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A couple years ago we made a DIY Home Aquaponics Build Tutorial, and aquaponics home-growers loved it. But what about all you hydroponic growers and low-key urban farmers out there?
You didn’t think we would leave you hanging, did you?
Tyler’s going to show you two basic DIY Hydroponic designs that you can make in your own home.

DIY ZipGrow Hydroponics System

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  • Harold Wong
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    Is plastic leaching a concern with the sump tank? Can you talk more about this topic in a future video? Thanks.

  • Paul Schooley
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    The above video is for hydroponics. In the video, mention was made of an aquaponics video showing your version of a small completed system. Please advise the name of the video. Thank you.

  • Shawn Ueda
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    I realize you want people to be excited with the music (ambiance) but its bit too overwhelming as others have stated.

    Build comments:

    1. You are less likely to tear the plastic with the hole saw if you run the blade backwards. Saw that one of the holes drilled by the saw had a good tear.

    2. Need to warn DIY's that those plastic bins distort a great deal and can fail even with 12 inches of water depth. So, if you get a deep bins, add a frame around it so that it doesn't rupture from the water. If you don't believe me, leave 12 inches of water in the "tank" for several weeks.

    3. I understand your concern for point of failure with fittings, byt I've never had problems with "quick-lok" type fittings on a 1/2" poly. Don't recommend compression fittings because you can't change it once its installed.

    Just my 2 cents. Great instruction for beginning DIY's

  • Karl Becker
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    I enjoyed watching and learning, but the music was so annoying! Please reconsider adding music to your tutorials.

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