Although the top-fed aspect has little effect later on, that initial boost in the beginning can easily shave 1-2 weeks off your total grow time. The final system looks something like this: (An added bonus, you are much less likely to get bugs when growing hydroponically than when growing marijuana in organic mediums like soil) Overview: Here’s What Growing Weed with Bubbleponics Looks Like Each Week: Draw water from a bathtub or sink Measure out nutrients into the water, which is quick and easy as long as you have measuring spoons (learn more about marijuana-friendly nutrients here: https://www.growweedeasy.com/best-marijuana-nutrients-review) Adjust the pH of your nutrient-enriched water. This only takes a few minutes once you get the hang of it, and takes 30 minutes at most your first time. (full tutorial with video by yours truly showing you how to do it here: https://www.growweedeasy.com/how-do-i-check-the-pH-of-my-water) Drain water from your reservoir Add new water to reservoir Kiss your plants and tell them you love them, make sure their leaves are not too close to the grow lights, and be on your merry way for another week (it’s okay if you peek in to check on them if you’d like 🙂 It’s true that the process of pHing your water may take a tiny bit longer the first few times. What I can promise is that once you get acclimated to your house’s water and your own system, it becomes easy, almost automatic.
In fact, after a while, you barely have to measure anything, and can even eyeball your measurements in a pinch, only double-checking your measurements if you notice signs of plant trouble. Sirius Fourside has already put together a complete tutorial on how to grow marijuana with bubbleponics right here: His tutorial comes complete with pictures on how to set up your system, and literally everything you could ever need to succeed growing weed with bubbleponics. “SUPER ARTICLE” “Aspiring first timer, looks great” “Thank you for all of the info, I was lookin for one bit of info and got sucked into everything above. You were very helpful!” “This article was very helpful” “thanks man enjoyed ur article” “Thanks” “awesome page” “thank u so much for info” “great stuff!” “Thanks could not b made any easier” “By far the best guide I’ve found! Thank you.” “Fab page with all the information you will ever need thanks your a star” “Excellent, Thank You Very Much from Argentina!” Important Points to Keep in Mind When Growing Marijuana With Bubbleponics. Fluorescent lights work great for the vegetative stage. CFLs and LEDs are great grow lights for this system and barely produce any heat, so require very little setup. MH/HPS and other HID grow lights get out of control results in a hydroponics system like this Use growth control methods to keep plants short and manageable: https://www.growweedeasy.com/how-to-grow-short-bushy-marijuana-plants Heated reservoir water causes bad bacteria in the water, and this leads to root rot. Root rot is especially terrible because plants can look healthy with root rot up until they’re totally dead.
If heat is ever an issue at all, I STRONGLY suggest using a product called Hydroguard with your feedings. It introduces beneficial bacteria which outcompete the bad bacteria. I’ve personally used Aquashield to completely reverse a particularly terrible case of root rot. If time is the most important factor… Make sure you get a 5 gallon tank/reservoir so you don’t have to change water as often, plants can get big growing with this method! To create a system that’s truly ‘set and forget and use an HPS grow light from beginning to end. You’ll have to spend a bit more time in the beginning to set up an exhaust system to vent out the heat, but once you’re set up, HPS lights don’t need to be adjusted as often as other lights and can be used from seedling to harvest. About Nebula Haze and Sirus Fourside: Sirius Fourside was determined to find the most low maintenance method possible to grow weed, and still get great results. As a result, he found and mastered the art of growing weed with bubbleponics, so you can skip the research and get straight to growing. The awesome thing about bubbleponics, is you actually get better yields and faster harvests than growing weed in soil. For thousands of years, humans have been using hydroponics to get better yields from crops and we get to benefit from all that knowledge. If you’re growing marijuana in soil or another growing medium like coco coir, you will have to hand-water your plants. Watering is an important part of growing cannabis indoors, and knowing how to water your plants will save you a lot of frustration! Well, you will want to water your marijuana whenever the top of the soil or growing medium starts to feel dry. I like to water when the medium feel dry up to my first knuckle, or about an inch. Soil – Water plants when the soil feels dry up to your first knuckle (or if the pot feels light). If coco is staying wet for 3+ days, try giving less water at a time until plants get bigger and start drinking more. Don’t wait for your coco coir to dry out, but don’t water if the top inch feels “wet”. If the container feels light, it’s definitely time to water! How to water cannabis properly (when using a well-draining potting mixture with liquid nutrients)… In soil, wait until the topsoil feels dry about an inch deep (up to your first knuckle – just use your finger to poke a hole in the soil and see if it feels dry). In coco coir, you want to water every 1-2 days if possible and adjust the amount of water you give accordingly. The top inch doesn’t need to completely dry out between waterings. If you’re regularly adding nutrients in the water, give enough water each time that you get 10-20% extra runoff water drain out the bottom of your pot.
This prevents a buildup in the potting mixture because otherwise, you are continuously adding more nutrients to the system. Note: If water takes a long time to come out the bottom, or if pots take longer than 5 days to dry out before the next watering, you may actually have a problem with drainage (more info below) or need to give less water at a time. If your plants are very small compared to the container they’re in, give water more sparingly until plants get bigger. If you’re growing in super soil or another heavily amended potting mix, you may not need to add extra nutrients to the water because your plants can get all their nutrients directly from the soil. Any time you’re not adding extra nutrients in the water, you want to avoid getting runoff water because it will carry away some of the nutrients in the soil.
Watering until you get runoff is important when using liquid nutrients because it helps prevent nutrient build up, but with super soil try to give just enough water that you wet the entire medium but don’t get extra water coming out the bottom. Some growers swear by the “lift the pot” method to decide when to water your plants (basically wait until your pot feels “light” since the plants have used up all the water). I usually water my cannabis with a 1-gallon water jug for small grows, or 5-gallon jugs for larger ones.