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Are humidity domes required for aeroponic cloners?

I'm looking to experiment with a different  cloning method and leaving the traditional prop tray with humidity dome and heat mat and move on to a quicker method of rooting clones. Most aeroponic cloners have no dome? Is this because of the constant misting of the stems suspended in the resivor?

 

Anyone have any good suggestions on a decent aeroponic cloner?

Thanks!

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    • the ones on the market dont have domes over the plant. you can make one fairly simple. they sell the little nozzles, you just need a reservoir and a pump and some line! theyre good too. you can root the plant stem itself using neoprene/foam collars or stuff them in a plug of your choice

      i just use the old fashioned way (humidity dome) takes about 10 days to two weeks +/-

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      • i think RbTAsQ made his own. how does he spell it?

        thats why i just call him Rabbit

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        • i have built a couple of them, the simplest was a shallow tote and an air stone, when the bubbles pop the surface they kind of mist the stalks. I also have one in a 13 gallon tote with a pump and misters, I dont like the plastic misters so I am upgrading to brass ones preinstalled in a coupling. I think when I tap the holes for the plastic ones the chips drop in and eventually plug them up. 

          In the winter I will let it run 24/7 and in the summer I put on a timer and run a minute on 10 minutes off, with or without a humidity dome doesnt seem to matter but I mist the leaves once or twice a day. 7-10 days and I usually see roots so its a little faster for me than using rapid rooters or Rock Wool. I have tried it with and without Azo's and all I can say Azo's does is make a mess and any gel you put on the cuttings washes off in a day or less so now I just use PH water and nothing else.

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          • And my guess is the mist raises the humidity so the dome isnt needed.

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            • Good info thx bother! I'm just gonna grab an easy cloner 16 site for now till I get the hang of it then I'll build one. I was gonna ask about rooting gel and it seems to be a waste so I'm gonna roll with clonex rooting solution for the res and  pH water @6.  My area is pretty cool now so res temps would be in the mid 60's so I may use a heating pad under the res to get that after temp a lil above 70.

               

              Thank you!

               

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              • No problem, they are kind of fun, but cloning is always fun.

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              • Ha beat me to it😄

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                • If you're gonna keep the rez warm, might wanna throw some Hydroguard in there, too.

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