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Forum: Hydroponics 11-30-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,964
Posted By andy
just try some nylon felt material cut into long...

just try some nylon felt material cut into long strips it works the best
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 07-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,609
Posted By andy
bunker grow

use the 2 bulb t-8 flouresent light fixture with 6500k daylight bulbs by phillips (brand)(or equal) leave them on 12-18 hrs a day and the closer to the plant the better the growth will be ,led's are...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 05-12-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,615
Posted By andy
always add each nute one at a time stir then add...

always add each nute one at a time stir then add the next,never mix together first as you will cause precipitate of nutrients. you should start with the micro first always then add otther ingrediants
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-18-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,679
Posted By andy
hey where did you get that pump at? it will lift...

hey where did you get that pump at? it will lift six ' is awesom
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-07-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,641
Posted By andy
Talking hey nano

do you not know who ron is ? this is his website and forum .may be you need to go somewhere that people have no sense of humor. yes being a newbie is tough . hang in there ,not every one in life is...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,481
Posted By andy
check this newer product called "pure vida" this...

check this newer product called "pure vida" this is supposed to be 100%organic omri listed ,and unique in that it the nutes are already plant available and dont need time to work like other organics...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-06-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,481
Posted By andy
what i heard is from a friend who is a chemist...

what i heard is from a friend who is a chemist and he says some of there products are just fine for human consumption but some are not that they have high levels of heavy metals. i made a mistake, i...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 04-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,011
Posted By andy
light spectrum

ok this may sound crazy but the metal halide has enough red in it to flower just fine and i have found it can even get bigger results than hps,in some strains of plants. remember flowering is...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,930
Posted By andy
keeping nutes cool

i burry my resivor (40gal trash cans) in the ground the earth keeps a cool constant temp, in my area it stays about 60 most of the year,cold or hot
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-15-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,481
Posted By andy
caution with advanced nutrients

caution i have heard that advanced has a lot of heavy metals in there stuff , not good to eat!!! absolutely great for flowers!!i like botanicare pro blend organic ,it smells like the sweetest compost...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-10-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,223
Posted By andy
glue cap

oh and thin wall is hard to find in some areas so get it from ron,it will cost you less than driving all over to find it .this is why i found a better way for me, plus i like the gallon jugs for...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,223
Posted By andy
glue cap

here is another idea try finding a bottle that fits over the size pipe you are using snugly, gallon water bottles from store fit perfect on 1"pvc ,use plumbers pvc tape to make tight seal. put short...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 02-24-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,953
Posted By andy
powdery mildew!!!

anybody know a sure fire way to get rid of this white powdery mildew??? all over the young plants and the donors. never had this before.
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,373
Posted By andy
found 12 volt progamable timer!!

hey ron ,here it is what you have been looking for a 12 volt dc timer .west marines website ,look under timers ,it is called a flexcharge timer,it is friggin a small fortune $94.99 , it may pay for...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-19-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,218
Posted By andy
found dc 12 volt timer

flexcharge is the name of the timer on west marine website search under timers . it is friggin expensive!! $94.99
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-19-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,218
Posted By andy
12 volt

no have not got one yet ,my friend is in the boating industry and says he got his at west marine ,i will try to get the brand name for you,going to get one myself ,as soon as possible,check the...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-18-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,218
Posted By andy
found 12 volt timer

succes west marine has 12 volt 7 day -8 event timer
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-16-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,218
Posted By andy
12 volt timer

just buy a small power inverter on evilbay (about 30 bucks for a 175watt) or somewhere like walmart auto they clamp on the battery and have ac outlets on them ,then you get to use regular ac timers...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-15-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,409
Posted By andy
free green house heat!

ok this is a method they use to grow in the high altitude green houses in the mountians:
1. paint your back walls a dark color to absorb heat during the day
2.take empty 2 liter soda bottles paint...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,397
Posted By andy
flood and drain duration

hi ron, so my question is it better to flood for shorter times more often (6-8mins. fill time) every 1/2 hr or should i flood 15 mins every hour ?dont know why you have not responded to any of my...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,985
Posted By andy
high humidity

will plants grow well if the temp is around 80 and humidity at 80-90%?the morning is very high humidity then around 60% mid day then back to 80-90 by late afternoon.will just a fan help?or do i need...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-03-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,230
Posted By andy
have you tried hanging no pest strips ?they work...

have you tried hanging no pest strips ?they work for a lot of bugs
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-31-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,881
Posted By andy
adding oxygen to resirvor

hi ron, so i have a question when you add a air stone to the res ,does it only come on when the flood pump comes on ? if so i have built my system with a inline venturi air injector ,that puts air...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-31-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,671
Posted By andy
Lightbulb dc powered pump

so i have a small ac pump plugged into a ac timer plug into a 200 watt inverter connected to a battery charge controller to a deep cycle battery,which is connected to a 45 watt solar panel. this...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-31-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,668
Posted By andy
Wink spider mite control

hey rick , i am very experienced with mites ,and yes ron is right that is the best natural predator for mites. if you want more info on what spray i have used to control them i can get you some info...
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