Flood and Drain System

Discussion in 'Greenhouses' started by pineywoods, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Here's a flood and drain system I put together not long ago. Here it is with a couple trays in it


    The nutrients are in the blue drum below


    When the timer come on a pump in the bottom of the barrel pumps the nutrients into the tray through the hose toward the front and the other hose is a drain line


    Here it is filling

     
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You are teaching me a bit about greenhouses!

    Thanks!

    Kat
     
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks cool. Seen a sweet one on you tube that had fish in the bottom and crops on top. So it made a full meal it was made out of one of them big white square fertlizer containers that have the cage around it.
     
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never thought about using that method for seed flats.  I should have all the parts for one in the basement.  How often do you cycle the flow to the flats?

    Actually the more I think about it, I'm not sure if it's an ebb & flow setup or a aeroponic system.  I guess I need to drag all the parts from storage and see what I actually have. 

    Thanks!!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dave I had it coming on three times a day but just set it for four times a day since the forecast says warmer and more sunny days.
     
  6. Dward....I think that would classify as a Hydroponic set up....But then anything that uses water to grow in would be a Hydro....Michael tho..was talking about a Aquaponic system with the fish in the totes, feeding the plants...I have always been fascinated with this kind of farming..just don't have the time OR money...

    SmokinMad
     

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