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Looking for links for hydroponic's - set up, nutes and the like

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#1 PsyBearknot



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:24 AM

Howdy 'totopian. Process of building a small I door set up.

Tomatoes, peppers, lettuces mainly to start.

Been researching on the web but as usual there is tons of info to sift through.

I was wondering if anyone has any favorite links they might share on the subject on set up and the different types of systems, nutrients required for the different vegi plants, tips and tricks, DIY vs store bought, or anything I might have missed.

Thanks all

#2 PsyBearknot



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

So far the best info has been at simply hrdroponics website.

they call it the hydroponics university

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

Man there is a lot of crap on the interner that just seems to be cut/copied/pasted from other sites.

Here is another link that seems to bee good quality info

anyone feel free to jump in with any suggestions on good li is for me to read.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

here you are brother man..... pretty much the best information you can
find on the web regarding MJ Cultivation, BUT if you know... Tomatoes are VERY
closely related to MJ and have pretty much MATCHING nutrient demand profiles.

and well what Tomatoes grow in... ANY OTHER veggies will pretty much
grow in 1/2- 3/4 the nutrients the tomatoes require in order to be HEALTHY
and PACKED full of nutrition... aka the WHOLE POINT of gardening your own veggies
is for the NUTRITION... no? lol

I know these are MJ links.....BUt like i said... Toms are damn near same as MJ when it
comes to growing them to PRODUCE WELL.
Its no different then just swapping out the MJ cutting with a Tomato or Pepper
cutting lol.

If you wanna grow Cukes in one of these setups... just throw her in the setup and
fix a trellis on teh bucket or container in such a way to make it sturdy

Here's the Hydro Thread.

this is what i would recommend if your going to BUILD a hydro setup.

before doing hydro read this entire 2 page thread below first also. VERY IMPORTANT.


On nutrient profile for each VEGGIE...
If you setup a system that is like the BIO-BUCKETS, you dont have to worry
about making any SPECIAL recipe for a specific VEGGIE.... the microbes in the
water aid in the demand of EACH veggie..

Microbes work with ALL plants pretty much....

for lettuces... id recommend a LEANING PIPE FLOW system..
The ones that has a PVC pipe leaning on like a 5degree slope so water
can be pumped in the top and flow through the pipe around all the roots
of the plants, circulating...this way you can use just a 3inch pipe...
drill closely together 2inch net pot holes....and you got yourself a SOLID
ROW of lettuce.... ;) ;)

Edited by Il19z8rn4li1, 07 June 2013 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:46 AM

new to hydroponics eh?

First, don't let it intimidate you. And it can be very intimidating at first. But I find it to be alot like the fungus hobby. Do what works for you. There are sooo many different systems. I would suggest a simple flood and drain table at first, to get the basics down, and then move forward and evolve from there.

The links Numeric posted are what I would have posted too.

One thing that popped into my head, if you are just growing veggies, why not do it outdoors and in an aquaponics type setting. you'll save money on electricity by using the sun instead of HID lighting, and not having to buy so many nutes. Plus, not to mention the added bonus of growing, harvesting, and eating your own fish. Just an idea though.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Numeric. Man some good links of info there. Still reading over them but very interesting the link on water.

Fungi. Yep. Way new. Before now I knew about hydro and read some about it on threads here. Just never paid really that much attention to it. Was not option/possibility.

If I had the space the aqua phonic and outdoor would be idea. But the space is not available where I am. I have been approved/allowed (lol) a space inside, with the hopes of supplementing our food budget.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:57 AM

pm me if you want any info still I dont really have links for you but I know some systems that would work well for you

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:19 AM

I would like to point out that if you are going for hydroponics you might as well do it as the auqaponics system and double your food production.



Here in the next couple months i will be making a 500-1000 gallon set up with Yellow Perch fish as my nutrient producers(along with the correct bacteria to turn the poo into nitrate and what not) and because im using fish i will get both vegetables and seafood from the whole set up which is better than having to spend money on the chemicals and what not for a hydroponic system.



But that is just me, I try to get as much out of every project I do as I can. I did a little math on the money i would save per year by using the fish and it comes out to a couple hundred dollars at least.



here is some general information on the subject of hydroponics, i will try to include a little on aquaponics as well.






hope it helps, i hope to do a really nice set up myself. Once i do i shale include lots of pictures.

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