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Learn how to build a hydroponic top drip irrigation bucket system. You don’t need a separate reservoir for this system. The nutrient solution is contained in the bucket. It’s similar to a Dutch bucket system, but you don’t need a separate system for delivery of the nutrients. Related PostsHow to make a Top Drip Bucket Hydroponic SystemDIY Hydroponics Top Drip Bucket SystemHow to build a Top Drip Hydroponic SystemHow to build hydroponic drip system for my plantsHow to build hydroponic drip system for my plantsHydroponics growing system: How to build a DIY Aeroponics growing system using a 5 Gallon Bucket

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  • Shavon Velarde 1 year ago

    Nice movie. However you can make it yourself. Just google inplix and learn how to do it easily.

  • Richard 1 year ago

    You may want to wrap the teflon tape, (plumbers tape) in the proper direction.
    And I agree, the adapter, reducer, you assembled is poorly done.

  • samantha bandara 1 year ago

    hey ,if anyone else wants to learn about diy aquaponics system plans try Tarbetti Amazing Aquaponics Tutor (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my buddy got amazing success with it.

  • Pham Nguyen 1 year ago

    The issue with hydroponics is you need to shop for "plant food" or nutrients and supplements which can be more costly.

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Hello, Daniel Fitzgerald. Thank your for your mathematical input. Unfortunately, our local Home Depot did not carry the part we need, so we constructed the part we needed. Thanks again for watching, and best of luck to you in all your projects.

  • Daniel Fitzgerald 1 year ago

    Home Depot sells reducers dirt cheap. Your "how to" turned a cheap item into a $7 contraption. I guess if you had those pieces laying around then it would be cost effective.

    "Your Reducer"
    $1.51 – SharkBite 1/2 in. Plastic 90-Degree Barb x Barb Elbow
    $2.16 – Cerro 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. Lead-Free Brass Pipe Bushing
    $3.40 – Watts 1/8 in. x 1/4 in. Lead-Free Brass Barb x MIP Adapter

    $7.07 – Total


    "Store Bought Reducer"
    $2.96 – Watts 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. Brass Barb x MIP Adapter
    $0.98 – Everbilt 1/2 – 1-1/4 in. Hose Repair Clamp

    $3.94 – Total

  • Courtney P. Newlon 1 year ago

    Within a single weekend I built my own aquaponics system and I also have already grown tomatoes, lettuces, green beans and plenty of other vegetables and fruits

  • sublimerasta 1 year ago

    The video didn't mention this, but you need to light proof it when you are finished. If you don't then prepare for algae and pythium. 

  • ty thegrowguy 1 year ago

    Need help with my hydro grow and can use some advice. Check it out Ty thegrowguy

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Hello Ping Pong. Setting up a multiple bucket system works well, and one fine example of this can be viewed on numerous videos from mhpgardener. Check out his channel. Thanks for watching, and for taking the time to comment. Best of luck in all your projects.

  • Rolf Randby 1 year ago

    Broken link! 🙁

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Hi Hoda. Thanks so much for your kind comment. We appreciate you taking the time to watch our video, and we're glad you find it helpful. Best of luck to you in all your projects.

  • Hoda Gibreel Osman 1 year ago

    I had seen to many post here and I keep learning from you all. Today I watch your video and will follow to apply in real. Anyway, well explained, hope to see more videos from you. Thank you.

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Hi xavier111803. We're in Phoenix, and we have our systems outdoors. We use timers for these drip systems, setting the timer to "water" the roots several times a day. How many depends on how hot and dry the weather is, how big the plant is, what type of plant, etc. On average, four to five times a day would be a fair assessment. We monitor the roots and keep adjusting accordingly. Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting, and good luck in all your projects.

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Hi, Elnur Alibayli. The 3 gallons in the 5 gallon bucket allow for approx. 6 inches of air space. The plant roots will eventually grow down into the solution. That's ok. The pump continues to pump solution over the exposed roots to prevent them drying out. Eventually you'll have a portion of the roots in the aerated nutrient solution. Hope that helps. Thanks for watching, and best of luck in all your projects.

  • Elnur Alibayli 1 year ago

    Sorry, i'm not sure i understood one thing. Do the plants' roots need to touch the nutrient water in the bucket?

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Thanks, MsSherry77. It's good to hear we were able to explain the process in an understandable fashion. We appreciate your taking the time to comment, and good luck to you in your projects.

  • MsSherry77 1 year ago

    Great video. Very clear. Thanks for posting.

  • Just productions 1 year ago

    Thank you MrDankInstrumentals. We appreciate your kind comment and for taking the time to watch our video. Best of luck to you in all your projects.