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Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 12-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,008
Posted By KevinL
I'm slowly trying to make my way through the...

I'm slowly trying to make my way through the topics. :D
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 12-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,008
Posted By KevinL
I used a heavy bleach solution to wash my...

I used a heavy bleach solution to wash my Hydrotom clay beads, then rinse like crazy and they seem fine. But, I also have only used distilled water in my setups thus far and haven't really had any...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 12-05-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,638
Posted By KevinL
What I would do is mark my full level, and...

What I would do is mark my full level, and replenish to that level each night and use gallon bottles to replenish so I could monitor the amount being used.
For smaller indoor setups, I would keep...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 12-02-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,638
Posted By KevinL
Looks good, wont be long before you won't be able...

Looks good, wont be long before you won't be able to pull those net cups out all the way there will be so many roots. Roots like nice and healthy.
As they get bigger, you might want to think about...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-30-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,736
Posted By KevinL
You saw the 'Lettuce - How It's Made' show also?...

You saw the 'Lettuce - How It's Made' show also? Thats my favorite one.
Either Way, I won't buy them again unless I buy them on a commercial level in the future for lettuce. Their not cheap in the...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,736
Posted By KevinL
I had someone pick up some Pelleted tomato seeds...

I had someone pick up some Pelleted tomato seeds for me to start for them, and had poor germination versus my regular un-pelleted seeds.
Maybe it was a bad year for pelleted seeds? LOL!
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,638
Posted By KevinL
I've seen a little different setup for the...

I've seen a little different setup for the strawberries, but I'm sure it's the same technique, and they were stacked higher.
I've seen some plans for that vertical tube, and it's done either with...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-27-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,638
Posted By KevinL
I want to attempt strawberries, but I ant to do...

I want to attempt strawberries, but I ant to do it in a stacked drip system usig either vermiculite or perilite as the substrate. I've seen similar systems like this and want to do a setup in my...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,231
Posted By KevinL
Excellent information Luches, thank you! I...

Excellent information Luches, thank you!

I have had friends use tums in their systems when bottom rot was a problem, and had success...maybe it's a fluke.

I will however take your more...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-27-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,834
Posted By KevinL
Oh, trust me, I washed them to the point I wasn't...

Oh, trust me, I washed them to the point I wasn't sure the plants would survive LOL
I never had that problem again no matter what system, when I started my own seedlings, even in peatpods, which I...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,231
Posted By KevinL
I use distilled water in my systems so far, but...

I use distilled water in my systems so far, but will be switching to rain water once I get a catchment system setup. Distilled water is PH Neutral in most cases.
I live in the boonies with well...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-27-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 34,638
Posted By KevinL
GpsFrontier , Nice work, looks great!

GpsFrontier ,
Nice work, looks great!
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-27-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,736
Posted By KevinL
Pete, maybe you can share your germination...

Pete, maybe you can share your germination methods, and also what types of plant seeds your trying to germinate. Maybe some of us can help refine that or figure out what might also be a problem and...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 11-27-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,093
Posted By KevinL
What about Swiss Chard? It can be used in place...

What about Swiss Chard? It can be used in place of spinach in recipes, and also it can be dehydrated for future use, unlike lettuce. Also, if you grow broccoli, even if you don't get much flowering,...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,698
Posted By KevinL
What I did for cooling was I kept freezer ziplock...

What I did for cooling was I kept freezer ziplock bags full of frozen water in the freezer, and I would drop them into the reservoir (bags still sealed) as needed, that seemed to help a lot in a...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,834
Posted By KevinL
Couple things I just wanted to throw out there...

Couple things I just wanted to throw out there before I forget. LOL!

The Fence Post cover I bought and used on that NFTsystem was from fleet farm (not sure if there are any out by you) and it was...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-25-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,698
Posted By KevinL
Well, you have definitely built a successful...

Well, you have definitely built a successful rooter/cloner thats for sure. Congrats! LOL!
Yes, the heat would be caused by the pump as submersible pumps do that.
you could probably do multiple...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-25-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,929
Posted By KevinL
Bolting always occurred in my system when the...

Bolting always occurred in my system when the plants reached a certain age, and also when the temps got warmer.
Forum: Hydroponics 11-25-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,834
Posted By KevinL
I checked out the PDF for your GH Aero System. ...

I checked out the PDF for your GH Aero System.
I guess I'm confused as to what their trying to accomplish.
My First Hydro System I built was combination NFT with Mini Sprayers inside which I would...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 11-24-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,159
Posted By KevinL
I've run a system like this, and yes...Air in the...

I've run a system like this, and yes...Air in the fluid (bottom of the bucket) should be on all the time. I ran mine with two air pumps, one for the airation of the nutrients, and one for the...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-24-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,834
Posted By KevinL
Good info in this post. I would highly suggest...

Good info in this post.
I would highly suggest a airpump, and Defusers in your reservoir, and in any hydroponic system if at all possible. With a closed system it might be the reason your plant...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 11-24-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,093
Posted By KevinL
If you have ever seen camping supplies, they...

If you have ever seen camping supplies, they ussually have "Emergency Blankets" they are ussually refletive enough to use just like Mylar, and I think I've seen in some pictures in here someone else...
Forum: Hydroponics 11-24-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,698
Posted By KevinL
First...thats a nice clean looking setup, maybe...

First...thats a nice clean looking setup, maybe some pictures of the inside would be nice.
Also...how is the root development? a good way to determine your plants/systems sucess.
Peppers start...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,929
Posted By KevinL
How often are you changing your nutrient...

How often are you changing your nutrient solution?
Maybe list what your technique your using and what nute's, lighting, temps, etc...that way, someone might be able to figure out if it's something...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,263
Posted By KevinL
A lot of the Hydro-Nutrients work well,...

A lot of the Hydro-Nutrients work well, especially or veggies.
Some types of plants will do better with some, but in general, they will all work if you follow their instructions. A lot of time I...
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