How Big of a Reservoir Do Hydroponics Need?

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When any grower begins looking at building a hydroponic system, one of the main components will be the reservoir. Because the entire process revolves around water, this will need a home that is worthy of the life giving essence that the water provides. The question arises for many growers because they may be trying to figure out what will fit …

How Often Should You Fertilize Hydroponics?

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One of the main questions which catches new growers out, is that of how often they fertilize their hydroponic system. Once their systems are up and running, this frequency can be a lot less than many growers think. As a general guide, if you are remixing your nutrients between 7 and 10 days, then just topping off your reservoir with …

How to Keep Water Cool in Hydroponics: 8 Easy Ways

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One thing growers should never overlook in their hydroponic system is the temperature of their nutrient mixture. As soon as the temperature reaches over a certain point, the solution can’t hold the dissolved oxygen as long. Add to this, when there are unhealthy root masses mixed with these temperatures, it creates the perfect place for pathogens like root rot to …

9 Flowers to Grow in Hydroponics (with pictures)

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Why Hydroponic Flowers? Flower gardeners spend countless hours tilling and tending to the soil. This makes flower gardening appear hard work, and if it takes this much effort, then why would you consider growing plants in a hydroponic system? There are in fact several benefits and advantages flower gardening in hydroponics has over soil growing. Results come much faster, you …

How to Get Rid of Algae in Hydroponics for Good!

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Algae can cause major problems in hydroponics systems. It can build up and cling to any surface. This means there isn’t any system that can be safe from it once it gets a foothold. It sticks inside tubes, it can work its way into pumps, and it can bring a system to its knees. Once it begins to decompose, it …

Testing water pH

Learn How to Keep pH Stable in Hydroponics

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When new growers first start a hydroponic system, they often hear terms that sound confusing. One of the hardest to fathom is the pH, while you may not fully understand it in the beginning, it is something, which in theory can be learned quickly. In summary, to keep pH levels stable, it can take a few steps and a little …

How to Recycle Water

How to Recycle Hydroponic Water: A Beginner’s Guide

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There are so many options to support a thriving garden and hydroponics is one of the most recent systems I’ve read about. I’ve read that recycling hydroponic water can help save me money. How to recycle hydroponic water: a beginner’s guide: Recycling water is a relatively simple process but can cost quite a bit of money between the initial investment …