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New to Hydroponics - Want to Build a System With a Budget of $650


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Old 05-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Ya, first time is always the hardest... for some at least :P

But I'm learning. This system might end up being one time use if I cannot find a way to clean it if that whole root system happens like it did to you. Would I be able to bleach it?

There is not much I can do to change it now. In September I will build a system with 3 or 6 ft pipes for my basement. I will do it so it's just one single flow, not multiples. Seems like it would be the easy way.

I won't glue it next time, I really regret doing that. Silicone might of been better?

I have 4 months to learn more about hydroponics, so I will just keep watching videos and reading stuff.

Also, yes, a water line for each pipe. Right now it's only on two pipes but I'm going to add the two more because if I lower the level too low then barely any water flows through it.

But anyway, I've learned a lot from building this. I can see what I did wrong, and what I should of done, etc..

Now all I gotta do is hope my plants will grow in it.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:06 PM
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Update:

As of today the system is currently unusable. The pipes are bowing pretty bad, it might be the heat. They are bowing upwards, and downwards.

Edit: Looks like this system is junk, sadly. I will see if I can do something else with it.

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:27 AM
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If you cut the tubes that hold the plants from all the connectors, you could still use them. I attached some pictures of some systems to give you some ideas. The last two drawings are of concept we plan to build ourselves in the near future.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:04 PM
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Thanks, I plan on doing the snake shape.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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GPS, that's a nice site. I really like the aeroponic tower with wheels.

IAGR66 tower garden aeroponics System, View vertical garden Aeroponics System, CWTOM Product Details from Cwtom Electrical, Metal & Plastic Factory on Alibaba.com

I've been trying to build 1 the last 2 years and just haven't been able to perfect it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:24 AM
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Stan, do you have any pictures of what you have built, and/or how you constructed it?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:37 PM
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I also looked at those but could not figure out how to connect the tower to the base. The one for purchase is a moulded plastic piece.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:46 PM
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I will take some pictures over the weekend of what I have. Like I said earlier I wasn't able to perfect it. Even though I had sprayers at 2 different levels inside the tube to much water would leak out of the holes I drilled. I think I might have a way around it and will try it out over the weekend.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:05 AM
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I don't know if you have seen the drawing's I have posted before about a similar setup. So that is why I asked if you had any pictures. To see if what you built was similar to my ideas. If not, I may be able to help with some of my ideas, as well as with the construction methods I had in mind. If you don't start a new thread about it before I do, I'll post the drawings I have in a new thread about it soon.
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Try looking on youtube at the Kratky method. It's cheap, set it and forget it,
and totally off grid.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:40 PM
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Try looking on youtube at the Kratky method. It's cheap, set it and forget it,
and totally off grid.
I will watch it later, thanks!

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