greentoes wrote:Nice set up bender , just one question. How does the water that makes it to the stones evaporate? or does it just sit there?Or is that what the pipes R for? Basically its just taking the holes from the bottom and using the pipes for evaporation? Nice job Buddy
IN the original design by Soma, the box is lined with 3ml thick plastic or better, no drain holes. Well, I believe his boxes are outdoors allowing for better evaporation as my medium was a bit too moist in the lower area when I inspected it after harvesting the N.L.
Thus, my reason for designing this to fit my needs. So, I did include drain holes in the 15 gal bucket. However, the PVC supplies oxygen right to the area where the plants roots will meet the root cloth,Mmmm-good stuff- and also airates the hydroton rocks which inturn traps air as it is designed to to.
. This along with my loamy type organic medium should get the results I'm shooting for. And, When growing aeroponics, organics or just good ole dirt, one if the biggest challenges is getting air to the roots... I believe this is Soma's intentions in his design and that I am following the main theory in heart...
So, maybe I should go ahead and pop something in this for an experiment for now.. I've got two Celtic's that are just sprouted. I'll put both in this when they are of size and we'll see if this design works or if I need to improve it. :-)
Should be interesting if anything eh?
There is a company in H.Times Mag that sells a grow bucket system that follows this same principle...The PVC tubes is just one, and is molded into the inside edge of the bucket and has a raised false bottom with air holes in it... I'll try to find it, same basic design tho.
cheers all, and thanks ICE, I think this is gonna work great...