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What's the ideal hydroponics setup?

Hi, I have some free time this summer and I want to try growing a plant hydroponicly. I don't want to spend a lot of money because I don't have much, ha ha ha. Anyway, I want to do this in a water solution. Anyone give me some tips or links to where I can find a picture or plans for a 1-plant aqua hydroponics setup? Thanks.

Oh, one more do plants grown hydroponicly get the carbon necessary for them to grow?

Thanks: arjun

Chlorophyll, the substance that gives plants their green color, converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, water (containing nutrients) and light energy into carbohydrates and oxygen. This process is called photosynthesis. What results is plant life. You then eat the carbohydrates and breath the air.

I am looking at starting a large-scale hydroponics setup using the Ebb and Flow system. My problem is my property only has Artesian Bore water that is fairly high in calcioum carbonate. This stuff builds up at an alarming rate anywhere that water evaporates like sprinklers and drippers. My question is would this pose serious problems in an Ebb and Flow system? If so, do you know of any way to filter or counteract it?

Reverse osmosis filter system is the best to use.

Ron; Looking at the past posts I came across one that offered the plans to build a timer using a 555 chip. I would appreciate any information you may have on that post. The person who posted the message didn't put his e-mail address on it.


Which has better results: Ebb and Flow or a Nutrient Flow System??

Ron, thinking about coming to Florida soon. Would you be willing to give a "tour" of your layout?


Hi Folks, Another question, I bought General Hydroponics Flora-Gro (quart) for my 12 gallon reservoir, 6 plant set up. After doing some more research (reading Ron's site), I got the impression I have to also mix it with Flora-Micro and Flora Bloom for the nutrient to work correctly. Is this the case, or will just Flora-Gro work? I have had a clone in there for 3 days, it hasn't died, but doesn't seem to be growing either. By the way, I mixed 3tsp. per gallon, not tbsp as mentioned in my previous post. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Virginia420

I think you have to mix the micro with the grow or bloom. Which ever you are using but don't mix the grow with the bloom.

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