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    I've been fascinated by hydroponics lately and decided to do a small scale test run with a ebb flow hydroponic system. Anyone else out there using one of these systems?

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    There are lots of good videos on youtube on hydroponics. It's a neat way of farming.








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    Thanks... I've been checking out YouTube and you're right! Lot's of DIY from small to commercial size systems. I'm doing table top size this year, but may try something larger for my four season room for later on this or next year.

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    Hey david its great to see someone else on here into hydroponics. It's pretty strange how similar the two hobbies are. Yes, I love hydroponics and I would say my favorite system of hydroponics would be deep water culture. I have experience with drip systems, deep water, and a little in aeroponics. with DWC I didn't use the best nutrient source so I had HUGE volume yield over quality of product.. but hey I loved it. What type of systems are you into? Pictures too?

    ps. Also bubbleponics is super sweet too. Essentially its just putting a bubbler (air stone or bubble wand) in your source of water.
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    Default Re: Gardening with Hydroponics vs Aeroponics vs Aquaponics, Are there any enthusiasts

    Check out our Aquaponic systems!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AquaticEcoTV

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    Default Re: Gardening with Hydroponics vs Aeroponics vs Aquaponics, Are there any enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cameronv View Post
    Hey david its great to see someone else on here into hydroponics. It's pretty strange how similar the two hobbies are. Yes, I love hydroponics and I would say my favorite system of hydroponics would be deep water culture. I have experience with drip systems, deep water, and a little in aeroponics. with DWC I didn't use the best nutrient source so I had HUGE volume yield over quality of product.. but hey I loved it. What type of systems are you into? Pictures too?

    ps. Also bubbleponics is super sweet too. Essentially its just putting a bubbler (air stone or bubble wand) in your source of water.
    I'm starting off small and bought a HydroFarm MegaGarden Ebb and Flow system that has (15) 5 1/2 sq pots with a 7 1/2G reservoir. Overall 2ft sq and 10" tall. I also found a used AeroGarden on Craigslist for cheap to play with for this first year. I'm working on researching lighting for fall/winter for both growth and flowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkarc@Aol.com View Post
    Check out our Aquaponic systems!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AquaticEcoTV

    -Ryan
    I really enjoyed the videos Ryan... looks like a great place to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Rose View Post
    I'm starting off small and bought a HydroFarm MegaGarden Ebb and Flow system that has (15) 5 1/2 sq pots with a 7 1/2G reservoir. Overall 2ft sq and 10" tall. I also found a used AeroGarden on Craigslist for cheap to play with for this first year. I'm working on researching lighting for fall/winter for both growth and flowering.

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    Nice set up, I'm sure your going to have a blast with that. For veg and flowing I use a 400 watt HPS, it can be used for both(it has blue spectrum for growing veg and red for flowering). With hood and ballast it costed me about 260 all together which wasn't too bad. Looking back I would've got an interchangeable ballast to use metal halide and HPS. If you wanted you could use it for a planted or reef tank too

    Ryan those videos are sweet! The aquaponic system looks like so much fun.

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    After some reading, I've been thinking about getting the Hydrofarm SBC400 400-Watt HPS/MH Sunburst Convertible Unit along and use their 400W Agrosun Gold Halide Horizontal bulb. From what I see this bulb has a good combination of the light spectrum for growing out vegetables, fruits and flowers indoors.

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