Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Make Your Own Homemade Hydroponics System

This post will show you how you can construct a homemade hydroponics system easily.

How To Construct a Homemade Hydroponics System
If you are one of those people who prefer not to invest in a sophisticated system or is one who enjoys the “do it yourself” method, then you should try making your own homemade hydroponics system.

Specifically, the homemade hydroponics kit uses common items found around the home. For example, rather than purchasing a self-contained unit, the do-it-yourselfer can simply use a large plastic tub or purchase grow bags that are available on the market.

This particular homemade hydroponics kit is known as the reservoir method and involves the use of an inexpensive aquarium pump and air stones. In addition, if utilizing this homemade hydroponics kit, it is important that the lid of the container fits snugly on the top of the tub.

One additional homemade hydroponics kit is known as the flood and drain method. This particular kit utilizes two large storage bins, aquarium water and air pump, a simple household timer, a drain and flood fitting and plastic tubing. This kit is assembled by placing one tub on top of the other with the bottom tub utilized as the reservoir holding the nutrients.

Additionally, the top tub is used as the storage bed for the seeds. Then, through the work of the pump, tubing, timer and fittings, the nutrient water will flow into the top container. Once accomplished over the recommended duration time, the water is drained back into the bottom tub leaving the roots saturated with the nutrients.

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