I show step-by-step how to design and construct a low-pressure aeroponics (soakaponics) system using free and inexpensive parts. I built mine for growing peppers, but could be used for anything. The pepper I used for testing was a Bhut Jolokia Assam. The cost is less than 10.00 in parts, plus the submersible pump which cost me 22.42. Add 1.35 for optional sight glass components. This helps to monitor the water/nutrient level. Parts list/cost PVC parts 1 x 5′ sched 40 1/2″ PVC pipe – 1.92 4 x 1/2″ caps – .38 each = 1.52 4 x 1/2″ slip elbows – .28 each = 1.12 1 x 1/2″ four-way cross tee – 1.26 2 x 90 deg tee – .35 each = .70 1 x 1/2″ adapter threaded/slip – .38 1 x Eco-396 submersible pump – 22.42 15 x Spray nozzles – .13 each = 1.95 1 x Icing container – free 1 x 3″ net pot -.35 1 x 2″ neoprene cloning collar – .35 Total 31.97 Optional sight glass parts 1 x 1/2″ elbow – .50 1 x 1/2″ grommet – .35 1 x 10″ piece of 1/2″ clear tubing – .50 Total 1.35 Here are some of the parts used to make this system that I purchased through Amazon. EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 Submersible Pump, 396GPH (You can probably get by with one not as powerful, like the 210 GPH one, and save money) http://goo.gl/n4cmuL Hydrolux 360 Degree Red Replacement Micro Sprayer (100 count) http://goo.gl/heVsJh Drillco 2000C Series Carbon Steel Hand Threading Tap 10-32 http://goo.gl/hPbuIY Related PostsHow to make an inexpensive low-pressure aeroponics system – Improved version – Part 3How to make an inexpensive low-pressure aeroponics system – Improved version – Part 2How to Build a PVC Aeroponics Tube Growing System : Hooked on ‘PonicsInstalling Organically started plants […]
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