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Forum: Hydroponics 05-31-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,708
Posted By widespreadpanic
I've been real busy and haven't had time to check...

I've been real busy and haven't had time to check the roots, but to answer your other questions:

I change the nutrient solution every week.

The reservoir size is 55 gallons.

I chill it to...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-31-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,708
Posted By widespreadpanic
Thx for helping GPS, its highly appreciated. ...

Thx for helping GPS, its highly appreciated.

I'll check the roots tomorrow, but the last time I had to pull a sucker growing from the root region, when I dug down in the hydroton, they seemed...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,708
Posted By widespreadpanic
Leach

I recently leached the system for 36 hours with straight reverse osmosis water. I drained the system once during that period and refilled so that by the end of the 36 hours, after many floodings,...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,708
Posted By widespreadpanic
reply

More details since the feedback I'm getting seems to pointing towards user error.

my ph stays from 5.8-6.2

my reservoir temp is 69-72 degrees

outdoor temp is in the low to mid eighties

my...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,708
Posted By widespreadpanic
Tobacco Mosaic Virus or Environmental Stress?

I've got a major problem with my tomatoes. The branches are curling/coiling up and the leaves are leathery and brittle and also curling upwards. The new growth doesn't have this problem, it starts...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,035
Posted By widespreadpanic
I use one

I don't have that brand, and I use a larger one that I purchased off of Craigslist, I think 1/6 hp. It worked great all summer long keeping the nutrient temp at around 68 degrees.

Be aware, you...
Forum: Hydroponics 07-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,693
Posted By widespreadpanic
How to Nute"

How will you pull off 15 crops with one system?

Are you going to have different nutrient levels for different plants?

Or are you going to try and grow all the plants with the same E.C./P.H.?
Forum: Hydroponics 06-30-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,035
Posted By widespreadpanic
aquarium chiller

I have had many people recommend burying your reservoir and or creating some form of "geothermal cooling" by using buried coils with a pump.

I myself found a used aquarium chiller from someone...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-26-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
Hmm

Just got an email from your response, sorry I didn't respond to your last post. I didn't see it until after your last post.

I too am using floramato. The potato leaf brandywine seems to be...
Forum: Hydroponics 06-11-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,664
Posted By widespreadpanic
My 55 gallong drum

How do you think I should insulate my 55 gallon drum?

The water inside is chilled with an aquarium chiller, but I want to insulate it somehow. I'd rather not have something like the Pink Panther...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 06-03-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,587
Posted By widespreadpanic
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http://i48.tinypic.com/1z38aw6.jpg
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 06-02-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,587
Posted By widespreadpanic
Details on settup

I'll answer any questions about the system you've got, but...

I already have pretty detailed explanations at my bog site that I'd rather not have to go back over.

Check out: The Greene Tomato...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 06-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,587
Posted By widespreadpanic
Brown Spots

Not sure what you call it, but they are typical with heirloom tomatoes.

I don't really have spots like that, definitely not that big when I grow hybrid varieties like early girl, better boy, etc....
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-31-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,587
Posted By widespreadpanic
Update: Ebb and flow hydroponic heirloom tomato

Hi guys, thought it was about time for an update on my outdoor ebb and flow hydroponic heirloom tomato garden.

Here are few pic's but there are more at:

The Greene Tomato...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-26-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
I talked to the Tech Guy at General Hydroponics

I called the tech support guy at GH yesterday to ask about an Air Pump system they had. We started discussing my issue, and he said with my ebb and flow system that I should not need their air pump....
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
How big was your reservoir

Sorry to ask so many questions, but I'm really excited to implement an air stone into my system now and I want to make sure I get the right product.

I have an ebb and flow bucket system filled...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-25-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
Where your leaves curled too?

Where your leaves, especially the older ones, curled up as well?
If so, did the airstone fix that problem too?
Thanks for your input.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-24-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
"uncoiling?"

Thanks for your tip Veggiemuffin!

I read online that ebb and flow systems using hydroton filled buckets didn't need an airstone b/c air is sucked back through the root area when the nutrient...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-17-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,697
Posted By widespreadpanic
Tomato leaves 'coiled up'?

I have several plants in my hydroponic ebb and flow system that have older leaves curling slightly upwards, and new growth rolling or spiraling together.

New growth spiraling/coiled up.
...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-17-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,782
Posted By widespreadpanic
I don't remember his name

I called via phone and I don't remember his name.

I was quite surprised that he recommended another companies product over GH.
Forum: Hydroponics 05-15-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,077
Posted By widespreadpanic
Identify this tomato problem

My friend has soil grown tomatoes that has a problem. It's interesting b/c the plant is a Sungold and I have a clone from the same plant. My plant was removed from my hydroponic system recently b/c...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,782
Posted By widespreadpanic
Talked to GH tech

The tech over at GH said that if I'm using Floramato I shouldn't have to worry about adding more calcium.

He told me that running the system with that nutrient at an e.c. of 2.5-2.75 there...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-13-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,782
Posted By widespreadpanic
Calcium?

I'm wondering if my GH FloraMato has sufficient calcium in it.

http://www.generalhydroponics.com/genhydro_US/product_labels/floramato_dry_1.5lb.pdf

If not, what should I use? Calmag or...
Forum: Your Hydroponics Setup 05-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,241
Posted By widespreadpanic
Awesome stuff

I love what you've done. What is the temperature of your reservoir? I thought about burying mine until I found a cheap aquarium chiller. I also like the way you insulated the pipes. TOO cool. ...
Forum: Hydroponics 05-01-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,392
Posted By widespreadpanic
I'd be really interested to see this work. I was...

I'd be really interested to see this work. I was lucky enough to find a used chiller on craigslist but who know how long it will last. Used refrigerators aren't that hard to come across.
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