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    Aerating water

    I got myself a little aquarium air pump to oxygenate my water before watering. Any ideas on how long it takes to saturate with O2?
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    #2
    If you are trying to get rid of chlorine 24 hours at least.

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      #3
      Yep what he said if that's what your doing it for.
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        #4
        I tried it a few years ago and saw no difference.

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        • Toker1
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          This is because it only works with chlorine gas. Many municipalities have switched to chloramines, which do not gas off at all.

        #5
        I'm talking O2. Chlorine is not an issue. Is that what you're talking about kingfish ? I'm coming at it from an oxygenate hydro water angle.
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        • Gingerbeard
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          w' hell! I'm doing it anyway because it makes me think I'm doing something beneficial. Sorry kingfish. Yeah.

        • Willyd
          Willyd commented
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          Gingerbeard Ive thought about doing it too especially if your storing rain water it makes sense to me lol let me know how it works out for ya.

        • kingfish
          kingfish commented
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          Gingerbeard, I don't see anything wrong with it. I just personally couldn't see the benefit. However I do use a aerator when I germinate my seeds.

        #6
        I don't know if I'll be able to tell Willyd My new grow is in soil with perlite. Eating FF trio nutrients. Getting foliar feeding 2-3 times a day. 7-8 hours of sun a day. I will be stimulating myself with a real badass light. I'm growing feminized. And the plants will be going into fabric pots. Everything is or will be new from my last. Noting a difference will be reeeeel tricky.
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        • Willyd
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          lol holy shit id say so. Well happy growing friend can't wait to see the finished product!

        #7
        Depends on several variables. One will be water temperature. Cold water will oxygenate faster than warm water will. Surface area, flow vs. stagnant.
        I would think with proper temperature, the water would be come oxygenated as soon as it is exposed to o2.
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        • Gingerbeard
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          Okay Toker1. I'm not sure the temperature but it's room temperature. Would cold water shock the roots? The pump is packaged as for a 5-10 gallon aquarium and the air stone is in a half gallon container. That's all I need, at this point. I could be doing 5 gallons.

        • Toker1
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          The amount of DO the water is able to maintain is dependent on water temperature. Some keep their hydro water at 68F, because above that mark the DO capabilities water physically has drops off significantly. Only issue is plant growth is a bit slower. Roots are not shocked, but growth is noticeably slower. Most hydro growers I know operate around 70F. Still plenty of DO and no issues with slowed growth. Once water temps get into 72F, I recommend use of hydroguard. Around 74-75F water is too warm and you might start to see issues.
          Sounds like your air pump is enough for your application.

        #8
        Just be careful you can change the ph drastically with aeration.

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        • Gingerbeard
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          Dude! I thought it was the pen! I pH'd the water from 7.7 to 6.3 with root nutes. After aerating, the pH went back up.

          Lesson learned. pH just before watering, after every bit of fiddlin'.

        #9
        Yeah, ph will slightly change with the addition of air. Larger fluctuations in ph will occur due to changing water temperatures.
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          #10
          Right, all. I think I'm good with 68° water because my apartment is there or a little lower.
          The is the first time I've had to worry about pH because of the supplements I've been using. Dogdamn don't like it. Bah! I better get award winning plants.
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            #11
            The two Caramelicious got topped, yesterday, and the same foliar feeding. They got a root nute in their water. The water was aerated.

            Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't the aeration. But damned if the plants don't look like they grew an inch, overnight! More space between nodes and overall height. I'm getting good vibes, folks. You know who you are.
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              #12
              Yes keeping the water aerated will help out.. it’s highly recommended for any type of hydro.. but in soil it adds many benefits as well.. helps positive microb growth, helps roots develop
              keeps your reservoir from becoming stagnant too

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                #13
                I've need reading on dissolved oxygen and found a video on YouTube on fluming apparently it raise the oxygen levels higher then a bubbler as long as temps are between 18c to 20c they say 19c would be perfect without affecting the growth.

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                • Toker1
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                  My experience with water temps and aero-cloning...19 is slow to produce roots and 20 works perfectly for the strains I use. Roots showing in 2 weeks.

                #14
                Toker1 you don't say..well good to know..thxs for that info...but I was referring more to the flowering stage like..mid to later stages...what's your input on this just so I know if was doing something wrong that could of been the cause of some of my issues .

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                • Toker1
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                  I believe it is strain dependent. I am prone to say that mountain strains (like the kush types) will be more resilient to cooler temps than the tropical strains would be (like the haze types). This is something you will have to experiment with. Take notes on growth rates, measured in some standard way, and water temps. Optimize your settings for the particular plant you are growing. 👍

                #15
                Very well said toker1 ...which does help me to understand better of the issue I had with my G13 haze and why she would react the way she did when I'd water her with water temps not in range and I haven't over water a plant in years...I knew it was the temps .

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