First time small system

Nick90February 7, 2013

Hi everyone, this is my first hydroponic system so bear with me. Basically, I want to create a small single pot system to sit on my kitchen windowsil. I'm not sure what system would be best, i was thinking drip or aeroponics, what woul be easiest and the most compact?

I have bought a small water pump and other parts, but basically what i want to know is what size of reservoir would be required, probably just try it with some herbs to start.

This post was edited by Nick90 on Thu, Feb 7, 13 at 17:01

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

go with a simple bubbler/DWC system.

It's the one on the right. held about two cups of water in it and grew all the parsley I cared to eat.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Cheers mate, can i ask how often you had to refill the reservoir?

The reason I'm not doing bubbler/DWC systems is because i've not been able to find a small or quiet enough air pump, however i have a a tiny and silent water pump.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 10:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Air pumps themselves are not really "loud". It's more they vibrate what they sit on. When I want them quiet, I hang them on string with a spring at the top (maybe from a click pen) to damper the sound.
I refilled the reservoir maybe once or twice a week. It's kind of hard to remember. It was either my first or second hydro build so was several years ago.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 7:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks "grizzman" for reply. Your uploaded image and reply are informative for us.
Thanks for sharing it.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Can the pump set up to create a whirlpool effect? If so, that would create enough agitation for oxygen uptake.

Great little window-sill system grizzman!

Here is a link that might be useful: My Indoor Growing Adventure

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 6:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Halfway. It was a simple bubbler type system made from one of those disposable tupperware containers.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 11:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What can I do to learn more about planting or farming????
Hi all! I'm a beginner at hydroponics gardening......
8 days into hydroponics- helpppp
Hi everyone, First time with hydroponics and first...
Non-profit sustainable farm needs help to re-plumb hydro-system
We had two old hydroponics grow tables both about 4x4...
managing large amounts of water
I am new to hydroponics but have done a 300 gallon...
Lettuce is infected
Can anyone tell me what my lettuce is being infected...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™