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Farm, Garden and The Land => Gardening and Agriculture => Topic started by: Atomic Punk on February 05, 2018, 09:13:33 AM

Title: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Atomic Punk on February 05, 2018, 09:13:33 AM
Finally got my eb and flow grow system together. Have some salad leftovers in the shallow tray. Going to grow some tomatos, peppers, and a couple vines in the 2 totes.

The system is running well. Did have to dig out one tote,  and a bit of the tray after a few days of running.
Got some kind of backup at the feed pipe. Had water flowing up the side of the pipe,  then out and down through the bed. I think the pipe just wasn't deep enough in the lava rock. After i dug into it, i did notice the feed pipe in the tray was right at the boundary between the lava rock and perlite.
Made the feed pipes longer, and put a T fitting on the end. Sitting about 1/8" above the bottom of both now. Get great flow through the bed even with the valves fully open.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l285/Learath/Mobile%20Uploads/20180203_161639.jpg)

edit: archer: fixed typo in title
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: archer on February 05, 2018, 10:41:16 AM
wow. cool....
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Atomic Punk on February 06, 2018, 05:30:17 AM
Thanks. Hopefully i dont have any more failures for a while.
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Stwood on February 06, 2018, 08:30:28 AM
 8) 8)
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Cedar on February 06, 2018, 11:28:33 AM
I can't see the pic.

Cedar
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Atomic Punk on February 06, 2018, 01:45:12 PM
Worked yesterday.  I'll try and make a new link.
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Atomic Punk on February 06, 2018, 01:52:52 PM
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/13vCUM0NPfj54rnJYPS3CLpf-dOlFNCgR/view?usp=drivesdk)

See if this works.

Edit : apparently not. Photobucket messed up the original post. Cant get drive to work on this.   Grr .
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Stwood on February 06, 2018, 05:08:22 PM
I've seen it all along. Still see it.

Here try this if your using FireFox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fixer/?src=api
It fixes it so you can see pictures at PhotoPuker if the pics haven't been deleted there.

Yea I could choke them people.  >:(
Title: Re: New grow beds finally done.
Post by: Atomic Punk on February 06, 2018, 07:31:26 PM
cool ! good info to have. thank you.