Discussion in 'Hydroponic Growing' started by Guest, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. I noticed a lot of people are using 1" or 2" PVC to connect their buckets together. I would like to be able to turn my buckets a little bit so I was planning on using rubber hoses instead. Will 1/2" tubing be able to keep up with the 200GPH water pump? I just don't want to have the buckets on the end full while the rez is empty. I'm guessing if not, I could probably work out some sort of trick with a timer on the pump but would rather not have to worry about an additional timer.
  2. Why not just use 1" rubber hoses and guarantee you can push all the water?
  3. #3 Guest, Aug 9, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
    I have a bunch of 1/2" tubing laying around and I figured, the 200gph is pumping through 1/2" line with 1/4" lines splitting off to each bucket.

    Just wasn't sure if it could passively keep up using gravity.
  4. Why not just rotate your net pot in the lid, instead of rotating the whole bucket?
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  5. I have 3/8 and i had to step back down to a 70gph

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