Quick question for dwc growers

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Growing' started by PorkyP, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Before I go out buying my buckets, does anybody use 10 liter buckets for dwc and if so, how do you find the maintenance?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. a bit on the small side for root-balls
  3. 20 liters??
  4. 10 or 20 liters... 2.5 gal or 5 gal is what your saying ? I agree 2.5 is small for the rootball. Honestly I think 5 gal are small as well. Personally trying to find some tall 10 gal, but only find short fatties... like a bad night at the bar. Anyhow if it's a space issue do what you gotta do. Some is better than none.
  5. It's an 80 x 80 x 160 tent and want to cram as much into it as I can...

    2.5gallon or 5 gallon...I don't want to do anything spectacular, just cram a few plants into the space I have...
  6. in my experience, ph is hard to control in 3 gallons. 5 gallons are perfect size, they are easy to get air bubbles into all spaces of the bucket, and its easy to move around in needed. 10 gallon would be sexy, really i would prefer it. but my only issue with 10 gal buckets is taking more than enough air pumps to fill that sucker with air bubbles. not to mention how many air stones you would need lol.

    i somehow came aross some air stones that were special. $50 for a single indestructable air stone. its a cube, maybe 1 inch by 1 inch by 2 inches. 1 of those connected to 1 single cheap air pump provided more than enough air to fill one 5 gallon bucket full of little tiny bubbles.

  7. Yea I could see that. I use the duel micro pore ceramic difussers for my tubs at $40 a shot and they work well. I'm thinking of picking up some of the 4 inch round micro pore diffusers you see for my 5 gal buckets. Anyone have thoughts on these ?

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