Interesting thoughts @Cherokey
The current political climate is my biggest obstacle but also the reason I thrive
Question what is your definition of over watering ?
Example would you water / feed every other or possible every third day based off of a hand watering 20/5gal per 1k in a 5x5 area
Hard for me to put my 2 cents in about other people's systems without being there in the middle of things. I wouldn't want to throw you off with bad data relative to your setup bro. When I go into a new grow and they ask me how often to water, I go in and get a feel for their system first and then figure out what I think is the ideal schedule. I saw one shop use 5 gal pots in dirt watering every other day religiously, without bothering to check if they needed water. Which they didn't. I got on the scene and watered once a week and it was still too much, because they chose the wrong pots and there was no air getting to the roots. So there's so many variables man. 5 gallon pots for me is way too big. I prefer to run smaller pots, and one of this biggest reasons why is so I can water more often. I want them to dry out faster. Bigger the pot the more that process lags, and the less control I have over their feeding. I found that it's best to design a system where the plants to need you more often. If they need my intervention frequently to survive, then I have the most control over them WITHOUT forcing them onto my schedule.
When I figure out a watering timing, it's pretty basic. I wait until I see they need it and water then and only then. Keep doing that as needed, keep track of what you're doing, boom, there's your rough schedule. But even then that becomes just a guideline I think. I always change things up based on their needs. Important thing is to not force the plants onto your timing. I'm trying to get on their page, not the other way around.
Oversaturation: Using more water than is necessary for the plant at any one given watering. For example, using a gallon of water on a 5" pot.
Overwatering: Means oversaturating the plant repeatedly across multiple waterings. To the point that it causes plant damage. You can't overwater a plant one time. That's oversaturating. Overwatering, is blowing it over time by watering too much. That's how I've always understood it.