Simple Homemade Hydroponics Systems, Guide To Making Your Own

Introduction to homemade Hydroponics Systems

?Which homemade hydroponics systems best for you?well there are six types, or methods of hydroponic systems, some more simple than other's, but theres lots more variations ?Concoctions? on these systems, or a combination of these six below and also my Other homemade contraptions too.

. Homemade Grow Room

simple homemade hydr grow room setup

Many folk buy grow room tent kits to house there plants ?but back in the day you had no other choice but to build your own grow room?, and of course you get-which ever grow room setup you like with a homemade grow room, with other benefits you may never have thought of before.

. Homemade Co2 Generator

building a Co2 generator

Simple to make homemade Co2 generator for very small grow rooms, like PC grow rooms and maybe even a small closet grow-room setups

Can i expect Massive plant growth?

If all the other plant requirements are met then an extra 30% plant growth can be expected, "but only if Co2-PPM are kept at 1500.

? wick hydroponics-Passive hydroponics

homemade passive hydroponics

wick homemade hydroponics, it?s the easiest of all home-made hydroponics, and in fact you?ve probably already used this simple system, as its used most wildly in hanging baskets and garden pots as a simple way of preventing your growing medium from drying out.

It's a passive system, which means there's no moving parts, The nutrient solution is drawn into the growing medium from the reservoir with a wick.

? Passive Homemade Hydroponics (ebb and flow-flood and drain system)

Passive homemade hydroponics, ebb and flow relies on gravity to very slowly release water from on container, into your plant pot, or pots, via a connecting tube, that wets the medium as it passes though, then exits, at that point the water solution is either collected by another container that's at a lower height to the plant container, and is then manually emptied back to the first bucket, it?s a simple homemade hydroponics system that does not rely on anything other than gravity itself, meaning its a passive, ebb and flow hydroponic system.

? Deep water culture

homemade deep water culture plans

Homemade Deep water culture is the first hydro system I tried, fifteen years ago or so, and i still use to this day its one of my favorites, it?s also the simplest of the what?s called an active hydroponics system.

The most common type is a platform that holds the plants is usually made of Styrofoam and floats directly on the nutrient solution. An air pump supplies air to the air stone that bubbles through the nutrient solution and supplies oxygen to the roots of the plants.

The variation I use is one with a fixed lid, as I like to control my water level, to allow for an air space between roots ball and water, and is great for starting and germinating seeds as I think this one of the best and simplest way's to start of your hydroponic seeds.

. Hydroponic Drip System (Air Lift)

homemade hydroponics drip system

This Homemade hydroponics drip system that uses air to continually drip solution onto your plants roots is this years favorite hydro systems, its so simple and pretty reliable too, so build your own air lift hydro system.

With other Recovery Drip Systems, the excess nutrient solution that runs off, is collected and re-used, any medium can be used, including soil, which happens to be the only place that I use it.Operation is simple; a timer controls a submersed pump. The timer turns the pump on, between 2 and 4 times a day, depending on the medium your using

nutrient solution is dripped onto the base of each plant by a small drip line. that?s right in the back garden, together with a soaker hose, so all the watering in my back garden is automated ?yep im pretty lazy? but it lets me get on with stuff I like doing about the garden ?like weeding? ok that was a joke.

? Ebb and flow Homemade hydroponics

The Ebb and Flow system works by temporarily flooding the grow tray, normally two or three times a day, with nutrient solution and then draining the solution back into the reservoir. This action is normally done with a submersible fish pump that is connected to a timer.

Its a good system to use, if build properly, although a little heavy when filled with medium, Many people like to use individual pots filled with growing medium, this makes it easier to move plants around or even move them in or out of the system.

? NFT Hydroponics Homemade (Nutrient Film Technique)

homemade hydroponics

When ever you ask someone ?whats hydroponics? they?ll almost always describe N.F.T.

yes it?s the most wildly used system and works by having a constant flow of nutrient solution "so no timer Required" from the submersible pump. The nutrient solution is pumped into the growing tray (usually a tube) ?although this is a mistake? and flows over the roots of your plants, and then drains back into the reservoir.

There is usually no growing medium, other than a small amount of rockwool in the pot, used other than air, which saves the expense of replacing the growing medium after every crop. Normally the plant is supported in a small plastic basket with the roots dangling into the nutrient solution.

Main disadvantage with N.F.T. systems are very susceptible to power outages and pump failures. The roots dry-out very rapidly when the flow of nutrient solution is interrupted, but thankfully there's a very neat tip to solve this, amazing results can be had with NFT.

? Homemade Aeroponics systems

simple homemade aeroponics plans

Aeroponics has really taken off although most Aeroponics systems aren?t true aeroponics like the commercial aero gardens as these use high pressure to deliver a very fine spray for a short time ?every twenty minutes for five seconds at a time. The systems that are available to you and me are low pressure systems, that use sprinklers ?the one's that you can buy for garden watering systems, this is not true aeroponics, but never the less does still give very good results.
A timer controls the nutrient pump much like other types of hydroponic systems, needs a short cycle timer that runs the pump for a few seconds every couple of minutes. This is the only really annoying part, as these timers are fairly expensive to buy.



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