Hydroponic FAQ 2009 Archive

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This is a Hydroponic FAQ 2009 Archive page. It contains all questions concerning hydroponics I received in 2009.

Even though I have moved them to this page, all URL's and content are unchanged.

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Miracle Grow 
The University told to me save money, I could buy Miracle Grow Commercial. I can't find it. Do you have a suggestion for my bucket hydroponics instead …...

First time grower and I need info please 
I want to build a hydroponics system but I don't know what to buy, what kind of nutrients, what kind of pumps and other stuff and how often do you give …...

Can I use tap water in my hydroponics system? 
Can I use tap water in my hydroponics system? If I let it sit for a day, won't the chlorine evaporate?...

Slimy, white coating in my hydroponic reservoirs 
I am getting a slimy, white coating in my hydroponic reservoirs, including the ez clone system. It smells moldy/ musty. I've tried pythoff and flora …...

Picture on your home page 
We need specs and plans for a system like shown on the home page using square PVC with holes for pots in them...

HELP...

what can i plant  
Can these plants be successful in hydroponics: tomatoes ,lettuce, sweet peppers cabbages?...

Dutch Bucket Problem 
I have a dutch bucket system for growing cucumbers and tomatoes. The grow medium is leca and coir mix. Sometimes the buckets fill up with water, so do …...

How does the water get to the roots 
How does the water reach the roots in the medium?...

The pump issue. 
I am building an aeroponic system, I know its not the same as your ebb and flow system but my question is this: Do I need a certain type of pump (aside …...

how to build a hydrophonic system at home  
Kindly let us know how to build a hydrophonic system at home for our science project....

Science Fair Project on Nutrients 
I am a high school student in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, and one of the requirements for higher level classes is participation in the ISEF Science Fair. …...

Science Project on Growing Medium 
I'm doing a science project on hydroponics, seeing which medium grows the best plant. So I need to build a system that can hold the same type of plants …...

calcium  
What is the way to raise the calcium level in hydroponics?...

Airtight greenhouse? 
Hi! I moved an outdoor cedar hot tub enclosure (minus the roof which caved in under snow load) into my basement. The four walls form an intact rectangle …...

Nutrient solution 
I'm stuck with the nutrient solution home made. It will be very kind of you if you tell me in what quantity the nutrients are to be mixed for green onions. …...

Is hydroponic organic? 
Hello sir, thank you very much for details on organic fertilizers used in hydroponics. It will be very nice of you if you give me address of a site where …...

What is straw aeration method? As the plants are in water for long will they not rot or will there not be growth of algae? 
Hello sir, thank you very much for details on organic fertilizers used in hydroponics. I'm a beginner. I read about this straw aeration method when I …...

Is it possible to make nutrient solution at home with resources available? 
Hello sir, i am a school teacher n have taken up hydroponic gardening as school project.our school is participating in GREEN-I contest and we had to come …...

Thank you for all of the effort you put into this hydroponic web site 
I just wanted to thank you for all of the effort you put into this web site. Your work served as the basis for my hydroponics research. I have visited …...

Leaves green but curled down 
I have a NFT system or turbo tank and my humidity is 50% with my light on and 60% when the light is off. My nutrient in bloom is 2.6ppm cm, my room temp …...

Question growing Hydroponic Rice 
I want to grow rice plants in hydroponic medium so as to study some of the parameters. Can any one tell me the rice plant nutrients in that hydroponic …...

light hours 
I am using a dual spectrum light and have mistakenly been at 12 hours during vega stage not 18 hours now that its flowering stage what shall i do please …...

Feeding while blind?? 
I recently started a hydroponic fish tank. Started Romaine Lettuce from seed. Had the pH and Nutrient sticks, but Nutrient stick wouldn't work, so I'm …...

NFT Hydroponics Design 
Have you ever built an NFT design system? I can't imagine they would be that hard to build. Do you have any plans?...

The amount of hydroponics fertilizer needed in water 
Please tell me the concentration of your mix from the compare chapter.

I mean your stock solution (10 8 22) in how much water is diluted? I want use …...

Do spiders harm plants 
I have a problem with my garden. I have some kind of spiders because I've seen spider webs on the plant but no spiders - do plants suffer from spiders? …...

Onion nutrient mix 
Please tell me what is the best composition of nutrient mix for growing onions. Thank you very much....

Does standing water vs a pump extract too many minerals? 
If I do not have the money nor power supply for a pump, is a hydroponic system still an option; I've heard that although plants eventually grow roots in …...

Are hydroponics chemicals harmful? 
I have a friend who's into hydroponics & uses chemicals & their children are showing signs of mental illnesses & other personal hygiene problems. They …...

Obtaining Hydroponic Nutrient in Mexico 
It was mentioned that the ingredients for the hydroponic nutrient liquids are commonly found. WHERE does one get the stuff? In Mexico that kind of thing …...

Medium 
I read your pages on mediums and was wondering about sand. Is it a viable medium, or is it too heavy? What are the upsides and downsides of it?...

fill and drain pumps 
What type of pump would be the best if you want it to be on a timer? I need one that will automatically drain back into the water solution source when …...

Hydroponics in a hot, dry country 
I hope you can add how to establish hydroponics in a middle east country such as Qatar, considering it's hot weather. Thanks!...

Hydroponic System Plans 
I was wondering if you could send me your plans for

your hydroponic garden....

Growing Orchids in Rockwool 
Although this is not a hydroponics question I see that you make mention of Rockwool as a growing medium and I was wondering if you have any advice or if …...

How strong are hydroponic systems? 
I live in an area with a lot of wind storms. I am wondering, how are these systems able to hold up to the elements? I would be concerned about investing …...

Startup costs for home hydroponics... 
I am wondering, what are the costs associated with just getting started with home hydroponics? I would like to start growing some flowers that are not …...

Are the gardening procedures with regard to pest control similar to normal gardening? 
Are hydroponic gardening procedures with regard to pest control similar to normal gardening?...

Light too bright? 
I've been using led grow lights to grow my tomatoes, but they always grow too small if they even grow at all, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? …...

dutch pot to grow onions? 
hi im wondering would a dutch pot be good to grow onions in? my friend told me that it was but i cant trust him...lol.. please help m out!...

hydroponic excellent system 
I read about hydroponics system on your blog of which i was unaware earlier and found a lot any advantages of it . It's really a good system. I'll be using …...

hydroponics safety 
Is hydrophonics system safe to work with ?...

Can sulphur be used to control scum in nutrient water? 
This spring will be my first attempt at hydroponic gardening, your site is very helpful. What about a pinch of fine sulphur to control scum?, and would …...

Seaweed Extract with Hydroponics 
Concerning the hydroponic nutrients, I wonder if "seaweed extract" can be used in hydroponic systems. If applicable, what precautions should be taken? …...

How often should the hydroponic plants be watered? 
Perhaps I've just overlooked it - but I'm not finding any reference or guidelines on how often you should have your pump flush the water thru the plants …...

Explain what a Pump's Head is 
I do not understand the head of a pump and what that is. Can you please help me?...

how can i get free plans to make the current different grow boxes used at nuserys 
dont know how to build...

Hydroponics Fertilizer 
Is it possible for me to be able to make my own fertilizer for hydroponics using store bought fertilizers and adding other things? If so, where would I …...

Hydroponic LED Grow Lights 
Has anyone used LED (light emitting diode) Grow Lights? They are still rather new but promise to use a lot less power than conventional grow lights. …...

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