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Cheap Active Hydro Solution?
    #400120 - 04/12/10 03:56 PM (6 years, 7 months ago)

*Edit: I'm personally more inclined towards passive hydro setups, as I state in a post below.  I'm simply curious if the design I observed in this hydro store is really so easily duplicable with so little money compared to the item's price.

2nd edit: improved diagram.

Imitating a setup I saw at a hydro store, I drew up this diagram. The original setup had two "arms" - two plastic pipes side by side with holes in them that plants were growing out of.  The sticker price was over $1000, which after taking a good look at the materials and how the hydro setup worked, I found incredibly shocking.  Their profit margin must be huge... must mean not many people are buying - and are building it themselves?

I imagine with a drill, some PVC, a reservoir, pump, and some nutrient solution that you could build this kind of setup for VERY cheap, needing merely a trip to home depot and maybe a pet store.  Plus, the roots of one's plants receive far more oxygen this way - in beetween mistings.

Am I wrong?  This seems like it could be built for less than $100.  Maybe less than $50.

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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: the spiral]
    #400144 - 04/12/10 04:22 PM (6 years, 7 months ago)

Are you actually looking for the cheapest solution for hydro, or are you just wanting to build your own setup?


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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: DieselB]
    #400148 - 04/12/10 04:34 PM (6 years, 7 months ago)

neither and both.  I'm mostly just curious - at the hydro store, it cost something like $1000 for their system.  Being able to build the same exact thing for $100 without too much work , if possible, is something I'd want to know!


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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: the spiral]
    #400173 - 04/12/10 05:36 PM (6 years, 7 months ago)

You might look into "passive" hydro systems, super economical, low maintenance, good results, great to learn on.


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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: DieselB]
    #400263 - 04/12/10 08:16 PM (6 years, 7 months ago)

To answer the question, yes.  Of course you can build a hydro system yourself for a fraction of the cost. 

DWC is a perfect one to start with.  Very easy to do and can be made out of just about any container.  Case in point http://www.rollitup.org/hydroponics-aeroponics/105029-build-your-own-dwc-bubbleponics.html

Just do a little searching around and use your imagination.


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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #400466 - 04/13/10 03:54 AM (6 years, 7 months ago)

I'm definitely inclined towards passive hydro personally.  I simply saw the design of the $1000 hydro tubes as incredibly simple to duplicate with a trip to home depot, a little elbow grease, a bit of imagination, and less than $100 - if that.  Am I right?


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Re: Cheap Hydro Solution? [Re: the spiral]
    #400532 - 04/13/10 11:35 AM (6 years, 7 months ago)

You are right, most growing systems sold by retailers can be duplicated for a fraction of the cost.


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