Hydro nutes???

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Growing' started by brianshomegrown420, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Ok so I am going to try hydrophobic grow. I am building a bubbler system I have all I need what I don't know is what nutes to buy or where to get them. I don't want to sink hundreds of dollars in it just yet. I bout everything so far at Lowe's homedepot and Wal-Mart. I have the a 5 gal bucket two pumps air stone my net pot rockwool gravel oh tester and adjuster and high pressure sodium light with carbon filter for my room.... I have soil plants in now...plus my all important seeds anything else I will need? Never done this beforeSent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  2. Oh and I just thought of this... So the light cycle and flowering all that is the same with hydro right? Sent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  3. Same cycles. I do 24/7 for veg and obviously 12/12 flower. I know you've got your buckets already but next grow consider 10gal. Much more stability with your Ph and it really lets the plants explode. Ive got 5's right now and am going to get 10's for my next oneI'm using a nute brand called Heavy 16 and so far they're rocking my plant's world. The basic package is 200$ though. Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  4. Well I can get buckets all day long for free so I'll grab a ten gallon. Hmm I might do some research see if I can come up with my own nutes for it. I would eventually do it anyways lolSent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  5. I personally like General Hydroponics myself.. Tried and true.. One of the oldest hydro nutes that you'll see still heavily in use to this day (GH flora series 3 part). I'm using their powdered one part Maxi line - "MaxiGrow" and "MaxiBloom." Very cheap, very simple, and very effective!

    Depending on the temp of your room you'll most likely need a chiller (big ticket item $$) to keep the water under 70F; ideally 68 -65F. I'm personally gettin away without one at the moment, but in the summer it's not an option for me, as it gets much warmer in the room.

    You said you have a carbon filter already so I'm assuming you also have an exhaust fan?
    You will eventually need a dehumidifier and a humidifier unless you live in a pristine location, and the house stays relatively stable. Not too common because the plants and light will alter the environment on their own in terms of heat from the light and transpiration from the plants (altering humidity).
  6. Where do you buy it? All I can find is online and I don't want to do that. Buying it is a hell of a lot easier then constructing my own and will take a lot of dead plants to get my ratios right. A chiller is no issue easy to make I had fish while back was kind of my goal to keep water at exactly 73 degrees year round I did it kinda pointless but fun lol and this is my current room I'll take a pic later it's almost finished but it's 9'by 5' only 4 foot high was a closet but too short lol anyways I have a dehumidifier and humidifier it has it's own ventilation completely separate from house heat and ac as well. My secret weapon is on my walls I have a large light and 2 other sodium lights for now. My plants are not in the room yet it's still under construction lol Sent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  7. And I can have potted plants and hydro in same room right? The closet my plants are in now will be my bud room this big one just my veg room. Sent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  8. #8 Dro Smoe, Jan 16, 2014
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    I get it online at htg, but if you have an htg (high tech garden supply) near you I'm sure they carry it in store as well.
    73f is a little chilly for fish, what type were you keeping - non tropicals? Lol a fish keeper myself, that's why I ask.. I used to breed Central and Southern American cichlids.. Parachromis Dovii, red terrors, Red Devils, managuense, midas, trimacs, discus just to name a FEW.. Salt tanks, reef tanks, brackish tanks.... I used to really love them, not as intense these days but I still have one large guy left.. The most aggressive and healthy of the 300 or so fry from the dovii (aka wolf cichlid), and he's a little less than 2 feet these days.. I think he's around 7 years old.

    I had some links to DIY chillers but they didn't seem applicable to horticulture due to the high level of salts in the water, and the fact that the majority of the diy's use evap coils from dehumidifiers. The coils are usually copper or aluminum, and the salts would destroy them and leach them into the water as well I'd imagine- no good.

    Yea you could keep soil and hydroponics in the same room. What made you think you couldn't? The main difference between the two is that your using water for the medium rather than soil (or other types of "soil-less" media, i.e coco etc). They won't "hurt" each other, but just keep in mind that soil's ph sweet spot is 6.5, while with hydroponics it's 5.8 so you'll have a little more work in tending to them separately.
  9. No I had coy fish from my little pond outside I got a hole in my liner so I brought them in for the winter until summer and my heater just put out heat the adjustment broke so it was stuck at like 95 and my fish were used to around 70 so instead of paying 30 dollars for a new heater I just built a chiller which ended up costing me about 60 lol but I like doing stuff like that. I like saltwater fish but they are quite expensive. Anyways I ran into the same problem I used aluminum coils but mine is not the way you think of one it's made of plastic tubes copper washers runs off and pretty much into a air conditioner ( same basic setup) I'm not sure if I could explain how to make it and it work for you though. I'll post a pic of it for you to see when I post the pic of my room. And in the process of making it I realized how to make my lawnmower run off 80% water lol. Sent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app
  10. Oh and I wasn't sure if the humidity level was the same or not Idk some times I either don't think at all or think too much lol Sent from my HTC One using Grasscity Forum mobile app

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