Bubble cloners are very simple and easy to make. If you are like me there is a good chance you can make one with supplies you have laying around the house.  My first experiment with a cloner was a little plastic container that powder chocolate milk came in. Poked a little hole on the top to hold the clone, and a hole on the side for the 1/4" tubing to go in and an air stone. I was surprised how much faster the clones rooted then when they where  in Rockwool or an oasis cube.  For a nice cheap cloner these things have a pretty good success ratio, quick and easy to make.  They are  also extremely cheap to make.  

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED

container with lid, light tight ideally.

Air pump 

Air stone

Neoprene plugs

 

TOOLS NEEDED

Drill

Hole cutter

 

 

 

 


They make neoprene plugs with a crisscross so you can have it secure your clone.  You drill a hole a little smaller than the plug on the lid of your Rubbermaid. Add in an air pump and some air stones and you are good to go.  The air bubbles popping on the surface will shoot water on to the stalk of the clone.  This method will root faster than in a cube, and generally have a shorter root time.

Recently there are companies that have the same concept, but instead of air stones they use water that mist the bottom of the lid. I imagine that this method will root faster, and have always planned to make one, but have yet to around to it.

 

An aerocloner works a lot like the Bubble Cloner, however rather than using an air pumps they use a water pump.  The container is made just like the bubble cloner.  Rather than having an air stone and air pump you will use a pump with misters.  

All you need is a small Rubbermaid container, a pump, PVC pipe with 4 90 degree and 1 3 way fittings(you can use poly tubing for this also), Mister fittings, and a pump.



DIY Pollen Sifter

There are many uses for the trim after harvest.  Even if I am going to make butter, process it through some bubble bags, or make oil I like to do a quick run through a sifter to collect some of the trichomes for pressing into hash or just sprinkling on a bowl.

With all the other meathods I used in the past I would have a layer of kif on everything.  I like this system because all the kif is contained in the bucket.  You end up with more kif in the long run because there is no loss coating everything you own.  This also helps out recucing allergies because there is no pollen floating around.

 



DIY Grow Light controller

When it comes to providing power to you lights there are many options.  a controller is by far the easiest.  Here is a simple controller that can be made for under $45.00.  Remember to be safe anytime you are working with electricity.

 

DIY Reverse Osmosis

 

 

How to build a DIY pollen tumbler

Makes fast work of all your trim and popcorn nugs.  This is the first one and needs a lot of work, but does what it is supposed to even if it isn't pretty.

 

 

 

 


DIY Grow Tent

 

This is a small DIY hydro hut type grow tent I built in the corner of a room.  Made out of 1x2 and 2x2 furring strips wrapped with panda paper.  Over all this was a cheap alternative to the manufactured huts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Pollen Sifter older version

This was the first sifter I made.  It is cheap, easy, and did a good job.  About the only thing I didn't like was that it got kif everywhere.


DIY Aerocloner

This is pretty much the same build as the Bubble cloner with a few change towards the end.

DIY Bubble Cloner

Easy cloner you can make extremely cheap. Or even free if you like most of us have piles of random hydro gear.

 

Well, after some time I am running low on meds. So it is time to set something up. First off I am going to say this is a work in progress. it isn't finished yet. but almost I ebay'd most of my stuff so this is gonna be a pretty ghetto grow. trying to mimic a cheap ass hydro hut I built a 3x 5 box in the corner of my room. I used 1x2 and 2x2 furring strips covered in panda paper. First I made 2 frames for the top and bottom.

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I mounted the plate for the garage sale special vent fan I had, then attached plastic fencing for tying up the plants.

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Covered them both with panda paper,

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then used the 2x2's to connect them with. I covered the back, the two sides and a little bit of both ends with the paper. I added a strip in the middle of the back that I am going to put a strip of Velcro on. Then I will be able to raise my temperature and humidity sensor up as I raise the light

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This is where is stands as of now. I plan on running another sheet the full length of the front with Velcro on the two x2's on the front. At this point I am still working on a way to raise the buckets to drain properly and the intake. Once I figure it out will be up and running in no time.

Finally here is an update.

I used an eighteen gallon Rubbermaid as my reservoir. I use a fill/drain fitting to attach the drain. and use a nipple adapter(not sure what they are called) screwed into the inside of a fill/drain to hook up the pump. Before I would just run the line out of the top. I like this way better. I figure not only does it look cleaner it saves the pump from having to pump up that distance. I have an extra pump in there just circulating the water around.


Ended up using cinder blocks to raise the buckets for drainage. I used half inch tubing for the drain. As well as to feed the quarter inch feed lines. There is only one to each bucket now, but I will be running a second each as soon as I can.


I set up the buckets staggered, I figure I will move the plants around to give the over archivers the room they want.

Other than the fact that the fan is too loud I am very happy with the setup. The fan does do a good job keeping it cool, but gonna swap it out as soon as I can.

I'm gonna have my light and the fan controlled by Growtronix. All I have is a temp, humidity, and relay, but love it. As you can see from the pics I can see what is going on in there at all times. I used some magnetic tape to mount the sensors. That way I can adjust where they are relative to the light.


Here it is up and dry running.

Hopefully, I will grace this room with some lovely ladies.

 

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This is a very simple and easy to make kiefer. If you have a lot of trimmings or shake this is for you. Run through your stash in no time.

Supplies needed

  • Minimum of 2 Buckets
    • any size bucket will do. They just need to fit inside each other.
      • I made mine out of a 2 gallon. if you go larger adjust screen size.
    • I find that thicker buckets are easier to get a nice tight screen.
  • 1 lid for the bucket.
  • Silkscreen

Tools needed

  • Cutting tool
    • I used a Dremel when I made mine.
    • A box cutter can work.
    • Saw.

steps

  1. Cut off the very bottom of the bucket. just above the bottom.
    1. It is important to make sure the cut is straight. You will not be able to get the screen tight if it is uneven.
  2. Measure 4 inches up from the bottom and make another cut.
  3. Clean up the edges of the buckets. When I used my Drenel there was quite a bit of shavings. I thought I got them all, but the first run had a lot of plastic in it. So it was useless. A fine sandpaper does the trip.
  4. Cut a piece of silkscreen. 15"x15" worked good for me.
  5. Place the cut bucket in the other bucket.
  6. Lay the silkscreen on top of it.  Push the center of the bucket down into the cut bucket.
  7. I used a lighter to hold down the inner bucket while pulling the silk screen through.
  8. trim up the excess screen and you are ready to go.

Variations

  • I was thinking you can make a multi screen set up very easily
    • Just make more of the inside buckets using different sized screens.
    • start off with the finest screen on the bottom working up.

 

 

 

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