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28 Apr 2003
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help I have complete plant collapse and the roots are brown and rotten whats happening?

Your plants are dieing because of nutrient problems, or watering problems, well maybe not. It might be a lighting problem or a heat problem or a ventilating problem. Or maybe you are just not cut out to be a hydroponic grower. Go back to dirt and leave hydroponics to the big boys and girls. 

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11 Jan 2004
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I will try to build a one gallon commercial setup, for growing peppers, cukes and perhaps squash. Are any plans available, step by step, explaining the makeup of a one gallon, commercial system?

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12 Jan 2004
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Hi~ I am doing a report/experiment with hydroponics. I was wondering if anyone could give me a simple explation about hydroponics and some things hydroponics is used for. Thanks alot. Molly Anne

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12 Jan 2004
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I've just completed my first 28-plant ebb&flow system, but I'm worried about the strong wind and heat(currently about 95-100 deg F) Some sort of structure is surely important. Plastic roofsheets vs shade netting. Both will stop wind, but what about the heat? Please advise. Greetings from South Africa

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14 Jan 2004
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Hi Ron, The timer I have for my 11 plant garden allows the pump to come on for 1 hour and then off for 1 hour around the clock. Is this too much/too little? Thanks Bill JAX FL.

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14 Jan 2004
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Hmmm.... well for my first attempt I wanted to make a gurgle setup since I had most of the parts. I have the air pump going down to the tee and a line going up to the plant. Well the pump I have seen does work as it is giving lots of air bubbles in the reservoir... problem is thats all its doing.... nothing comes up to the top. What are the possible things that could be wrong here? Setup is a five gallon bucket with a basket that fits on top. Any thoughts?

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14 Jan 2004
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1.can i use 2inches diameter PVC pipe in my system? 2.what fertilizer suited to my lettuce plant? 3.what is the effective flow rate of my nutrient solution? 4.can i use charcoal as my growing medium?

Date:
15 Jan 2004
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I have a question, I am a terminally ill patient, and wish to see my plants grow, flower and generate new plants before i die. If i keep lighting on for 24 hours during vegitative state of flowering plants is it ok, will the vegitate plant grow faster having the light on for 24 hours or will it be the same as having it on for 18 hours?

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16 Jan 2004
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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT A CHEAP RELIABLE "FREE" WORKING CIRCUIT OF A "FLOOD AND DRAIN" TIMER" CONTACT. KEN@HICKFORD2.FREESERVE.CO.UK. MY CIRCUIT HAS BEEN CHUGGING ALONG FOR MONTHS NOW WITH NO PROBLEMS!

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17 Jan 2004
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17 Jan 2004
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It's been a billion years since I've been here. Still looks the same. Hey, Ron, this page is almost a year long! Time for a new page. I'll have to tinker this year, for sure. Gotta get a pump setup going. Did a hand-watered attempt at tomatoes... I was scared at one point, because they were growing WAY too fast (or so I thought). When the weather got to hot for me to tend them, I just watered them when I could. By the late part of the summer, my Beefsteak tomatoes (huge tomatoes, for those who aren't aware) were the size of cherry tomatoes (very small, about an inch in diameter). But BOY were they flaverful! I also did corn in a compost pile (well, sort of... a thin layer of it) and corn in a bag of cypress mulch. Took the mulch set much longer to get started -- I think I didn't have enough liquids staying in the bag -- but when they took off, it was pretty cool. Good to see the board is still here.... gotta scan through and look for more ideas. Hey, Ron, what do you know about 12v DC pumps? I am wondering if I can get a small bilge pump to work off of my car-battery trickle charger to work. Hm... ;-) Marc

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19 Jan 2004
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I noticed that the instructions for the eleven plant design calls for one inch tubing. Is this correct or should 1/2 inch be used? Also, what gph pump should be used? The reason I ask about the size tubing is the 2 liter bottle caps, will the one inch be too large? Thanks, Norman

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20 Jan 2004
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i WAS WONDERING HOW YOU GOT THE 2-LITER BOTTLE CAPS TO FIT IN THE 1 INCH PVC PIPE. tHEY JUST WONT FIT.

Date:
22 Jan 2004
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who invented hydroponics

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22 Jan 2004
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20:32:49
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TQ for your dedications, it teach me a lot and to understand more about hydroponic. TQ again.

Date:
23 Jan 2004
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06:29:14
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Can someone tell me how often I should water. Using a Aerophonic system?

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23 Jan 2004
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06:35:24
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Can someone tell me how often I should water. Using a Aerophonic system? Thanks, Howard.

Date:
26 Jan 2004
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13:08:07
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I'm thinking about building a small hydro system. I'm wondering what would happen if I did not want to buy a pump and instead just let siphoning do the job for me.

Date:
26 Jan 2004
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13:50:36
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I'm looking for ornamental hydroponic plants - apparently it is common in Europe and would like to find a vendor in the US, preferably in the Miami area...

Date:
29 Jan 2004
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17:15:39
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1.can i use disolve soil fertilizer as my nutient solution?, 2.can i use charcoal as my growing medium? 3.can i use 2inches uPVC pipe as my system?

Date:
30 Jan 2004
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06:37:24
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what do you use as a grow medium to hold the plant up

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31 Jan 2004
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10:09:49
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Date:
02 Feb 2004
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How do you feel about using reverse osmosis to purify water. I have found a company which sells hydroponic reverse osmosis systems for $195.00 Canadian / $145.00 US. They produce 6 - 8 gallons of water a day.I want to build a small set up for about 4-6 tomato plants (is this considered a small set up?). Will the amount of water this reverse osmosis system produces be enough to keep up to my watering needs? Thanks for your help

Date:
03 Feb 2004
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06:19:34
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wheel deal

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04 Feb 2004
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10:35:14
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I once heard about growing vegetables in a mixture of perlite, vermiculite and one other that I don't remember. They were growing in 5 gallon plastic buckets. Can you tell me how to do this? The amount of each one and what the third one was? Thank you.

Date:
05 Feb 2004
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18:30:15
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how good is your chronic

Date:
06 Feb 2004
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05:36:01
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HI---IS THERE ANY BRAND OF NUTRIENT YOU CAN BUY OF THE SHELF IN HOME DEPOT OR GARDEN SHOPS THANKS BOB M

Date:
06 Feb 2004
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09:16:54
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WHAT LIGHT SPECTRUM DO YOU WANT TO FLOWER?

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06 Feb 2004
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15:12:59
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bloom formula

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08 Feb 2004
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17:13:56
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What equipment is needed?a list?

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09 Feb 2004
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06:42:00
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what are the definitions of hydroponic?

Date:
10 Feb 2004
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04:38:37
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I love hydroponic plants, they're my friends. :)

Date:
10 Feb 2004
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07:50:51
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what is the definition of hydroponics?

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10 Feb 2004
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20:10:11
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hey do I need to use a submersible pump or can i use a non submersible

Date:
10 Feb 2004
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20:11:02
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for the 11 2 liter system

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11 Feb 2004
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17:10:39
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ph levle 1 to 6

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12 Feb 2004
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17:35:07
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sup man,i would like to grow only one plant of hydro for personal use and not for sale.Can i please get some advise on what materials do i need at a low cost. thanx

Date:
13 Feb 2004
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20:28:35
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wheal deal

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16 Feb 2004
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04:32:15
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16 Feb 2004
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04:31:28
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Date:
16 Feb 2004
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04:33:12
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HOW FAST IS THE MARKET FOR HYDROPONICS GROWING

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16 Feb 2004
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07:13:34
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Date:
16 Feb 2004
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12:04:19
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I started seeds in peat pellets, and have the lil root tails appearing in 4 days. I want to transplant to rockwool 4x4 cubes. i read you should attempt to remove all peat pellet subtance. at what age/height should i move the plants to rockwool and begin the hydrogardening and how do i keep them upright w/out the peat pellet?

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16 Feb 2004
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12:14:06
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I started seeds in peat pellets, and have the lil root tails appearing in 4 days. I want to transplant to rockwool 4x4 cubes. i read you should attempt to remove all peat pellet subtance. at what age/height should i move the plants to rockwool and begin the hydrogardening and how do i keep them upright w/out the peat pellet?

Date:
16 Feb 2004
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14:55:48
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how do you set up a hydroponics tomatoe plant, i want to make one for an assignment to show hydroponics is better then normal soil but i dont know how to set it up.

Date:
16 Feb 2004
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14:56:16
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how do you set up a hydroponics tomatoe plant, i want to make one for an assignment to show hydroponics is better then normal soil but i dont know how to set it up.

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16 Feb 2004
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14:56:48
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how do you set up a hydroponics tomatoe plant, i want to make one for an assignment to show hydroponics is better then normal soil but i dont know how to set it up.

Date:
16 Feb 2004
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19:02:43
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how often do you feed plants in a hydroponic system.how long should the pump be on and off in a flood and drain system.

Date:
17 Feb 2004
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05:48:33
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Date:
21 Feb 2004
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16:30:35
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when and where did hydroponics first happen?

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21 Feb 2004
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16:31:11
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Date:
21 Feb 2004
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20:13:34
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i am doing a major assignment at school and i am going to make a hydroponic garden and a soil garden and see which will grow faster and healthier, i know how to make the garden but i dont what chemicals you need and when to put them in, can you help me?

Date:
21 Feb 2004
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20:16:59
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i am doing a major assignment at school and i am going to make a hydroponic garden and a soil garden and see which will grow faster and healthier, i know how to make the garden but i dont what chemicals you need and when to put them in, can you help me?

Date:
22 Feb 2004
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02:36:44
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whatis the defination of hydroponic

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22 Feb 2004
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22:47:12
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were did hydroponics first happend

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23 Feb 2004
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22:11:32
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when did hydroponics first begin?

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23 Feb 2004
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22:11:35
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when did hydroponics first begin?

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24 Feb 2004
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16:19:37
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Date:
24 Feb 2004
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16:27:55
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to j white plants will grow faster done as hydro because the root system can grow faster and absorb the nutrient more eficently you can monitor nutrient levels better to

Date:
24 Feb 2004
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16:34:19
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keeping nutrient tank in dark will prevent mould &algie from growing in tank

Date:
24 Feb 2004
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17:58:18
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do you have a design for a commercial size hydrophonic system? how much is the investment per square meter and the cost to operate the system per kilogram of product? Do you have a list of materials to start on a 100 sq meter area and to be duplicated to a 50,000 sg meter farm

Date:
24 Feb 2004
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19:18:34
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when did hydroponics first start?

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24 Feb 2004
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20:51:20
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Help! Please tell me HOW TO ORDER your educator's guide and HOW MUCH the fee is. Love your lessons, have used them in the past but am now required to have the guide. Also, how soon can I get the guide to me. (AZ). Please reply soonest! Barbara Dougharty AZ Science Staff Consultant

Date:
24 Feb 2004
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20:51:55
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Help! Please tell me HOW TO ORDER your educator's guide and HOW MUCH the fee is. Love your lessons, have used them in the past but am now required to have the guide. Also, how soon can I get the guide to me. (AZ). Please reply soonest! Barbara Dougharty AZ Science Staff Consultant

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:22
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:27
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:29
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:30
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:32
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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11:08:34
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I am doing a reaserch on it and I want to Know what minerals are in the water. how new is this way of growing. how much does a bigone cost(the type they use to sellfood).

Date:
25 Feb 2004
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20:13:54
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I am interested in the Bengal system for implementation in poor areas in Pakistan.. any info ?

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26 Feb 2004
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07:14:50
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What are some other good web-sites to find HYDROPONICS?

Date:
28 Feb 2004
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21:43:29
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Hello fellow samaritans:) Im considering, or dessided that Im going to build a hydrophonic system in my basement. L: 11.7 f W: 6.6 H: 7.7 So my question is: Can anybody tell me what kind a system I should use, and how many plants I can get into it?

Date:
01 Mar 2004
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00:43:58
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Has anyone used hydroponics with Olive cuttings? Please contact galexander@tasmail.com Thanks

Date:
01 Mar 2004
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16:23:31
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I'm new to this and using a Water Culture System to grow some tomatoes and peppers. I have some kind of white fuzzy stuff growing on the outside rim of my net pots and on the rocks in the pot. My pepper plants are very small still maybe a few weeks old and I noticed that one of the leaves is brown too. Anyone know what this white fuzz is? Chuck

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02 Mar 2004
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15:23:22
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Does fertilizer effect the growth rates in plants? I need information on this for my science project, can you help me?

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04 Mar 2004
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16:36:22
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Thank u thank u thank u!!! Finnaly a site where i can get all of the information i need for my project

Date:
05 Mar 2004
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20:10:21
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Hi I live in a fairly Hot and Humid place with and average temperatire of 28,C.year round. I know that Hydroponics does not do well in this climate for certain vegs. My question is, what system could I use (Large one) for maybe commercial use later on that would suit this weather, AND what sort of crop would do well in Humidity? Many thanks

Date:
06 Mar 2004
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13:12:12
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what are good materials to use for the plant to grow

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07 Mar 2004
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01:23:59
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hi...is there anybody out there which has been succesfully germinated canna-seeds in oasis- wedges??? if so, please let me have the exact guide to do so. thanx... garvey

Date:
07 Mar 2004
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08:42:31
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small farm market up the road that is looking into a small hydro display. i have this system: pub44.ezboard.com/fletsta...D=18.topic that i like to get up and running. what do you guys recomend to me that i start with? i am new to all of this and willing to experment at home first.. something with a low light requirment. thank you for all your input.. anthony

Date:
07 Mar 2004
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10:35:36
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I am just starting at this and was thinking about growing strawberries. Any help on this would be great. Ph levels, water cycles, how much sunlight, a good solution. Thanks. I will be using the 11 plant ebb system.

Date:
08 Mar 2004
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10:56:46
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i want to start your eleven plant system on a windowsill in my apartement, using a 400watt flouro light also as supplemental light for the plants. will this amount of lighting be sufficient and should i put some type of fan there or not? thanks, miles

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08 Mar 2004
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17:14:53
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hello,first id just like to say this is greatest site ever! i probly spent 200$ on books & mags,and everything i ever needed to know was right here all along! damn.....anyways,i have tomato plant seedlings growing in them little peat pellets that soak in water and they expand,well i plan to transplant them into a resivior system which consists of a lava rock medium in net pots sitting in a tub of about two inchs of water/nute mix with a fish tank bubbler,and i plan to change solution every two weeks or so ...is this an ok system to grow tomatos???? how about orchids? thank you,craig

Date:
08 Mar 2004
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17:33:47
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what fruits can you use???

Date:
10 Mar 2004
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10:28:27
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Can I cultivate honeydew melon by hydroponic system.I have lot of land and growing honydew melon. So kindly advice me as above system. Thanking you Sir Yours sincerly Moammed Nabi Khan S-1/181 Saudabad Malir Karachi-75080 Sind Pakistan

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12 Mar 2004
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02:05:35
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Do plants grow faster in soil or when using hydroponics

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12 Mar 2004
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02:05:40
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Do plants grow faster in soil or when using hydroponics

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12 Mar 2004
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02:06:40
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Do plants grow faster in soil or when using hydroponics

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12 Mar 2004
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02:06:47
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Do plants grow faster in soil or when using hydroponics

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12 Mar 2004
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02:06:51
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Do plants grow faster in soil or when using hydroponics

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13 Mar 2004
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22:13:24
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what are the future uses of hydroponics

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14 Mar 2004
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07:37:52
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what is the definition of hydroponics?

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14 Mar 2004
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13:49:56
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day #1 for cuttings in a 80 unit aeroponic/neopream misting suspended in air cotainer. when do I ad nutrient to water.how much? do I leave sprikler on continusly or set on timer?

Date:
16 Mar 2004
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WHAT KIND OF WEB SITE IS THIS??????!!!!!!!!! THIS IS F###ING STUPID! YOU NEVER ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU"VE GOT SH#T ON HERE FROM "01" FOR CHRISTS SAKE! WTF!!!! UPDATE YOUR F###ING SITE OR SHUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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16 Mar 2004
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I was a mailman for 10 years and ran across several people using hydroponics and became interested and now im retired from there and have moved to puerto rico and need a hobby -small income or more . Thinking of a commercial hydroponics garden with the goverment backing and would like to know if you would aprove and the do's and the dont's. After all that, I would like to say thanks for what you are offering for free,seems as though you are caught up in the moment of mother nature at its best and that is why I'm asking you as to someone that has a vested interest. I to love mother nature and the money is only something that will offer me more of the outdoors. Thanking you in advance and do hope that you still have the love of it all Terry king

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18 Mar 2004
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Does anyone know of any hydroponic systems suitable for growing herbs and a range of vegetables in a window box type structure? (I live in an apartment which only has a small balcony.) The system would need to be suitable for 'outside use' as it would be exposed to the elements. Thanks, Jim

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20 Mar 2004
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do any fourth grade know any thing about plants that grow bigger in milk or water

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21 Mar 2004
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13:22:49
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How well does the Chem-Gro nutrient hold and maintain it's ph? I've had great luck with both Ionic and General Hydroponics nutrient and was wondeing how Chem-Gro compared.

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23 Mar 2004
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17:10:20
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why do plants grow faster in only wter than in the ground

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24 Mar 2004
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15:23:50
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whats the different between organic and inogranic fertilizers and what affect does it have on Australia's soils and water ways

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25 Mar 2004
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hi,i have a plant about 1/2 foot tall.after about the 1/2 foot mark they start druping(the leaves)and evently die.i have a good setup,but carn"t overcome this problem.

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25 Mar 2004
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If your leaves are drooping perhaps you solution has a Na+(salt) build up. An increase in Na+ causes an increase in osmolarity of your hydroponic solution; thus the turgor pressure in plant cells decreases because H20 diffuses out of the cells and into the hypertonic solution solution. Your plant is now dehydrated. IN OTHER WORDS...Add more water to your solution. Also replentish your resevoir more often because plants make salts as they grow. Remember to record the results of your new concentrations.

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28 Mar 2004
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watering

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29 Mar 2004
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Hi im a new aspirant in planting hydrphonics, can anyone provide me the BASIC? i'll appreciate that. tahnk you.

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29 Mar 2004
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Hi im a new aspirant in planting hydrphonics, can anyone provide me the BASIC? i'll appreciate that. thank you.

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29 Mar 2004
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I love your site Ron but, excuse me for being a tech-nerd needing the "reason behind the science". You stated that "every time you add water to your system, you need to add the appropriate amount of nutrients". This is difficult for me, and obviously others, to understand. Remembering back to my high school science class, if I had 1000 PPM of nutrients in a solution and somehow I magically made half of that solution evaporate instantaneously, I would then have 2000 PPM in my solution. Thus, by adding water with more nutrients, I have effectively brought the PPM ratio up to 1500 PPM when the container is full again (150% of the original ratio). Doesn't this also hold true with hydroponic solutions? Or do the nutrients also evaporate?

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29 Mar 2004
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Can anyone tell me how you know when you need to re-plentish the nutrients in the tank and how much? I am using a product that calls for 1 teaspoon per gallon of NEW solution.

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29 Mar 2004
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16:53:17
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growing tomatoes fruit has cat faces scars, leafs are curling . what seems to be my problem

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30 Mar 2004
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what is the net material made from?

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30 Mar 2004
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what material are areoponics pots made from?

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31 Mar 2004
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Does anyone know where to find graphs and charts of hydroponics? It is for my science project!! Please help me!

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01 Apr 2004
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Hi Ron, Thanks for a wonderful site. I got a lot of really useful, relevant info from it. I'm setting up a 20 plant veggie experiment in 2 liter soda bottles in part of a 9' X 12' greenhouse. The greenhouse has mist nozzles and 2 exhaust fans that are thermostatically controlled to keep the temp around 85 deg. I'm in Northern CA and it does get hot here. I have a question about a plant food that we've been using here at home for house plants called Eleanor's VF-11. It's a concentrate that's used for both foliar and root feeding. It dilutes out to 1 oz./gal. Recently, I've recently heard several radio ads for using it for hydroponics. The analysis on the bottle of concentrate says: N 0.15%, Available Phosphoric acid,0.85%, K2O 0.55%. I was wondering if you have ever used it, heard about it or know anything about it's value as a hydroponic nutrient for veggies. I care to experiment with tomatoes, bibb lettuce, cucumbers, chives, eggplant, etc. but I do want to have some success for starters. I plan to get a TDS meter and a ph meter and run my pump for 5 min every 20 min. I'm also planning on using Gro-Rocks for the medium. Any thoughts, comments, or ideas from you would be greatly appreciated. I am a semi retired Electromechanical Engineer with a well equipped machine shop and electronic room so making controls, timers, gadgetry for this project is a snap. In a few days I'll have pics/info available for easily attaching/removing the bottles. I worked out a method that looks great now, but I need to be sure about it after I get up and running. Thanks again, Marvin PS I spoke with Eleanor today and she refered me to her website www.vf-11plantfood.com. There's a testimonial letter on it from a guy she says is a real expert in hydroponic culture who's been using VF-11 for years. I've been unable to reach him today, but I'll keep trying. He's in Vallejo, CA, not too far from me. I will take a ride up to see him after I speak with him by phone. I'll keep you posted.

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02 Apr 2004
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I would like to grow strawberries in a tropical environment. What would be the best method for growing them?

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02 Apr 2004
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Is there a disadvantage to quickly filling a flood and drain system?

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08 Apr 2004
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DO YOU HAVE ANY SCIENCE PROJECTS TO SHOW?

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08 Apr 2004
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will different concentrations of sugar affect how quickly water moves across a membrane?

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08 Apr 2004
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I am currently planning to build a hydroponic system, if anyone is interested email me at tspier2@.localnet.com

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10 Apr 2004
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how fast can mold grow in different lights?

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11 Apr 2004
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Hey ron, Do you think cotton cheesecloth could be used to maker sure the perlite/lavarock doesnt fall into the system? Also, what is a good way to fill the resevoir accuratly?

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12 Apr 2004
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What all can you grow hydroponically?

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12 Apr 2004
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What all can you grow hydroponically?

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12 Apr 2004
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hye do you have plans for a hot house kind of set up.

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13 Apr 2004
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homemade nutrient solution

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14 Apr 2004
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ok ron....im brand spankin new at this stuff.....i really need instructions on how to build a cheap easy to use hydro system....i would like to build it from scratch....like the other designs....please remember i am very simple minded try to keep the drawings very simple and easy to follow, i would really like a step by step proccess on how to build the system....including where to get the parts...im only 15..still in school...so its ok to talk to me in infirior context....i would really like a step by step instuction to build a nft system....nft is prefered because i want to grow fruits....i hear this system is one of the best for growing fruits

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14 Apr 2004
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how do i build a nft system from scratch. i would very much appreciate a step by step process a kindergardener could understand(not really), i just would like an easy to understand explanation on how to build a nft system from scratch...including parts and places to go to aquire these parts...please...i figured i should ask a profesional like urself so....ill be waiting for a response

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16 Apr 2004
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how long before you put into flowering

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16 Apr 2004
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how can i set up a cheap 6 plant hydrophics set

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19 Apr 2004
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Hi peeps, I have an ebb and flow systems w/16 plants all are a minimum of 4 to 4.5 feet, in heighth. I just started the flowering process but my plants are grpwing into each other. Will these plants flower even though they are so close together?

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21 Apr 2004
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I have set up a floating hydroponic garden for a science project, but only one seed has germinated in 10 days, and it is growing slower than the same plants in soil. WHY ARE MY SEEDS NOt GeRMinating???? This is a big problem... Should I take some plants out of the soil setup and transplant them into the rockwool cubes that I used to germinate the seeds? PLease HELp!

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22 Apr 2004
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what crops are being raised in this system

 




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