haha uh oh, time for a size upgrade!
I agree, once they're happy they grow considerably fast.
noooooooooo no more upgrades, enough is enough
You already got wheels on the thing! (can see them in the picture)
I assume they're so it can be taken out & you can walk your plants around the block like others do with their dogs!
Give em' some fresh air & sunshine for a bit & such, huh!
...I know, it's the under-the-bed box, but I am just keeping an open mind & thinking "outside the box" so to speak!
(Or is that "thinking the box outside" this time!)
As always, nice looking Butch! You are indeed the Heli-meister!
Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.
Those Helis got huge! I'm glad your system turned out successful. Thanks for the detailed instructions you trend-setter you....
Thanks for that colorful postcard from Tincher Massif; and, Butch, where do you fall on the current election challenge to Hugo "So, is there wind on the moon?" Chavez?
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
Plants are looking phenomenal, Butch. Looks just like a reverse of mine, with the exception of one thing: What is that small hole on the left side of the chamber?
RIP to the late, great candle with wicks at both ends. Figured you were linking one of his slate articles when I saw the delusional Chavez quote.
Truth as Circe. Error has transformed animals into men; is truth perhaps capable of changing man back into an animal?
I don't think anyone believes Hugu will be around 4 yrs from now. He has his strongest challenger so far but is still leading in the polls by double digits.... However, there are some major storms on his horizon.
only you my friend
and thanks all for the kind words
Hi Butch - Old thread, I know. I just thought I'd let you know I am completely ripping off your design for your, for lack of a better term, ebb and siphon system. I'm in the middle of it currently. Hopefully it's all still working for you. I'd hate to find out it tanked after a short period of time.
Long time no see...
Still working as described, been problem free other than needing the aquarium hose changed out every so often (3-6 months)
(they get restricted with age, algae etc.)
but that is cheap routine maintenance
but the system works awesome imho
Hi Butch - That's great to hear! I hope your finals are all graded and grades submitted. Our administration decided to make the last final on the 23rd this year! Insanity!
I do have a couple questions for you about your system and line placement. How far below the rim or pot tops is the drain line placed? Where are the feed line and drain line placed in relation to each other in terms of depth (i.e. is the feed line lower than the drain line)? I'm thinking of placing the drain line about 2cm from the top of the pots, and the feed line below the drain line so it can more effectively scavenge if the pump goes too long. Thoughts?
Oh, I should mention one little modification I'm making. I'm using 3/4" hydroponics grommets, with 1/2" id vinyl tubing for both the feed and drain lines. That size tubing fits with the hydroponics pump I'm using, and should reduce the need to change the tubing as often - or at all I hope.