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Garage Aquaponics/Hydroponics 2010/2011

Garage Aquaponics/Hydroponics 2010/2011

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Comment by Dave Howe on February 21, 2011 at 9:06pm
http://www.growyourownhydroponics.com/  It was on sale at the time. Not sure what the price is now but they are some good people and may work with you if you need a quantity.
Comment by John on February 21, 2011 at 7:59pm
I am in kcmo may I ask what store?
Comment by Dave Howe on February 21, 2011 at 3:53pm

Buy Hydroton locally at any hydrponics store (some places are cheaper than others..I paid 28.99 per 50 liter bag locally here in Kansas City, MO). Sylvia sells it on this site http://www.theaquaponicstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=hydroton. The two cattle bunk liners (8') were bought at 2Kreeks ranch supply @http://www.2kreeksranch.com/Livestock_Equipment%20p2.htm...a bit on the shallow side but they still work great.  However...the shipping has increased on the feedbunks so I just special ordered the next two (5') from the local Tractor Supply. $50.00 each shipping included. Saved $40.00......

Comment by John on February 21, 2011 at 11:58am

ok hope this the last question for a while ...do you buy those local or mail order and where did you find your cattle feed beds?

Thanks again,

John

Comment by Dave Howe on February 21, 2011 at 5:40am
They cost a bit more tnan pea pebbles but yes, they are reusable. There is one downside, in which you have to rinse them thorougly before you add them to your system. If you have a lot...it's a pain and a dirty mucky mess. I have some idea's in my head on a perforated half barrel rinsing/washing device to make that job quicker and easier, kind of like a small cement mixer. I'll post pik's of it after I build it......
Comment by John on February 20, 2011 at 9:22pm
I am assuming they are reusable?
Comment by Dave Howe on February 20, 2011 at 2:28pm
They are a brand name called Hydroton (expanded clay). Fired just like pottery in a kiln. They are porous like sandstone and PH nuetral. The main function is to give plants support, hold water. drain easily, and a place or surface area for bacteria to colonize and complete the nitrogen cycle. 
Comment by John on February 20, 2011 at 8:09am
may I ask what the pellets( nitrogen ? ) are and why they are used instead of soil?

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