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Thread: Low-cost drip irrigation systems?

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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    Yes, very much so. Thanks!
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    What about an idea like what I've read here before using one of those ultrasonic fog makers and having it blown into your enclosure? that would prolly be REALLY cheep.
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    Well, I already have a humidifier inside the terrarium. I definetly plan on replacing it with a more compact fogger. A mister would have been nice since it could do double duty as a humidifier and a watering system. I think I'm going to see what I can't do to put together a drip system and have a separate humidity source.
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    Although this is geared mainly to areas like gardens or yards it may be useful:

    http://www.dripirrigation.com/download_gen/DSL20-L.pdf
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    What about a system like pot-in-pot drip irrigation systems used in plant nurseries? I think they use pretty low pressure and flow, so should be pretty cheap. Pretty much a flexible main tube with lots of smaller tubes distributed along the length, each going into a pot. Set your pump up to pull from the bottom of your terrarium, put it on a timer, and boom, instant "recirculating bog" right inside your grow case. Then, once in a while, just swap hoses at the pump output, turn the pump on, and you can drain the grow case reservoir right into a bucket, and refill it with fresh water. I could try to draw a diagram, but I'd never be able to upload it from work. You ought to be able to get a small pond pump for a system like this for about $30. Maybe another $30 in tubing, nozzles, etc. Or maybe I'm way out in left field...

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