biggest mistake I made was allowing my partner to persuade me into using different buckets, I wanted to use the black ones doubleds used. We had to much dang water in the buckets and the chiller could not keep up and we had nowhere near the results as we should have had. Then he messed up round #2 by turning off the veg light where our Sensi Seeds g13 hashplant seeds were growing nice and big and the clones ended up being 3 leaf clovers that didnt do shit, $20,000 down the drain. luckily i don't owe anybody money he does. not good to try to switch up something on somebody when they know what they are doing. lesson learned. gotta do this myself, most people have to much IDEAS AND EXPERIMENTS they want to implement when doubleds has a proven method that works from buckets to nutrients to brand and measurements. Don't find out the hard way people, just replicate what works and go from there.
The right buckets you can get here 1800-Info Grow. I would not trust those $11 Rough necks from home depot those would be the last buckets I would use in my opinion thats because they are weak, and the lids cave in and just wrong in too many ways but i Do hope they work out for you. I used these shipping containers cuz my biz partner did not trust me when i said we had to get them shipped for $40 each plus freight the ones DD's uses. 5 gallons of h20 in each bucket. anyways, im devestated. I about to get kicked out my dads house and i have no car and no job and this is all because my biz partner had to have a powertrip and go with the other buckets...im royally fucked. at least he has is damn plumbing job, idiot thought since he was a plumber he knew what the heck we were suppose to do dammit i been working on dd's project in my head for over 2 years plus my dwc growing experience. good thing we didnt get our $100k becuz he would thought he could just add more buckets in the room on the side and stuff. well i gotta figure somethin out quick cuz my time is limited.