When to start watering twice a day? Coco

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@Jumpingspider I basically copied coco for cannabis DIY system word for word


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Are you using the rings or droppers? How many plants on your setup?
 
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Rings. Setup for 6 in one tent and 4 in another. I don't always use them all. The price I quoted before was for the six.
I was thinking of building that same one off those plans but for 4 big plants in 5 gallon pots for my 5x5 tent. I was going to build it for this run but I don't know how easy it would be to install this far into the grow. I'm on day 1 of flower.
 
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When mine get to a size slightly less than in the original posters pic I move them to 2 gallon pots, and switch to twice daily. I do run a 24 hour cycle, so I run the pump at 12 hours, for 1 minute on my system gets me the ~20% runoff I am looking for.
 
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I was thinking of building that same one off those plans but for 4 big plants in 5 gallon pots for my 5x5 tent. I was going to build it for this run but I don't know how easy it would be to install this far into the grow. I'm on day 1 of flower.
Wait until you have a clear tent and before day 1. They take a little bit of tweaking you don't want to do it with plants in there. Just my 2 cents.

There's a very important detail left out of the Coco for cannabis DIY and that's making sure every plant is the same distance of pipe away from the pump and all splits in the same spot, otherwise you will have uneven watering. It takes a few tries to figure it out sometimes 👍
 
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There's a very important detail left out of the Coco for cannabis DIY and that's making sure every plant is the same distance of pipe away from the pump and all splits in the same spot, otherwise you will have uneven watering. It takes a few tries to figure it out sometimes 👍

This can also be dealt with by using an adjustable manifold.
 
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If you are feeding with salt based nutrients i would recommend keeping the coco moisture content at around 50-60% and as others said feed as often as you have to in order to maintain that moisture content throughout the day with 10-20% runoff. I stop feeding 2 hours before lights off in order to achieve a certain percentage of dryback overnight depending on stage of growth.

Currently i am in 2 gallon pots and hand watering but i will tell you i am watering like 8 or so times a day for flower and even more times a day in veg.
 
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Wait until you have a clear tent and before day 1. They take a little bit of tweaking you don't want to do it with plants in there. Just my 2 cents.

There's a very important detail left out of the Coco for cannabis DIY and that's making sure every plant is the same distance of pipe away from the pump and all splits in the same spot, otherwise you will have uneven watering. It takes a few tries to figure it out sometimes 👍
Thanks, yeah I'll probably do that for the next run. I need to build self draining trays too 😁
 
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Thanks, yeah I'll probably do that for the next run. I need to build self draining trays too 😁
The draining trays were a waste imo. I pitch my floors 1/4 inch per foot back to front. Makes collecting the runoff easier. This is almost 2 days worth on my 16x plant in a 3x3. About a gallon. 10 min work with the turkey baster lol 👍

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One day I will add a sump pump for the runoff and possibly recirculate it 🤷‍♂️
 
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I was thinking of building that same one off those plans but for 4 big plants in 5 gallon pots for my 5x5 tent. I was going to build it for this run but I don't know how easy it would be to install this far into the grow. I'm on day 1 of flower.
If you're gonna do high frequency auto feed there's no need to ever go larger than 3 gal pots imo. You're just adding more RH into the tent at that point. 👍
 
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If you're gonna do high frequency auto feed there's no need to ever go larger than 3 gal pots imo. You're just adding more RH into the tent at that point. 👍
100% with this type of feeding i see most run 1 or 2 gallon pots normally
 
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If you're gonna do high frequency auto feed there's no need to ever go larger than 3 gal pots imo. You're just adding more RH into the tent at that point. 👍
Thanks, that was going to be my next question, it seems everyone on auto feed is growing in small pots. Can you yield the same that way?
 
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Thanks, that was going to be my next question, it seems everyone on auto feed is growing in small pots. Can you yield the same that way?
I can only imagine from the people i constantly see on IG that grow in small 1 gallon bags still yielding the same numbers if not more than most. As long as you are following VPD and keeping the proper moisture content of the medium i dont see how pot size can make a difference. Ive seen plenty of people grow rooms of plants with 6 inch rockwool cubes all yielding expected amounts.
 

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