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Old 03-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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aerogrow?

http://www.aerogrow.com/

Anyone have any experience with these?
I was thinking it would be good for a pc/micro grow...
automated nutrient/vapor control...
I find aeroponics very interesting
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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aero systems are really simple to build, actually.

it is keeping the sprayers unclogged & container watertight that are really the only significant concerns.


buy a nice solid rubbermaid, subpump, some PVC, and a bunch of extra sprayers and you're set.
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aero systems are really simple to build, actually.

it is keeping the sprayers unclogged & container watertight that are really the only significant concerns.


buy a nice solid rubbermaid, subpump, some PVC, and a bunch of extra sprayers and you're set.
I like the fact that the aerogrow is small and can be used for a quality micro grow..I would probably use it in a pc grow.

I would be putting a couple different strains in it, and vegging for only about 2-3 weeks, then throwing it to 12/12...just for sample buds until my real crop rolls in...
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Wonder how it'd work with lowryder.
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^that's what i was thinking...
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so i've pretty much decided as soon as i get a little cash im gonna go ahead n get this + some LR#2 beans...should be a fun project.
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spend $150 on this thing? honestly, i'd build anyone something comparable for 1/3 of that price.

you could put together an adaptable version that can be sized exactly to your needs, and rebuilt/resized in the future for a couple of dollars [since the pump is the only thing that costs more than $5]

we're not talking major construction.. this would be putting pieces together like legos.


and run clones if you want microplants.. don't depend on a weak mutant strain from seed.



just basic suggestions..

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and run clones if you want microplants.. don't depend on a weak mutant strain from seed.
keep talking...are you saying you wouldnt recomend lowryder#2?
ive read that its simple as hell to grow and a lot better than lr#1

and yea id be willing to pay up to 150$$ for this, because its worth the convenience to me. I'm open to the 1/3 deal though..lol. I just think it'd be too much trouble to make something like this with the exact same features. Im trying as much as i can to make it something i can start, and open it up 2 months later to a bunch of buds.
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i don't know which seedbank or anything that you're talking about.. most lowryder* strains will vary,
*imo, the only people who should really be interested in lowryder genetics are those who are trying to squeeze out an outdoor grow under adverse seasonal lighting/temps.

and the problem with trying to do a microgrow with any strain at all from seed is that variation that you will see, as well as having to veg more than 1 plant to hopefully guarantee a female..


if clones are not an option [and for most people, they are not] and you are willing to sort bend the rules for the sake of a guaranteed simple harvest, then consider buying a 4pack of feminized seeds. several companies offer 4packs at really reasonable prices.. you can do a 1 or 2 plant micro setup, and have a "guaranteed" harvest in ~70 days with a micro hydro/aero system.


if you want, i can definitely draw up more detailed pics & descriptions of lightweight, simple setups that would cost $50-75 plus a bit for shipping
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i don't know which seedbank or anything that you're talking about.. most lowryder* strains will vary,
Genetics: Santa Maria x Lowryder Type: f1 Hybrid Harvest Date: 9 weeks from Seed Flowering Period: 6+ weeks THC Content: Unknown No. of Seeds Per Packet: 10 Characteristics: Bushy, very early flowering plants with prolific budding. The long-awaited successor to the Joint Doctor’s flagship strain is finally here. Lowryder #2 is the newest product of the breeder’s quest to improve the strength, yield and flavour of his original variety while maintaining the unusual characteristics that made it so popular. Lowryder #2 has been infused with superior Santa Maria genetics, a variety known for copious resin production, exotic taste and soaring highs, it is an indica / sativa hybrid originally from Brazil. The cross was subsequently selectively inbred for three generations. The result is an auto-flowering dwarf that yields a wonderfully strong, head-turning smoke with intoxicating taste. The strength and flavor is backed by copious resin production and much-improved yield and stability. Buds are larger, tighter and more aromatic than the original Lowryder. As with Original Lowryder, no separate room or light cycle is needed to flower Lowryder #2. Outdoors, Lowryder #2 will mature quicker than any non-auto-flowering variety.

...from what i've heard its pretty stable..

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and the problem with trying to do a microgrow with any strain at all from seed is that variation that you will see, as well as having to veg more than 1 plant to hopefully guarantee a female..
You don't need to veg lowryder, you can go 24/0 or 18/6 the whole way through, it autoflowers.

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you can do a 1 or 2 plant micro setup, and have a "guaranteed" harvest in ~70 days with a micro hydro/aero system.
9 weeks seed to weed w/ LR#2


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if you want, i can definitely draw up more detailed pics & descriptions of lightweight, simple setups that would cost $50-75 plus a bit for shipping
no thanks, i really wunna try this professional-made one first, then, after learning more how aeroponics work, i'll probably build one myself.
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whatever suits ya..

i'd never want to dissuade someone from growing some goodness, but i can't help but be honest,
and i do think you'll find that thing totally inadequate for growing & harvesting mj from seed, LR or otherwise.



in your best interest.. atleast browse the Microgrow section at ICMAG for an evening and see what you come away thinking. seedbanks have a vested interest in the product they are selling, and you may find their descriptions don't always match up with real world results.

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