for a hydro set up: which size pumps should i use??

Discussion in 'Advanced Growing Techniques' started by mr.niceguy619, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. im tryin to get set up for hydro (based on big poppa puff's thread on bubble bucket 101) so i went to wal mart yesterday to look at aquaireum(sp) pumps well they had 2 different size pumps 1 pump was 5-10 gal. and the other was 15-20 gal. (i plan on using 5 gal buckets) which size pump should i go with?? also can someone tell me what kind of rocks/gravel to use for the plants and also the "drain cups" that the plant sits in(on lid) where can i get that stuff...thanks:smoking:
  2. The more bubbles the better, go for the most expensive and powerful one, it will pay off in the future.
  3. id suggest the 15-20gph pump too, its what i used and when i was doing dwc i had some trees
  4. you want to aerate the water as much as possible so the roots can get all the oxygen they want out of the water. I'd go with the 15-20 gph, but it may be a little louder than the 5-10, if that's going to be an issue.
  5. i know this is an old thread but my setup is 3 10 gal buckets with 2 6" net pots in each. would a 20-60 gal air pump be good for 1 bucket?

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