Total Control Gardening with Home Hydroponics

Here's a straightforward, comprehensive guide to home hydroponics without the usual hype.



modern hydroponics system - Lee Valley setup
The Lee Valley modern hydroponics system is compact. The water heater and air stone are connected to the air pump via clear plastic tubing, the submersible water pump is connected to the inlet on the water table's bottom by black plastic tubing. Mylar film on the back wall reflects light energy back onto plants.
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home hydroponics - illustration of hydroponics setup
The basic components of a home hydroponics system.
BETH GLICK
home hydroponics - rooting blocks
Not a revolution, just a new twist on an old hobby.
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home hydroponics - nutrient mixes
Some of Guano Company's nutrient mixes.
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home hydroponics - plant tower
The Plant Tower from Worm's Way vertically maximizes growing space.
WORM'S WAY
home hydroponics - lee valley test kit
Lee Valley soil test kit.
LEE VALLEY
home hydroponics - assembling a gro-light
Assembling the innovative 500-watt dual-bulb HID Gro-Lite from The Light Manufacturing Co. To the right of the reflector on the table are dual ballasts in their aluminum heat-sink case, a roll of reflective mylar film to go on the wall behind the lights, an exhaust fan, and ducting to pull cooling air through the reflector and blow it outside.
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home hydroponics - assembled HID grow light
The light Manufacturing Co.,'s dual-spectrum and dual-horizontal reflector.
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home hydroponics - testing pH
Testing water for pH and dissolve solids at the inlet/outflow end of the Lee valley water table.
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home hydroponics - complete system from Light Manufacturing
A complete system from The Light Manufacturing Co., including pumps and five-gallon reservoir.
LIGHT MANUFACTURING CO.
home hydroponics - WaterFarm from General Hydroponics
WaterFarm from General Hydroponics
GENERAL HYDROPONICS
home hydroponics - AeroFlo 24 water table
An AeroFlo 24 water table from General Hydroponics. It has a 4' x 6' growing area.
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