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Constant Flood or Flood and Drain

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Mar 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi, I just started my first system and I'm curious about which way to go with my setup? I've been running my pump constantly on most days and on others I run it 30 minutes on, 1 hour off. I've…Continue

 

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"Flood and drain is great and some plants like it best, however, constant flood can work too and as long as there is enough flow and aeration it works fine as long as the surface of the media stays dry. There have been trials run over at BYAP…"
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Constant Flood or Flood and Drain

Hi, I just started my first system and I'm curious about which way to go with my setup? I've been running my pump constantly on most days and on others I run it 30 minutes on, 1 hour off. I've noticed when running it constantly, the water level is pretty constant in the grow beds as well and I'm not sure if constant water on plant roots will be bad for my plants. I've got a 3/4" PVC pipe that drains the water about an inch from notion through a small hole and the top is open for draining when…See More
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At 7:15pm on April 14, 2012, Pam Allen said…

I really enjoyed looking at your photos.  I would love to understand your system.  I am a new Aquapon who may have a chance to do a big system and I want to try a few small things first.  Your plants look really healthy. How long has your system been running?  

At 10:51pm on March 21, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Adam,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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