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Flood and drain with actuated solenoid

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Comment by Shaun Mavronicolas on November 25, 2013 at 12:34am

Best of luck with your endeavors Kim. Growing food at large is most fascinating. I wish I'd begun doing this a long time ago... a lifetime is not enough to learn all that there is about this.

Comment by Kim Romen on November 24, 2013 at 11:07pm

looks like u have a lot of success so far!  I looked up "dual root zone" and wow, there is so much u can do in AP!  I'm new at this so i'm still really blown away!  :)  lots of luck to you.

Comment by Shaun Mavronicolas on November 24, 2013 at 5:02pm

Him Kim, thanks for the feedback ;-)

They are 5 gal Hydroponic buckets with top hats. These buckets were nice becuase they were slightly narrower and hence a bit taller than the regular 5gal buckets one gets which helps in a few ways.

These flood and drain via an actuated ball-valve. I am changing this though over Dec/Jan 2014. I am going to be removing the top hats and will be using growbags instead. If you search for a thread called "Dual root zone" you'll get an idea of what i will be up to. These bags fit perfectly into these buckets and give me a number of benefits. How well this will all do... we'll have to see during the coming months.

Comment by Kim Romen on November 24, 2013 at 4:29pm

Shaun, nice looking system!  what kind of buckets are those?  thx.  :)

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