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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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Posted By txice
Actually, the pepper plants that I started in...

Actually, the pepper plants that I started in this system and documented throughout my previous posts in this thread ended up all dying; a result of a combination of cheap hardware and complacency. ...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By txice
Yes, both totes are still sitting up in my grow...

Yes, both totes are still sitting up in my grow room and work just as good as the day I first built them. For a self contained unit, I can't palce too many faults on it. If I had it to do all over...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-19-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,380
Posted By txice
Well...here they are. My first pepper harvest. ...

Well...here they are. My first pepper harvest. A hot banana pepper and 3 bolivian rainbows.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,712
Posted By txice
Makes me tired just reading about it...

Makes me tired just reading about it...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,275
Posted By txice
Quick update on this system. Plants are growing...

Quick update on this system. Plants are growing well. We've already fully harvested an entire salad bowl worth of lettuce from just one of the black seeded simpsons. The iceberg is getting really...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-18-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By txice
No idea to be honest. Little buggers just look...

No idea to be honest. Little buggers just look like really tiny little black flies to me...I wouldn't have the first clue on how to tell one species apart from the next.

Not a real problem though...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,712
Posted By txice
Nice setup. I bet that hole was fun to dig...

Nice setup. I bet that hole was fun to dig...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-30-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,193
Posted By txice
They also make these little guys called...

They also make these little guys called "IceProbes". Cheaper than a traditional "chiller"....but can cool quite as well as one either.

IceProbe Thermoelectric Aquarium Chiller, Nova Tec Inc...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-30-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,275
Posted By txice
Yes they are on a timer. Lights are on a 16/8...

Yes they are on a timer. Lights are on a 16/8 cycle and the pump is currently running for 15 minutes once an hour.

In the system right now we've started some brocoli, iceberg lettuce, black...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,275
Posted By txice
Latest Experiment

The wife and I have seen many many variations of the "tube nft" type systems and decided to give our own a go. I didn't do any detailed catalog of the build itself, but attached is an overall shot...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-26-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,721
Posted By txice
Yes I noticed...and I also fully understand the...

Yes I noticed...and I also fully understand the oxygen concept. Like I said, was just looking for clarification on your word choice so I was clear on the point you were trying to make. Thanks for...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-26-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,721
Posted By txice
A point for clarification to avoid any possible...

A point for clarification to avoid any possible confusion...


I think you mean submerged? You are referring to situation(s) where the roots can thrive when completely under water given enough DO...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 01-23-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,271
Posted By txice
I'm seeing it better now. I think the part I was...

I'm seeing it better now. I think the part I was missing is that I never noticed you mention the part about the drip feeders running 24 hours a day. That was probably the part of the puzzle I was...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-23-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
I've seen the plans for that type of system...

I've seen the plans for that type of system several places and I've seen a lot of articles and posts about people using it as well. I like the system idea in general, the only thing that worries me...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 01-23-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,271
Posted By txice
I guess I'm still having trouble picturing this. ...

I guess I'm still having trouble picturing this. You only cycle a gallon of water for 30 seconds once a day? Are the buckets acting like a DWC for the remainder of the time? I'm probably not...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-23-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
I didn't really have anything specific in mind. ...

I didn't really have anything specific in mind. First shot at growing food, first shot at trying hydroponics...I'm just sort of in test and learn mode. I still have multiple of some plants and plan...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-21-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
Thanks for the link, I'll give it a look. On...

Thanks for the link, I'll give it a look.

On a side note about the growtronix in general. You know...the more I look into the system, the more reasons I can seem to find why I don't think it's...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 01-21-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,271
Posted By txice
Maybe I'm being overly dense here, but I don't...

Maybe I'm being overly dense here, but I don't get what you mean by this. Do you simply mean that you add/adjust/replenish/or otherwise refresh the nutrient mix in your reservoir once a week? Or...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
I actually find it quite interesting to see this....

I actually find it quite interesting to see this. Are you not happy with your current system I take it? Just out of curiosity have you thought about maybe doing up a video like the ones you have...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
Yeah I hear ya. I have definately learned a lot...

Yeah I hear ya. I have definately learned a lot in the short time I've been doing this and would definately like to change some things. For example, I like my tub design with everything being...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 01-19-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,913
Posted By txice
You know....I sort of got into the whole indoor...

You know....I sort of got into the whole indoor gardening/hydroponics thing on a whim. A silly idea a co-worker and I had when we thought it would be fun to try and grow some hot peppers after we...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-13-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,380
Posted By txice
Update....probably too soon to draw any firm...

Update....probably too soon to draw any firm conclusions from the light switch, but I did follow through with changing to the 400W HPS. The (not so good) pic attached is showing a few of the peppers...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-11-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,561
Posted By txice
Certainly won't claim what I'm using is "the...

Certainly won't claim what I'm using is "the best"....but for what it's worth the system I've been posting about here is for hot peppers. The gardener in my case might need some substantial work ;),...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,344
Posted By txice
Heh...clever idea. I wasn't that creative with...

Heh...clever idea. I wasn't that creative with mine....I took the lazy way out and bought one of these: Germination Station Seed Starting Tray with Heat Mat by Hydrofarm at YardLover.com...
Forum: Hydroponics 01-09-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,380
Posted By txice
Several of those guys are already over a foot...

Several of those guys are already over a foot tall. Still got a few shorties though....some have definitely not taken off as quickly as others.

Doing a nute change in the morning and I'm...
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