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CO2 enrichment is not needed ATTENTION POTHEADS ! members discussion forum?
nutrient solution can I use during the entire veg and 12/12 cycles? basic gravity system jiffy pellet to germinate my seeds
Would a gallon cap fit on a 1.5 inch tee epoxy/silicone that will actually work recommend a type of tomato for hydroponic growing?
a question about TDS what type of grow medium is best? know best way to filter water?
razing uncle sam's eyebrows? grow faster with sun or light bulb? about the timer
Date:
10 Nov 2001
Time:
17:22:54

Comments

Just want to say thanks for actually replying to my post. Not many sites actually do. Mike

Date:
10 Nov 2001
Time:
18:12:19

Comments

Anyone looking for a complete ready to use Gurgle system should check out http://geocities.com/gurglegarden/index.htm Excellent for growing Dwarf Banana`s!!

Date:
11 Nov 2001
Time:
16:40:33

Comments

I have been told by some that CO2 enrichment is not needed as long as the room is constantly ventilated. I don't believe it. But, if true, it would solve heat build-up problems as well as eliminate the need for all of the equipment and timers CO2 requires. What do you think? Will my yeild be smaller without CO2 enrichment?

CO2 is the cheapest way to add weight to your fruit.

Date:
12 Nov 2001
Time:
06:35:03

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Instead of mixing complex solutions is there a brand-name, off the shelf product I can use in my nutrient solution? One that preferably I can use during the entire veg and 12/12 cycles? Also is it any different for the plants if the motorized pump flooded the growing medium non-stop from the top while the solution drained from underneath? Sort of like a timed non-stop cycle. Help a first time adventurer......pleeeeeeeeese!!!!

Formula One A, B is the best full season solution to use and if you use a medium then a non-stop system isn't recommended. Non-stop systems are good for NFT.  

Date:
18 Nov 2001
Time:
21:07:12

Comments

Free Gurgle bucket plans can be found at www.gurglegardens.com

Date:
19 Nov 2001
Time:
06:19:25

Comments

is there a good site anywhere for beginning growers which shows ways to build a second-hand bought system? There are some unfamiliar pieces i would like to find out where they go.

Date:
20 Nov 2001
Time:
11:06:56

Comments

do you stop feeding the plants in the last few weeks of flowering.

no

Date:
21 Nov 2001
Time:
13:56:02

Comments

Would a gallon cap of a clorox bleach bottle fit perfectly on a 1.5 inch pvc tee or I would need a spacer also?? Does this system leak?

One of those gallon safety caps fit into a 1 1/2" pvc tee with a 1 1/2" thinwall spacer sold only here in Florida.

Date:
21 Nov 2001
Time:
14:06:52

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I have a question about TDS, How do I use it? I know it determines Nutrient strength but, what is the correct ppm levels for the different stages of growth? How big of a plant I could grow out of your soda bottle system??? I also found out that you could use quart containers that holds soup given at chinese restuarants instead of the 16oz solo, havn't tried it yet but it fits perfectly. Would I be able to grow a larger plant??

Click here.

Date:
21 Nov 2001
Time:
14:20:06

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Dear Ron, I really appreciate your cause and your impact on the hydroponics community. Keep up the good work. How much electricity a average household would be able to use before it start razing uncle sam's eyebrows?? I have 2 1000 watt hps lights running at the flowering state and 500 watt dual light mh/hps for the vegatative state and four 4'flourescent tube for the mothers? Thats alot of electricity. Please advise.

John from Ohio.

I would petition my state legislators to decriminalize what ever you wanted to grow and stop acting like you are doing something wrong. Stand up for you rights and use all the f*cking electricity you want to John.    

Date:
23 Nov 2001
Time:
18:07:04

Comments

ATTENTION POTHEADS !!!!!!!!!

I have been coming to this site almost since Ron started it.

If your brains weren't so stupified by the crap you ingest, you might have read in the past where Ron has clearly stated that he does not support illegal drug growing on this website.

If any of you have an ounce of common sense, you may understand why. You all possibly do know that this site is electronically monitored by the DEA because of the potential of hydroponics in growing more potent plants than marijuana. If you are engaged in an illegal activity, I hope each and everyone of you are traced and prosecuted.

Now, why don't you forget about visiting this place and go to places where your questions may be answered, like the pot sites on the internet and leave this place for the educational benefit of kids and others who have serious interest in soiless gardening.

What are you talking about. I am totally in favor of not only decriminalizing pot but all drugs.  
We have a real war to deal with now and no longer have the time and or resources to spend on the bogus 30 year old drug war. 
As a matter of fact I have decided to become the first member of the:

Partnership For A Drug War Free America. Please send your donations to me HydroRon. 

P.S. Don't start asking any stupid pot questions because I won't answer them.    

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
04:48:58

Comments

I have just assembled an basic gravity system utilizing a 5 gal. bucket and a 6"-deep, 1' by 2' tub. Everything is in place and ready to go, but I am not certain which veges/plants to put in this tub. My concern is with the depth of the tub: will it be deep enough to supply tomatoes all the room they need to grow? What about peppers? Can anyone suggest a vege that will thrive in that environment??

Thanks, Brian

Hydro plants don't need a lot of roots because you are force feeding them ever half hour or so. Plants in dirt have to grow roots to supply the plant with nutrients and water. That produces a lot of energy. But with hydroponics all the energy goes to producing fruit and not roots. 

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
04:57:36

Comments

Yo! Brian

You have to have a lot of room for roots. What you described is about enough for 1 fully grown tomato or pepper plant. You might possibly get 2 fully grown eggplants in there.

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
07:37:32

Comments

Can anyone suggest an epoxy/silicone that will actually work when the rubber hose moves during feeding time. I'm having a hard time maintaining a seal between the nutrient bucket and the feed hose....

Please help!!

If you use bulkhead fittings you wont need silicone because they use rubber washers.

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
09:49:39

Comments

I am a commercial butterfly breeder and would like to start growing milkweed (for the monarchs) indoors due to harsh growing conditions during the winter. If I use the 11 plant system, what type of grow medium would be best? Also, what's the best lighting? Thanks for your help

Josh D dafreezer@hotmail.com

Grow Rocks HPS or MH lighting.

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
13:18:30
Remote User:
 

Comments

does a potatoe grow faster with sun light or with a light bulb?

Are you related to Dan Quail? Everything grows better under sunlight.  

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
15:21:17

Comments

what happened to the members discussion forum????

Sorry but the discussion forum was causing my hole web site to crash. So as a punishment it is gone. 
Now as a result I have to redo my hole web site. After the holidays of coerce. Please bare with me because this will be quite a task. A new one will be added soon.

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
22:06:58

Comments

Will using a jiffy pellet to germinate my seeds and then placing pellet and seedling directly in lava rocks/perlite mix have any adverse effects on my system? (Aside from having some of the pellet material drain back into the nutrient tank)

You can cut the netting off the pellets and still wash the soil from the roots.

Date:
24 Nov 2001
Time:
23:32:51

Comments

Cam anyone recomend a type of tomato for hydroponic growing? Also, does anyone know what type of pepper is used in a chili rejeno? Thanks Mike

Date:
25 Nov 2001
Time:
10:37:16

Comments

MIKE,

Anaheim chiles are usually used here in California for chiles rellano, but you can use any of the FRESH mexican type chiles. As far as tomatos are concerned try to get any determinate type. These are usually called patio tomatos.

Date:
26 Nov 2001
Time:
02:04:31

Comments

I am looking at starting a large-scale hydroponics setup using the Ebb and Flow system. My problem is my property only has Artesian Bore water that is fairly high in calcioum carbonate. This stuff builds up at an alarming rate anywhere that water evaporates like sprinklers and drippers. My question is would this pose serious problems in an Ebb and Flow system? If so, do you know of any way to filter or counteract it?

Reverse osmosis filter system is the best to use.

Date:
26 Nov 2001
Time:
04:21:28

Comments

my question is about the timer and the pump. I have no idea what this timer is or what it looks like, and how it is connected to the pump. Anybody who can send me a picture or a parts list on how to build one would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, my email add is f1arman@hotmail.com, and I'm from the philippines

You can't build one. and it looks like this. 24 HR TIMER

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