The Bucket system ?

paulmn(QLD Aust)October 19, 2004

Hi im interested in trying to making up a bucket system

has anyone made a bucket system?

any info would be a appreciated

Thanks

Paul

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Luckyleaf(7 TN)

like a bubbler?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2004 at 9:47PM
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paulmn(QLD Aust)

This is a link to the system im thinking of .
Has anyone made one or used one ?
Thanks
Paul

Here is a link that might be useful: The Bucket system

    Bookmark   October 20, 2004 at 7:54AM
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baci(z10Ca)

I have a system similar to this; a Dutch pot system. Mine has the drainage tube extending to the center of the bucket. There is an upside down elbow at that center point, which helps drain the pot.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2004 at 12:15AM
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hank_mili(Z11)

Hi Baci

Is your drain tube at the center of the bucket in order to keep the nutrient level just below the net pot?

    Bookmark   October 23, 2004 at 6:16AM
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baci(z10Ca)

My system has media rather than a net pot. The downward flow of the nutrient along drain lines combined with the downward elbow creates a siphon effect which drains the lower 1 1/2-2" of the pot. I put the inner elbow about ¼ " from the bottom of the pot  if it is flush with the bottom it will seal & not drain. The purpose is to keep the roots from being constantly wet & to recycle the bottom nutrient. I had problems with some salts accumulation, & intermittently draining the area helped. It may not be necessary with this system, but I found it helpful with mine.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2004 at 8:51AM
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baci(z10Ca)

A graphic of how I placed my elbow is in the net pot FAQ:

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/hydro/2004061819029535.html

    Bookmark   October 24, 2004 at 8:43AM
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hank_mili(Z11)

"It's all clear to me now"...David Boweman (movie 2010)

Thanks Baci

    Bookmark   October 24, 2004 at 2:59PM
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bandido(nbcanada)

ya I did , too easy, some containers, fish tank air pump or pumps, t fittings if you have several buckets, or icecream contaners and some pots with holes in them so the liquid gets in and some air stones and...............done deal, BUY EC METER AND WATCH PH, im doin it now with poppies

    Bookmark   December 6, 2004 at 3:40PM
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