Why does DD's system recirculate?
1. to mix the nutes/water so there all the same ppm/ph @ all time
2. to chill water
3. to have a center location to check ppm ph
4. float valve to keep the water level the same...
5. filling /flushing
If there in 1 container NOT RECIRCULATING then imho you must treat them like individuals,so you need
a. there own float valve 15$ 1 per plant
b. stainless steel coil (100$ for 5) 1 per plant
c. 110v water valve 35$ 1 per plant
d. aqua stat 35$ 1 per plant
e 100-300 gallon reservoir depending on how many bitches AND THEY SHARE THIS remember you can fill this up whenever its just ph adjusted r.o water(WOULD NOT RECOMMEND USING A FLOAT FROM R.O CAUSE YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OF PH IMHO)
f. 350 pondmaster for drip emitters 1 pump per plant
DD's system already call for alot of AIR STONES ,BUT i LIKE THESE and yes there expensive,but quality and will last longer: micropore double xl
I like to take them apart and for under 1 $ each you can add a barb fitting inside it and now you have 2 for 35$ish compared for 1 @ 25$ish..
So you don't need any under current(RECIRCULATING) if you use alot of stones and air WHICH IS WHAT HIS SYSTEM ALREADY CALLS FOR...
Now you'll see my s.s. coil,110v water valve,and aqua stat are very cheap...
google them you'll find them straight from china..
WHERE THIS COMES FROM and you pay 300 for package
found that you can buy 50' coil of s.s. for 100 and cut it down to 5... google them
that exact water valve there selling for 80$ish is 35$ google them
there some green house stores that carry grey t-stat 1 of them has a s.s. coil that can be stretched out to 20ish feet and only cost 35$ish google them
the hydro store carry cheap 15ish floats you can buy.
350 pondmaster for drip emitters 1 pump per plant so if you buy in bulk and look around I believe i can get for 60$ish DD's call for either a 1200 or 1800 per 4 plants so its ALMOST A WASH
you will also need a reservoir to hold ph adjusted r.o water with some air stones in it...
This will be connected to EACH container & will control water level And if your shooting for ph 5.8 then adjust that in reservoir,or play with it if your seeing flux.. NO NUTES IMHO in 3.5 days I dump them and start a fresh... The ph adjusted r.o water is there.
a. regulate water level
b. make up for water loss do to perspiration and condensation and evaporation... Imho the nutes are left behind and if not filled with r.o water they will become DANGEROUSLY HIGH... so if any thing the ppms are getting weaker each day BUT IN 3.5 days THERE CHANGED... HOW MUCH CAN 1 PLANT EAT OUT OF 50-60 GALLONS of nutes TOPPED OFF with r.o water in 3.5DAYS???
filling/flushing now its going to be easier in his somewhat...
Imho the best way around this as of now is to buy 1 pump that is connect to a hose and you either dump or fill with it...
Now imho bigger is faster so if you can dump and fill in 5-10 mins move onto next do same and repeat... whats difference
I remember reading it takes him like 2hrs to flush anyways.. This way is just more bobblin around then his,But again now you can run multiple strains and have each 1 harvesting at different times..
which brings me to perpetual harvest
DD's boast of running these in 8wks x 6+ times a yr RIGHT?
Well he obviously has a veg room then,so why cant we??? Just run it differently..
to keep math easy will go with 8 per room
Now 8 week schedule right..
so why not introduce 1 plant a week into flowering/veg? this would allow even math 8 plants 8 weeks 1 plant per week harvesting..(keeping in mind you'll need rooted clone every wk as well)
MAIN BENEFITS to this: EVEN THOUGH OUR PLANT COUNT IS LOW... How about your product your allowed to have on you @ 1 time????
Have to believe DD's medical card doesn't allow for him to harvest 8+lbs x 4 @ 1 time!!!! so now you spread your harvest across weeks..
Just gave you.. MY FORMULA to cutting the recirculating out of DD's rdwc system
You'll see only thing I cant do differently /better is you have to check each container individually rather in a center reservoir...
BUT COME ON lol how many bitches can you grow when were talking trees....