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What media do you use?

I'm a big fan of Hydroton, although I know it is crazy expensive...but you will have it forever.  Lightweight and easy on my hands.  Even l…

Started by Sylvia Bernstein

45 Feb 4, 2015
Reply by Dave & Yvonne Story

Siphon Guard

As anyone ever used a siphon guard like this one? or made one like it? And how did you do it? Any pro's or cons to using one like this? ht…

Started by Stephanie Bader

19 Oct 8, 2012
Reply by TCLynx


How and for what purpose could you use perlite or vermiculite? Since these growing mediums are cheaper than hydroton and take the guess wor…

Started by Eric Warwick

11 Oct 4, 2012
Reply by Eric Warwick

Grow Beds

Tell us about your grow beds.  Rubbermaid tubs?  AquaBundance aquaponics beds (that's what I make), EPDM liner?  Bathtub?

Started by Sylvia Bernstein

10 Jul 29, 2012
Reply by Hydroponics Curacao

what is the pale red coating on hydroton?

Does anyone know what the pale red coating on hydroton is made from and if it's harmful in any way?  I rinsed my hydroton and got most of i…

Started by RW

2 Nov 16, 2011
Reply by RupertofOZ

AXIS calcined diatomaceous earth

Has anyone every looked in to using Axis as a grow media? If so let me know.

Started by Tom Barnhardt

0 Mar 22, 2011

Depth of media beds

I am tinkering with the Forum's system scaling tool (developed by Dr Lennard and reworked for this site together with Sylvia) and started w…

Started by Kobus Jooste

1 Jan 31, 2011
Reply by TCLynx


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