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Hydroponic Marijuana Grow Guide

How to Grow Hydroponic Marijuana

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What is Marijuana Hydroponics and How to Grow Weed with Hydroponics?

In Latin, the word hydroponics means literally “water working.”  Growing marijuana with hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in either a bath or flow of highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water. Growing marijuana hydroponically simply means that you grow the plants in an inert, sterile growing medium instead of in soil. All of the plants’ nutrient requirements are supplied when you mix water with the nutrient solution. Hydroponics introduces the water, nutrients and air to the roots through the growing mediums and since using hydroponics bypasses the web of roots and the energy required for the plant to acquire the nutrients you get faster growing plants.

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Plants are 80% to 95% water; the remaining parts are carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Plants extract these elements from the air and water so nutrients are actually a very small amount of the total weight of a plant. It is the plants entire atmosphere that needs to be controlled within the hydroponic environment to produce perfect crops. Additionally, very little water is lost to evaporation in a hydroponic system, owing to its application in drought stricken areas.

Nutrients 101

Marijuana plants, and in fact all plants, do not need to be in a living soil, they require nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S). Those are the macroelements (the big ones) and the small elements known as microelements are iron (Fe), chlorine (Cl), manganese (Mn), boron (B), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and molybdenum (Mo). Growing marijuana indoors with hydroponics, water is enriched with these very same nutrient salts, creating a hydroponic nutrient solution which is perfectly balanced. An all purpose hydroponic nutrient solution with secondary elements like calcium, sulphur and magnesium and trace elements boron, copper, molybdenum, zinc, iron, and manganese will get you through all stages of growth. But depending on the stage of growth, you can adjust different nutrient levels needed at different times to optimize your yield. A 15-15-15 solution contains 15% Nitrogen; 15% Phosphorus; 15% Potassium. A 20-10-5 solution contains 20% Nitrogen; 10% Phosphorus; 5% Potassium. The percentage of the solution not used by N-P-K is trace elements and inert material.  If you are buying hydroponic nutrients, get the powder kind that mixes with water. It is much cheaper over the long run when compared to pre-mixed solutions.

NPK nutrients

N = Nitrogen
P = Phosphorus
K = Potassium

  • Higher amounts of N are needed when the temperature will be below 80 degrees in the grow room during vegetative growth. 20-20-20, or 23-19-17, or 12-6-6, or something similar, with trace elements should do it.
  • If temperatures are higher than 80 degrees in the grow room, you need not worry about more N in the formula during vegetative growth.
  • During flowering the plant needs lots of P, regardless of temperature. 15-30-15, or 5-20-10, or 2-4-3, or something similar, with trace elements should do it.
  • Do not over fertilize your plants as too much fertilizer will kill your plants. If you under fertilize, plants will take longer to grow but will not die. Follow the mixing instructions on your hydroponic solution package, if you aren’t sure, use less rather than more.
  • As water evaporates it is absorbed by the plants, your water reservoir level will drop. Add tap water that has been aged 3 days or longer to the reservoir. I don’t add nutrient solution when I top up the tank, some people do.
  • Change the nutrient solution every 2 weeks. That is, discard the old solution and clean out the reservoir, pumps, and other equipment that is used with HOT WATER. After cleaning, add tap water that has been aged 3 days or longer to the reservoir then add nutrient solution. You only need to clean the cups and tubing the plants are in before you start a new crop.  More detail on nutrients.

Marijuana nutrient cycle

The timer that starts to pump the nutrient solution should turn on and the solution should submerge the plants roots about every twenty minutes. As soon as the roots are submerged, the pump can shut down. If it takes longer than 20 minutes for the roots to get water, the roots will usually grow long, and they can grow very long looking for the nutrient solution source. In fact they can grow so long and thick that they prevent the solution from reaching all the way up your grow cups. This will also raise the chance of root material being ripped out and clogging the system. Once the flow is clogged by root or other material inside, you will have to take the garden apart and clean it.

Check the root length every few weeks. If it is hard to remove the cups the plants are in because the roots are anchored to the internal channel, the roots are too long. The root should be short enough to not touch the narrow point where the solution enters the cup holder. If they are too long, trim them down with scissors. Make sure they are not going too far, but don’t cut unnecessarily.  The old solution that you are discarding can be used to water house or garden plants. This will at least double the growth rate if you usually water your plants with regular tap water! More detail on nutrients.

Why not soil?

In soil, biological decomposition breaks down organic matter into the basic nutrient nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium salts that plants feed on. Water dissolves these salts and allows uptake by the roots. For a plant to receive a well balanced diet, everything in the soil must be in perfect balance. Rarely, if ever, can you find such ideal conditions in soil due to the lack of organic matter left behind on the surface, contamination and biological imbalances.

Soil is not able to produce a high volume of nutrients as hydroponics can deliver. Hydroponics takes the desired amount of food directly to the root rather than making plant’s roots look for it. Soil loses its nutritional value and is difficult to measure in terms of pH and fertility. With hydroponics the pH and nutritional value of the water are easily measured and maintained, so plants always have enough to eat. Only when you water your soil plants, the basic elements can dissolve into the water. In a hydroponic system, moisture is present for extended periods of time or for all the time. In addition, soil plays host to many nasty little creatures, pests and diseases while hydroponic growing mediums are inert and sterile making a very hygienic environment for the plant and owner.

Indoor marijuana

Hydroponic marijuana set ups

All growing described on this page is done using the Ebb and Flow system. The Ebb and Flow system is one of, if not the most popular hydroponic methods for growing weed. It is simple and easy to use. It works like this: A reservoir containing nutrient solution is located below a growing tray. To support the plants in a hydroponic system, an inert soil-free medium like fiber or stone, may be used to anchor the roots. These hydroponic mediums are designed to be very porous for excellent retention of air and water that’s necessary for a healthy plant – roots need to breathe too. The tray contains the plants in containers with a growing medium like Rockwool, lava rocks or the like.  A basic system known as ‘Ebb and Flow’ requires the the growing bed to be filled with a nutrient solution by a small pump on a timer to feed and water the plants, the nutrient solution ‘flows’ in. The timer then shuts the pump off and the nutrient solution drains or ‘ebbs’ freely back into the reservoir. Ebb and Flow systems’ are favored because of their low maintenance, high productivity, and ease of use. Ideal not only for the beginner, but for the advanced gardener as well.

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There are lots of other systems to consider:

Aeroponics - This method of hydroponics goes without a growing medium, although a small amount may be used to germinate the seed or root a cutting. Plant roots are suspended mid-air inside a chamber kept at a 100% humidity level and fed with a fine spray of nutrient solution. This mid-air feeding allows the roots to absorb much needed oxygen, thereby increasing metabolism and rate of growth reportedly up to 10 times of that in soil and there is nearly no water loss due to evaporation. The mist is created by special nozzles to the root system on a regular basis. The roots are held inside a water proof and light proof container which helps create a high humidity area.

Continuous flow / Top feed system – This is the system you often see pictures of. Using a 2″ or 4″ PVC tube with holes cut into the top at regular intervals for the plants to sit in a holder or pot. The nutrients are continuously fed down the PVC pipe over the root system.

Deep Water Culture (DWC) + Recirculating direct water culture systems (also known as RDWC) + BubblePonics – This is a simple yet effective way to grow, it is similar to the mist Aeroponics system in some ways. However the concept is to submerge the plants roots in the nutrient system, now without air they would die, so you add an air rock like used fish tanks. If you pump significant air through the system the bubbles maintain oxygen to the roots and they grow really well.

Drip Irrigation – A great way to save water and nutes. Used throughout large outdoor farming systems to cut down on waste, small droppers are placed right next to the stem or roots of the marijuana in their pots within the medium. Small drops of the nutrient system will drip out regularly to feed the plant. Very low evaporation and good for stealth grows too because it is silent.

Ebb and Flow – As discussed above the nutrient solution floods a tray situated above the reservoir and then ebbs back into the reservoir in the process feeding the plants with their roots situated to the tray.

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) – Similar to the Ebb and Flow technique but it is more circular. The tray above the reservoir is tilted and the nutrients fed in from the top and let to drain in a thin film down the tray back into the reservoir, it lets roots feed and have access to air.

Wick system – An easy system where by your marijuana is usually situated in pots, which can have a soil medium, there are thick ‘wicks’ usually of cotton that connect the pots aggregate with their roots with the reservoir below. The nutrients solution is constantly sucked up by the plants when they are dry through capillary action.

Sea of Green (SoG) – This is  Dutch method for growing rather than a hydroponic method. Read all Sea of Green here.

Screen of Green (Screen of Green) – Very similar tot he Sea of Green system but involves a screen situated above the marijuana heads, read more above Sea of Green.

Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green SCOG –  These growing systems are used more by commercial operations where speed and yields are paramount but can be used in smaller home grows. The equipment is different and you need cannabis strains that are capable of flowering after a short vegetation period, read more. If you would rather buy a ready built grow room rather than grab all the gear from the hardware store (they will know what you are making), it may cost a little more but all parts will be included and you will save time by getting everything at once. More about hydroponic grow systems.

 

Marijuana lighting

Since modern hydroponics began people have used high intensity discharge (HID) lights including Metal Halide (MH) or High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to grow marijuana and more recently with great success, LED grow lights. Metal halide light is close to regular room light or compact fluorescent light CFL and is more abundant in the blue and green spectrum’s which is best for vegetative growth. While high pressure sodium HPS offer light in the orange, amber and red end of the spectrum which is best for flowering stage (later) growth. Growers often use these two lights in tandem, MH for vegging and HPS for flowering or both at the same time. Marijuana grows well from 420 through 730 nanometres which can be covered in this method. HID lamps like the MH and HPS offer a lot of light but just as much wasted energy is emitted as heat. You will need to manage that heat with a good ventilation system. HIDs also require a ballast to operate so make sure you buy one of them. Expect to pay about $250 for a 600W HPS/MH digital ballast, bulb and reflector combo.

Full spectrum LED grow lights are what the pros have turned too now, we know some of the large greenhouses (think big name seed companies) in the Netherlands have turned too as they offer far more control, lower electricity costs while heat and space issues are decreased. Why are LEDs now a good option? The cost of LEDs, their power and the color they produce (spectrum) is tuned perfectly for marijuana growing. LED grow lights, in particular full spectrum LED grow lights, number of advantages over HIDs such as covering the full grow spectrum from seedling, vegetative and flowering stages, run on approximately half the electricity and have bulb lives of around 50,000 to 60,000 hours! A 1000W HPS is the equivalent to approximately 500W LED (true draw). Good LEDs run cool, have no fans or excellent silent fans and emit very little heat – and do not require a ballast. LED grow lights are a great solution to the old HIDs. Much more on grow lighting.

Marijuana Lighting Guide

Marijuana Lighting Guide

 

Marijuana growing seeds or clones

If you know someone who grows, ask them for a few clones. If you don’t have access to clones you will have to buy marijuana seeds. If you don’t already have some, you can ask you friends to save you seeds out of any good weed they may come across. If you need seeds we totally recommend reading this cannabis seeds guide.

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Germinate the marijuana seeds

Set up your hydroponic garden before you germinate the seeds. Make sure everything works fine. If you are using clones, skip this section. There are various types of media available to grow in. Rockwool is one, but there are many others. Media simply means the substance that the roots grow in. Since you aren’t using soil in a hydroponic garden, you need a substitute. The media will provide no nutrition; it is just a support for the roots. All nutrition comes from the hydroponic solution. The standard thing to do is use a Rockwool cube to start the seed on and surround it with whatever growing media you like to use. Keep the Rockwool cube so that the bottom 70% or so is submerged when the water is at its maximum, but keep the top part above the water so that the seed is never submerged. After the seeds have germinated and the root is about a quarter of an inch long, place the seed, root down, on your grow cube or media in your hydroponic cups.

 

Vegetative marijuana growth

The first phase of marijuana growth is called the vegetative phase. If you plan on using LED, MH or HPS right away, Start with about 20 inches or more above the top of the plant (less for LEDs) and lower the light an inch or so daily until you think the height is right. Too close and the plants will dry and turn brown. Too far and the plants grow too tall as they stretch to get closer to their light source. That is a waste of space. Start high and lower the light an inch or two daily until you think the height is right and the light emitted is being caught well by the plants. During the first stage of growth, the vegetative stage, keep the light on 18 to 24 hours a day minimum. The longer it is on, the faster the plants will grow, but the higher your electricity bill will be. More on marijuana vegetative growth. More on marijuana vegetative growth.

 

Marijuana flowering

Flowering is the phase of marijuana growth that produces the most THC, CBN and CBD; these are the active ingredients that produce a high when the female buds are smoked. Once flowering begins, the height of the plants will taper off as the plant energy is used in the flowering process itself. You can start flowering when the plants are a minimum of about 6 inches high and have at least 4 sets of leaves. This will take 2 weeks to a month of vegetative growth in most hydroponic gardens. When you want to start flowering cut the light back to 12 hours a day. If you start the flowering when the plant is very small say 6 inches the height of the plant will continue to increase for about two to four weeks after flowering has been started, after that all the plants energy will be used for flower production. If you start the flowering when the plant is a bit more mature it will start in around 10 days. Limiting the height of a marijuana plant has always been a difficult task, so one easy method is to raise the height of the light as the plant grows. There are methods of limiting the height of a plant, but none of them are really easy. We recommend one of the Marijuana Growers Guide which has the most comprehensive descriptions I have seen on limiting the height of weed. The flowering cycle lasts about two months, sometimes a little longer, depending on the type of seed. So the total length of time to raise a crop should be 3 to 4 months in a hydroponic garden but much less if you use the Sea of Green or Screen of Green methods. During flowering the dark period must be perfectly dark. No room light, sun light, or any other light should reach the plant in the 12 hours of darkness that the plant must get everyday. The strongest light that should reach the plant during flowering would equal that of moonlight. Stronger light than this will delay flowering, and if it continues there is a chance that the plant will not flower, but stay in the vegetative phase. You will know the plants are flowering when you see what look like little white hairs developing at bud sites. They should be visible after about 10 to 14 days of the flowering light cycle. This is when you need to remove the male plants, not required if you have female clones. These pistils will eventually be the red or white hairs that you see turn into nice big buds. More about marijuana flowering and sexing.

Harvesting, curing and storing marijuana – no smell

We have a great page all about harvesting your marijuana! If your weed is going to be stored for more than a year it should be wrapped in an air tight container and be stored somewhere that is dark and cool. A freezer is best, but a fridge, basement, closet, or something similar will do. Dry it first if you grow your own, or if the stuff you have is very moist. And remember that light, air and heat are the things to avoid. If you are looking to grow and smoke marijuana of course this will produce odors. Sometimes they can be strong enough to attract attention. If you would like to eliminate the smell from growing and/or smoking marijuana the best thing to do is build an ozone generator. More detail on odour control.

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79 thoughts on “Hydroponic Marijuana Grow Guide

  1. Hello Friends
    All the way from sunny hot Durban. Yes same place where the poison comes from.
    Thought I would tell you what its like here.
    If you drop the seeds onto the earth they will grow in front of your eyes! Two to three meters high if nothing tries to eat the plants.
    No need for hydro here the stuff grows wild on almost every open piece of ground. Still its illegal! Its like saying as from tomorrow milk is illegal. The prisons here are full of offenders charged with possession of! Still mother nature has a funny way of winning everything in the end.
    Good luck with your hydroponic systems. I am building a monster system but it to grow vegetables.

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  2. Smokee-bong-420

    Hey guys I’m new to his just started to grow a couple plants the about 4 to 5 months I just started to do my flowering stage there about 3 feet tall and really bushy I’m just wondering how long dose it take for there first bloom?

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    • Hi anyone used an IWS system? Its a flood and drain system.i have read loads of good reviews however im strugling to get even an “ok” result..i have used coco and soil and coco was awesome..but this iws not happening.using canna full range canna aqua ph n ec in check.ph between 5.2 max 6.2 according to canna feed n ec at max 1.6-1.8

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  3. i have a 6′ high by 2’7″ wide by 12′ long space. i was wondering how many plants should i plant and what lighting should i use? i am a first time grower and any tips on any of the process will help greatly. thanks.

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  4. Marijuana is a gift from GOD, get the government off of it. Stop cutting down trees for paper and stop sucking the earth dry for fuel. Marijuana can provide all that and it has a ZERO death rate. Peanuts kill 100 people a year, and they’re legal.
    Call Congress and Senate – 202-224-3121 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Share this number with your friends and family. Help me make the noise to make it happen.

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    • Go on Sandy! If enough people stand up and be counted, we can make change happen!

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  5. Ok stupid questions but I am new to this. What seeds do will specifically work with the hydroponics grow cabinets? I am going to buy 2 of them so if the bottom holds 60 babies should I buy 60 seeds or just clone 1 seed? Please leave a few comments with a few pointer as if I had seeds and 2 grow boxes right in front of me now. Just the basics help me out here.

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    • Not all seeds are gonna grow, i just started growing hydroponically, and realized that i drastically undercalculated the hydro ponic systems abilities, we now have 21 sprouts, but besides that, i’d say start with a good 5 seeds, 4 will most likely sprout, those four should be your mother plants and clone off of them after you have determined their sex of course, you want females, look for tiny white strand at the notch (pistils) hope this helps -L

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    • All seeds will work Kellsie. It might take a while to build up to 60 plants though. Buying 60 good quality seeds will be expensive. Go for around 10, grow them out, remove the males if necessary (if you buy regular and not feminized).
      Now, select the best female, give her a while to get lots of branches (try lots of topping and pruning) and start taking clones. As she gets bigger you will be able to take more and more clones. Hope this helps.

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  6. It has been a month I put a seed with root in my cube in my hydroponics set up now it grew say 5 inchs and only has two of the vegge leaves.Now is there something wrong

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    • Check your nutrient solution or pH. May be something wrong in it thats slowling down growth i had 5″ plants in 3 days

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  7. do you need air stones in a deep water hydro unit, if the water if flowing and falling into the bucket.

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    • Hard to say. Normal practice is to have air stones but if there is enough turbulence in the fall then there may be enough oxygen in the water. I would guess at no, but it could work. Be interesting to find out….Dev

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  8. i need to know why my clones,they are in dirt now.but they are babbies and showing their gender already?will they still grow and produce?i might have waited too long to do my cloning?is the mother plant of this any good?

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    • clones will do that earlier than the motherplant did, clones also tend to be shorter, as long as they are showing pistils and not pollen sacks, its still all good, just expect a lower yield

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  9. i have my seedlings under fluresent strip lites proper grow lites but i dnt really know how close 2 put them as this is my first grow any advise wud b gr8

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    • Elsie ChipOil

      Place the lights as close as you can to the plants without burning the leaves. Light intensity conforms to the inverse square law. This basically means that the intensity diminishes greatly the further away it is from the plants. The closer you get it, the more your plants will grow.

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  10. YOU CAN NOT TURN A MALE INTO A FEMALE. What you can do, is make a female produce seeds like a male. However, that plant will no longer be able to be able to be used for smoking. But the seeds formed this way will be certain to produce a female plant genetically identical to the “mother plant.” The new plants you can smoke like other buds.

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    • Elsie ChipOil

      It is possible to smoke seeded buds. In fact, until fairly recently that is how people always smoked it. Sinsimellia is for sure a superior smoke, it is tastier and more potent, but just because a plant has seeds does not mean you cannot smoke it.

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  11. I know that you can grow anything with hydroponics. But why marijuana if you can grow other more useful crops? I’m really astonished to see that a lot of people are actually interested in doing this (or are already into it) marijuana hydroponics. But I guess only a few countries are allowed to grow and use marijuana.

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  12. Marijuana plants, and in fact all plants, do not need to be in a living soil, they require nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S). Those are the macroelements (the big ones) and the small elements known as microelements are iron (Fe), chlorine (Cl), manganese (Mn), boron (B), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and molybdenum (Mo).

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  13. how big should the storage tank be,have 6-5gal pals with top drip my ec/ph are hard to keep stable. 2nd day after water change it starts to change,add ro water every day.have 10gal storage tank is this to small

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  14. i purchased clones and they are 2 weeks old now i have them under a 600 watt light how high should it be away from them?. i would also appreciate some help on how long i should have the feeding pump on for at the minute i have them feeding for 1 hour then the pump is off for 3 hours and then back on for an hour and so on throughout the 18 hours that the light is on is that enough? any help on this matter would be helpful as this is my 1st time growing hydroponically.

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  15. this is an brilliant tutorial on indoor gowing with hydroponics. will definately subscribe to your feed once our blog is up and running for hydroville.co.uk.

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  16. The best way is to cut off a clone from the mother. And dip it in some root solution after that let the plant recover from the shock. Then feed it medium solution on the nutrients after recovered from the shock. Now u can put it in the flowering invoronment. Once 2 to 3 weeks go by u will start seiing either little cristals or hairs on the stubs of the plants and the leaff that will be ur female. Ur males are useless unless u want seeds. A male will have little pods on the stubs of ur plant. .

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  17. Hydroponics was derived from the Greek word hydro, which means “water” and ponos, which means “labor or water-working”. Hydroponics gardening involves growing plants with their roots in other nutrient solutions and without soil.

    Hydroponics gardening is as simple as ordinary gardening. Both of them necessitate sufficient light, water, temperature, light, and humidity. But with hydroponics, no soil is used. Instead a soil substitute holds the roots while nutrients are carried by the water. Indoor hydroponic gardening is not that hard and plants respond well to this method of growing.

    This is one of the major considerations in hydroponics gardening since it sustains the plants. One has to make sure that this nutrient solution maintains a pH level of 5 to 6 after dilution. In hydroponics gardening, the plants should be watered more than three times a day. this is usually done using a pump and timer.

    If your hydroponics garden is located indoors, the most suitable temperature is between 71 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, this temperature may change depending on the different types of plant you are working on, e.g. tropical plants.

    Place your plants somewhere they can receive ample amount of light. Otherwise artificial light must be used. High pressure Sodium lights or bulbs are a suitable substitute for natural light.

    Humidity is good. When the room’s temperature rises, the air will be able to hold the sufficient amount of moisture your plants will need.

    A hydroponics system can be fully automated. Since it is water-based, the gardener has no soil to dig or weeds to pull. Also, the water can be re-used to prevent wastage.

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  18. Im growing swag ive grew before but i dont really know to much about growing, and im growing outside Help!

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  19. hey little guy, you save an love that plant, it came to you, happy days man. i wish i could see it.

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  20. don’t give up. it’s not as easy or AS FAST as you may have heard. but very rewarding. go to, how to grow marijuana.com all the tips, an advice you need. just to watch them grow!!

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  21. How many times a day do you water your marijuana plant when growing hydro? what is a good watering schedual?

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  22. G you prob are watering too frequent if you have flood system if its a drip system then its a low or lack of a micro nutrient. Yellow tips on new growth means too much nitrogen. Yellow tips on old growth is common but keep an eye on those nutrient levels! Your plants will tell you what’s up! Solid yellow leaves at base of plants could realate to high ph too. check all levels

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  23. bottoms of the plants are going yellow, including the buds. can you help give me the reasons for this.

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  24. how do i set up a system to grow hydroponicaly. im new at growing hydroponicaly

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  25. you can tell the sex of your seeds. Female seeds have a volcano like crater on one end. If the crater is a perfect circle then you have yourself a female seed, if its oval, or wavy, or not a perfect circle, then its a male.

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  26. Hydroponic, working with some feminized, auto-flowering lowryder variant. Any benefit to trimming lower leaves, or have genetics predetermined height of these plants?

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  27. RAJINDER MOHAN ARORA

    Hon’ble Sir, kindly inform easiest way to grow vegetable crops under

    HYDROPONICS and which crops can be grown easily and successfully. THANKS

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  28. is thier anyone in boston area that i can consult with that has a sucsessful grow. i have had several failed attempts with a1 seeds.

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  29. Never had a prob using water straight from the tap, spose to to age it, boil it, but doesnt make too much a diff.. if you found a plant in the street with buds on, smoke up, theres nothin to save..

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  30. @DeAndre – the only way to increase the speed is to induct CO2.

    As far as water goes get some distilled water from the grocery store and add your nutes to that.
    And for everyone on here asking how do i grow pot? for real go to a legit grow site, some were mentioned my personal favorite is rollitup.org, the growers on here have done it for years upon years, also if you are having problems i have posted pics to rollitup and gotten replies to what my plant problems are in less then two minutes after posting.

    Find a site like that for all your NEW-B questions and buy a book or two. Dont get me wrong i remember the first time i started growing, but growing isnt just a quick get in get out, you have to take time. Your Plant= Your Baby. Respect them and they will respect you.

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  31. I knew to this and I am growing in a wardrobe with a 600 watt lamp any advice for which soil to use?

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  32. growing cannabis

    You can use de-chlorinated water, or you could just add H2O2 instead of aging the water. Much quicker, and more sterile that way.

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  33. I need to know how u can i grow weed and if i can make weed grow faster please i need to know?

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  34. Been growin for 43 years-Refer to the guidelines in this web site- they are most accurate-The rest is a matter of trial and error on your own part.

    Purified water/ Lights Mh first (Vegatative) HPS second (Bloom) Good air circulation and constant temperature-DONT be stupid and/ take pictures /tell anyone you are doing it/brag when you have had a drink/think that no-one will recognize that smell (Use air filters) Other than that HAPPY GROWING!!!

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  35. reading all this is kinda helpfull my self being a 16 yr old female yeah im hella interested in learning how to grow this lovely plant hmmm…i needa study on this shizz more

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  36. Just curious, but what is the reason for using aged water? I assume it’s to do with chlorine/chloramines in tap water but I’d like to know for sure.
    The reason I ask is, say life gets ahead of you and you forget to put water out to age, and the reason for aging is indeed to allow time for chlorine etc to evaporate, could you use a dechlorinator intended for use in aquariums?

    I run a planted aquarium and I age water for it too, but find the dechlorinators do work very nicely when I forget. I’m down with plant care, fertilisers, substrates etc. I don’t grow pot, but I’m researching. There was that fateful summer when I was away and my mother discovered a rogue plant in the garden(roaches flicked into flowerbeds make good germination pods? LOL), subsequently killing it when she attempted to care for it(she knew was it was, she thought it was pretty, bless her).

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  37. grow marijuana, sunshine is most important,i think you can try to use led grow light

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  38. Actually these people are wrong you can determine sex as early as a month old, look up what pistils are males have one pistole one each side females have multiple there little nodes that grow up against the stock by where new branches come out and such

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  39. I did a stupid thing. I was walking down the street here in Northern China and I spotted a plant growing out of the crack between a sidewalk and a concrete wall. I took a picture of it and then asked the people who owned the shop if I could have it. They didn’t know what it was so they said “yes”. I was in such a rush to get it out and get it home that I just pulled it up (stupid me!)… not really thinking about what I was going to do with it. I got only one half of a good root and a few small web-like roots. First thing when I got home, I put it in a vase where I have some hydroponic bamboo growing. But this should only be temporary. It’s about 26″ tall, with about 75 leaves and a stalk about 3/16″ diameter. It’s even got buds! It’s amazing that it lasted this long because the temperatures are almost down to “freezing” in the daytime. I walked down the streets of this major city, crowded with people, and even walked by the very front of police station, and “nobody” gave me anything more than a curious look, which is quite natural when they see an American. I’m a Viet Nam vet, so I couldn’t believe what I saw when I found it. What should I do? Did I kill it already, or can it be saved…poor little guy :(

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  40. if im using the ebb and flow monster (55gallon) reservoir and the 12 5 gallon buckets,,How much do i fill the reservoir and how much median goes in the 5 gallon buckets or does it just go in the netted bucket inside the 5 gallon,,im very confused still i need help,,please respond @ my email adress cjacksina@yahoo.com

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  41. What type of nutrients should I look to buy if I am growing in a water culture system?

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  42. at this point your roots are going to determine your growth rate. Make sure no light is getting to the roots and that no damage has occured. I like to use floresence lighting so plant can be clocer to light without burning.

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  43. btw i do have 2 air stones so plenty of air…using led lights …what do i have to do !!! and how do u kill spider mites i’m using that soap spray now but its not working

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  44. i’m a rookie grower as well and my plants r dying i got root rot due to me just sitting my plants in the resavor with nutriants…anyone know what i can do besides proxcide to fix…i also cut roots but still persistant and i flushed and cleaned resavor sereveral times already…plz i don’t wanna waste the money i spent on my clones cuz i’m a broke white boy…open to any suggestions..anything to improve my babies status..plz help

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  45. Lol I swear, I’m 16 and I know more about growing pot then most of you lol, do your homework. I’m not tryin to sound like a dick. I just have seen a lot of ppl put lots of money in and fail and loose a lot of money. Go to like hempfest and hempstock and learn from pros lol that’s what I did.

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  46. Okay all you ppl who just one day wake up, ima grow ganja and do hydroponics. Do your fucking research first. I have taken many horticulture classes and have spent hours reading. Do your homework before you think you can grow. Also stealth is a big thing.

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  47. Okay I”m completely new to the growing. All I know is I have a lamp in my basement, and I’m probably gonna be getting some NY Diesel seeds. Someone wanna give me a tutorial so I can have a good first plant? Basically I need to know how to plant, how and when to water/give light, and how to progress from stage to stage. HELP PLEASE! Thanks.

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  48. I have like silk worms or small caterpillars in my buds what’s up with that? They are very small

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  49. I just set up my Aeroponics system, and my white widoe plant is only a half inch tall and it hasn’t grown in 4 weeks, the person that sold me the set up told me to use these dirt like shape hockey Pucks. the light I’m using is MH 600 wt. what am i doing wrong

    thank steve

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  50. i know why you clone from mother plant before flowering starts,but clones root in 10 days, mother only two weeks into flowering, flowering takes 8 to 10 weeks. clones will be to big for cloneing area ? im not getting how continuous rotation from ready to flower mom, cut clones , bye time mom is finished, clones will be moms there self. or is that the whole idea ! no because then you would clon twice . could someone help set me strait on rotation cycle and how it work , new at this ha ha! PLEASE HELP !!!!

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  51. I was told that you need a male plant to make a female plant bud is that true cause all mine are female?

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  52. hello all im a newb to growing hydroponic pot and i have built my own system but now i dont know where to go from there… what i need to know is what type of fertlizers(micro nuitrents)do i need? i live buy a store in gainsevillie fl, called gardners edege. heres the link – they have so many ferts/nutrients i dontknow what i need to run a basic 5 plant system. my system is a dip basket with pea pebbles/stones and insted of rock cube i used cotton balls. with a basic fishtank air pump. im going to that store as soon as i can figure out what things i nned to get for ferts.
    so if anyone could please help me i would greatly appreciate it. i left the link so anyone who wants to help me can go on that website and see all the fert’s they have. if someone could just find what i would need on there and tell me that would help me so mch, and after that im going to buy the stuff. thanks – nick

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  53. The best way to tell if a young plant is female is after the first couple pairs of food leaves, the leaves start to alternate. They no longer grow out in pairs, but single leaves shoot out from the main stalk, rotating around it.

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  54. Ok so I’m grow some pot using hydroponic system Nd i started two days ago…the only thing is i don’t know if i started it right..i just put it in on of those rapied rooter and put it in the hydroponic system will it work that way..i kinda hope so cuz what a wast if not..lol of “money”

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  55. How much water do i give her ? Shes about a foot long. Do i give her water every day? Its my first plant !!!

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  56. Ppl like you get all the brains. I just get to say tahkns for he answer.

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  57. The easiest way to determine the gender of an cannabis plant is to examine its flowers. To initiate flowering, most strains require 12 hours of day (=light) and 12 of night(=uninterrupted darkness). Female or Pistillate flowers are easily distinguished from the males by the long white ‘pistils’ protruding from the calyxii (bottom far right on the last picture). Male or Staminate inflorescences are like tiny bells hanging on the limbs of the flowers
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  58. There really isn’t a best way, just a female buds and males don’t, but if you know what you’re doing you can turn a male into a female.

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