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Hydroponics help

Michael Roberts de310 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Tue Jan 21 16:23:21 EST 1997

1-buy a wading pool or build a flow

tray out of 2X4's and line with vapour-barrier

plastic & use garbage pails with hardboard

or a table for a stand goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

2-buy a 12V bilge pump which can than be

connected to a car battery charger or other 12V

power supply (or sump pump) goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

3-buy a bilge-pump thru-hull fitting and connect

to your pump which is now in your Rubbermade

or other reservoir goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

4-fill the res. with water and leave the pump on 

full blast to see if it is 

going to overflow the tray, if it does, drill

sa couple of holes in the hose which will

reduce the flow, or use plastic insert `T' fittings,

reduce it enough so that your pump doesn't run dry 

goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

5-fill the tray to 4-8 inches with Perlite

& soilless mix at 10:1, I know it will

float at first, so leave your reservoir empty

and top fill to moisten, it will stop floating in a 

while,make sure to add some dolomitic limestone to

balance pH, ,also use plastic patio door screen on your

fill/drain fitting goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

6-mix a complete soluble fertilizer

according to the instrucions on the label,(I didn't say 

non-organic), also add a super-concentrated soluble Kelp 

tablet to your reservoir to ensure all trace elements & 

minerals (Zinc,Silicon,Selenium,etc.etc.) are 

present and grow  away, add a 400 or 1000 Watt MH or 

HPS light on a mover  & supllemental CO2 for best results

goto  www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310

goto www.ncf.carleton.ca/~de310 for consultation & lowest prices
on Hydroponics,Aquarium,High efficiency lighting (MH,HPS,sulphur),
CO2 alternatives & related equipment & information

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