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Big problem for outdoor hydroponics in So. Calif (or anywhere) is heat! Gotta keep your reservoirs cool! Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsKeeping Your Hydroponic Plants CoolHow to Clone any plant for hydroponic or regular gardeningGardening Preserving & Learning a 25 minute show keeping You in the KnowDwc hydroponic watermelon,cantaloupe, squash 6/12Hydrokultur Garten mit PVC-Rohr Medien | Hydroponic Gardening with pvc Pipe MediaHydroponic Plants – Pothos Jade

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  • MARGO F 1 year ago

    ice blocks from milk jugs? how would that work

  • justrick48 1 year ago

    Make your own chiller out of a mini refrigerator…..

  • helloman1976 1 year ago

    Look up computer water cooling, use a peltier cooler with a basic CPU water cooling setup and you can maintain around 55F water temps off of about 100W of power for roughly $75 or so, depending on how crazy you want to get with it. 

    You pump the reservoir water through the CPU cooling block, designed for CPUs for computers, and back into the reservoir. The peltier cooler's cold side is attached to the CPU cooling block which will generate the cold that gets loops back into your reservoir. You cool the hot side of the peltier cooler with a basic CPU cooling fan. Everything will be running off of 12VDC so you'll also need a computer power supply to drive the power as you'll be around something like 5A or so at 60W of cooling. You can of course get crazier with it if you want but this entire unit is about $75 if you do if yourself and cheaper if you use parts you already own. Good luck! 

  • Roy Swett 1 year ago

    The bubble wrap insulation can be bought at lowes and home depot and a lot of hvac supply houses carry it as well for way less. Also it does better if u leave an air gap between the insulation and the item ur insulating. 

  • Jon Resnick 1 year ago

    What kind of hooks are those holding the PVC pipes on your A-frame?

  • liverocks62 1 year ago

    You do a very good job educating the world about hydroponics, thank you

  • Siddharth Jain 1 year ago

    Hi sir is it possible if I can visit your farm? I am very much interested in starting my own hydroponic system and would like it learn some from a professional. You can email me on

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 1 year ago

    great looking set up !

  • Karl Becker 1 year ago

    Thanks for the tips. Here in Southwest Florida our temps will get up as well.