JohnyTwoGuns Hitler: good for shallow root systems don't ask me what plants have shallow root
systems i just know that weed has huge roots that would completely fill
that bucket in no time aeroponic pump and all
leow: that s not aeroponics its more of a sparkling type of thing , if i'm
correct for aeroponics you need a very strong pump in order to create some
kind of mist that passes like a breeze thru the roots
Learn2Draw: I don't consider this aeroponics. It is just splashing water inside the net
instead of dripping it. To be aeroponics you need a fine mist, and thus a
much more powerful pump. A fogger tip will do the trick. I am working on a
way to use a small fan to get the micron droplets, semi fog.
Robert Brennan: Thanks for the comment, There is a filter built into the pump that keeps
the roots out. Perhaps it depends on the plants root system. My 4 foot
tomatoes did quite well for me. you can see the results on my blog.
Robert Brennan: @j3tst0rm thanks for the comments. I have found that due to the large size
of the spray head I used the deflection of the water off the sides of the
bucket covers all sides well. If I were using micro spray heads I could see
how your method would improve the coverage. The spray heads that I have
used here are for sprinkler installations.
Robert Brennan: I think its best to use one whenever possible. The more oxygen in your
water the better
raretomatoes: One problem here is that the roots need oxygen. The spay head will
definitely oxygenate the water, but what happens after the roots use up all
the oxygen in the bucket. A simple way is to add an air stone. Once you add
the air stone, you don't need the pump and can just do a DWC. I do a pump
with multiple small spray heads in an air-clone system with a single air
stone, works great. Doesn't work great if no air stone. Once cloned, DWC.
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Robert Brennan: Thanks for the question. You could I my experience you will need HPS for
fruiting plants. 120 watt HPS should do it. You will also need some
Tyler Gavett: Thanks so much, If I were to do this to grow one pepper plant in a closet,
what light would you recommend. And is there really anything else needed?
Robert Brennan: Yes it is still a good idea to use air stone. The more oxygen the better.
Robert Brennan: Thanks for the comment. The best part of hydroponics is that you do not
need to re-pot. this system is the plants home for life. Your assumption is
correct. just start the seedling in a rockwool cube and then transfer to
the main system. You can also start in dirt then rinse off the roots and
plant in to the system. You fill the net pot with a medium like hydroton
and that keeps your plant in place. the roots will then grow out in to the
Robert Brennan: Air flow would not be that big of a deal for one plant. I you do what to
move the air around some, I just use a desk fan to ad a light breeze
invertedlow: 6 Huh, colorado?
Harry Brown: So what if you want to grow 6 plants, I have to buy 6 Pumps?
Jesse Belvery: What pump are you using?
metta420: @cable24601 Good luck keeping the plant roots out of that pump when they
MrSoundaddix: If its not broken don't fix it...bubbler is what you need here not 1 360
degree spray head, but 2 180 degree heads off the lid to hybridize a dwc.
The biggest problem though is your submersible pump. It will heat up the
water and fry the roots. Im sorry to have to say this but you need to
completely revamp your "improvement", your going to guide people into plant
death. Sorry man, good luck...Dr Phil
j3tst0rm: that will only cover 1 side of your roots. your better off building a pvc
manifold to go all around the bucket with 4 sprayers to cover all 4 sides
of your roots. but that's my opinion. none the less that system of yours
only covers 1 side of your roots.
Robert Brennan: Thanks for the comment, I have had good results with this system as shown
on my blog. Perhaps there is some confusion on the operation of the pump.
If you run the pump 24/7 then you would add a great deal of heat to the
system, however if you only run the pump for per determined times say 15
min per hour the there seem to be no significant heat build up.
Robert Brennan: Cool let me know how it goes I have not been able to fruit with
Fluorescents in the past. That said, I have always had multiple plants at
one time. I have had some success with LED but nothing like good old HPS. I
will be interested in your results.
TheBrasslamp: One issue with this setup is the pump will heat the water.
10p6: That is not aeroponic, that is hydroponic. Aeroponics uses superfine mist,
and that is far from that.
Robert Brennan: Its called a net pot. I get them off ebay.
Tyler Gavett: My one concern with having a lid that fits one bucket is repotting. I have
never grown hydro, but I know in soil there is a lot of repotting involved
as the plants, and more specifically the roots, grow. Do you just start the
seed and put the seedling into the basket with some kind of medium and just
let it grow into it and thats it until it dies?
MasproducedMutts: Thanks for the information.
Sladeofdark: that is not hardly aero, but good shot
ray zhong: whats the pump size?
Tyler Gavett: Thanks so much. I was actually thinking a 2-lamp 4ft fluorescent with some
6400k's would do a good job as well. I actually met the General Hydroponics
guys at Electric Forest (music festival) and snagged a GO box for 10 bucks,
so Im good on nutrients. Will making sure I have good air flow be a big
factor as well since I am going to do this in my bedroom (2 windows on one
wall) or my basement?
Robert Brennan: I got it on ebay. Just search for submersible pumps
HEAVY_METAL_KING: WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PUMP?
Michael silberstein: @eldiablo559 or check your local hydroponic shop. There are some the have
used ones.. great place to get good working parts for cheep. also known a
chuchi9114: Lol dumbass Ur pump is going to suck up the roots and get clogged / my
plants 2 ft and the roots are all the way to the bottom of the 5 gl bucket
HaroldNmb: What size pump and where did you purchase it ?
Sheds Direct Manchester: How much does it cost? I really want to purchase the soonest. It is one of
my ultimate dream to grow my all time favorite plants in hydroponics
systems. I am very much challenged on this matter. Nice information!
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