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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-31-2016, 04:20 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
The water level dropped partially below the top...

The water level dropped partially below the top of the intake screen on the pump. It was still pumping water but the water was going through the path of least resistance and making it to the rear...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-28-2016, 03:54 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Something bad happened :( It's been 2...

Something bad happened :(

It's been 2 weeks or so back but... I had a water flow issue that I didn't catch for 13 or so hours. The front row of my plants died during that time. They went...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-13-2016, 01:53 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Sure, attaching a few here taken today. The...

Sure, attaching a few here taken today.

The white "pineberries" are started but only a couple of them are doing anything. My wife has 5 going in potting soil that i'll probably transfer over to...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 03-10-2016, 09:47 AM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I hadn't had a chance to update my blog recently...

I hadn't had a chance to update my blog recently but I wanted to share what the status of my garden is. It's growing pretty big. I switched from the MH to HPS after about a week. The HPS is...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-24-2016, 04:10 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I'm not actually exposing the ice to the water. ...

I'm not actually exposing the ice to the water. I took 2 - 1 liter pop bottles and filled them with water and froze them. I just take them out and pop them in the freezer in the evening and...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-22-2016, 08:58 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I don't think the ambient temperature will be too...

I don't think the ambient temperature will be too much of an issue come summer when the AC runs for 12+ hours a day. Right now it will only run for maybe an hour a day, if that. My backup plan is...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-22-2016, 12:17 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Thanks! I moved the lights down as close as...

Thanks! I moved the lights down as close as possible. It's an air cooled hood, so I was able to move it a bit closer ( it's about 3' give or take a few inches ). The issue i'm running into now is...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-20-2016, 02:45 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
My new light came in today :) It came with a...

My new light came in today :)

It came with a MH and HPS, I figured starting with the MH would be the best course of action to promote the plants vegetative growth, then switch over to the HPS when...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-19-2016, 08:27 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I've been thinking about making some reflective...

I've been thinking about making some reflective panels to go around the outside of my grow box, to keep the light in. Heat would become an issue then I fear. The HPS might put off too much heat as...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-19-2016, 07:39 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Too many animals and pests around for my liking. ...

Too many animals and pests around for my liking. My wife put up fencing around her garden plot, but I doubt it'll even be enough to keep the pesky neighborhood cats, dogs out, as well as the...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-19-2016, 05:52 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I ordered some pineberries bare root plants...

I ordered some pineberries bare root plants today, so with them going i'll get 20 plants total. White strawberries with a mixed flavor of pineapple and strawberry seems like my type of fruit.

I...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-19-2016, 09:56 AM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I took some temperature readings yesterday. It's...

I took some temperature readings yesterday. It's been pretty warm in Kansas the last couple days, actually had to turn on my AC yesterday. Water temp in the reservoir and in the tubes hovers...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-17-2016, 03:03 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Just to clarify I wouldn't be making an automated...

Just to clarify I wouldn't be making an automated system, i'd be making a monitoring suite. So I could for example pull and display on a website the current and historical readings of pH, TDS,...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-16-2016, 11:03 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I spend money on things I enjoy. Gardening I...

I spend money on things I enjoy. Gardening I never really enjoyed, hydroponics I do. I also enjoy programming. If I can merge hobbies, it makes that hobby that much more enjoyable.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-16-2016, 08:17 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I needed a new heater anyways, the one I'm using...

I needed a new heater anyways, the one I'm using now was oversized for my fish tank. So I bought a smaller one for my tank.

I just wanted a remote probe sensor, so I don't have to open the...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-16-2016, 06:03 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Thanks, i'll have to get creative and do...

Thanks, i'll have to get creative and do something like this. Right now I just have a 90 degree coming out of the end of cap to tubing running to the reservoir.

I ran to walmart and couldn't...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-16-2016, 09:49 AM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Thank you for your help. I ordered the vertigrow...

Thank you for your help. I ordered the vertigrow nutrients and will change them out once they come in.

I think i'll also slightly dilute my nutrients until the new nutrients come in. I do...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-13-2016, 10:06 AM
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Posted By brandonbelew
The bag doesn't have any detailed information, or...

The bag doesn't have any detailed information, or a link. It just has the mixing instructions and the purchase from amazon link, and an email address.

Since my plants are flowering and purchased...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-12-2016, 11:10 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
We had a RO system installed yesterday, so now I...

We had a RO system installed yesterday, so now I have nice clean water for my plants!

That said it's time for a nutrient change. You had asked awhile back about the nutrients, and...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-08-2016, 07:31 PM
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Views: 31,513
Posted By brandonbelew
I'll start monitoring the temperature. I didn't...

I'll start monitoring the temperature. I didn't notice a change in how the water looked, but it's in a black container in a dark room. So it's kind of hard to tell. It looks just like normal...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-08-2016, 02:39 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
1.) I rinsed and gently massaged the roots to...

1.) I rinsed and gently massaged the roots to remove as much dirt as possible.

2.) Not sure on that, I haven't been monitoring. But it's indoor, along an interior wall, and my house doesn't...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-03-2016, 10:11 AM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I understood where you were getting at on the...

I understood where you were getting at on the wattage. I went with the 4' flourescent tubes, but only 4 total. This year i'm only going to go with 10 plants and just have my run with the other 5...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-02-2016, 03:30 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
I might still make it a flat table at some point....

I might still make it a flat table at some point. It shouldn't be very hard to convert it. Just need to buy a 2x4 and do some cutting. I went ahead and ran out at lunch and picked up 2 - 2 bulb...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-02-2016, 12:41 PM
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Posted By brandonbelew
Ok thank you. I'll look at building arms that...

Ok thank you. I'll look at building arms that come up next to each row and hold a double lamp t5 about 6-12" above each row. Or at modifying my setup to make it flat on the top. I found a 5...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 02-02-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 31,513
Posted By brandonbelew
If I added 2 - 4' t5 fluorescent grow lights...

If I added 2 - 4' t5 fluorescent grow lights hanging a few feet above and use the LED's as fill, do you think that would be sufficient light?

Also that picture was taken at night, 6' in front of...
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