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09-07-2008, 03:54 PM
i have some questions about hydroponics:
what kind of pump should be used? (how much psi, flowrate, etc)
is pvc or pex tubing/pipes harmful to plants?
more questions are probably going to come
09-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Hello Zonuz! I was hoping a few fellow members could help You with this one as I am not a qualified person to do it. As I told You PM's are sometimes not noticed until it is too late. However I'm sure someone could now give You a hand. Chatting with You I felt helpless to the knowledge needed. I apologize for this, when You get the answers let me know!
09-08-2008, 12:16 AM
zonu...how big of a system are you talking about .?the size of the pump will vary accordinly with the amount of plants you do need to feeds ..can you be more specific ..the more detail u add to a question the better you answers will be
09-08-2008, 12:31 AM
the best advisse i could give you , is
the bigger the better( pumps ) as you can easyly reduce the flow with a valve. but you can not increase the flow rate if your pump is too small.
the purchase of a small pump would probebly be ok.but once you'll expand your grow...you'll need to purchase more pumps.
flow can also be reduce with the help of fittings as spout....thus reducing the flow rate but making internal presure higher....wich is good as .. the internal presure will regulate the over all flow/presure of the entiere systeme.
09-08-2008, 12:34 AM
a submerseble pump are the best.
09-08-2008, 05:36 AM
I Use Maxi Jet 1000 (Litre Per Hour ) In My Res:)
But For A NFT , a MC320 ( LPH) Will Do The Job ( 2 Litres Per Minute )
Remember If You Are Using Elevated Tables To Get A Pump With Sufficient Lift As Well
The MC320 Now Has A Oxypump Which Mixes Air With The Nutrient Flow ;)
Sicce Also Make Good Pumps
For Aeroponics You Will Need A High Pressure Pump ( Like A Bilge Pump) But Do Remember That High Pressure Fittings Must be Used
Here Have A Looksee Here; http://www.nutriculture.com
09-27-2008, 04:04 PM
It all depends on your usage, please get back with more specifics like what style of hydro, how many tables/plant sites, what wattage of light, etc.
Thanks and be safe
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