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perlite and/or vermiculite. RUN WATER IN 11 POT SET UP? requirement for brewers yeast
good place to buy or order a pump? germinate seeds in straight hydro easiest way to generate CO2
3/4 to1/2 why do you use the soda tops? bubbler type systems
"Yeast and Sugar Fermentation" hydroponic system outside using 30-35 oz cups
Pump Source Confidor for whitefly what type of timer 
Date:
30 Jul 2000
Time:
14:50:39

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http://www2.oardc.ohio-state.edu/hydroponics/tomatoes/Expert/Decision.htm here is the link to the algorythm site it is the answer to a lot of my questions! thank you all ! can anyone help with the sea of green questions?

Date:
30 Jul 2000
Time:
16:24:51

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You can use perlite and/or vermiculite. But vermiculite will break down. I've used perlite with decent results. I do like, and recommend, grow rocks.

I did have a case of root rot with straight vermiculite once. So be careful. Perlite worked fine on a 30 min. on 30 min. off schedule.

Oxygen is a good thing. So, use the pump.

CM

thanks

Date:
30 Jul 2000
Time:
22:57:39

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any information on fish emulsion can it be used to grow with?

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
04:10:09

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Re: Sea of Green

I don't know what your questions are, but the answer may be at: http://www.sea-of-green.com/

Tailwheel

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
04:23:55

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Attn: Herbprophet

Sorry, just reread the page and now know what your questions are.

Go to http://www.stonernet.org/spongebud/growroom_mechanics.htm

The whole 9 yards is there, including the nutrient concentrations for the different growth stages.

Tailwheel

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
05:34:01

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Where would be a good place to buy or order a pump?

Sherri Balke-Smith sbalke@yahoo.com

at www.aquaticeco.com 

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
09:53:02

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hi ron, i built a unit for 11 and used 3/4 pipe and the tee that goes to the motor is3/4 to1/2 and i can't find something to make the 1/2 smaller, I went to fish store and the plumber and no one goes smaller then a 1/2 any ideas? steve

Most pumps use a 1/2 inch hose that connects to a 1/2 hose connector that screws into the 3/4 inch tee.

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
12:35:02

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Yo, Ron;

Can you please explain the "Yeast and Sugar Fermentation in a Bottle" trick? I would like a good, but cheap way to add CO2 to my 24" x 24" x 6' grow room, and don't spend enough time with the plant to breathe on it enough.

Fermentations is a way to add CO2 to small grow rooms if you can handle the smell. Use a one gallon plastic milk jug and mix one cup of sugar and a packet of brewers yeast with about three quarts of warm water. This concoction is changed one to four times daily as needed. Half of the solution is poured out, then 1 1/2 quarts of water and another cup of sugar are added. Add more yeast if needed. 

Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
18:05:37

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About the CO2 trick .... read once that rabbit pooh gives out good level of CO2 too .... maybe have some rabbit under your growing frame. feed them with lettuce from your hydroponic system and they will give you good amount of pooh for CO2.

Date:
01 Aug 2000
Time:
05:44:34

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RE: Pump Source

Best prices I've found on the net.

Call Rick at Salt solutions: 1-888-388-7258.

Call after 4 PM Central time.

Tailwheel

Date:
01 Aug 2000
Time:
19:14:57

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HOW DO KNOW HOW MUCH WATER TO LET RUN IN A 11 POT SET UP? STEVE

 It only has to run long enough to wet your medium then drain and flood again about every 30 minutes or so.
It depends on the least amount of time your timer has on it so you may have to water for 30 minutes at a time but by know means do you need to water that long. 

Date:
02 Aug 2000
Time:
04:24:27

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Attn: Steve

RE: 11 bottle system

I built one 11 gal system and calculated about 3 gallons needed when the cups are full. You should have at least twice that much nutrient in your tank or about 6 gallons.

Set your overflow pipe to fill the cups to about 1 inch below the top of the cups.

Tailwheel

Date:
02 Aug 2000
Time:
11:18:02

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Hey folks, I haven't seen this on here. I want to germinate seeds, but don't want to mess with soil or vermiculite. I want to go straight hydro. I have built a couple of systems and love hydro, but hate washing off roots before I put the seedlings into the system. Any ideas?

Brett

Date:
02 Aug 2000
Time:
14:45:10

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Yo, Ron;

Regarding the CO2 from sugar and yeast (see quiry from 31 July,00/12:35:02), You mentioned that it smells badly, OK, I think I can handle that, but: How long does this mix take to begin to produce, And What happens if ya don't renew the mixture frequently--Will it hurt my plants, or will the mixture just die?

I don't know. I copied it from a book. I have never tried it.

Date:
02 Aug 2000
Time:
21:33:00

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Does anyone know where I can find the clamshell containers for hydro lettuce. Yeah I know that Cropking sells them for .25 each --- but give me a break. There must be an actual wholesale source for them. I have been searching the web but...

Ron Meador venice888@earthlink.net

Date:
03 Aug 2000
Time:
05:05:03

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hi ron, i tryed to email you about the video but got the email back saying the email was dead.how do i get the video? sjanosko@aol.com

No that is Ron K's video and he is awol. The video was just movies of hydro systems and not a how to video.

Date:
03 Aug 2000
Time:
09:53:25

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hi ron, why do you use the soda tops? can we just glue the bottles into the pcv pipe? sorry about all these little things but if i don't ask ill never know, until i read all your pages anyway. Steve

Date:
03 Aug 2000
Time:
12:51:48

Comments

Re: Gluing the bottles in the PVC.....Yeah, you can do that, but if you use the caps, then all ya gotta do to clean the system is unscrew the bottle, (with your plant still in it), and clean the pipes of algae.

Date:
03 Aug 2000
Time:
14:19:15

Comments

Can I have an hydroponic system completely outside using the 11 plant design. I do not know if I can put it straight light sun or I need any kind of shade.

Yes you can grow outside and it depends on the kind of plant you want to grow if it needs shading or not.

Date:
04 Aug 2000
Time:
18:50:20

Comments

Confidor for whitefly, It works.

Date:
05 Aug 2000
Time:
06:41:21

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP. THIS IS A TRUE PEOPLES SITE. steve

Date:
05 Aug 2000
Time:
12:42:23

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Ron;

In regard to the brewers yeast that you copied from a book - Do you know if the requirement for brewers yeast is mandatory, or will regular yeast (like Flieshmans, used in bread)work. Better yet, What was the title of the book?

Gardening Indoors by George F. Van Patten

Date:
05 Aug 2000
Time:
15:10:38

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RE: Generating CO2

Hi all The easiest way to generate CO2 is take a gallon jug and add 1 inch of plain baking soda and then SLOWLY adds vinegar. The gas that is released is pure CO2. The baking soda and gallon jugs of vinegar can be purchased at the local supermarket. I have been doing it that way for years. It is safe and easy. Mike

Date:
06 Aug 2000
Time:
22:19:38

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I want to now about hydroponic grass for beef cattle, where I can read about this (in spanish please) Thanks, Martin

Date:
07 Aug 2000
Time:
07:24:57

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Hey Ron, What are your thoughts on the bubbler type systems for growing various plants, do they work better for some plants than others? I am interested because of not having to move water. Bout the best details I have found are on one that a guy is using for dope, he gives wonderful details and pictures. Here is a link, how bout giving us your opinion on this type hydro system. Thanks, DC http://www.stonernet.org/spongebud/growroom_mechanics_new.htm

Very interesting. I will study it in detail today and get back with you. I will also pick up some Rubbermaid tubs today and build a similar aeroponic Garden that uses a small submersible pump instead of an air pump.

Date:
07 Aug 2000
Time:
18:11:08

Comments

hey Ron, George from crescent city fl.saw a post from one of the members (no name or email) concerning cutting the 2 litre btls.longer & using 30-35 oz cups to allow for more root growth. question is,does "solo" make this size cup or is the member using another type? would like to pursue this idea as i have had a problem with the 16 oz.not large enough for the root system or support for some vegetable plants. good growins,george

I would check at those discount stores that sell inexpensive plastic glasses of all sizes. You still will have to burn holes with your soldering iron but they will last a lot longer then solo cups

Date:
07 Aug 2000
Time:
20:42:15

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>hi ron can you tell me what type of timer i need to water 3 times per hour for 5 minutes i am in canada what stores do you sudgest...thanks

You need an interval timer (5 min on, 15 min off). I use the Cyclestat. You can find them on the web.

CM




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