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Old 11-12-2009, 11:23 AM
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Just set up my 5 gal bucket bubbler set up. My question is i just finished making where the bottom of the potter is in the bucket. should the water level be level with the bottom of the pot or should there be a gap so the water is not touching the bottom of the basket? Also how long should i be running the bubbler system? does it stay on 24/7 or should it be on a timer?

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:28 PM
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Just set up my 5 gal bucket bubbler set up. My question is i just finished making where the bottom of the potter is in the bucket. should the water level be level with the bottom of the pot or should there be a gap so the water is not touching the bottom of the basket? Also how long should i be running the bubbler system? does it stay on 24/7 or should it be on a timer?
well I am not exactly sure if you are running a water culture system for sure but typicality with a water culture system the roots are submerged in the nutrient solution. Also the air pump in a water culture system should run 24/7.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:06 PM
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If you are building an aeroponics system then you want to have a gap otherwise the roots will rot. Depends on what you are growing....
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:36 PM
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I've run a system like this, and yes...Air in the fluid (bottom of the bucket) should be on all the time. I ran mine with two air pumps, one for the airation of the nutrients, and one for the bubbler/feeder tube. The feeder tube bubbler I only ran during hours of light.
This system is a mix between drip watering and Deep Water culture.
They work GREAT, Everything I grew in this type of system did GREAT!

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