My huge air pump, which I used successfully for years in my bubble cloners, finally died my last cloning run. Due to the loudness of the pump and expense of replacing it, I decided to investigate new methods of cloning….
I decided to buy rapid rooters, a heat mat, and thermostat. I also was bored and bought some supplies to make an aero cloner. I had most of the supplies around already to make the cloner so it was a pretty cheap build. I follower rumples aero cloner method that can be found here:
I have thermometers in both clone environments, and will be controlling my variables as much as possible. All clones are from the same pheno of C99. I’m really curious to see which method works best! I have not cloned before using either method, so I don’t know which method will be most effective. Since I have not done either of these methods before, the results of either could probably be improved. As such, your results could vary considerably from this experiment.
Pics of the setup. Please note: the aero clones were cut 2 days ago, and I took the rapid rooter clones today. I will note the total days individually for both clone methods throughout this thread.
Rapid rooters – Clone day 0.5. Thermostat set to 78F. It should maintain between 78-82F. Clones were dipped in Hormodin 3, and the dome was misted with super thrive infused water.
Aero cloner – Clone day 2. I have been running my pump 24 hours a day. My temperature probe reads 85 degrees (it has been cycling from 78-85F). This is probably high, but I dont have a cycle timer. I have Dutch Master Zone in the rez along with a few drops of super thrive, ph=5.8. I have misted the clones 3X a day with water with a drop of Super Thrive
Both together… Please excuse all the cords to the left. i just finished starting my outdoor veggie garden:)