de310 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Roberts) wrote:
I read this yesterday and found it to be a little off and didn't
After I thought about it, I might suggest you pick up a few books and
Your description defines something much more complicated than
necessary. Your instructions don't hold water and you are making a
system that is overly labor intensive and subject to problems.
Organic growing media does not belong in a hydoponic system, except in
rare financial circumstances usually only found in third-world
countries. Organic nutrients are a plus however.
A system similar to the one you describe can be built without most of
the equipment you list. The reservoir can be the support or 1/2 the
support and legs at the other end. The overflow and drain (same pipe)
drains directly into the reservoir underneath.
There are literally tons of flood & drain system designs and methods
of implementation. Some quite unique!