Detailed Hydroponics Tour

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This is a more detailed tour of the NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Container), and Vermicomposting projects going on at Lab 14 at the Maine S…

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4 Responses to Detailed Hydroponics Tour

  1. Thanks for posting this detailed info video. The NFT system that you setup
    was really amazing. Any herb would really thrive very well with that kind
    of system. I was really amazed to see how huge the root mass of your plants
    are. I believe that the reason why they have grown so well is because the
    water inside the reservoir is very well oxygenated. Great job!

    June 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

  2. Interesting design. but when we look closely there are huge holes in the
    tops of those nice PVC pipes. The problem with this is that we don’t like
    light hitting our nutrient solution. 1. Algae will grow when any amount of
    light is present. 2. the roots do not like light either. When algae grows
    on your roots they will rot. (even in NFT with constant flow, root masses
    will cause pooling.) That is my only critique of your system over all. I
    particularly like your worm setup.

    June 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

  3. Nice lab! What is the overall purpose of this lab?

    June 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

  4. @zebmcl You are absolutely right about the algae issue. After the Fall
    Semester we cleaned out the PVC pipes and covered the troughs with black
    plastic cutting small holes for the rock wool! It has been working much
    better and no more light for the roots and for the nutrient solution!
    Thanks for the advice! -Lab 14

    June 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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