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Outdoor hydropnics help please

Posted by stewie1983 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 12, 06 at 12:16

I want to start growing some of my plants hydroponically and so i have been looking into making my own system. The problem is that im wanting to do it outdoors as i have a pretty small flat, also i have a shared garden and so i cant get any electrical appliances outside i.e an air pump. Is there any way that i can do it outside without having to use electrics and hopfully not spend a lot of money? any help appreciated, thanks.

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RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please


There are battery operated air pumps for aquariums (aquaria?). Might be good to check them out (link below). They're not very expensive, however, you'll have to spend for the battery on a regular basis.


Here is a link that might be useful: Air Pumps

RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please

If you go to this website they sell a valve, call (smartvalve) that works off off gravity.There no eletricity involve.

RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please

Check out link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Smart Hole

RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please

Smartvalve looks good. Would this stop the roots drowning? Only problem is im in scotland, so buying from the states could be a problem.

RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please

well stewie, if you arent in the usa you can always take this info to your local vendors for similar items. or buy it over the internet since its obvious you already have some type of access.

im doing NFT on my roof. its a 30 degree pitch.

RE: Outdoor hydropnics help please

there are units available now with solar battery chargers built in. can run both an air pump & water pump with them. c-p

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