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Wick system is the simplest method, provide you enough to learn the basics of hydroponics. It is passive circulation of nutrients. It uses wick to deliver the nutrients to the growing media. Only the wick that links between nutrition and growing media. Water and nutrients are going through to the roots of plants by utilizing the principle of capillary through a wick. I use recycled mineral water bottle as main media and growing seed on rockwool Useful tips: Use the air pump to increase the levels of dissolved oxygen in the water. You can add hydroponic nutrients into the water to feed the plant. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsKnow About Wick Hydroponic Systems – Water CultureHydroponic Basic : Simple Bottle Wick System2 Liter Plastic Bottle Hydroponic Wick SystemGrowing Tomatoes and Chilli Plants in A Simple Hydroponics – Hydroponic Wick SystemA lot of vegies from a little water: Recycling hydroponic ‘waste water’ on field cropsVertical Hydroponic DIY System uses a Single Nutrient for Amazing Results

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19 Comments

  • TheOldLookOutLodge 1 year ago

    Nice work, liked and subbed.

  • Pearson Porknowle 1 year ago

    I also found useful for this which is AQUAPONICS X10

  • ritta dankha 1 year ago

    no part 4?

  • Adalberto Vigil 1 year ago

    Where can i get plans?

  • Tomsfishing 1 year ago

    Would this exact system be suitable for growing Cannabis or are the wholes to close together? Thanks.

  • George Adams 1 year ago

    One pipe could have served two rows… half of the pipes.

  • Bill Skinner 1 year ago

    Have you thought about incorporating aquaponics also?

  • TheBluesEnd 1 year ago

    Very good video, thanks very much for doing them.  I've downloaded all 3. Question: I can't find #4 you were going to do about the lighting…. when will you be doing that, I look forward to watching it.

  • Christopher Racus 1 year ago

    $1,000 in materials + labor to grow $100 worth of vegetables. Not knocking you. But I've tried soo hard over the years and I end up putting in 10 times more than I enp up getting out. At this point I rather just go to the grocery store.. It is fun to see things grow.. I guess it's more of just a hobby.

  • Charly Rocknoise 1 year ago

    Your system looks great so far! How is it going? Any updates?

  • Kenneth Elston 1 year ago

    Are your plans linked in one of the videos and I just missed it or do I need to PM you my email address to get a copy of them?  Thanks for sharing the videos of your build , I got some good ideals from your vids for the setup that I want to build this summer.  

    I had to laugh as I watched your series because I started to think, "Man he over engineered this build just like I do…"  I usually find myself over engineering things all the time and making my projects harder and more complicated than they should be; then where I think that I am saving money by using cheap parts and doing it myself, I end up spending way more money than I should have on my projects.  The woes, issues and problems of being a man I guess 🙂    

    Oh, and why didn't you just use the clear silicone on everything?  It would hold the water and barb in and be less permanent than the epoxy; if for some reason you needed to remove one of the barbs.  Did you try silicone on the drip line barbs at all?  if so , how well did it work?  I'm also wondering about the water flow for your system and the amount of pressure the ECO 633 pump produced? I've seen with some systems people have a problem with getting an even water flow throughout their system.  That's where your ball valves would come into play I'd think; limiting the channels closer to the pump and increasing the flow to channels further away from the pump by having them wide open. 

    Also, I am right there along with everyone else…  Where's part 4 of this build?  Was it a successful build?  how much have you grown in the setup since starting it up?  Or, have the project even been put into production since the last vid?   Thanks again.   

  • Mischelle Harpster 1 year ago

    Looking for part 4 .. when is that coming

  • Daniel Bertin 1 year ago

    when part 4 coming up? thank

  • sajja phaneendra 1 year ago

    It's good work and explained well too. Can you send me the list of materials used, plan and link for part – 4 video.
    Thanks in advance  

  • frozenfowler 1 year ago

    So no part 4 =(
    Did it work???

  • Daudi Mkwela 1 year ago

    hi nice Video, I like it and I wanna do the same down here, if you can kindly share the printable version of your project, please inbox me.

  • charles goldenberry 1 year ago

    Hi excalibur440, what a great set of video's on building a rail system. Have you been able to finish video four yet. Would you be able to send me a copy of you drawing so that I may have a go at biulding your system. charlesgoldenberry@gmail.com

  • FullmetalMedic 1 year ago

    Where is part four? Im really interested in this build now, hope to see if it works soon!

  • FullmetalMedic 1 year ago

    Where is part four? Im really interested in this build now, hope to see if it works soon!