Post Number: 17360
|Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 05:56 pm:||
All you have to do is put 2 diffusers in the bottom of a rubbermade ad a airpump and some geolite and your off.
Here is the first pic of the assembly.
Add water and plug in the air pump and leave it alone. No misting just ad water once every 2 weeks. The geolite is reusable.
Or if you want the real thing.
The following items are included with the Hydra-Pod Grow System:
*The Hydra-Pod unit (approx 16" diam. x 5" tall)
*Heavy-duty acrylic dome lid (approx 14" tall)
*15 liters of Geo-lite medium (lasts a lifetime)
*Air pump w/ adjustable air flow system
*Premium grade 24" flexible rubber diffuser rod
*High-grade silicone airline tubing
*Adhesive thermometer strip
*1 yr Warranty on all parts
*The Hydra-Pod User's Manual
* Item usually ships within 3-5 days.
Quantity 57 item(s) available
Weight 22.00 lbs
Warranty 1 year
Price: $ 169.99
Or if you want the real thing (pic) and don't want to pay full price here are sites to the exact parts.
the largest bell cloche is the one you need (14")
BLITZ U.S.A. oil pan #07075
trim seal that goes around the oil pan side (not sure how big, i dont have a ruler with me)
Dolphin 24" Flexible Air Diffuser (connects to airpump)
Dolphin One Star Air Pump
About 10-12 inches of Silicone Airline Tubing (connects diffuser to pump)
The geolite you will want to buy at a local hydroponics store because it will cost a lot to ship that stuff.
Geolite is also called hydroton grorox. Found at and used for hydroponics.
"Grorox are lava rock covered in clay and then fired. Pure lava rock could also be used. Imagine it like a magnet for fertilizer. It will attract the ions from your fertilzer and medium towards it. I use it sparingly and in the center of the medium. This will help keep my fertilzers within the region of the most dense root mass. This isn't required and can lead to additional difficulties with salt buildup. Because they tend to attrach ions, they eventually build up a layer of salts that could be damaging after repeated use. If reusing your medium is planned, it's something I do, this is something to consider. As well, if reuse of the medium is done, it should be seived of old roots, washed of salts (flushed), aerated/turned, pH corrected (with lime or whatever), and sterilized in a microwave before a new plant occupies the medium."
I got 25 pounds for 25 bucks at a local hydro shop. You can reuse it over and over again, also with a submersible water heater you don't necessarily have to add more water, though it does seem to evaporate a tad bit more so you need to keep and eye on the water level.
here is the diffuser I use.
The diffusers can be found at any pet store or even walmart. They are used in fishtanks to get oxygen in the water.
Post Number: 1553
|Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:03 pm:||
Hrmmm I still think they are severely hurting yields by placing cakes/logs directly onto the geolite, although I guess I could be wrong...
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Post Number: 17396
|Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:20 am:||
if it was perlite,
but maybe geolite is large enough
to create enough gaps of air
to allow for it without getting too soggy,
but i have no personal experience using it.
Post Number: 1563
|Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 03:48 am:||
Not the fact of the cake or anything getting soggy, I just see pics with mushies only really growing from the geolite. Seems like it prevents the myc from flushing as normal and only flushing near the main water source(geolite) and not using up all the area it has to fruit on.
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Post Number: 211
|Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 06:40 pm:||
maybe if they rolled the cakes in verm it would make a difference?
it always works for getting the sides of my cakes to fruit.
i would love to experiment, but i dont have the cash...
Post Number: 389
|Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 07:49 pm:||
That is awesome. Does someone have a patent for the hydrapod. I wouldnt mind slangin' a kit like that....
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Post Number: 280
|Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 07:56 pm:||
How is water added? Is it going through the pump and difusers? Or just sitting in the bottom?
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