my bubbler clone vs my pump cloner
Ok so ive been experimenting with cloning to find a system that works for me in the faster an most acurate time frame so i can have a good system (clonig,veg,flower,harvest, repeat)
Pics kind of say it all. The bubbler cloner and the cloner with a pump in it spraying stems both are homemade and cheap. Bubbler cloner has been running for 20days to get the one plant with roots enough to plant. the other picture with the small root nub is actually how all other clone look inside bubbler and pump buckets. The nubs took 16days to get on all clones in the bubbler bucket. They also wilted at first and leaves started to turn colors/burn through process with a dome. Whereas, the pump bucket has same size nubs with clones that are exactly 6days old today since cut and look excellent. No wilting or burnt leaves.
Both buckets have half mixture of cloneX and stems dipped and cut. Same plants for both cloners. Both buckets have tops and branches which seem to take same time for me. Stems not submerged in the water in either bucket. 24hr bubbler and 5minoff/15min on for pump. Both side by side under a 2 bulb cfl light.
Ok so ive been experimenting with cloning to find a system that works for me in the faster an most acurate time frame so i can have a good system…
**EASY DIY $20 BUBBLE CLONER** A PICTURE HOW TO!
I keep the cut stem submerged about 3/4″ until roots appear then drop the water to put about an inch or two of “air space” between the cut end and the water so the roots get a definite oxygen supply.
For all the skeptics, I cut clones ten days ago from two plants that were almost 2 weeks into flower, you can clearly see tufts of pistils. If you clone from a plant in veg it takes less time. using ONLY TAP WATER this is my results thus far:
I know they could be looking a bit better, but this is just tap water and bubbles
The 4 that already have nice roots are from a strain called Talkeetna Old Man its softer stemmed than the 4 white widow that are in there too.
Thanks for the pic mate
It’s a bit hard to compare with mine though, as the clones we take are all from vegging plants and furthermore we add both superthrive and clonex cloning solution to the water, so while I got a lot more root mass than you after 10 days, it’s a very unfair comparison.
I’m planning to do a comparison between a PVC cloner with ez-cloner cloning heads (them little red sturdy fuckers) versus a fairly ordinary bubble bucket. The container, water, temperature, PH value, cloner setup and water amendments I’ll keep identical, so only the method is different . . .
We’re moving the plants in the cloner tomorrow, transplanting half to bubble buckets and the other half to soil. After they’re transplanted, the two new batches would be in the comparison.
add a check valve, or elevate your air pump ABOVE water lever in bucket.
How high do you keep water levels? I keep the cut stem submerged about 3/4" until roots appear then drop the water to put about an inch or two of "air…