home.
You can see some of my plants are leftover scraps from being damaged so bad by this bacteria or fungus Im getting in the root zone..
 
deacon1503

deacon1503

Good luck homie. Coco to the rescue!

One tip...always check ur run off, it will help you dial in the room/plants faster.
 
deep buddy

deep buddy

raceway tables? any more info on these things? ive been dreaming about a 7' tray....
its just corrugated roofing panels on a home made table. trich fan uses em as well. good for drainage.

lookin like a good solid build out hogan. very clean.
 
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Looking good.are you planning on flowering in the 3 gallon? How many plants per light. I got to get my room sealed up for summer. Im still usingcold air lol from outside
 
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Pork, they are not flood and drain, top feed dtw only. Same as Trichrome fan uses. I used 2x6's and cinder blocks. 1.88 per 2x6 and 1.48 per cinder block. The table is simple corrugated plastic roofing and you can get them in 8 and 12 foot sections where I reside (21.76ea) I use a 8.00 rain gutter, and plumb it with a 4.00 aquarium bulkhead. the whole table was less than 0ne 4x8 table, 1 end cap set for rain gutter is 2.50. Rule of thumb is 1" of drop for every foot of length.

Thanks Deep B.
Crssttii, Im gonna go 3 weeks and put em in 7gal then a week and flip. Kinda using a bunch of leftover shit for this run. If my numbers are good I will build a solid low table and consider vert. Go to 12k and hit it off. Im gonna try to grab up some og larry, kandy kush, girl scout cookies, and grandad blueberry, and anything thats romulan back cross, when I head down. I need some new stock that others in my area dont have...
 
TrichromeFan

TrichromeFan

Lookin like you are off to a good start there man. That table should hold a jungle! Are you using any beneficial bacteria and such in your coco?

-TF
 
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TF, thanks for popping in, Im still in the decision stage since I been battling my Uc bacteria issues. This weekend I will have to decide on bene's or sterile. The roots coco has some included although Im not sure how much, what a company says and whats in the package are two dif things...

I have several gallons of D.master gold, Grow a/b, Bloom a/b, add.27, and Zone.
Also some additional shit to choose from like molasses, overdrive, and root zone bene's from good earth. I am considering brewing a tea for my Uc and I figured if I did, the leftovers I could use in my coco as well. As you can see I need to make a choice. My table is fairly strong but has a few sag points Im gonna need to address. I like your style and your room is very nice. You used to have a Uc too right?
 
JPLord01

JPLord01

Next time put a pond liner on you table you can walk on it. If you look in the hydro fourm you will see how the pond line looks. We have done 3 runs and it is fine no holes.
 
KennyPowers

KennyPowers

lookin good man! coco is great. it saved my ass after i realized the "aeroponic" fenceposts i was running were a recipe for disaster.


been running canna coco and their nutes thus far. now starting to work with nute profiles n mixing it up a bit.
 
deacon1503

deacon1503

looking out for a homie! Thanks Deac. Whats ur basic coco nute and feeding start program?
http://www.heavy16.com/pdf/Heavy16-AdvancedFeedSchedule.pdf

this is the recipe (minus Final Phase) but my concentrations are a bit different. i've been running H16 a+b for a while now and since i started using coco i can now use their complete line which i couldnt in the UC. I also replaced the GW with Caps bennie packs of course. Ive also been testing their new flush product.

on a side note...i just transplanted some girls into Canna coco from the 50L bags. after a complete saturation of a fully packed 10g smart pot, sans plant, with un-ph'ed RO (6.5), the run off was between 0.4 - 0.6 EC and ph was a constant 6.
 
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Thanks deac. You like that heavy16? Ive seen it a few times but no one in my circles have yet to report on it. I was thinking bout caps bene' get down as well. He def knows his shit and cares enough to help people out. Im still torn on sterile or benes'. Guess Ill skip sterile since I have most everything else and In soil I had good results.

Kenny Powers, I need a few good runs to back on top. The Uc really fucked up my timing. I will never give up so much even if the results are that great... Or really... are they?!
 
kes54800

kes54800

nice thread hogan.
u got my intrest brutha!
Peace
KeS
 
deacon1503

deacon1503

Thanks deac. You like that heavy16? Ive seen it a few times but no one in my circles have yet to report on it. I was thinking bout caps bene' get down as well. He def knows his shit and cares enough to help people out. Im still torn on sterile or benes'. Guess Ill skip sterile since I have most everything else and In soil I had good results.

Kenny Powers, I need a few good runs to back on top. The Uc really fucked up my timing. I will never give up so much even if the results are that great... Or really... are they?!
i see no reason to go the sterile route with coco especially since u have access to Caps bennies. its tough coming from the UC life where anything can go wrong with no warning. Coco has the reliability of dirt but, i feel can rival the performance of a UC. in a Uc its hard to get the perpetual garden going bc of all the unforseen what-ifs but not with coco. granted the UC has stellar veg growth and the colas can be huge and stacked in the end with mad trichs as we all have seen evidence of, but the comfort you develop knowing that in so many days you WILL be harvesting cannot be overstated. and as we've seen coco can def put out the quality. i used to hold my breath every morning checking on the UC for fear of the many things that can go wrong. pump or chiller dies ur screwed not to mention no more worries about brown algae or root rot. i retrofitted an existing 17k (of light) 16 plant UC room to a coco/smart pot room with an auto feed and the customer couldnt be happier.
 
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Thats all TRUTH. I read a statement from member in a thread here, said something like they felt being held hostage by the Uc. I know even now on the small site Im troubleshooting, I feel a knot in my stomach when even thinking of going to take a look at my room. Veg time for me sounded the most amazing prospect but even getting that down was an issue because that slime started early in my veg, healed up, and then did it again in my Uc. Its clearly water pathogens. Just havent solved it yet.

The fact I will be harvesting and will also back up a second rd, with some biggies in 10's to cut numbers..... is a nice feeling. I just need to get coco down with a quickness! Im gonna automate too. Just worried this pathogen may affect my roots in coco ya know..
you have any pics of your coco program?
 
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