More to come just getting the initial planting density laid out and sorting out some technical issues at this point.

Flood tray in this video is here https://amzn.to/2toV6p3

Full parts list will come in a future video.

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New Home Scale Indoor Vertical Hydroponics Farm – Part One

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  • SOVT
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    Awesome, I was scheming up pretty much this exact set up because I didn't feel like gluing a bunch of 4 inch PVC pipe together, and you've already figured it all out!

  • Jim Buchanan
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    Great idea Jack. I noticed the styrofoam has a reflective side. Would it make sense to use the reflective side facing up to reflect the light back up and increase the effectiveness of the lighting? Just a thought.

  • Gayle McArthur
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    With more temperature sensitive plants, in a cold growing environment, would it help to heat the water in a system like this? Or would that have no effect if the air temperature is to cold?

  • James White
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    Looking great Jack! Regarding your seed starting tray at 7:34. If you want a simple off–the-shelf solution, check out the Park Seed Biodomes. The 120 cell system is on sale right now for $40, and the refill sponges run 13-17cents each. It measures only ~20"x16" and should run 1-3mo without needing a refill. No plumbing needed and plenty of extra capacity to start your lettuce plus a bunch more. I'm going on my 7th season with the smaller 60cell systems, so can vouch for their durability. Here's a video of someone starting with a 120 cell system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Vy3Q7Wzn0

  • James Santangelo
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    When you show the demo section on top of the pot (9:24) it looks like you are using the foam board with a reflective side? Would flipping the foam board over to have the reflective side up instead of below have any benefit of reflecting light everywhere?

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