GCS Forum: Hydroponic Experiment with my economical DIY Setup - GCS Forum

Jump to content

  • 17 Pages +
  • « First
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17

Hydroponic Experiment with my economical DIY Setup

#321 User is offline   Opus 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 238
  • Joined: 14-December 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bangkok, THAILAND
  • Interests:Houseplants, pet birds, carp (koi) fish

Posted 15 February 2016 - 09:02 PM

@LimSan

You are ingenious.
Here at my hometown in Bangkok, I use small plastic glasses to grow salad veggies such as green oak, green cos, etc. I grow them in standard potting soil not in water.

This post has been edited by Opus: 15 February 2016 - 09:03 PM

0

#322 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:24 PM

View Postlazearus, on 15 February 2016 - 09:34 AM, said:

That's one large bushel of harvest! Haha I see liao also happy for you.


Yea.. thanks bro, am also happy to see it keep growing. I did not really bother it since. Just once awhile pull off those dried leaves, until this harvest to taste. It seems to be quite hardy, as I thought it will die twice after badly drench by the Dec/Jan heavy rain, yet it keep bounce back to health.. After some google, I realized that Mizuna has so much health benefits like Anti-oxidant, Cancer prevention, Lower body cholesterol, etc. etc... am glad to have them in my hassle free system.




View PostOpus, on 15 February 2016 - 09:02 PM, said:

@LimSan

You are ingenious.
Here at my hometown in Bangkok, I use small plastic glasses to grow salad veggies such as green oak, green cos, etc. I grow them in standard potting soil not in water.

Thanks Opus. Any of your picture to share your greens?
0

#323 User is offline   Opus 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 238
  • Joined: 14-December 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bangkok, THAILAND
  • Interests:Houseplants, pet birds, carp (koi) fish

Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

.....

This post has been edited by Opus: 17 February 2016 - 08:51 PM

0

#324 User is offline   Robert1943 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 492
  • Joined: 04-June 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brisbane Australia
  • Interests:Hydroponic Gardening , Boating, fishing, travelling the world, eating, driving my Nissan Silvia turbo coupe, Rotary Club, Red Cross Emergency Services Volunteer.
    Helping others.

Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:01 PM

View PostOpus, on 17 February 2016 - 03:21 PM, said:

@LimSan
Here you are...
I often grow assorted salad veggies such as red oaks, green oaks, green cos, lettuces etc. for my household consumption not for sale. Mostly I grow them in vegetable bed soil during the past four years time. It proves satisfactory with surplus quantity adequately sharing for my neighbors nearby.

This year I try growing them in plastic glasses instead. My veggie produces are clean without insecticide and herbicide of any kind. I only apply limited amount of chemical fertilizer as needed once in a while.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l124/AobSmith/Mobile%20Uploads/image_16.jpg


These are not hydroponic and look very unhealthy.
0

#325 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:59 PM

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

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20151118%20223810%203_zpssocjhq5b.jpg

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:/>/>



View PostLimSan, on 02 January 2016 - 06:57 AM, said:

Happy new year 2016 to all urban farmers and alike!
Sharing here one of my monthly upload YouTube video, in this beginning of 2016, with my latest experiment with combi of DIY Aeroponic + Aquaponic + Air-Lift Pump creating my Vertical Farming System.

This system is best for lazy people like myself without the need to feed many individual pant with fertilizer as well as watering them individually daily. What I need to do is just feed the fishes daily and add a bottle of tap water into the aquarium tank, for the fishes to stay happy eating & continue poo-ing to feed the plant. In return the plant will cleanse the water before returning with clean water back for the fishes... a mini Eco & Sustainable system.

Anyway, heres the video. Warning that the video is pretty fast pace, so simply just enjoy the music & animation, if not reading the detail of the system lol...

DIY Aeroponic + Aquaponic + Air-Lift Pump Vertical Farming System


After about 3 months of growing the leafy vegetables under bright shade in my DIY Aeroponic Vertical pipe has finally grown bigger as the warmth of our weather picks up.. and one of them started to bolt, gonna harvest them soon...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160321%20190144%202_zpswblejsom.jpg
0

#326 User is offline   GraceS 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 235
  • Joined: 07-August 13
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:West

Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:10 PM

View PostLimSan, on 22 March 2016 - 07:59 PM, said:

After about 3 months of growing the leafy vegetables under bright shade in my DIY Aeroponic Vertical pipe has finally grown bigger as the warmth of our weather picks up.. and one of them started to bolt, gonna harvest them soon...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160321%20190144%202_zpswblejsom.jpg

Interesting. Do they survive solely on fish poo?
0

#327 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:51 AM

View PostGraceS, on 23 March 2016 - 05:10 PM, said:

Interesting. Do they survive solely on fish poo?

Yes... fish poo as nutrient. Daily add tap water and fish food into the aquarium tank, nothing else!
0

#328 User is offline   sthh 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1862
  • Joined: 13-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sembawang

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:59 AM

Actually, fish poo is not the main contributor of ammonia. It's the discharge from the gills.
0

#329 User is offline   keff 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 579
  • Joined: 30-July 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:37 AM

View Poststhh, on 24 March 2016 - 10:59 AM, said:

Actually, fish poo is not the main contributor of ammonia. It's the discharge from the gills.


So in a way, the fish are peeing thru their gills?

This post has been edited by keff: 24 March 2016 - 11:38 AM

0

#330 User is offline   sthh 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1862
  • Joined: 13-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sembawang

Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:54 AM

View Postkeff, on 24 March 2016 - 11:37 AM, said:

So in a way, the fish are peeing thru their gills?


Their breathing generates the most ammonia
0

#331 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 25 March 2016 - 11:38 PM

View Poststhh, on 24 March 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

Their breathing generates the most ammonia

So, if that's the case, it would be better to mechanically filter away the poo first instead of letting it go into the pipe thence into grow beds? Since the water has already infused with the nutrients from the fish gill!
0

#332 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:54 AM

Rooting cuttings in the DIY Aeroponic Vertical Pipe.

Rosemary cuttings

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160409%20085905_zpscngbam0d.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160409%20090044%202_zpsra47v0rj.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160623_012630%202_zpsxaaguppm.jpg


Cuban Oregano cuttings

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160528_154645%202_zpsmiqomyi5.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160528_155524_zpsqtebeqk5.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160623_012119_zpshtcswojw.jpg


Cinnamon Basil cuttings

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160528_154730_001%202_zpsrgcaswuw.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20160623_011941_zps2m1y8ipt.jpg
0

#333 User is offline   sthh 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1862
  • Joined: 13-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sembawang

Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:03 AM

Nice growth, and esp the rosemary, which grew so much in 1 month.
0

#334 User is offline   LimSan 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 442
  • Joined: 13-August 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Plant, moss, bonsai, etc

Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:15 AM

View Poststhh, on 01 July 2016 - 11:03 AM, said:

Nice growth, and esp the rosemary, which grew so much in 1 month.


Thank you, you were the inspiration Sthh Shifu, thank you! :flowers:/>
0

Share this topic:


  • 17 Pages +
  • « First
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users