I try not to flood the forums, or this post. But I did that 2 nights ago. Then last night I put the window unit back in.. We took it camping after grows complete Anyways..Hey man looking good. I used a similar tote on my first dwc and had light penetration due to the lid being on the thinner side. I would cover that sooner rather than later. Also if the water level is still touching the baskets I would lower that to about an inch below the pots. Looking good though!
My biggest issue is going to be cooling the 30gallon without an external res. Outside my tent it's 70, my last grow held 1/2 the water out of the tent. And tent averaged 76. This time it's 76 but due to no water outside tent, it's not cooling itself back down.
I had no ac at the start of this grow. I have my air pump directly under the ac unit.. And my inlet for tent is right next to ac. I have a fan in there piped blowing 60 degree air inside the tent, directly on the back/long side of the tote. I'm trying to cool it. So I did this last night... Because... My water Temps were 76 without a window unit in this room. Central air wasn't enough...
I'm about to do some wort cooling outside.. Like geothermal hose to couple coils.. Back to my pumps. My coils would actually have the nutrients flowing through ground outside lol..
I can do it for like 75 bucks.. VS the dual chillers..
Anyways my temp was 76 last night, I was getting some microb growth in my filter obviously.. So I have to cool it.. But the plants are doing amazing... So idk lol.. I'm just not trying to grow microbe with all my nutrients.. Just weed.
As for the water level. I'm using a wicking system with rockwool. My waterfalls create a splash on the surface, wish is about 1/3rd of my rockwool. I'm assuming my wicking will pull up highly oxygenated water. Im hoping to not have giant root mass. Fishbones not strings lol.. I can lower it later.. But if I do that I gotta add these vaporizers.