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a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:47 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

we are correctly having a major ice storm. and it has got me a bit worried. they are saying to prepare for no power for up to 24 hours. and i know my DWC plant will not survive that. i have no way to keep the air pumps running. what if i took the entire net pot with the plant and planted it organic medium. and left it there for the rest of the grow. will it survive? i really don't want to do that, but i do not want to loss my baby. just trying to figure things out in advance. any information is much appreciated


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RE: a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:22 pm
by surfinc | 1.743 Posts | 6367 Points

the pros will follow up but i think you are ok maybe just raising net pot out of solution...maybe 24 is ok on the long end?
maybe easier to drain resi before power goes out and hand water once or twice??


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RE: a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:46 am
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

I would leave it. It can be tough to go from DWC to soil. You haven't lost power yet and you may not. And even if you do, it may be brief. I have frequent power outages and do not even kick my generator on unless I know the outage it going to be 12-24 hours or more. DWC can survive for 12-24 hours without air....they just don't like it.
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RE: a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:00 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

still no power. 8 hours and counting :/
they say it be back on in the next hour or so


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RE: a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:28 pm
by Dr Green Fang | 142 Posts | 864 Points

I think the water would be plenty enough oxygenated to last up to 48 hours easy. But, I'm not as knowledgeable as others.

Maybe lift them up out of the buckets, and suspend while you take a whisk and very rapidly whisk the solution for about 2-5 minutes straight. That will pump air into the solution.

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RE: a question about DWC and power loss

in Coffee Table Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:32 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.430 Posts | 11302 Points

Get your bike tire pump out and pump so air into the water every couple hrs. Dont "blow" air from your lung into the water it has too much CO2 to do much good for the plant


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