RDWC / DWC system recommendations or diy?

I’ve been interested in trying my hand at this after seeing so many who went this route on here. I’m currently doing a soil run in a 4x8 and have a 4x4 that i plan on using for autos.
Is there a particular kit/system that you guys recommend? There’s so many out there and Ebay is overloaded with so many different options.

Just looking for a solid kit that will hold up. Also how many buckets/pots? will fit in a 4x4?

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Diy rdwc would be my recommendation, in rdwc in 4x4 tent max 4 plants imo 2 min

What nuets you going to use?

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@The_Chef this is my home brew that works well for me and is easy to maintain…I grow 2 plants at a time, Left is 10 days younger than the right one in this current grow. Inside the 12 gallon reservoir is 2 air stones and a circulating pump to pump nutrients up to the plant in 3 inch cups and let it drain down into the reservoir. I put 4 gallons of nutrient in the reservoir and maintain at least 2 gallons so to cover the stones and pump. I like having each plant in their own reservoir because it is easier to maintain what it needs because no 2 plants grow the same. The second hole in the cover is for access to pump out and in nutrients using a stick pump and to check nutrient condition and levels.

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Check out PA hydroponics they sell kits and pre made system he also has a lot of you tube videos

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Right now in soil im using jacks 321. Recharge once a week.

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I did see his kits. They’re pretty reasonably priced as well.

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How exactly does this whole thing work? I’ve watched vids and stuff but I still don’t get how it all works. @Graysin you grow in dwc right bro? How does it all work? I’m really interested in doing it in a 4x4 for autos.

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DWC or RDWC? I do both. It depends on if you want a single plant (bubble bucket) or a couple plants that share a reservoir of nutrient water.

DWC is easy easy. It’s just a 5 gallon bucket, an air stone, air pump, and a net pot to hold the plant.

RDWC takes a bit more effort to set up but yields much greater plants without as much effort to maintain. It takes containers interconnected (usually pvc), air pump, air stones, a water pump and a water chiller.

The idea behind both is the plant sits above the water and grows roots down into the water, which you amend with the nutrients and top off as needed as she grows. That’s it. Simple as that.

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Thanks a ton bro. I like the concept of the rdwc. Do you think a 4 bucket system would work in a 4x4?

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Yeah absolutely. I’m gonna take a photo of what was my setup (haven’t gotten it moved to the right place yet).

It’s essentially 4 DWC bubble buckets from Amazon, an 8 outlet air pump, cheap water pump, and a nice water chiller. The main reservoir is a 27 gallon tote. It’s all connected with uniseals (rubber grommet style instead of bulkhead fittings) and 2” pvc pipe.

I ran it in my 4x4 and only ever was able to really use 2 buckets for plants - they kept overgrowing.
Like this guy.

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Well… it sounds a lot more simple than I thought. Seeing all those hoses and stuff made it seem more complex. Lol.

Can a scrog be done with autos in a system like this?

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Oh yeah absolutely. I don’t because I’m the epitome of a lazy grower. But @HappyHydroGrower has a beautiful setup you should take a look at - he runs a pvc-frame scrog net that mounts to the tote lids so he can still get at the reservoir safely.

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i current do 2 plants in my 4x4 using a rdwc system

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@Rnewton88. Gorgeous looking ladies. :heart_eyes: always nice to put names to photos.

What the strain(s)?

Welcome to the canna family forum.

@Graysin. Lol, another me years ago, saying thanks growbro, oops, growsis. :smiley:

Plant on the Left is Limitless and on the right is purple punch