Hey All! Ok... so I haven't gotten a full prototype going yet but I'm curious as to what folks think about what I'm doing here. Especially feedback from anyone doing anything similar. HydroGanics simplifies the use of hydroponics and merges it with the best that organic soil growing has to offer. In doing so I'm also anticipating removing a huge amount of work and knowledge normally necessary with hydroponics. EDIT: The name HydroGanics is taken. Currently looking for a name that properly describes this process. By allowing the plant access to both nutrients in the organic soil and tap-water through the bucket system, it separates its roots into the two types sending the nutrient roots into the soil and sending ONLY the WATER roots into the water. This allows the plant to suck up as much water as it needs, anytime it needs it. Since it's just water, it doesn't accidentally 'burn' itself by overfeeding on a high nutrient content of the water. The organic soil allows the grower to get the ultimate medical by simply watering with tap or RO water (depending on the quality of their tap-water) with an occasional foilar feed if desired. The Bio-Bucket Method allows you to keep the reservoir topped off with tap-water without having to worry about pH at all and also allows you to run the res temps at 85F which actually allows the roots to grow at the rate they're really supposed to. I'm presently working on techniques to quickly grow a water tap-root down a few inches to make the transplanting process quicker. Once grown I'll put it into a modified flower pot like this one, dropping the tap-root down below the bottom of the pot... The pot will then be set on TOP of a Bio-Bucket system set up with plain tap-water. I'm definitely looking for any and all feedback on this. I heard about a bucket system that has dirt in one side/half and hydro filling the other side/half. Something about double str nutes in the soil and the plant not getting burned. Research will tell GROW ON! p.s. The original idea for HydroGanics was sparked 2 weeks ago when I saw an Ebb&Flow table setup where the fellow had used regular pots with holes around the edges and set them on platforms out of the water that allowed the roots growing from the holes to reach the water on the table. I instantly had the picture of the Bio-Bucket system converted to 100% soil Organics and the race has been on since! Everyone should be able to grow their own food and medicine. My efforts are dedicated to this cause.