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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 07-18-2012, 05:56 PM
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Posted By piperjim
My Fifth System (NFT)

This took a while longer to get going because of distractions, but it's an NFT system using thin-wall drain pipe. To prevent sagging I used 2x4s. It's powered by a Harbor Freight pump that I had to...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 07-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,277
Posted By piperjim
I just wanted to give an update. This is how...

I just wanted to give an update. This is how things are looking on this third week of July. I was concerned that these tomatoes may not be getting their fair share of calcium so to prevent blossom...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-30-2012, 02:50 PM
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Views: 7,277
Posted By piperjim
My Fourth System (tomatoes!)

Here is system #4. It's a 20 bato bucket unit that is a drip system with hydroton as the medium. I need to rig some trellaces but it seems to work so far!
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,913
Posted By piperjim
It's really a combination. This configuration...

It's really a combination. This configuration needs to be balanced end to end and side to side. I allowed for pipe-sag with a 2x4 underneath though. I think I will separate and feed each one...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-16-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,913
Posted By piperjim
My second and Third System

Both flood and drain. I'm having a little problem with balancing the PCP pipe system so that there is equal nutrient depth at all points. If I had to do it again I would do an NFT on that and I...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,956
Posted By piperjim
Thanks for your ideas. Actually, I have decided...

Thanks for your ideas. Actually, I have decided to go with the 4 inch ADS irrigation tubing supported by 2x4s. I'll post when I get it done. Right now I'm furiously trying to get two other systems...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,956
Posted By piperjim
Wow! That root mass is awesome! You talked me...

Wow! That root mass is awesome!
You talked me into it. THe 4 inch ABS is definitely the way to go.
Your ideas are a huge help. I never thought about flood and drain for this setup. I was going...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,956
Posted By piperjim
Well, you are right. They would work the same...

Well, you are right. They would work the same way, but I am just not looking forward to working with 10 foot long 4 inch PVC. I was at the store the other day and looked at them and then looked at...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,956
Posted By piperjim
I am using a 2 1/2 foot piece of strap metal from...

I am using a 2 1/2 foot piece of strap metal from home depot. I just bend it into a "C" shape and bend then ends out so that I can screw it to the 4x4. The one above is NOT mine, but is very...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,956
Posted By piperjim
Hydroponic Peas in Rain Gutters?

Here's my idea. I have a place in my garden where I can easily fix up some rain gutters to grow what I hope will be peas in the spring and beans in the summer.
I already have other systems, 20...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-02-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,133
Posted By piperjim
I can see why you'd think that. Now that I look...

I can see why you'd think that. Now that I look at it, it looks that way to me too :) Actually that's the back of the timer the timer dial is on the flip side. My pump is a Harbour Freight 264 GPH...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-31-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,133
Posted By piperjim
My 11 Bottle Herb Garden

My 11 bottle setup. Just up and running today!
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,899
Posted By piperjim
Wow, you folks are so helpful! I will am...

Wow, you folks are so helpful!
I will am building a NFS system and have already built a 11 bottle system and will probably put some herbs in it this weekend. I will be sure to post pics as they get...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,899
Posted By piperjim
Thank you! This will help a lot. I don't mind...

Thank you! This will help a lot. I don't mind filters but I didn't know you could filter out disolved solids.
I see your post on the four filter housings. Can you give me an idea of your...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,899
Posted By piperjim
I checked out that thread! \ Holy cow! Nice...

I checked out that thread! \
Holy cow! Nice greenhouse/system GPSFrontier!

I'm hoping that I can get a small Reverse Osmosis unit for my small rig in the house. The water in the house comes...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,899
Posted By piperjim
Question on Hard Water

I am building several systems and I am using a three part nutrient solution. The problem I have is that I have hard water and I don't know how to adjust for a 250 EC before I even start adding...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-14-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,749
Posted By piperjim
11 bottle connections

I know this has probably been talked to death, but I think I have a pretty good solution for those folks who cannot get the thin wall to stick their bottle caps into.
The answer I came up with is to...
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