Hydroponics growing system: How to build a homemade DIY Deep Water Culture or DWC growing system

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Hydroponics growing system: How to build a homemade DIY Deep Water Culture or DWC growing system. There are many forms of hydroponics growing systems out the…

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  1. YOu sound like a Newenglander

    Bob Dole
    January 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
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  2. Question, Can you do a video on how to change the nutrient solution I have
    been unable to find a video on changing of nutrient solution anywhere.

    Kristin Burgess
    January 23, 2014 at 10:19 am
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  3. Good Idea. Right now I just use a hand pump. I will likely add the drain to
    future projects

    Robert Brennan
    January 23, 2014 at 11:15 am
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  4. what is the “substrate”? Is that the hydropon? Where do you get it? Is that
    what you put in the netty pots?

    Nancy Hiatt
    January 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
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  5. @wido699 Thats all there is to it. you will have to change the water and
    nutes every 2 week or so with fresh stuff. thanks for the comments.

    Robert Brennan
    January 23, 2014 at 11:48 am
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  6. Great diy,what should the distance from bottom of netpots to top of water
    be?

    stickypopful
    January 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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  7. Thanks for the question. 1 to 3 inches as long as the roots touch the water

    Robert Brennan
    January 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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  8. see at first you want to have the net pot submerged in the water solution
    at least a 1/2 inch because the medium in the net pot will wick up the
    water to a point to feed the seedling’s roots. and thats what’s the air
    pump and air stone are for as long as the air pump never goes off the
    plants can grow as big as they want without drowning because what causes a
    plant to drown is not the water it self but the absence of oxygen that’s
    why the air pump and air stone are so important

    Metal8Lover
    January 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm
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  9. @cable24601 what size plastic tote is that? im in USA and everything is in
    allon, you said you fill it with 44L of water, yet there is still some
    airspace in there, im guessing it is a 14gallon container because i have
    looked around and a 14 gall tub is like 50ish qaurts and a quart is like
    .93L. so i guess im asking is this a 14 gal or 18 gal tote?

    EeetsGodjirra
    January 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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  10. @leafgardener Thanks for the comments. I planted Lettuce, Spinach,
    Tomatoes, Dill, Chives, and Basil. I am keeping track of there growth on my
    blog if you what to see what they look like

    Robert Brennan
    January 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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  11. also could u make a list of the items used to make this just to make life
    that much easier. if you can that’d be fantastic.

    EeetsGodjirra
    January 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm
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  12. ey man i just want to ask, im looking this, why is this better then a
    convencional cultivation..what are the benefits of this kind of
    cultivation? im new so i would appreciate that you answer me in short lines
    if you can or just if you have a good site for these kid of
    thigs…Thanx… :)

    Dzevad Delihodzic
    January 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    Monique P. Gagliardi
    January 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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  14. cover it up so it doesnt allow light. light will cause algea. just wrap
    duct tape all around it to block out the light. you are good then

    planetdan1
    January 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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  15. Hi Robert, I don’t know anything about farming whether old-fashioned or
    high tech. Is food grown this way really healthy?

    Metsada007
    January 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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    January 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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  17. THAT IS NOT ENOUGH AIR DUDE. AND THE AIR STONE YOU ARE USEING IS WRONG. GET
    HEAVY STONES AND TRY AND USE 15 TO 28 LT OF AIR PER WORKIN GAL. OF H2o

    tommy765100
    January 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm
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  18. Estimated cost?

    Cristina Alvarado
    January 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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  19. does the bottom of the container has to be dark ? I have one that I would
    like to try which is transparent. would it work ? thanks for your vid :)

    Yanglike
    January 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm
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  20. General idea here is good, but a couple of suggestions for you, First the
    plastic tub should be black, this will block out any light. Light causes
    algae, and that you don;t want in your root system. Another thing, why did
    you run the air hose throught the lid? no need for that. just drill thru
    the side within 1″ from the top that way when you remove the lid you don’t
    have a dangling hose to deal with that could pick up debris from the floor
    and contaminate the water.

    Bear Hunter
    January 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm
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  21. Thanks for demonstrating the different steps on how to build a homemade
    hydroponics system. You said that this is your first hydro system, but you
    looked like a pro because you surely know how to properly build it! What
    plants are you planning to grow using that system?

    leafgardener
    January 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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  22. Hey thanks for the reply. I have another question i need to figure out if
    you could help…I have a resevoir, after 1 day, the rez lowers by 1 inch.
    My question is: Do i fill it with more Nutrient solution or just top it off
    with plain PH adjusted water? Then every 1 week i completely change the Rez?

    talbond
    January 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm
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  23. Generally, your plants should veg. into bigger plants, per amount of time,
    then they would otherwise. They should stay greener and healthier because
    they feed exactly when they need nutrients as opposed to when you do it
    manually. In the end, they will generally end up finishing faster, too.

    PauleyGates3112
    January 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm
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  24. i use just plain water because the way i see it more nutrients more PH
    fluctuation and that’s bad. I change out the water in my rez every 2 weeks
    but if you want and can afford that much water per month YOU can but it’s
    completely your choice

    Metal8Lover
    January 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm
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  25. how long do i leave the pump on during dwc hydroponics? i was experimenting
    with marigold flowers and got positive results. I had it running 12 hours
    on, when lights were on. and then at night, for 12 hours i wouldn’t run it
    when the lights were off. i was using a regular aquarium air pump and it
    seemed to work really well.

    Michael Goldberg
    January 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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