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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-30-2017, 10:19 PM
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Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello abhi, First I want to say sorry for the...

Hello abhi,
First I want to say sorry for the late reply. I've been working 50+ hours a week and have only been getting one day off a week. So I just haven't had much spare time. I saw your thread...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-27-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By GpsFrontier
Typical results from the so called Kratky method....

Typical results from the so called Kratky method. An air pimp is cheep, and costs just pennies a month to run. I would start there. An air pump will fix many problems with the so called Kratky method.
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-14-2017, 02:06 AM
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Views: 184
Posted By GpsFrontier
Got pictures of the plants and setup??

Got pictures of the plants and setup??
Forum: Hydroponics 11-05-2017, 07:54 PM
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Views: 263
Posted By GpsFrontier
Try growing some and see for yourself.

Try growing some and see for yourself.
Forum: Hydroponics 10-26-2017, 10:45 PM
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Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello lupacexi, Yes when the pump shuts off the...

Hello lupacexi,
Yes when the pump shuts off the water drains back through the pump The pump dosen't hold pressure and there is no one way check valve in the pump. When the pump is on the only thing...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-24-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello twd000, The larger amount (2 tsp) is full...

Hello twd000,
The larger amount (2 tsp) is full strength for maxigro. As long as you know the manufactures recommendation for full strength nutrients you can adjust the nutrient strength to whatever...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 10-22-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By GpsFrontier
You won't have much luck growing large fruiting...

You won't have much luck growing large fruiting plants with florescent lighting. Go with HID...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-20-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello twd000, Maxi grow has mixing directions...

Hello twd000,
Maxi grow has mixing directions right on the package. I believe it's 2 tsp per gallon of water for full strength nutrient solution. Don't get caught up trying to fallow TDS numbers....
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 09-20-2017, 10:36 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello BrettJJ, Cucumbers are continuously...

Hello BrettJJ,
Cucumbers are continuously fruiting plants, use a nutrient for continuously fruiting plants and you'll be fine.
Forum: Hydroponics 07-17-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By GpsFrontier
From a application standpoint, both PVC and vinyl...

From a application standpoint, both PVC and vinyl work fine. But I have never seen vinyl cheaper than PVC. Also I don't think I have ever even seen PVC fence post sleeves. Vinyl fence post sleeves...
Forum: Hydroponics 07-06-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello madamadam14, First, what you have made is...

Hello madamadam14,
First, what you have made is a bunch of wick systems, not water culture systems/DWC systems. Lack of aeration to the roots is a common issue with your design.
Second, heat lamps...
Forum: Hydroponics 07-01-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello jonoyakker, First "How well does it...

Hello jonoyakker,
First "How well does it breathe?" is a pretty vague question? How well do you need it to breath? Second, I don't understand the question"how much rain will fall through vs. being...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-26-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello William, First question I have is how do...

Hello William,
First question I have is how do you kn ow the pump is adequate? GPH has very little to do with a pump being adequate. Second is I'm a bit confused by your diagram. Is the water feed...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-19-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello mosfetti, What nutrients are you using?

Hello mosfetti,
What nutrients are you using?
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,600
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello khawn, Heat stress is defiantly possible....

Hello khawn,
Heat stress is defiantly possible. A lot depends on the verity of strawberry's your growing. Some are more tolerant to heat than others. Some varieties even prefer at least some shade....
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-27-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello Agraco, First where are you located? ...

Hello Agraco,
First where are you located?

Do you have a link to the Superman and Gigaboost? I've got a hunch they are just additives. The Cal mag is defiantly just an additive, and the NPK...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-25-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,571
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello strap, Yes your absolutely right, adding...

Hello strap,
Yes your absolutely right, adding more nutrient solution back to replace the water the plants drink will cause your nutrient concentrations to rise. You should just add plain water back...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-15-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,949
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello amberhall, First I've never built the 11...

Hello amberhall,
First I've never built the 11 plant system posted on hydroponicsonline but I will try and help you.


You connect 1/2 inch vinyl tubing to the pump. You connect the vinyl tubing...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-14-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,836
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello Anachro, I don't see a problem, something...

Hello Anachro,
I don't see a problem, something that small cant leach enough pesticide into the water to be an issue. After a few days/weeks the smell will dissipate. But if you want just rinse it...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-10-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,655
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello technocrat_4321, First I wouldn't use...

Hello technocrat_4321,
First I wouldn't use coco peat. I would use coco coir. I would suggest using panda grow tubes, or rows of trough's. As for irrigation, if your going to use a non recirculating...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-07-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,676
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello Murhy91, If your power went out and the...

Hello Murhy91,
If your power went out and the plants weren't getting water for a couple of days, that will do it. One of the big drawbacks with aeroponic systems is the plants die quickly if there's...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-29-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,334
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello khawn, The General hydroponics directions...

Hello khawn,
The General hydroponics directions call for using 2 tsp per gallon of water for a full strength nutrient solution. You don't want to just keep adding nutrients to your water. When the...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-28-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,334
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello Ken, You would be surprised how much...

Hello Ken,
You would be surprised how much water the plants actually drink.
Forum: Hydroponics 03-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,334
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello khawn, I'm assuming your tower...

Hello khawn,



I'm assuming your tower is a low pressure aeroponic system. 15 on/off is a typical setting for low pressure aeroponics. That's a good place to start. You just need to keep the...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-24-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello newhydro16, I grew my radishes with the...

Hello newhydro16,
I grew my radishes with the verti gro nutrients. You can adjust the flora series nutrients as needed. If you want to go heavier on the bloom you can try mixing them like

5 ml...
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