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Old 02-10-2011, 10:22 AM
CAPT38 CAPT38 is offline
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Default new drip system

Hello hydrogrowers,

Just got back home yesterday, and went to my local home dept and bought 27 gal tote, 210 gph pump, 1/2 pvc with several 90 elbows and tee's, 1/4 drip line and emitters, 1/2 black hose, pvc primer and glue, and several misc. fittings...cost was about 100 bucks.
From work I brought home 24, 5 gal buckets, a few emergency blankets and about 75 ft of 1/4 & 3/8 black polyflo tubing. ( I work on an oilfield boat in the gulf of mexico which gives me little time at home. )
My plans are to have three systems:
1 seed starter/cloner
1 indoor system
1 outdoor system

O.k...the seed starter seems to be working well all except for the UV light i have noticed that there is no plant growth directly under this light and the tomatoes and cucumbers are growing toward the cfl. ( I think the UV light is to close to the plants so i raised it.) So no green peppers or sweet peppers, all tho i did notice after digging in the jiffy pellet that the pepper seeds had some very small roots hmm? As for the onions they sprouted but i then the withered due to the UV light being to close.
As for the tomatoes and cucumbers after 14 days the seem to be doing well, they aren't as tall as I had hoped for but once again this may be due to the UV light.
So to day I will be assembling the rest of the indoor drip system ( I forgot to get a crucial part so back to home depot)

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