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Posted 07 December 2015 - 09:52 AM

Nice roselle, make some tea with them, then you will appreciate the flowers even more.
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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:14 PM

View PostLimSan, on 05 December 2015 - 10:29 PM, said:

Thanks Robert, can only do small setup due to space limit planting in apartment and worst of all no direct sunlight at my place between Aug to Mar not even along corridor :(/>/>


Thanks LimSan I have the reverse problem I have the space and the sunlight, but there is my problem very hot sun against a brick wall, growing outdoors ( pests ) rain and storms, my plants nearly getting cooked and my nutrient solution getting hot.
Having said all that looking at the environment and working within guidelines including growing in an apartment in Singapore all things are possible.
I look at some of the American sites where they grow in basements with heating with snow outside , they use extra lighting and think to myself we are lucky both in Australia and Singapore.
My ebb and flow system 5 trays with tomatoes using expanded clay as the growing medium
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/kangaroo9/Hydroponics/20151207_1457361_zpss6cwpogu.jpg
growing a tomato in a bucket DWC with aerator
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:28 PM

View Postelsiekoh, on 07 December 2015 - 09:46 AM, said:

yup! I blend my kitchen scraps with some rice water or plain water before I add them into my compost pile. I find the result more satisfactory then just adding kitchen scraps directly into the pile.

nice fat earthworms!!


Oic and thanks, I didn't blend the kitchen scraps but I shredded or cut them up into small dried fine pieces before toss them into the heaps. I'll be grinding my dried banana peels and egg shells soon for easy decomposition ;)/>
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20150821173256I_zpsulf7wnpf.jpg
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:30 PM

View Poststhh, on 07 December 2015 - 09:52 AM, said:

Nice roselle, make some tea with them, then you will appreciate the flowers even more.

Yea.. will definite do that later, thanks sifu!
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:34 PM

Wow Robert.. you have so many nice & beautiful healthy fruits. The leaves of your tomato plant are also huge and lush.. good job despite the heat you've there!
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

Just to share here about water that has life & consciousness as we dealing with hydroponic/aquaponic.
Here's a video I've done just awhile ago, enjoy!
Click here for the video, enjoy!
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:28 PM

View PostLimSan, on 10 December 2015 - 12:12 PM, said:

Just to share here about water that has life & consciousness as we dealing with hydroponic/aquaponic.
Here's a video I've done just awhile ago, enjoy!
Click here for the video, enjoy!


It's alive !!!
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:37 AM

View Poststhh, on 10 December 2015 - 12:28 PM, said:

It's alive !!!

Yea.. below the picture of the experiment at Day 92.
The one with negative words were BADLY molded and progressively got worst!
There are no mold at all in those containers without label & the one with positive chinese words.. while the one with "I Love You" has a dot of mold weeks back but has since not spreading like the negatives one do.

Day 92
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:52 AM

Paste the I Love You sticker on your tap, all your water will be good water.
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:56 PM

Wow...water can read....or is it the rice?
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:55 PM

View Poststhh, on 12 December 2015 - 09:52 AM, said:

Paste the I Love You sticker on your tap, all your water will be good water.


You are so right! Gonna do that soon as I don't see any bad about doing so.. will see if I've any those blessing charms and hang them on the taps/bidget :hysterical:/>
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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:10 AM

View Postcylap888, on 12 December 2015 - 03:56 PM, said:

Wow...water can read....or is it the rice?


Yeah, someone had told me after saw my video, that he did the same some times ago not using words but thoughts in mind!! He says he look at them (containers of rice + water) daily and think of positive/negative greeting on different containers and has got similar result!

Btw, the same Japanese researcher did one experiment, getting few hundred volunteers that live all over different part of Japan, to perform blessing task on his sampling water (took from bad location with poor shaped crystal). They need to face the direction of his laboratory, thinking about the bad water sample crystal that under experiment need positive blessing. Guess what, the crystal re-shaped from a distorted one to a well balance beautiful crystal after some times. I think you can find the video on YouTube. Amazing experiment over another dimension..

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:31 AM

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I'm currently experimenting the above DIY setup.
A combi of some kind lol not here nor there hybrid on aquaponic + aeroponic + hydroponic = whatever-vertical-farming-ponic :bangin:/>
This takes so little foot-print yet can accommodate so many pots with only 1 air-lift pump needed to drip aquarium water directly on their roots which is best to have lots of air-exchange I think. So, I reckon there shouldn't be any root rot issue. No LECA was used, only root-on-the-wool in those mini net pots.
I'm trying out with few seedlings on 1 pipe at the moment. Since no direct sunlight on them this time of the year, those seedlings in there grow very slow (at least still alive lol) for the past few weeks of trial! Fingers remain crossed! :hitmyself:/>

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:49 AM

View PostLimSan, on 22 December 2015 - 09:31 AM, said:


I'm currently experimenting the above DIY setup.
A combi of some kind lol not here nor there hybrid on aquaponic + aeroponic + hydroponic = whatever-vertical-farming-ponic :bangin:/>/>
This takes so little foot-print yet can accommodate so many pots with only 1 air-lift pump needed to drip aquarium water directly on their roots which is best to have lots of air-exchange I think. So, I reckon there shouldn't any root rot issue. No LECA was used, only root-on-the-wool in those mini net pots.
I'm trying out with few seedlings on 1 pipe at the moment. Since no direct sunlight on them this time of the year, those seedlings in there grow very slow (at least still alive lol) for the past few weeks of trial! Finger remain crossed! :hitmyself:/>/>



Omg!! So many pots! Come harvest time, you no time to collect all the vege :hysterical:/>
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:01 AM

View Postlazearus, on 22 December 2015 - 09:49 AM, said:

Omg!! So many pots! Come harvest time, you no time to collect all the vege :hysterical:/>

Hahahahaa... this is the "new stuff" I'm talking about.
And all those seeds we've recently purchase and exchange supposed to be for this setup which can hold up to 20 pots per pipe.
But of all those lettuce seeds sown did not germinate (>2 weeks already) except your offered baby NaiBai & Sthh's "All-Year-Round" lettuce!
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:17 AM

View PostLimSan, on 22 December 2015 - 10:01 AM, said:

Hahahahaa... this is the "new stuff" I'm talking about.
And all those seeds we've recently purchase and exchange supposed to be for this setup which can hold up to 20 pots per pipe.
But of all those lettuce seeds sown did not germinate (>2 weeks already) except your offered baby NaiBai & Sthh's "All-Year-Round" lettuce!


Actually, one of your lettuce sprouted for me, don't know if it is Maiko or Hiver. I am trying to grow lettuces for CNY, but maybe need a change of plans.
Just ordered 2 sets of 4ft LED lights, they will be coming after Christmas
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:48 AM

View Poststhh, on 22 December 2015 - 10:17 AM, said:

Actually, one of your lettuce sprouted for me, don't know if it is Maiko or Hiver. I am trying to grow lettuces for CNY, but maybe need a change of plans.
Just ordered 2 sets of 4ft LED lights, they will be coming after Christmas

Wow... great it sprouted for you!
May need to clear all those duds out to try germinate 2nd batch soon.

Btw, how much did you paid for the 4ft LED?
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:52 AM

View PostLimSan, on 22 December 2015 - 10:48 AM, said:

Wow... great it sprouted for you!
May need to clear all those duds out to try germinate 2nd batch soon.

Btw, how much did you paid for the 4ft LED?


I got it from a bro who is making them for fish tank.
Only $130 for a 4ft led with 3strips white, 2 strips RGB (total 5 strips), comes with remote control for the RGB and a dimmer, lol
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:09 AM

View Poststhh, on 22 December 2015 - 10:52 AM, said:

I got it from a bro who is making them for fish tank.
Only $130 for a 4ft led with 3strips white, 2 strips RGB (total 5 strips), comes with remote control for the RGB and a dimmer, lol


Wow..whole set 4ft 5 strips LED with control dimmer at that price seems good buy! I suppose they come with a ventilation fan behind the casing too right?
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:42 AM

View PostLimSan, on 22 December 2015 - 11:09 AM, said:

Wow..whole set 4ft 5 strips LED with control dimmer at that price seems good buy! I suppose they come with a ventilation fan behind the casing too right?


Oooo... ventilation fan... maybe don't have.
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