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How Many Times A Day
    #535325 - 03/09/11 10:10 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Do you flood and drain a flood and drain table?


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: KaptKid]
    #535585 - 03/10/11 06:13 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I think it's every three hours.  Not 100% sure though.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: alienscience]
    #535673 - 03/10/11 09:33 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

3 times usually.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: maryanne3087]
    #535675 - 03/10/11 09:34 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Depends on the size of your plants, the intensity of your light, airflow, and how thirsty the strain generally is.

3-4 is a good rough approx. though.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #535703 - 03/10/11 10:20 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I suppose medium also matters.

Coco holds more water than clay, probably has a lower evaporation rate too.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: maryanne3087]
    #535711 - 03/10/11 10:33 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Ahh you're right, I forgot that, that's absolutely important.

However, I would say that coco has a much higher evaporation rate than soil and clays because of it's extremely high hydraulic conductivity. It will be much more efficient at wicking water from lower depths to the dry upper layers.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #535752 - 03/11/11 01:09 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Using hydroton.
Right now 3 times while lights are on and one when dark.


This is some good knowledge.

Keep it coming.

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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: KaptKid]
    #535795 - 03/11/11 05:53 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

KaptKid said:
Using hydroton.
Right now 3 times while lights are on and one when dark.


This is some good knowledge.

Keep it coming.

So far I know I'm doing something right because there not dead.





that's always a good sign :rofl:


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #535965 - 03/11/11 06:16 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Harry_Ba11sach said:
Ahh you're right, I forgot that, that's absolutely important.

However, I would say that coco has a much higher evaporation rate than soil and clays because of it's extremely high hydraulic conductivity. It will be much more efficient at wicking water from lower depths to the dry upper layers.




On the other hand coco also provides higher insulation and has less surface area for evaporation compared to clay.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: maryanne3087]
    #535970 - 03/11/11 06:24 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

soils that are high in clay are extremely slow to dry out, that's just basic pedology :wink:


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #535978 - 03/11/11 06:48 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I guess it all depends on your light schedule and how much water you administer each watering.  I'd say, it's good to give about 500 ml every 3.5 hours during an 18/6 light schedule; and 1000ml every 3 hours on a 12/12.  =)  Hope this all helps, I found DWC to be much easier, except for changing the resevoir.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #535993 - 03/11/11 07:21 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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soils that are high in clay are extremely slow to dry out, that's just basic pedology :wink:




What is your point? Weren't talking about soils high in clay but expanded clay medium.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: maryanne3087]
    #535997 - 03/11/11 07:25 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Oh well now you're just switching sides on me. Expanded clay and clay are completely different. I was under the impression you were literally talking about clay, not hydroton.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #536093 - 03/11/11 10:23 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Oh. I just assumed we were on the same page since the topic is hydroponics.


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Re: How Many Times A Day [Re: maryanne3087]
    #536101 - 03/11/11 10:37 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Haha, you would think that, but I can't be trusted.


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