Kavita Jaggan: Hi, I am now seeing this video on hydroponics. I love gardening and selling my products to earn an income. Since, in my Country of Trinidad and Tobago, inviduals like me who find diificulty getting jobs viewing this video provided me with new and inventive ways to do my gardening better. so, my plan is to construct a set that is similar to yours and update you on my progress. Thanks a million for showing how easy this can be done.
Tia Jones: Great video, roughly how much did this cost you to make?
Edgar Smittenheighnjenkson: :(
Trong Dung: The issue with hydroponics is you must shop for "plant food" or nutrients and supplements which are pricey.
Jay Yew, M.D.: Nice build video. I think you need a separate air pump and airstone. As for the cover, you might want to try some foam/styrofoam insulation. They come in sheets with one side is shiny metallic cover. It has the advantage that it actually floats, but is also completely impenetrable to light.
marshall reagan: I think you will need some net-cups to put the rockwool in or the water may float the rockwool cubes down the chute toward the downspout. check out mhpgardening on u tube.
Leonard K. Pullins: Hydroponics is a great system but it have some drawback, you need to purchase some "plant food", nutrients and supplements that may be high-priced. Before making any hydroponics system, you must look at the advantage of aquaponics system, which can automate 95% of work.
mercedescamper308: polystyrene insulation cut and drilled for grow pots.
sea weed makes good fertilizer
Marlin Stevens: Possibly use 4 or 5 inch PVC fence post instead of gutter. Downspouts will still work if you want, but I use PVC piping. The square tube will allow you to drill out 3 or 4 inch holes for net pots. Use "Red Solo Cups" with holes in the bottom for your net pots. I use a nutrient solution of "Peter's Plant food 20-20-20". It is cheap and works great. I do love the idea of a tiered structure. Good luck with this.
sayonarax888: You should of just filled the trays with a hydroponics medium. Nice job tho
soloplacebo: ive seen pot growers with better hydro set ups
Justin Wright: So my 10th grade pre-ap chemistry teacher made us research and design hydroponic machines. He then took all of the research and designs to make himself his own hydroponics machine. So funny xD
Jason Gaddie: Couldn't you just use PVC, drill/cut cup holes, paint everything black with spray paint and solve all of your issues?
Jason Gaddie: Couldn't you just use PVC, drill cup hole
Chris Wright: This Guy Thinks He's Cool For Typing A Capital Letter At The Beginning Of Every Word. He Thinks It Makes Him Look Smart. Also, He Is An Idiot For Posting crap Like This In The First Place.
M LEET: I don't know about your pump specifics, but as the theory goes, you should be able to connect multiple pumps in series to pump water higher. You would have to check your pump's suction pressure rating and make sure it's less than the discharge pressure (units of "head" or "feet") And of course add the values of all preceeding pumps, if you go with more than two, when making these analysis.
Mike Klegin: black trashbags, or black garden felt.
Calyptratus RBOSE: I prefer air-lift pumps over conventional pumps. Look into window-farms for a good DIY version you can build for cheap. Main wins is energy efficiency and better aeration.
Calyptratus RBOSE: Perhaps you would be interested in looking into compost-tea as a nutrient system instead of artificial chemicals...
Leonard Wright: Its funny when he thanks Paul and says he's been instrumental! Paul's username and instrumental. hehe no pun intended?
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