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My Fifth System (NFT)


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Old 07-18-2012, 05:56 PM
piperjim piperjim is offline
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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 adjust output on to get a nice stream traveling down the pipe. Plants are relatively new to the system but seem to like it. It's right where I built it but next year it's going on the deck. I'm pretty happy with this one.

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:00 PM
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Awesome system, I had one sort of like it last year. Worked well for everything except tomatoes. Great Job!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:48 AM
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piperjim,
Great looking setup. What are you growing in it, strawberry's? I would want to keep an eye on the water temp though. Especially with the reservoir sitting in direct sunlight, and on hot cement all day. It's bound to get hot. Also your likely to get a good bit of algae growth in the reservoir not lightproof. But I really think it's a great looking system. I plan to build something similar. One of those things on the to-do list, but hasn't been gotten to yet.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:32 AM
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Piperjim,
I like the setup, real clever use of space. What are you growing, what size pipe is it, and how many gallons is your reservoir?

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