hydroponics

Michael Roberts de310 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Sun Aug 25 08:36:16 EST 1996


HOW TO BUILD A CHEAP SUPER_EFFICIENT HYDROPNICS SYSTEM AT HOME !!!
-buy a cheap wading pool (flow-tray) to fit the designated
	area
-buy enough(4-5) cheap, sturdy garbage cans which will act
	as your support, one as a reservoir
	or build a table out of 2X4's
-buy a cheap 12V bilge pump & a couple of 3/4" thru-hull
	fittings, some 3/4" garden hose & hose clamps
-buy or borrow a 12V car battery charger, or 12V power supply
	(with enough amps (usually 1) to run your pump)
-buy a MH or HPS lighting system, 400 W for 5'X5', 1000W
	for 10'X10', MH for greens, HPS for flowers
-buy some big bags of perlite & vermiculite (80/20 mix)
	-enough to fill your tray 5-10", rockwool is also good,
	but has an unstable pH which must be monitored
	constantly as it is intrinsically basic (need nitric
	or phosphoric acid added at regular intervals)
-buy some COMPLETE water-soluble nutrients, 20-20-20 will do
	which will be used at a rate of 60-100 g/100L (25gal)
GROW BABY GROW
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CHEAP, HIGH QUALITY HYDROPONICS & HID PLANT SYSTEMS & ADVICE



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