I could see where building your own pots could be advantageous in this method.We could walk this back ,,,
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Hydroton will wick proper, to a crown height of 21, 22 cm ( 8 inch )
Water level should fluctuate between 4 and 1 cm.
I have been diligently building a hydro table.
Automated watering, without electrics.
This can be done low-budget, and lo-tech.
Fittings and pumps are extravagant.
Essentially, you need an inch of water, in a 8 inch pail.
If you plan to recirc., go a 'lil bigger than. 3/4.
Nope, but I like those. I wonder if the Floraflex clips would attach to the side to hold some drip line.
As a former Plumber, I completely understand.When we went looking at houses I kept seeing new construction and would be like... nah, I like character! I like original curly maple floors! I like scrolled banisters and basswood molding!
Now I look at my house and I'm like... I'd like pvc drain pipes...
Been in a few myself...thank god for Sawzalls...be down there with a hacksaw and pipe cutter, just hating lifeAs a former Plumber, I completely understand.
Cast iron (I'm assuming that's what you have) is removable without snappers, but you need a crap ton of metal sawzall blades and batteries.
I've burnt up a few Milwaukee Fuel sawzalls in some tight crawlspaces over the years...
i 've tried a bunch of different mediums. i think the 3:1 perlite/vermiculite was the best.And for those of you that have run the hempy setups, how much if any did you guys amend your mix, I had great results with the happy frog stuff pictured but I know my Jack's mix is rock solid as well, figured a combo of the 2 would be a great duo if done properly
only suggestion if you haven't included it in your plans is to make it easy to drain or get rid of your run-off.So excited for this... can't wait to see how it does for you. My hempy plans are on hold for the moment while I get all this other new stuff settled in so I'm gonna live vicariously through you haha
i see the pic of the happy frog bag. do you have a link to what it is exactly? is it a coco amendment?Plans for a pvc drainage system are in the works, only thing I'm unsure of at the moment is how this happy frog dry amendment is gonna act in the buckets, hoping it's just a buffet for the bennies, hydrating, rinsing and buffering the coco as we speak, planning on filtering out the fines and going 70/30 coco perlite, I know how key good aeration is in the rootzone, especially with em sitting in the nute solution