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Forum: Hydroponics 04-17-2016, 08:01 PM
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Posted By sander
Is this an algae?

I noticed this on 2 of my plants that I have in a 5 gallon bucket. I have a huge air stone. My ph is 6.1 and my ppm is 600. This happens to be a basil plant that is sharing a bucket with a tomato...
Forum: Hydroponics 04-05-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,133
Posted By sander
Well good news. All the plants recovered. Perhaps...

Well good news. All the plants recovered. Perhaps it was a little root damage or just shock. I learned to not move plants once the roots really start growing
Forum: Hydroponics 03-29-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,133
Posted By sander
My plants were about 8" apart in the nft, so only...

My plants were about 8" apart in the nft, so only the very ends of the roots were intertwined. When I say they "outgrew", I mean height wise. I can only raise my light on my nft to about 36"

I...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-29-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,133
Posted By sander
The roots on a few of the plants were together...

The roots on a few of the plants were together but I carefully separated them.

They are all in my basement, so I suspect the temperature is about 68 degrees

I will get a picture, the bubblers...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-29-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,133
Posted By sander
Unhappy Yikes. Made a mistake

I have a very simple nft system that I have grown peppers, basil, kale, etc. This year I put some tomatoes in it and they quickly outgrew the setup so I transferred them to 5 gallon buckets with a...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-27-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,269
Posted By sander
I would google "The Kratky Method"

I would google "The Kratky Method"
Forum: Hydroponics 03-27-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,583
Posted By sander
My foam is white on one side and silver on the...

My foam is white on one side and silver on the other. My other question is how high can I have the t5 lights? I'm using 2 48" tubes and my 3 rows are a total of 9" wide. I'd like to be able get...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,583
Posted By sander
Question Lettuce raft foam

I'm using a sheet of insulation for my lettuce raft, but I'm curious if its bad to have the reflective side facing up. Is it bad to have the light reflecting and hitting the bottom of the leaves?
Forum: Hydroponics 05-22-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,519
Posted By sander
Interesting. I thought I had read that the water...

Interesting. I thought I had read that the water should not touch the growing medium. My water level is about 1/2 inch below the bottom of the basket.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-21-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,519
Posted By sander
I used a 2 3/4" hole saw. Just a tip if you do...

I used a 2 3/4" hole saw. Just a tip if you do this, put the drill in reverse otherwise the teeth dig in too fast and it doesn't drill.

The red line in the in and the white pvc is the reverse....
Forum: Hydroponics 05-21-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,519
Posted By sander
best way to set up the drain

I just built my first setup and there are a hundred ways it can be improved, but my lettuce is growing and it's green so I'm thrilled. I'm using 4" round pvc, but I haven't figured out a good way to...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-19-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,083
Posted By sander
My very first hydroponics attempt

Just trying some lettuce first. I'm having a hard time moving from the the seedling stage to putting the seedling in the basket and then adding the clay balls.
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