Big Bubbler grows are stupid

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Growing' started by FellowTraveller, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. I had my big recirculating hydro going a few years ago.

    I over engineered it, but I learned a lot in the process, some of it heretical:

    <1> Air stones are not needed - fluming is better.

    <2> Yes, your medium *can* be too cold.

    <3> Chillers are easy to make. (see #2)

    A lot of the tuning I had to slog through on that system was removing the heat I was generating with my big assed pump, which was required due to having all the buckets and tubing.

    I'm thinking now of just building a containment (indoor pond) out of concrete block or fiberglass, laying boards with cutouts for pots across it, adding some small power heads to flume the water, and then adding a chiller to keep things around 55-60F.

    FNG @ ~1200 for the duration - stand em in a bucket at the end for final flush.

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