Bubbling Aeroponic Cloner Question

by Jordan
(Norristown, PA, US)

Referring to your page on homemade aeroponics...

For this cloner, is this a short-term setup?

How would you effectively manage the water level for the mist to provide sufficient coverage since all the roots won't grow at the same pace?

Answer: Jordan- as you have already mentioned, the aeroponic system you are interested in is a cloner. As such, it is definitely meant to be a 'short term' setup. Generally, freshly cut clones will all pop roots in 7 to 10 days, as long as conditions are right.

This runs directly into your second comment. Multiple clones are all cut and placed into the cloner at the same time, and therefore they actually DO grow their roots at about the same. As long as you place each clone in the neoprene collar at the same depth, each clone should be suspended the same distance above the surface of the water in the reservoir below.

The reservoir is only there for moisture, and the amount of water loss over the course of 7 to 10 days (the average time for clones to root) is so small it is not even worth considering.

Once clones have roots they can be moved to a more 'long-term' veg system, they can be potted into soil, or they can be plugged into a hydroponic system under 12 hours of light to flower right away. All three of these choices would require a more substantial hydroponic system. Be sure to check out my most successful system for a better idea of what a 'long term' hydroponic system might involve.

Hope this helps you out Jordan, and Happy Growing!

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