Once you go coco... err. Help me design a small DTW coco system.

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Progress.. No leaks! I'll replace the blue 1/4" hose with better stuff. Bubblers work fine too but i took them off for now so i dont get sprayed in the face again! PVC is easy to work with and is dirt cheap. Thanks guys for pushing me in the right direction.
 
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Progress.. No leaks! I'll replace the blue 1/4" hose with better stuff. Bubblers work fine too but i took them off for now so i dont get sprayed in the face again! PVC is easy to work with and is dirt cheap. Thanks guys for pushing me in the right direction.
That'll do it! Looks great. I'll be doing something very similar in a tent pretty soon except using a rainbird manifold. Might even splurge on a proper drain table.
 
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More progress. The original FloJet pump I spec'd out didn't have enough pressure to operate the bubblers correctly. I went with a SeaFlo pump and all appears to be working well. It's a pretty quiet pump too!
 
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Happy autumn! I hope everyone had a great summer.. I'm finally ready to get this new tent going! Life has been hectic for the past few months but i have some ladies to take some clones from. I grew out some of Frankster's Gorilla Glue (fem) and a few regular C99 from seed. Out of x4 C99, I wound up with 3 ladies and would like to try them all, so i'll be busy! I'll take clones from one of the GG's first.

You can pick out the 2 different strains immediately! The GG stalks are thick AF.

Looking forward to my first run with coco!
 
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looks good. Im with you on the soil thing. lol, was fun to start with but hand watering gets old 😄 😄
i went from soil to dwc and now planning on doing rockwool thanks to @tobh and @Dirtbag
Different ball game now but allot faster
 
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looks good. Im with you on the soil thing. lol, was fun to start with but hand watering gets old 😄 😄
i went from soil to dwc and now planning on doing rockwool thanks to @tobh and @Dirtbag
Different ball game now but allot faster
Thanks! I grew in DWC buckets over a decade ago and they worked extremely well but were too noisy and were a bit of work. When i got back into growing i spent most of it in ProMix and you are 100% correct, hand watering is for the f'in birds! 😄

So far DTW (coco in my case) almost feels like cheating. I'm sure DTW rockwool slabs are no different. I might give them a try at some point. @Dirtbag 's grows are inspiring, to say the least.

It's nice to only fill up a reservoir somewhat infrequently. Great for the lazy grower!
 
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Thanks! I grew in DWC buckets over a decade ago and they worked extremely well but were too noisy and were a bit of work. When i got back into growing i spent most of it in ProMix and you are 100% correct, hand watering is for the f'in birds! 😄

So far DTW (coco in my case) almost feels like cheating. I'm sure DTW rockwool slabs are no different. I might give them a try at some point. @Dirtbag 's grows are inspiring, to say the least.

It's nice to only fill up a reservoir somewhat infrequently. Great for the lazy grower!
all the points above are 100% accurate haha

when i first got back into growing a couple years ago, i went with promix because i wasn't looking to automate or anything at that point. just wanted a small personal setup. mid flower having to water those bitches three times a day was enough for me to say fuck this and built a recirculating system. that was fun, and i still prefer a recirculating system, but it was too prone to a lot of other issues given the only way RDWC (or similar) really works effectively is at a scale larger than a 4x4 tent.

now i'm also on slabs like @Dirtbag, and fuckin love it. used to do DTW coco religiously about a decade ago and i simply won't go back to any media that looks brown and is able to be spilled/dug up/get all over the place. keep the dirt outside is where i'm at. also in the church of hand watering is for the damn birds.
 

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