So how do you get a personalized system that is designed around the grow that you are doing? You do it yourself of course!
There are lots of benefits for growers who build their own systems. From cost savings to ease of use, these systems can offer several productive results to your grow room even if you are new to growing. Once you set off on this course it is unlikely that you will ever buy a pre-built system again.
Starting is always the hardest part. Henry Ford used to say that there is no job that can’t be done as long as you break it down to smaller jobs, so don’t be overwhelmed. Start with a simple drawing of what you intend to do and see if it makes sense.
A couple of considerations will be that you will not be able to receive tech support on your system.
There are tons of articles and support for system building around the web. The other consideration is that your plants overall health and productiveness in now on YOU and your new system so I might encourage you to test your system first with one plant before rolling it out across your whole grow.
The beauty of a custom built hydroponic system far exceeds to concerns however in that building your own system will provide you full control on what goes where and in what quantity. There is really no other way for a grower to customize his or her room to produce the maximum yield out of whatever floor plan. So rid yourself of doubts and get to work, there is a lot to be done.
A feeling you’ll never forget
Making your own hydroponic system takes a lot of hard work and most of all – precision. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” might be a good slogan, but your plants don’t really enjoy facing hardships. Once you’ve completed the system, you will want to test it with a plant or two, and if that goes well, you can load your girls in and begin growing in your unique and personalized hydroponic system.
What does a hydroponic system need?
- A reservoir – for holding and mixing a nutrient solution
- Water Delivery – generally plumbing of some type coupled with a pump or gravity assisted to deliver the water where it is needed.
- A Medium – Whether you are using Hydroton “clay pellets”, Rockwool, or Soil. You are going to need a medium to place your plant into. Usually these mediums are contained in a net pot or cloth pot within your hydroponic system.
You can also add air stones, water chillers, and a plethora of other features to govern water temperatures, oxygen density, and flow rate. But above are pretty much the essentials.
Caring for the plants is one thing. Getting the best out of them is another.
There are so many options out there for hydroponic systems. Recently a lot of growers have been going with personalized systems and there a hundreds of different offerings available all over the net. One great way to ensure your plants success is using the “pH perfect” line from Advanced Nutrients. This takes all of the headache out of continually having to pH your water.
Did you know that… by maintaining perfect pH levels it can result in up to 30% greater yield? In the past this was very hard to do but with this new innovation in hydroponic nutrients, the scientists at Advanced Nutrients have done all of the work for you.
I would encourage you to try and not reinvent the wheel here. There are so many systems available that you should easily be able to find something that you like and that makes sense to you. Just try not to get carried away until you have built a couple and understand the general principals of the way water moves or you could very easily harm your plants and even flood, and floods SUCK!
Building a system is fun and generally less expensive than buying one. Just remember that everything needs to be clean so avoid using old hoses or a dirty old trashcan as a reservoir or it could stop you before you even get started in your new system. There are so many ways to go on this that the world is literally your oyster when it comes to hydroponic system building.
Irrigation, watering, stable net the plant can use to climb/grow upon and nutrient containers/reservoir. That’s the basics. With some nutrients, you don’t even need to check the pH levels of your plant’s environment every hour or so – just let them do your magic. Hence, you don’t need a pH meter for the system either.