Added by on 2016-07-08

This is a custom-built hydroponic setup I made for 6 plants using fluorescent L5 lights, a modified Rubbermaid container, hydroponic netting pots, clay stones, an air pump and a frankensteined water pump. The materials I used were: [FOR THE CONTAINER] 18 gallon Rubbermaid Roughneck storage container w/ lid (6) 3.75″ hydroponic netting pots Hydroton Leca Clay Orchid/Hydroponic Grow Media (to go in pots) Xacto knife for cutting the holes in the Rubbermaid box lid rockwool cubes to plant seedlings in one Orbit 8-port manifold 6 pieces of 1/4″ irrigation tubing to run to each netting pot one Tetra 77851 Whisper Air Pump, 10-Gallon one Penn Plax Aqua Mist Air Stone Bar Aerator for Fish Tank, 12-Inch (to attach to the air pump) Penn Plax Standard Airline Tubing Air Pump Accessories, 8-Feet (for attaching the stone to the pump) {FOR NUTRITION} Etekcity® 0.05 pH High Accuracy Pocket Size pH Meter with ATC (to measure pH – you’ll want about a 6.0 pH) General Hydroponics Flora Series QT – FloraGro, FloraBloom, and FloraMicro, 32 oz each (follow instructions on back) General Hydroponics GH1514 Ph Control Kit (to put water pH up or down) HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester (to make sure the PPM (particles per million) aren’t too high or too low) [PLANTS] Grodan A-OK 1.5″ Starter Plug, Sheet of 98 – start your seedlings off in these, use a 500 PPM nutrient solution balanced at about pH 6.0. Once you see about a dozen or so roots producing from each rockwool cube, they’re ready to transplant into full hydroponics. Minibel tomato seeds [LIGHTING] EnviroGro FLT24 2-Ft, 4-Tube Fixture, T5 Bulbs Included (this is more than sufficient to cover the whole Rubbermaid, plus a little extra) Apollo Horticulture GLRP18 Pair of 1/8″ Adjustable Grow Light Rope Hanger (x2) (You still […]

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3 Comments

  • George Adams 1 year ago

    Thats more aeroponics than hydroponics….

  • Pigman Productions 1 year ago

    Lookup a Venturi, eliminates the need for an air pump, you could run the whole thing from the sump pump
    

  • Ellis Creel 1 year ago