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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 12-23-2009, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Harlequin
Would you consider using a system that possibly...

Would you consider using a system that possibly would use a lot of water? If not then I would use an evaporation cooling system. My understanding is that where you live is high heat low humidity in...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 12-23-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
Gutting - It sucks when so much work doesn't go...

Gutting - It sucks when so much work doesn't go smoothly.

I had a problem with aphids on my tomatoes. Initially I used natural based insecticide (white oil) to control but they kept coming back. ...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,241
Posted By Harlequin
If you are building an aeroponics system then you...

If you are building an aeroponics system then you want to have a gap otherwise the roots will rot. Depends on what you are growing....
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-12-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
Very similar but quite a bit wider - these are...

Very similar but quite a bit wider - these are about 4"wide and about 2" deep.

Also anything "electrical" in Australia is very very expensive. Try looking for agricultural supplies. Identical...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-11-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
Updated pics. As you can see one I've...

Updated pics.

As you can see one I've expanded one of the systems alot and have planted a lot of fruit bearing plants.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-10-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
They are actually specific hydroponic troughs...

They are actually specific hydroponic troughs that my local hydro store carries. $2 per meter. Also came with end caps, one set that are solid and 1 set that have a 1.5" drain hole at the end. If...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
I'll bring some new pics in tomorrow. Lettuce...

I'll bring some new pics in tomorrow. Lettuce plants have grown heaps - they produce more than we can eat. Tomato plant is now about 4ft tall and I have expanded the green kits and have added...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
Thanks. Pretty sure I can track something down...

Thanks. Pretty sure I can track something down now that I know that they can be that price.

Also even though we are metric a lot of stuff like plumbing is exactly the same... 1 incm - 25mm....
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
I have built myself a crappy frame. I can't...

I have built myself a crappy frame. I can't stick them in the ground because they are sitting on my deck - it was more aesthetics more than anyhting that made the pvc pipe look good. I even bought...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
That is the price from the largest hardware store...

That is the price from the largest hardware store - Bunnings Warehouse - Lowest prices are just the beginning - Bunnings Warehouse (http://www.bunnings.com.au/Default.aspx)

Bunnings have a...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
So that you can all feel my pain.... 25mm :...

So that you can all feel my pain....

25mm : reticonline, Crystal Waters Irrigation (http://reticonline.com.au/cw135/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4_18_53)

Ps. 1 aud is approx 95 us cents so...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
I live in Australia and for some reason conduit...

I live in Australia and for some reason conduit and joints are really really expensive. I've done some more searching and I can get joints for about 70c each here for water ones. Electrical ones...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-05-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
I seriously need to shop around for pvc...

I seriously need to shop around for pvc connectors obviously... everywhere I have been here charge like $3 for a connector... And you got 10 for $3.

Love the look of the system.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-19-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
Fair enough - With support trellis boxing them it...

Fair enough - With support trellis boxing them it will come up nicely. Keen to see photos as they grow.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-19-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,620
Posted By Harlequin
How is that system for left to right strength on...

How is that system for left to right strength on the joins at the bottom of each pot? From the photo it looks like there is a lot of weight and a pretty big lever all on that central pipe. When...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-13-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,724
Posted By Harlequin
Sorry by sprayers I was more thinking along the...

Sorry by sprayers I was more thinking along the lines of a Nylex sprayer you would see normally attached to mains pressure water spraying onto the top of the plant. Realistically this is a drip...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,724
Posted By Harlequin
Trying to think of how to describe what I have in...

Trying to think of how to describe what I have in mind. There is one large box which has a lip hight at least 12" high. This will be the box that has the connectors to the pumps and the reservoirs....
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-12-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
Talking Updated pics... I'm really happy with how...

Updated pics... I'm really happy with how everything has done - tomato has its first fruit and the chilli has like 100 buds on it. Lettuces are coming up nicely as well.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
Other side of the world :p. Brisbane Australia. ...

Other side of the world :p. Brisbane Australia. Its currently 19c - 32c today and we are coming into Summer. Summer is 26 - 34c but high humidity and lots of storms so not as hard on the plants.
...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-12-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,724
Posted By Harlequin
My idea is to build a large base that multiple...

My idea is to build a large base that multiple pots can sit in. Currently my plans are for 6 x 1m trench style pots all sitting in a single large base. The problem with a drip or spray system is...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-11-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,724
Posted By Harlequin
Advice needed on a root vegtable system

I'm thinking about growing root vegies (carrots etc.) and I'm struggling a little with the mental shape of how the system would work. At the moment my experience is all with NFT systems growing...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-08-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,405
Posted By Harlequin
Good luck. I found Broccoli pretty easy to...

Good luck. I found Broccoli pretty easy to germinate from seed so thats why I never bothered trying to get multiple heads. As for size they don't seem to mind being a bit crowded as their outer...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-07-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,405
Posted By Harlequin
I've never grown them Hydro but I have in dirt. ...

I've never grown them Hydro but I have in dirt.

I'm in Brisbane which is pretty much warm through winter and hot in summer. I planted my first set in early spring and ended up with something that...
Forum: Hydroponics 10-07-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,163
Posted By Harlequin
It would work right up until the water mellons...

It would work right up until the water mellons crush the system....
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-07-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,219
Posted By Harlequin
My first Hydroponic attempts

Well I've built myself 2 Hydroponic systems now as my first attempts. One is an ebb & flow system and the other is a kit form system which is gravity fed - It floods the base of each plant with 30mm...
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