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Clonex Cloning Solution

Discussion in 'Advanced Growing Techniques' started by Chronitron, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Hey Blades,

    I'm still having problems with my cuttings not rooting under 14 days in my aero. I've seen the strains in other peoples' aeros and they root in 5-7 days. So now I'm thinking that I've been adding too much of the Clonex Cloning Solution to the water. Going by what the bottle says, for my reservoir I have to put in 28 table spoons (420 ml). I think this is excessive. I've been putting in 20 tbs (300ml) but I still think it's too much. :confused:

    Anyone else using this stuff? How much do YOU use per gallon or if you're on a 20 gallon base (in a 55 gallon res) how much do you put in? This is killing me, I've already had to toss more than 200 cuttings and that's hurting my garden as well as my pocket book.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. :smoking:
     
  2. Try just plain tap water..... Cloning hormones revealed; a side by side comparison - International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums

    Also a system should be cleaned regularly and before the first batch is put in with 10% bleach ran for about ten minutes then rinsed with plain water twice.

    If you see grey slime on your stems or if the stems turn light green and thin out then you have a bacterial infection. The bleach will kill that.

    Another important factor is a constant temp in the 70's seem to work best for me.

    Pics would help alot.
     
  3. Sorry your having so much trouble. I use Dyna-Gro K-L-N, it says 1-3 TSP's per gallon ( I go with 1 1/2 tsp) on the bottle. I pre-soak my cuttings in the solution for 30 minutes prior to placing in the cloner. I use luke warm water, as this lets the fresh cuts "drink" in the vitamins and hormones. I put a gel on cuts next. Finally, I use same ratio of 1 1/2 tsp/gallon in reservoir of cloner. I usually have roots in 7-14 days.

    The Clonex solution's amount sounds excessive, but the directions do say 2 1/2 TBSP per gallon. I've never used their solution, just their gel, so I have no experience with it. If you can get ahold of the K-L-N, give it a try........I'm a believer. Hope you get it sorted out Chronitron.............chunk
     
  4. Did you use rooting hormone / gel? IF not, thats where you screwed up. You don't need them but that makes it go faster.

    I've used the clonex solution. It is just a weak base mix. Waste of money IMHO. Make your own 300ppm
     
  5. #5 Bombastic, May 2, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2009
    Hey bro make sure your clonex is in date and pour out a little clonex from the tub dip the cuttings but never pour the clonex back into the tub. Never dip the cutting straight into the tub as this can spoil the whole tub of clonex. Use a nice clean scalpal cut them at a angle and be sure to wipe the blade with alcohol before use. i USE STERRETS for this available from any chemist. I have enclosed some pics of cuttings i took 6 days ago they rooted in 4 days by airoponics propergator. Has your propagator got a heater is the temps to hot? I also use a quarter strentgh canna cutting nutrient solution in the water and this I can highly recommend as it makes them take in just 4 days.

    All the best there bro hope this helps.
     

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  6. Thanks guys. I know how to clone. I'm just not going to screw with aero, it's not for me. I'm a hydro and soil kind of guy from what I've found out and I'm just going to stick with that. Thanks again.
     
  7. I am going to try out Olivias Gel and Solution. It's supposed to be excellent.
     
  8. Try vitagrow 3 part mix a, b, and c are all required in your aero always have 100% rate and use their rooting compound takes about 7 days and you'll see results!
     
  9. Sick tips i did a quick setup hope it works... this is my first clone attempt
     
  10. this thread is originally from 4 years ago.

    you want <1,000 PPM of IBA and no more than 500 PPM of other additives for cloning. be careful not to use too much rooting hormone, as plants actually can get hormone burn just like nutrient burn.
     
  11. Clonex is the shit

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