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Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 06-24-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,430
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I avoid using the common 3% hydrogen peroxide you...

I avoid using the common 3% hydrogen peroxide you normally find at drug stores. This is because such low percentage solutions are unstable, and chemicals are added to the peroxide to keep it from...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 06-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,430
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
The hydrogen peroxide you get at 3 % at drug...

The hydrogen peroxide you get at 3 % at drug stores has a stabilizer in it and is not food friendly. H2O2 will give up more of it O as the solution heats up. I use 30 % H2O2 and mix 11 water to 1...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,467
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
Self Priming Siphon System

As a plumber I have installed a few septic tanks with self priming siphon systems. In the image below where the pipe touches the base of the root tank you can notch the pipe so it is not sucked in to...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-30-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,242
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
You have a very large collection for a home...

You have a very large collection for a home hobbyist!
I still have 3 week before I can plan out. I want to do strawberries and the guy at golden acres and sunny side nursery's say they get starters...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 04-20-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
As far as the site below is concerned, there is...

As far as the site below is concerned, there is no benefit to this type of bulb...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs | CFL Plant Grow Lights...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,698
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I tried it at six it might lift more head but did...

I tried it at six it might lift more head but did not test...

I use to install chemical filtration equipment to meet the Canadian Environmental standards. This pump moves about an once per stroke...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,850
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
This is a very informative site on your question....

This is a very informative site on your question.

GENERAL HYDROPONICS (http://www.generalhydroponics.com/genhydro_US/faqnute.html)
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 04-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,850
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I use a part 1 part 2 and part 3 - in the growth...

I use a part 1 part 2 and part 3 - in the growth section I use the 1 and 2 in the bloom I use the 2 and 3 by directions on the part s,
Forum: Hydroponics 04-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,164
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/rock-wool-plu...

http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/rock-wool-plug.jpg

There must be many ways to provide a root anchor.
I am starting my seedlings in 1-1/2" rock wool cubes, and will
move them in to a large...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-18-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,698
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/aero-bellows....

http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/aero-bellows.jpg

Here is a cool little pump - a bellows pump, capable of a lot of pressure, and
I managed to lift water 6' vertical with the pump at the top...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,698
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
Connecting pex with out crimp rings. ...

Connecting pex with out crimp rings.

http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/11-pex-connection.jpg

Installing the aeration system under the lids in the chamber of the roots, I did not want to use...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 04-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,698
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
Building my system..

Cutting out the holes in the lids to accommodate the pots and grow media.

http://writers-voice.com/hydroponics/3-lids.jpg


I thought about using a razor knife, but thought it was going to...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-28-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,242
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
Mother Natures A/C

Some people I know that are working on a biosphere, in Amarillo, discussed a cooling system, using a tall round tube of porous cloth and they dripped water from the top down and the principle of...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-27-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,051
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I have read on commercial site that when a flush...

I have read on commercial site that when a flush is needed, that it is not good to use warm water - they where saying that when flushing, use a fresh mixture of solution, just like you would feed...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,430
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I have not yet seen any commentary on the use of...

I have not yet seen any commentary on the use of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide).

I use 35 % diluted 11 times to get 3 % then add it at a rate of 3 ml per lt.
I also use an air pump.

H2O2 at 35 % is...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 03-25-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,286
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
What are you trying to accomplish with this mix,...

What are you trying to accomplish with this mix, enhanced root system...
What concentration do you need and what is you solution made of now...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-24-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,242
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
WoW -- that's some collection - I am guessing all...

WoW -- that's some collection - I am guessing all ebb and flow.

Do you induce oxygen into the solution with H2O2 --?
How do the units drain completely?
How does one stop the rain from...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-24-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,332
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
This site has a must read hydroponic lessons...

This site has a must read hydroponic lessons section that will most likely help a lot. Here is a section, but you may access the lessons from he top of this page.


Lesson 4-6...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,042
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
I have made 8 units all 24 x 16 x 8-3/4 rubber...

I have made 8 units all 24 x 16 x 8-3/4 rubber made toot containers.

2 of them have 2 pots each of 8 dia for a total of 4 8 pots 2 types tomatoes.

2 of them have 2 pots each of 6 dia...
Forum: Hydroponics 03-21-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,784
Posted By Cliver_McGyver
You Goto Keep Em Separated

Im new to the board but wish to add what I have found...

You will be mixing high medium and low nitrogen loving plants.
Lettuce may turn out bitter with too much nitrogen and tomatoes will...
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