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Old 05-16-2012, 06:49 PM
piperjim piperjim is offline
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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 may modify it for next year. But, it does work!
The smaller unit has cherry tomatoes in it and the tomatoes are already forming.
Almost done with the larger bato bucket drip tomato system.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:47 PM
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What's the problem with getting equal water depth? Is the first tube filling higher than the second one? Or is the platform their on not seem level and both tubes have high and low points. Or even a combination of both problems?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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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 separately. That's really not a big deal, just a lesson learned I guess.

Unit 4 comes on line tonight (a 20 bato bucket drip system for my tomatoes). It's all done, I just have to put the plants in. Pictures to follow

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