I tried using a water farm kit all the plumbing and used it in my bubble bucket. I had very slow growth and some health issues with the plant also very small root system. After 6 weeks i gently lifted the rapid rooter from the Hydroton there were lots of very small roots coming from the side and one tap root about 2-3 inches long. I took a chance and pulled it from the large net pot it was in took the drip ring setup out and put it into a small net pot in the dwc bubble bucket within 3 days I have explosive root growth and the plant at least the top portion of the plant seems very happy and growing fast. Why did the drip system prevent root growth so much it's like the roots were just lazy because of the constent feed or could the roots have been drowning? I'll post a picture of the plant if anyone could tell me what they think and if they think this plant will survive and produce anything that would be great also I've had to run very low ppm or the plant burns that's the health issues I mentioned before. I know everyone always asks for the specifics of the setup so here's the rundown. 125 cfl Ph 5.9-6.1 Ppm usually about 100 or the plant burns. 5 gal bucket with a 6 inch airstone since I pulled the drip ring.