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.
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.
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.
firestarter147: silver foil?
rickvanman: @WoodyNFla34482 I generally use 'ionic hydroponics nutrients' - you can buy
them in bottles and you just add a small quantity to your reservoir every
now and again. There are several different versions including Grow, bloom
and boost. However, a few weeks ago I tried adding some standard miracle
grow plant food to my resoviour and my lettuce went nuts! I guess the trick
is to experiment and see what works for you.
Ascension Series: @rickvanman That is correct BPAs ;) There is still toxic effects even with
cold water but not as much. Polystyrene products are faily safe. Aside from
BPA there are also Chlorides to be aware of in plastics and I am not sure
which plastics release them. And if you are promoting any growing tips I
would also suggest promoting organics as much as possible without a focus
on high nitrogen fertilization as it is said that nitrogen creates high
nitrates in the foods which are very cancerous.
TheLecturer101: search hydro grow rooms. you will find the finest and most efficent and
resourceful tips and info. there is on the topic. about the algae cover up
problem, (shout out to High Times Magazine) you could use a white plastic
fence post (round or square) and just cut holes in spots where you want to
insert a net basket or pot...that way you dont have to wory about covering
the light at all...you should check out aeroponics if you havent yet.
Özil .gotbig: what is the point with Hydroponic System? why should i build one? (=
majorcassidy: Bye a air pump and air stone and put it in the container with your so lotion
TheTrivettsworld: MIRACLE GROW IS THE BEST FOR HYDROPONICS WHEN THE PLANT U ARE GROWING IS
ABOUT 5WEEKS OFF FRIUTING OR FLOWERING ALSO IF U BUY A CF TRUNCHEN AND HAVE
URE SOLUTION AROUND 950 CF THEN URE PLANTS WILL LOVE U FOR EVER
wyldyogi: dude what are you doin cutting plastic without goggles... if that catches
it explodes all over the place
Andrew Bobbin: use black pipe etc as this will stop fungi
boiledbones: Use a fish aquarium air pump with a long bubbling air stone. The PVC would
word better and easier than the rain gutters, the cost should be less also.
My concern would be the heat from the sun. It may heat the pipe and damage
the plants if the water wasn't continuously running during the day to cool
bobster8z: Hey rick i was think either take PVC pipe and the exact same thing and
drill whole in it thats how i have mine works great but i dont use the
little balls i have them in pot the root grow throughout the pipe and set
the pump to go off every 6 hours for 30 minutes to flow and make the PVC go
off to the left and off to the right so hang a light over it and it will
all get a resonable amount of light
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.
F. St-Roch: could have cover them with alluminium foill . it block 100% light
lovingmygarden: Hello Rick, you really did a great job on that homemade hydroponics system.
It's really nice to know that you're able to grow a lot different crops
with it. Regarding the tomato plants that you mentioned, I would assume
that they probably need more supply of light in order to thrive well. Maybe
you could adjust their "daytime" cycle a bit. Best of luck!
Jason Gaddie: Couldn't you just use PVC, drill cup hole
Jenna Bobenna: The use of gutters is an interesting one. Seems like a good space saving
idea if it can be pulled off. I'm curious how much the gutter pieces cost...
JOHNNYSschool: Use PVC pipes and baskets with perlite... A lot less work then ur doing
dutstinroach: instead of green plastic use mylar it is cheap and highly reflective
Endrikh Darkvine CXVI: so i could grow veggies n stuff without a garden in my app with this? it
really doesnt take any space at all, interesting :)
kellyhose4: @kellyhose4 in the bottom of a swimming pool it is 12' deep and the water
weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon there is 5.2 psi of pressure on the bottom..
If you took a peice of pipe that was 1" diameter and 12 feet long and
filled it with water weighing 8.33 pounds per/gal the pressure would also
be 5.2 psi it does not matter the diameter.here is the formula..... weight
of fluid pounds per gal X .052 X HEIGHT OF FLUID= PSI ..... .052 IS A
CONSTANT FOR PSI PER/FT i HOPE THIS HELPED.
idaman112: @1987iantaylor weed
aerofart: One thing I can think of straight off is the possibility of sagging of the
channels. You may want to start thinking about reinforcing the channel by
securing it to square-channel steel bar or to a piece of lumber running
along its length or rigging a couple of vertical posts at the back of the
assembly just like your other vertical lumber, only in the center of the
rickvanman: @SidneyBou see my gardening and hydroponics playlist :o)
Bryon Kavanagh: you should put an airstone in the nutrient reservoir.....also, i don't know
what is available in the uk, but black trashbags cut into strips would do
well to block light on the top of your gutters or 1/4 in insulation
rickvanman: @AscensionSeries Did you mean BPAs? Yeah I did wonder about that when I
built it, then was led to understand that the release of the offending
chemicals only come about through severe temperature change in the plastic
- eg - it is heated up. As the temperature of the systen remains fairly
stable, I figured there wasn't much likelihood of BPS being an issue here.
I could, of course be wrong.
opinion anonn: @rickvanman what about weed?
sherd0rDied: Thanks for the info. I want to make a hydroponics system soon and this
daviude: u freaking talk to much buut respect for the vid :D
831gothatrope: your use of gutter equipment gave me some awesome new ideas
yammer1345: @WoodyNFla34482 THIS IS PART 6, forgot to label the others Tips for Making
Hydroponic Nutrients 1. Use a large and clean bowl for mixing the trace
elements. 2. Use a mortar and pestle to crush pebbly elements. 3. Add
powdered trace elements in the last step and mix everything together
TransformedMan: Loving the music.....
rickvanman: @layedout72 I hear standard CFL's are cheap and good all-rounders
geekay16: maybe you can use pond foil ;)
tbone66100: how do i watch the video?
rickvanman: @bkpickell In my subsequent videos I actually convert to an ebb and flow -
works much better :o)
jrtwiss: air stones
mechmusician: here's an idea. if you're a goddamn beginner, stfu and let pro's teach. i
don't want to look up how to do something and find some jackoff who just
started. if you want something that's self serving and involves a camera,
it would be just as useful to make a self-sex tape.
TheHerptile: You could off-set them so to allow room for them to grow.
DJT77816: Great video and system, what nutrients do you suggest? Also, I saw in the
uploader comments that you said the lettuce went nuts, did you mean it went
crazy good or bad? Get back to me when you can, thank you.
IBGERIJO: You can use alot of various aquarium equipment to make it perform better.
If you put a UV sterilizer in your water line you don't have to worry as
much about the algae. You can also use an aquarium aerator in order to
oxygenate your water tank. Cheapest way is to get the pump and tubing. Poke
holes in the tubing with a thumb tack and seal the end with a lighter and a
pair of pliers. You can get the airline and water line in black to help
keep out the light. PVC pipe works better than gutters.
Robert Huffstutler: TayzzScottBerr, ur such a crap head, but I had to laugh, cause to each
their own. Anyway Rick thanks for a simple design and a very nice vid.
Tayzz how did it work or r U in jail now?
Allon Peterman: Rick that was very well done thanks I too will be trying some Hydroponics
in the near future. Working on my greenhouse first.
Fyghosn: Is everyone from the UK named Rick?
MercOhra: You could probably use the black plastic kind of material they use to make
ponds ?? its a thick movable plastic
jamoho: I would suggest u get a stronger pump from Petco and ur plants light source
well be ???
MariaTrudi: I'm planning to make my own hydroponic garden... thanks for the video..
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