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    Keeping water in a resevoir

    Just curious. How many of you fine growers keep water in a resevoir rather then watering your plants right out of the faucet? I keep a 40 gal. plastic garbage can to store my water in.
    "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

    1st Grow

    Peyote Wi Fi Seedsman
    Blueberry Seedsman

    2nd Grow

    Super Critical Garden of Green
    White Widow Seedsman

    #2
    I use a 60L tote, typically has 30 L in it (and an airstone)

    also - Im hydro - so a spare res in the grow room is handy

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      #3
      Depends on how lazy I'm being. I'm growing in DWC, so in a perfect world, I'm keeping two large totes with air stones, one with a full strength nutrient solution and one with just water, depending on what I need to top up with and provide an emergency rez change if anything looks off. It's basically the same amount of work as doing it without a spare rez, just lets you clump it up more so most trips to the garden are quick, but you do have the longer days eventually.

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        #4
        after i water i always refill the 3 gal or 2 gal (or both) buckets i used to mix nutes to let the chlorine evaporate...this is based on the recommendation of my local grow store...no idea if it's necessary or beneficial...

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          #5
          I keep water in a resevoir because the water coming out of my faucet is very cold and I don't want to shock my plants.
          "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

          1st Grow

          Peyote Wi Fi Seedsman
          Blueberry Seedsman

          2nd Grow

          Super Critical Garden of Green
          White Widow Seedsman

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          • Mr.furley
            Mr.furley commented
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            Funny I do the same thing.

          • kingfish
            kingfish commented
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            Great mind think alike.

          #6
          Use a reservoir for the Autopot system I am currently using. Before I usually used a couple 5 gallon pails to let the chlorine dissipate before watering.
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            #7
            I'm growing in soil and have to be away from my photo girls for about 10 days. I'm planning a temp auto watering system using a reservoir but am wondering how to control the PH? Any suggestions?
            Auto Tent: Gorilla 3x3x6, HLG Elite 360, Infinity 4" w/Carbon Filter, Soil 50/50 perlite, Bio Tabs, Autopot system,1-Fruit Punch GYO Seedbank/1-Grandaddy Purple ILGM (11/25/21)
            Photo Tent: Gorilla 4x4x6 HLG Scorpion Rspect, Jetfan 6” w/Carbon Filter, Mother Earth Coco 50/50 perlite, CX Horticulture(full line), Autopot system, (under construction)

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              #8
              PH it like you always do. If you mix the PH adjuster per gallon, Then continue that way. The PH in your water isn't going to fluctuate too much in 10 days, if at all. For example if you use 1 teaspoon of PH adjuster per gallon and you have a 5 gal. resevoir, then give it 5 teaspoons.
              "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

              1st Grow

              Peyote Wi Fi Seedsman
              Blueberry Seedsman

              2nd Grow

              Super Critical Garden of Green
              White Widow Seedsman

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                #9
                I have well water that's cold I fill my 1/2gal milk jugs and let them sit for days until I use them again. So they might be 65f I've not tested temp. of water.
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                Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
                indoor/outdoor grower
                1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
                1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
                I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
                Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
                Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
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                • kingfish
                  kingfish commented
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                  SoOrbudgal, I have a well also and know what it feels like when I'm in the shower and accidentally get hit with a blast of cold water. I'm sure my plants feel the same.

                #10
                Our well water is about 54F and pretty consistently. So my guess is the earth’s temperature 220 feet down is 54.

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