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Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-26-2010, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
When they first started to get ripe I thought...

When they first started to get ripe I thought maybe they were orange habanero. They went from green to orange. I have since found the below image of the ripening stages of orange habanero. Oranges...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-25-2010, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Aengineer
One of my Bhut's have sprouted and has been put...

One of my Bhut's have sprouted and has been put in the system. Also my first three peppers have started to get ripe.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/bayesoft/Hydroponics/100_0697.jpg
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-09-2010, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
I should have included that I recently received...

I should have included that I recently received three packages of Bhut Jolokia seeds from the University of New Mexico's, Chili Pepper Institute.

I don't have a heat mat so it's been three weeks...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 10-09-2010, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Aengineer
She's getting considerably larger and the fruit...

She's getting considerably larger and the fruit set is respectable. I measured it 12" tall by 24" across. I was had by an Ebay seller. It's not a Bhut Jolokia. Maybe Red Savina if I'm lucky. ...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 09-09-2010, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Update: Peppers!!

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/bayesoft/Hydroponics/100_0606.jpg

Still trying to get the knack of fertilizing by hand. I need to trade this cheap nylon brush for a small horsehair one. ...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 08-23-2010, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Thanks!! :D When that time comes. I'm...

Thanks!! :D

When that time comes. I'm considering a tweak to my current formula using Potassium phosphate.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 08-22-2010, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/bayesoft/Hy...

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/bayesoft/Hydroponics/100Z12851.jpg

At about 5" tall, the Bhut Jolokia on the left is beginning to set its first flower buds. <inset>

It's been about two...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 08-08-2010, 01:42 AM
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Posted By Aengineer
You're welcome.... :) With the previous...

You're welcome.... :)

With the previous measurements I was using. There was definite signs of calcium and magnesium deficiencies. Lime green newer growth and mottled older growth with green...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 08-07-2010, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Aengineer
Update

I'm still in the process of tweaking the nutrient solution. I found published measurements and mixing directions yesterday on GardenWeb. So last night I mixed up a new batch of nutrient. I'll give...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 07-14-2010, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Aengineer
Everything but one swiss chard was removed to...

Everything but one swiss chard was removed to make room for a couple Bhut Jolokia pepper seedlings.
Calcium nitrate and Magnesium sulfate were cut back to a single teaspoon per five gallons. I...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 07-06-2010, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Thanks.... I use Nutri-Leaf 20-20-20 water...

Thanks....

I use Nutri-Leaf 20-20-20 water soluble fertilizer with chelated micro-nutrients. Calcium and Magnesium are added independently. This is the only hydroponic nutrient you need.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 07-02-2010, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Update: The only thing I needed to fix was...

Update:

The only thing I needed to fix was to spray paint the inside of the hood with a high gloss white enamel. The lettuce was leggy and the leaves turned down towards the reflector.

Using...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Ok, I see. With 15 plant sites. The centers...

Ok, I see.

With 15 plant sites. The centers are 3" horizontal and and 3.5" vertical. So yes, you, and he, are right.
I'll have to re-think the spacing or just use the second lid as a cloner.
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-16-2010, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Thanks!! :D The design calls for two nested...

Thanks!! :D

The design calls for two nested totes. So I have another lid that will have holes drilled for 2" net pots (15 sites) . Mostly for leaf lettuce, but I can clone with it at some...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-15-2010, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
Thank you. :) The green baskets are 3"...

Thank you. :)

The green baskets are 3" atrium grates with UV inhibitors. I can get them online for less than $2.50 each. They are extremely heavy duty and will last forever, so I think they are...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-15-2010, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Aengineer
My Setup

Hi,

I'm new and wanted to show off the system I just built. I have a few design photos attached if anyone is interested.
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