HYDROPONICS FOR DUMMIES LIKE ME !

Michael Roberts de310 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Fri Mar 7 16:06:14 EST 1997


1-buy a wading pool or build a flow

tray out of 2X4's and line with vapour-barrier

plastic & use garbage pails with hardboard

or a table for a stand goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310



2-buy a 12V bilge pump which can than be

connected to a car battery charger or other 12V

power supply (or sump pump) goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310



3-buy a bilge-pump thru-hull fitting and connect

to your pump which is now in your Rubbermade

or other reservoir goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310



4-fill the res. with water and leave the pump on 

full blast to see if it is 

going to overflow your tray, if it does, drill

a couple of holes in the hose which will

reduce the flow, or use plastic insert `T' fittings,

or add an overflow fitting,

make sure that your pump doesn't run dry, 

goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310



5-fill the tray to 4-8 inches with Perlite

& soilless mix at 10:1, I know it will

float at first, so leave your reservoir empty

and top fill to moisten, it will stop floating in a 

while,make sure to add some dolomitic limestone to

balance pH, ,also use plastic patio door screen on your

fill/drain fitting goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310



6-mix a complete soluble fertilizer

according to the instrucions on the label,(I didn't say 

non-organic), also add a super-concentrated soluble Kelp 

tablet to your reservoir to ensure all trace elements & 

minerals (Zinc,Silicon,Selenium,etc.etc.) are 

present and grow  away, add a 400 or 1000 Watt MH or 

HPS light on a mover  & supllemental CO2 for best results

goto  www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310











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