So when the plant is young the roots don’t touch the water and this is a good way to keep the plant going until the roots actually hit the water then you can turn it off.
Btw this will present major growing problems and I mean MAJOR
Do you have good airflow? Probably run into heat issues for sure. Cold packs work great m.
Use those too and they are great. Keeps me from having to constantly check it.
Im looking at the 14 gal tote linked above. How many cold packs and how often did you need to change them
Often! Every hour if not more.
This is not a good option if you leave the house for an 8-5 everyday
Pumps here tomorrow. I am going to try the fridge and see what happens in a 5 gal bucket of water.
If I run a chiller for the bucket like your 2 bucket system, will the tent temps still be a problem if water temps are correct at root zone?
What is your highest room temp? A chiller is a big expense
At 88 degrees yes it will
Well I keep hoping but I see no way to run a system in the summer. In the winter months I should be ok so maybe I can run 2 flowers during winter months and stick with soil for now.
I avoid the summer months.
Sounds like your best bet
Or grow dirt for the summer months
Fyi a soil plant will not grow well in 88°+ either
Unless is outdoor like @Cyle1 said
My BD-CD-BBK Kind soil grow and the BGL-LSD grow are doing fine at 88° so far. My room AC unit show up at Best Buy today so I can go get it tomorrow on way home from work and get the window vents all in this weekend and see what I can get for lower temps in the tent…
Are they in flower or veg.
Those temps make plants prone to hermaphroditing
Well you should be fine to do DWC then