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i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:32 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

today is the official start of my vacation. so what will i do on vacation? build a custom hydro system of course!!!
i have an idea for a 3 plant setup.recirculating top drip.


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:40 am
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Enjoy you Vacation my friend...I look forward to seeing this system..




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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:20 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

didn't build what i wanted, but i did build something


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:40 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points


wasn't to hard to build.. used a fish tank water pump, 125 gallons per hour. will hold about 4 gallons of water in reservoir, and has a 3 gallon grow area.


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:56 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

still not dine with it, gotta do some modification.


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:59 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

recirculating top drip.as you can see. i still have way to much pressure


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:19 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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just some cross-over experience I have with water pumps
(water cooled computer)

"best" way to hurt a pumps flow is restrict its INLET
any added stress (restricting flow) will raise pump temps fast

I suggest a smaller pump rather than trying to restrict the one you have

-or-
add a direct "drain" pipe/tube with a valve before the "drip square" dumping flow/pressure back into res
that way, you can adjust how much pressure/flow your taking away from the drip
without the valve the water will just take the path of least resistance and flow right back to res


[I can/will draw picture if my words didn't convey my thoughts well enough... it's happened before :P ]


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:27 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

why u go for hydro not other techs ?
in my holiday ( after 2 weeks ) am heading to Dubai


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:27 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Quote: BudGrower wrote in post #8
why u go for hydro not other techs ?
in my holiday ( after 2 weeks ) am heading to Dubai

just experimenting


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:29 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #7
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-or-
add a direct "drain" pipe/tube with a valve before the "drip square" dumping flow/pressure back into res
that way, you can adjust how much pressure/flow your taking away from the drip
without the valve the water will just take the path of least resistance and flow right back to res


[I can/will draw picture if my words didn't convey my thoughts well enough... it's happened before :P ]


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i have a drain going back down, but still is a bunch of pressure, i had the idea u mentioned.just trying to figure out where to put it


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:41 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

i can add a t connection in the line going up to the ring.put a valve on the t on the outlet pointing to the side, use a elbow, and put the drain there.that way the water will want to flow down not up. will just have to manipulate the valve to get the water to go up. the pump should be under no extra pressure that way, and plus, the valve will be above the hydroton, can be easily adjusted


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:55 pm
by BudGrower | 547 Posts | 1925 Points

Quote: bbr751 wrote in post #9
Quote: BudGrower wrote in post #8
why u go for hydro not other techs ?
in my holiday ( after 2 weeks ) am heading to Dubai

just experimenting

didnt try hydro but to me its not normal, altho experimenting is a good way to develop


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:36 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Looks like your idea will work, the only thing I would keep an eye on is the glued fitting on the outside of your tub. This could be a leak point.

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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:49 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Rock That Beeach.....But like one said..A smaller pump may be what ya Need to do...I like it




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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:44 pm
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

I don't really understand what you are trying to do here and the reason for the PVC manifold with the holes in it? Could you explain your concept a little more as I really am lost....?


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:32 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Experimenting, not much to understand at the moment,


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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DIY drip
(is my assumption)


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:32 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

I have 2 of those.not use um yet, waiting on seed


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:33 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Question, how much top flow water is to much? If the water is full of oxygen then it should not be an issue right?


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:21 am
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

I was just wondering what your goal was here. I can understand experimenting--I do it all the time, but I do know what I am aiming at achieving in the end. That's all I was asking is what you are trying to make.

The water farm does not use a water pump. If you want a water farm type system, take it apart to see how it operates or there will be DIYs on places like You Tube. It appears that the holes you have drilled in the PVC are too large, letting streams of water through, not a drip. It will matter how much water flow you have. Also, too large a pump will raise the res temps too high and require a chiller to keep them in line.


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:57 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

i have 2 of the water farm systems. i get how the air pump pumps water. i like the joy in experimentation :)


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RE: i am on VACATION!!!

in Coffee Table Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:37 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

i really had no idea what i was doing lol, just playing around, i get bored easily, but why not turn it into an ebb and flow system?? should work just fine right? get rid of the top drip, flood the top tote, let it drain back down to res. it would be easily portable and easy to change the res solution. thoughts?


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