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C.MONEY.2
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12/07/2019 8:00 am  

Hey buds what do you guys do to keep your water temps down during the summer months? I'm a newb but had decent success when i started but i started during the winter months and when summer hit its like i don't know anything at all. I have wasted a lot of time, seeds and supplies. Any help anyone can provide is much appreciated. Thanks 

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slimo
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12/07/2019 2:38 pm  

I use Hydroguard especially in the hot months. I live in the south and have a hard time with rez temp as well. You can freeze your own little water bottles as well and use those as ice cubes. My temps this time of year can be 74 to 76, but the HG usually keeps it rot free.

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C.MONEY.2
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13/07/2019 2:51 pm  

@slimo

Thanks slimo, I have been using hydroguard and I have tried ice too. I don't think I have enough air flow and the buckets I have are black. I have essentially started over but I spray painted the buckets white to reflect the heat that should drop the temps. I am going to continue with hydroguard and I may try these $13 water jets I seen that you use in an aquarium to move and oxygenate the water. I always use bubblers but I'm thinking by moving the water may help to on the temps. I will keep you updated. Oh and I just realized I forgot to mention in original post that I have 4 drip irrigation set ups. Anyone else have any comments or previous experience with warm water issues please help out. ☮️


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14/07/2019 3:02 pm  

For sure on the air pump. Rez. air stones are a must. Watch pump, it will also heat that rez. I run a timer on recirc. pump. 5 on 12 off.


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C.MONEY.2
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19/07/2019 3:32 pm  

I seen a guy had cut out a small hole in the lid of his nutrient bucket and mounted a small computer modem fan blowing into the reservoir and he also had a temperature meter inside it was registering a cool 70 degrees and he panned over to his outside thermometer and it was 101 degrees outside. I was very impressed i believe i will try this for myself and report back. Has anyone on here tried that with success?


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