I set up a semi hydroponic watering system. A 5 gallon bucket (essentially a big kitty litter bucket). Currently my set up is fitted with a 132GPH water pump with a fogger soon to be added(same water reserve). At the moment I am using the 2" opening in the top of the bucket to feed the water supply hose, as well as the water return hose out of the reserve. I have a float valve hooked up to my RO system to automatically fill but in my current living space I don't have enough hose to reach where my RO system is hooked up. Essentially the pump will cycle water through my tray delivering water to my pings and dews. Currently I have the pump and humidifer to come on 3 times per 24 hour cycle at 1.5 hour intervals. I also have a box fan running on low setting just below the watering tray 24/7. Still thinking about an air stone/system in order to improve oxygenation of the water, but that will most likely come later next month.
I would like to start with just the tray that I have, and eventually maybe come up with a way to automatically water my plants that don't sit in trays (Nepenthes), found a great link on terraforums of a kick ass rain making system that I think I'm going to steal
http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showt ... =rainmaker
Anyone have CP hydroponic growing experience? Success? Failures? Let me know what you think so far!
Overview while the pump is running
Drain at opposite end of the tub
Fill spout. going to aim this more at the bottom of the tray eventually.
Drain tube going back into the reservoir
My plant picture thread
http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/pics- ... 17459.html