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Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights Today, 02:57 PM
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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, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
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, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
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, 03:01 AM
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Views: 1,008
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, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello mosfetti, What nutrients are you using?

Hello mosfetti,
What nutrients are you using?
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,520
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, 03:52 PM
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Views: 1,611
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,468
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,803
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,683
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, 04:04 PM
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Views: 1,541
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
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, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
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...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By GpsFrontier
I don't know how tight of a head your hoping for,...

I don't know how tight of a head your hoping for, but from what I can tell Bibb lettuce is a fairly loose leaf lettuce as well. It's not like iceberg lettuce where you get nice tight heads. But as...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-14-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello kr3t3n, I would use a drip system for...

Hello kr3t3n,
I would use a drip system for large plants like tomato, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, as well as for vine crops like cucumbers, melons, beans, peas etc. etc. It's the most efficient...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello kr3t3n, As an example you have a spot for...

Hello kr3t3n,
As an example you have a spot for tomato's set aside to grow out of what appears to be two 6-8 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide boxes. Not to mention right in a corner. That won't work well...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-11-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello kr3t3n, The main reason I stated I don't...

Hello kr3t3n,
The main reason I stated I don't think you have grown these crops before is because it looks as though you haven't spaced things out to account for the size of the plants when they get...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-11-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello kr3t3n, 1. Well my first thought is I...

Hello kr3t3n,

1. Well my first thought is I don't think you have grown those crops before and/or aren't really familiar with them.
2. My second thought is your trying to do to much and won't be...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-10-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By GpsFrontier
Hello kr3t3n, Sometimes, but I have no idea if...

Hello kr3t3n,
Sometimes, but I have no idea if doing so would help you since I have no idea how you plan to design your system/s, where you plan to grow them, how much natural light the area gets,...
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