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Deep Water Culture – DWC – is a hydroponics method that does not utilize water pumps. Instead, the roots are continuously suspended in a nutrient rich feeding solution. The oxygen that the root zone demands is provided by a simple air pump and air stone combo. Because of this simple construction, DWC may be the easiest hydro system for beginners to construct. Luckily, it is easy to maintain too; just check pH occasionally and change the nutrient solution every week or two. Because there is not a water pump you are less likely to have immanence issues with the system; you can also use organic nutrients that could otherwise clog a water pump or nozzles.
Bucket systems are meant to grow a single plant, but the size of that plant is virtually limitless in regards to the system size (depending upon space in your grow room). This is one of the reasons many growers prefer the bucket system for their mother plants. Additionally, because the plant’s roots are suspended in the nutrient solution at all times, growers can get away with using much less fertilizer than in other systems. We recommend using fertilizer at 1/4 strength, often less.
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