Next Grow Autopot - Questions on size etc

@Edword02 yeah man thats looking all good. :+1:
In my experience of using clay balls air base and air domes,
What works beautifully for me is The air base , and i agree dont bother with air domes as they seem to flood and bubble on the pots trays edge and causes mess.
Im growing in Canna terra soil with awesome results .
Almost finished my 4th grow and i have it dialed in nicely.
There are different ways to get the same result So not knocking others at all, thats just my experience with Autopots.

:sunglasses:

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@HotAndHumid :arrow_up:

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I’ve given up on AirDomes. I’ve tried a couple grows using clones with and without AirDomes and saw no noticeable difference in the end result.

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70/30 or 50/50 will work, no solid evidence yet on if one is better, or if straight coco is better. I would suggest avoiding straight coco for now.

Air bases are the new tech that replaces clay balls or the need for a layer of some other thing like straight perlite.

Using an air dome with an air base is the method to add air, or using an air base with an air stone.

I never used air domes, so no experince but most people who grow in fabric pots find no need for the added air.
Plastic pots tend to do better with air added.

I havent used air bases yet but I do intend to try them.

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My last grow with the air domes was great,
apart from messy tent floor.
I prefer to be clean and i found stopping airdomes mid current grow ( because of floods ), did this.
stay blazzed :boom: team :dash::dash::dash:

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@Apot420 @Nicky @CMichGrower hey thanks for the input guys. I’m leaning towards skipping the airdromes this time just to keep things a little simpler and cleaner. I like cleaner.

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@Edword02 ,
Thats a good idea to start without And you can always add them in the future,
Im sure theres lots of variables that come into play.
My mate tried 4 domes on 2 plants in 2 differnt tents for an experiment
And the four with airdomes all got issues.
And hes been growing for 10 odd years.
Always better to keep it simple to start with , and see the results of adding extras.
:+1:

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We’re they clones?

Did he use air bases with the air domes?

Plastic of fabric grow container?

Hey man

It was a question to your buddies grow, sorry for the confusion

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all good as gold, @Nicky ,i kinda realized that after,
Sorry my bad :+1::sunglasses::ok_hand:

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Does anyone use a chiller with the autopots or no? I wasnt sure if the chiller is for anything with a reservoir or more geared towards an actual hydro setup.

I have never had the need for a chiller. The Rez stays the same temperature as the room it’s in which is usually 70-73* F

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Awesome, appreciate the response!

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Since using Autopots I’ve tried clay balls, perlite and now trying airbases on this grow. I did try the airdomes once and didn’t really feel like it was worth the extra hassle of another power cord, and also having to disconnect the air lines every time I wanted to take the plant out and trim it was a pia. I like the simplicity and reusability of the airbases and I feel like they might give the roots a little more stretching space. Hopefully it doesn’t encourage the roots to clog the valve.

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Hey there :wave: @registereduser ,
I also started with clay balls and in soil.
The best thing i did was change to coco & perlite :ok_hand:
Air bases and air domes works best for me aswell.
:sparkles:All the best using air bases,:boom:
the roots can and do pop out in the trays but thats no problem.
Lift the pots up and fold the roots under the pot.
:sunglasses:

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Yeah I started with soil too but not in Autopots. Those were some not so great grows but a learning experience for sure. The clay balls were just extra work and not so great when dumping into gardens and such. The perlite was better but I think the airbases will be the best overall. When the roots try growing into the valve I just give the pot a turn and move on. Autopots are definitely a game changer for growing. I respect the guys on here with full tents that water by hand everyday I just don’t have that kind of time.

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I know this is kinda old thread, Im hopping on autopot bus.
gonna be throwin questions out soon probably.
I did pay attention reading this thread, it answered most of my questions, took a few notes, feel a lil better…
Be hollerin soon. Dave

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Holler away, there’s plenty of experience to lean on around here

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