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12-27-2011 01:45 AM
doubleott05 i suppose it could but you would need to cover the top so the crypts dont dry out.

i live south of seoul at camp humphreys
12-26-2011 01:18 PM
moved to korea
Where in Korea did you move to, if you don't mind me asking? I'm moving to Korea next March

Also would this work for growing crypts?
12-21-2011 01:04 AM
DanCottle It would be even easier/cheaper to make it a simple pond with an air pump providing water movement and adding oxygen to the water. I help run a large basil operation and we have a couple acres of ponds and not very much oxygen added but it grows the same as our nft greenhouses. Tomatoes might need a lot more oxygen since they grow quite a lot bigger, but for herbs and lettuce it works fine.
12-20-2011 12:54 PM
GraphicGr8s I guess that would do it for sure.
12-20-2011 09:19 AM
doubleott05 moved to korea
12-19-2011 02:43 PM
GraphicGr8s What happened that you had to restart?
12-19-2011 10:21 AM
doubleott05 had to restart i will be growing tomatoes in it this time
Micro tom and Red robin

07-27-2011 01:49 AM
yellowsno any updates on how the plants are growing in this?
07-11-2011 04:31 PM
Baadboy11 how many watts cfl do you use over your veggies?
07-11-2011 11:43 AM
DvsDev I used to work in one of those indoor grow shops about 10 years ago when aeroponics was still very new (here), we made some of the same kind of systems using stackable fish bins that you have made.
The key to any hydroponic setup is the air around the roots needs to be as much as possible, hydroponics uses a thin film of water flowing past the roots, then there's run to waste systems, they use very slow drip setups and the plants are grown in slabs of rockwool usually, ebb and flow use two stacked fish bins, the bottom one contains a pump in water and the plants are in a medium above, 2-4 times per day the water pumps up and floods the top bin, the rest of the day it's left dry, then there is aeroponics, where the plants sit suspended above the water and the water is sprayed or misted onto the roots, these are all very easy to make and modify.
As far as plant size goes, don't believe it when people say it's for illegal plants or small veges only, I transplanted a few small shrubs into ebb and flow setups and I had a baby Ben ficus in the large aeroponics bin I made, 1x 30 liter planter inside a 60 liter outdoor planter, I sealed the big planter and made it water tight, sat the 30ltr inside and supported it with a wooden frame, rinsed the soil off the shrubs roots and trimmed them to fit better, then I used a ring of garden irrigation spray nozzles hooked up to a small water pump.
That shrub grew in that setup for about 3 years until some looser smashed the big pot when they did a ram-raid.
07-11-2011 09:22 AM
Emma121 Do it yourself (or DIY) is a term used to describe building, modifying, or repairing of something without the aid of experts or professionals. The phrase "do it yourself" came into common usage in the 1950s in reference to home improvement projects which people might choose to complete independently.

In recent years, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning that covers a wide range of skill sets. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, and indie rock music scenes; indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, and the zine community. In this context, DIY is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs.
07-11-2011 05:40 AM
doubleott05 got the south window too. however results have shown CF lighting work better for this application IME.

07-08-2011 04:58 PM
tzen Pretty cool!

I've been to the local Brew and Grow stores, and I see those $400 areoponic set-ups, not to mention the halide lighting for hundreds and mylar-blanket light enclosures, and think, right, that makes sense, you can grow tomatoes and basil for $50 per tomato.
But I take you for your word. DIY is very enticing.

You will need a south faceing window to have this work without extra lighting. The more light you have the better.
07-07-2011 10:48 PM
doubleott05 yep splash guard for seem of tote along with memory closed cell foam
07-02-2011 04:53 AM
tuffgong Sweet DIY! I'm slowly piecing the pieces together for a similar setup. There have been several posts like this on here lately similar to this that are really inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

What is the purpose of the bag/duct tape? Splash guard?
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