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Setup your own DWC Hydroponic Growing System

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Many people are switching to DWC as their chosen method, as a result we get many calls and emails about DWC.

So we are getting this blog together for DWC first timers as a step by step guide to help you succeed in your DWC grow.

Many people are switching to LED Grow Lights in combination with DWC from some very dramatic results.

So first things first lets gather the ingredients

 
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Step 1: Clean Everything

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It is vital that you start out your DWC adventure as you mean to go on and keep it clean as possible to discourage the build up of algae and other nasties. It is a good idea to use some liquid oxygen or other grow room cleaning agent.

Wash your buckets.
Net Pots.
Lids.
Measuring jugs, syringes etc.

Step 2: Balance your bits

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It is vital that you PH balance your clay pebbles and air stones in water between 5.6 - 5.8 before use, iIf you fail to do this then your PH will be thrown our the moment the clay pebbles or air stone hits the water and can take several days to balance again with your plants in situ.

Also as your plants are only young when you transplant them, this is a vital stage in their development.

Step 3: Ensure Adequate Air Flow

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Air glorious air, never underestimate the power of good clean air, it is just as important as any of the other ingredients in your grow room including light and water. Without adequate air to the plants root zone stunted growth and root rot will occur.

One of the main reasons that DWC is such a fruitful way of growing plants is that they plants get huge amounts of air into the root zone 24/7.

Your DWC pots must have an air stone in the bottom of the pot providing air to the nutrient solution. This ensures that your plants get all the air that they need it also ensures that the nutrient solution does not become stagnant.