Jeff - yes - you need a U-bend at each end of the water bridge to keep it from taking in an air bubble if one of the ends are exposed. It also makes filling it a lot easier as you don't need a high volume flow to get the air out.
Blake - a…"
Not sure how much space you've got available to sink your extra sump - but you can use a water bridge to connect the two sumps. Just an inverted U with a U bend at each end to keep water in the bridge in the event the sump runs…"
Figures seems OK - the pH could be a tad lower though? - strawberries prefer pH 5.5-6.5 according to literature. If possible - do a few pH readings during the 24h day (including sunset/sunrise in your data set) as it's diurnal - it…"
"Not sure Dan
As I remember Calsium mask Magnesium deficiency. I ussually add egg shells to increase calsium slowly and add epsom salt for magnesium. struvite is also a good addition - but don't tell my wife....
Just mulched over the…"
Look up Upstart Farmers - https://www.upstartfarmers.com/- if you consider commercial system later - there is a few systems going in the Philadelphia region (<50km) - I"m sure they'll be willing to show you around.…"
If you're starting out - maybe visit a few set-ups in the vicinity? Always good to hear/see first hand from other people.
The area between DWC and Pump not clear? photo clipped? depth of GB & DWC? Also look at accessibility - i.e.…"
"A sump tank has benefits in operation/maintenance.
- rather the sump tank run dry than the ft or dwc trough.
- if you've got more than one flow line - you can easily isolate part of the system for maintenance
- the more water volume the more…"