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Forum: Hydroponics 04-09-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,165
Posted By shillamus
The ones with the digital displays have 9...

The ones with the digital displays have 9 programmable on off cycles.

They also have an internal battery that saves the program

affordable push button timers only have 30 min increments at the...
Forum: Hydroponics 07-04-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,514
Posted By shillamus
Nutrient level

I just sprout lettuce on 1" grow blocks on a tray Wet it and drain once or twice daily.. once I get roots I put then in 4" netpots

If there is no oxygen to the roots plants will die.. if they are...
Forum: Hydroponics Blog 06-19-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,734
Posted By shillamus
Cool

I wonder if it is ebb and flow and what soil amendments they use.
Forum: Hydroponics 06-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,866
Posted By shillamus
Hydro vs In the Ground Cucumbers

https://s21.postimg.org/6kj4yby6v/Screenshot_2017-06-08_at_7.20.57_AM.png


Sprouted from seed at the same time.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-29-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,866
Posted By shillamus
On year 2.. Having success

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/b8d9e6_106dd0042c10465883d86ad4e15b0d2d~mv2_d_2448_3264_s_4_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_319,h_426,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/b8d9e6_106dd0042c10465883d86ad4e15b0d2d~mv2_d_2448...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-29-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,213
Posted By shillamus
Lettuce Floats

So it is a very simple way to grow lettuce but I have not made any small scale tests yet..


Has anyone grown lettuce in floats? I don't think you need aeration.

Where can you find large...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-17-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,951
Posted By shillamus
Cost Effective??

Had to share this one here GPS..

Thanks for the incredible info on lights above. I will get back to it. It is late.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_WuJ9P1u-k
Forum: Hydroponics 01-15-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,951
Posted By shillamus
Yeah I thought it more a novelty.. If you had a...

Yeah I thought it more a novelty.. If you had a choice between LED shoplights and flourescent shop lights which would you pick.. HID eat a lot of electricity and cost a lot.. you seem to think they...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-14-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,951
Posted By shillamus
It does rain there occassionally?

How do you keep the floor dry?? Sump pump?? Obviously I should have looked at the images first LOL

Cool!

I saw this fancy indoor garden and wanted to share it here..
...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,042
Posted By shillamus
Flurescent Better than LED

GPS.. I was curious.. I know there are 200W CFL's out there.. are they effective? Flourescents have a better spectrum?
Forum: Hydroponics 01-08-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,042
Posted By shillamus
Did you sprout from seed? What type of lettuce

I bought a big bag of black seeded simpson lettuce seeds from the hardware store.

They were easy to sprout in grow block on a tray and took root in severe hot weather in my outdoor system.. But...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-08-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,951
Posted By shillamus
For GPSFrontier

G,

A friend shared this on facebook and I thought of you

A Wallipini looks like a cool project.. I would have a very hard time keeping a hole in the ground dry around here...

...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-23-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,865
Posted By shillamus
What is a fogger? I am not joining your forum. Go...

What is a fogger? I am not joining your forum. Go away troll
Forum: Hydroponics 12-17-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,898
Posted By shillamus
Mung Bean Sprouts

Looking for convenient ways to grow bean sprouts

why don't they grow them in space?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3xUr-aQlI
Forum: Hydroponics 12-17-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,340
Posted By shillamus
Decided to go ebb and flow

System is indoor.. consisting of 8 Five gallon buckets.. 7 have 6 inch net pots for the vegetable. All 8 are tied together with 1" PVC bulkhead fitting through bottom of bucket. Float switch in 8th...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-07-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,124
Posted By shillamus
Thanks for getting me there so fast G!.. Reading...

Thanks for getting me there so fast G!.. Reading with much interest...

great article GPS.. Thank you
Forum: Hydroponics 12-07-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,340
Posted By shillamus
After a day of research

I guess my choices are limited to air pumps.. Amazon is convenient

But I am sitting here thinking if I go Ebb and Flow.. I don't need know stinking air stones.. no air pump.. just have to move the...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-07-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,340
Posted By shillamus
Air pumps for Deep Water Culture

I need to find an air pump for a 7 spot 5 gallon bucket DWC system.

Has anyone had any luck with the ones on Amazon?

This Active Aqua Pump looks good. comes with 8 spot manifold

Reviews say...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-07-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,124
Posted By shillamus
Thanks G!

I will have to find that article you wrote.. do you have a link?
Forum: Hydroponics 12-07-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,748
Posted By shillamus
There is a family photo of me and my step...

There is a family photo of me and my step daughter wading in the Atlantic ocean in Delaware on a Thanksgiving past.. I need to get that chiller developed.
Forum: Hydroponics 12-01-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,748
Posted By shillamus
I missed a winter growing season

I was on travel for 6 weeks and couldn't tend to my system. I know I could have had some good grow in October had I been here.

This global warming thing has been good for the US.. I am sure...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-01-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,391
Posted By shillamus
Bumping this to the top

Hey folks.. Bumping this to the top so I can read it

Thanks Stan.. Hope to meet you soon.
Forum: Hydroponics 12-01-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,124
Posted By shillamus
Yeah my 400$ is high

Thanks G. I need to research the market more. There is some exciting new technology called electrochemical compressors.. a fuel cell that you apply voltage to make a thermodynamic process by using...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-28-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,124
Posted By shillamus
Water Chillers and Hydroponics

I am curious.. does any one keep their nutrients chilled?

The argument in my brain is that roots grow in soil and it is cool.

I have an opportunity to pursue somenew thermodynamic technology to...
Forum: Hydroponics 09-26-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,200
Posted By shillamus
Great Video

Hey.. I want to go vertical. Thanks for sharing the rain tower!

After reading the posts here I am concerned I am not draining my cubes enough.

Isn't deep water culture with roots constantly in...
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