Blumat Drip System

macsnax

Grow God
@macsnax any thoughts on if i do put a pump in the reservoir how often should i run it to keep the solution mixed good.
I'm running my circulation pump 24/7. If you think heat is an issue you might want to look into a cycle timer. As long as my res doesn't go over 80f, I don't worry about it with the hydrogaurd.
 

Capt C

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I'm running my circulation pump 24/7. If you think heat is an issue you might want to look into a cycle timer. As long as my res doesn't go over 80f, I don't worry about it with the hydrogaurd.
Okay i think it would be best to put one in there and i will run 24/7 . Heat from the pump should not be a issue. In the same room my cloning reservoir usually operates between 72-75 degrees.
 

Capt C

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Hey @macsnax i got every thing plumbed and put in a bucket for soaking when i get ready. It was super easy to set up as well. I think purchasing the red 8mm hose is well worth it. That stiff curled line they supply could be used but it would be a pain in the ass. Would not be bad to work with if the tube were in strait pieces. I got a good chuckle out of the flow regulator on top of the carrot. I could not get a sharpie to show up to good so i used white electric tape to mark the shut off position. Also never mind on the suggestion to use packing peanut cut to size for level indicator in the tube. I did not realize they were biodegradable/ Wound up using a clay pellet sprayed orange.
 

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macsnax

Grow God
Hey @macsnax i got every thing plumbed and put in a bucket for soaking when i get ready. It was super easy to set up as well. I think purchasing the red 8mm hose is well worth it. That stiff curled line they supply could be used but it would be a pain in the ass. Would not be bad to work with if the tube were in strait pieces. I got a good chuckle out of the flow regulator on top of the carrot. I could not get a sharpie to show up to good so i used white electric tape to mark the shut off position. Also never mind on the suggestion to use packing peanut cut to size for level indicator in the tube. I did not realize they were biodegradable/ Wound up using a clay pellet sprayed orange.
Alright, good deal man. That black line does suck, I think I'll upgrade what I have in the future so my system is more neat an tidy. Crazy idea putting numbers on those dials, idk? Lol. Did the packing peanut dissolve that quick on you?
 

Capt C

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Alright, good deal man. That black line does suck, I think I'll upgrade what I have in the future so my system is more neat an tidy. Crazy idea putting numbers on those dials, idk? Lol. Did the packing peanut dissolve that quick on you?
Yep it turned to mush in a day or two. I don't know about numbers on the dial they would be small. I figured i could just write down rotations until i get things dialed in. Would you say one full rotation from off would be a good starting point. Mac do i need to wrap anything around the pump inside the reservoir to keep it from clogging up?
 

macsnax

Grow God
Yep it turned to mush in a day or two. I don't know about numbers on the dial they would be small. I figured i could just write down rotations until i get things dialed in. Would you say one full rotation from off would be a good starting point. Mac do i need to wrap anything around the pump inside the reservoir to keep it from clogging up?
On the first go around, when the pots get to where they need fed. Then turn your drippers on to a slow drip, see where the pots are when they dripping turn off...... If you like it, leave the dials and see how they perform on the next cycle...... If not, small adjustments as you go...... That's how I would go about it if I were starting over again anyway.

And the pump sits in the res bare. I premix nutes and dump in. Tried pouring MC straight in and stirring in the res with the pump off, but the pump was always in the way, lol.
 
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