Oh I see. Yeah I guess that would be tough once they get bigger. I am currently building 6 small screens to fill my room. Since the plants are not all the same size. Plus I am not tall enough to reach across one giant screen. I realized very quickly that my 6 containers give me very little space to move around in my grow room. I am going to remove one container so I can stand in there and bask in the glory
Nice setup. I have 12x12 room in the basement I’m working on. Probably a 6x6 flower room and a 6 x 12 veg area and a small sprout area, shelves and a workbench too. lots of work do
Awesome. I mean expensive! But very very cool stuff sir.
If it works it should pay for itself in one grow
Sweet looking set up
Thanks @Tonyb Im doing a grow journal too. Should have pic tomorrow. I dont have a camera so I have to wait till my son comes up with his iPhone to get pics. But they are looking awesome
What did you use to bore the holes into the lid of the cooler?
A hole saw. I got mine from harbor freight for $17. It comes in a set with different sizes from 1" to 5"
It doesnt look like this post is used much anymore but… I recently borrowed am ezcloner and am hooked. I got 18/18, with roots that were biggest ive ever seen. Most of the SS showed roots in 48-72 hrs. Anyways I’ve been pricing parts. Thinking something like 6"-8" white pvc
Can decide what would work better a few rows or a square shape with a light hanging vertical in the middle?
@MAXHeadRoom can you post some more picts? How’s it work? Any suggestions?
Sorry for crude drawing. Lol super duper baked an the ideas come faster then my hands can doodle.
Are you going to use a cooler or something else?
So I’ve been gathering parts for an aeroponics set up.
I’ve got a pump, line, fittings, and nozzles on the shopping list. Haven’t clicked the buy button yet.
I’m at about $160 in parts.
On your particular set up with your pump, what is the approximate pressure while in operation?
I found a pump that does 150psi and does 1.5 gpm. I know this is big, but I want to leave room for expansion. .5 gpm will do 20 something nozzles easily.
I would only be able to do one specific strain in one string of nozzles, and would need a seperate pump pretty much for each strain as they probably would need individual nutrient schedules, or do you think I might be able to get away with it? What are your thoughts on this?
Would it be a good idea to install a fogger in the bottom or is that just overkill?
Is a cooler recommended, or would a plastic tote serve the same purpose?
You need a pump with min. 100psi. I have an Aquatec CDP 8800 that I run on each system. These pumps are very reliable. I’m not sure how many misters(nozzles) you can run off one pump, but I have 8 on one unit and 6 on the other. Of course the more misters you run the bigger your pump has to be. A good mister pump combo will be able to produce the 5 to 50 micron droplets that your looking for.
A plastic tote will do the same thing as a cooler, but keeping your res temps between 65-70 degrees may be more difficult in a tote.
I hope that helps.
@MAXHeadRoom would recommend the 8 nozzles per plant? Or would you change that?
If so, more or less?
Just figuring gallonage per minute and per nozzle.
Just gathering parts and pieces. Thanks in advance.
4 per plant is enough in my experience. The whole idea behind this type of system is to create 5 to 50 micron droplets that attach themselves to the roots and are absorbed by the roots. If your roots are dripping wet after a spraying then it is to much.
New here and hope it’s ok to post on old threads…
Great build thread @MAXHeadRoom!!!
You have definitely inspired my ideas about getting started with aeroponics.
Did you ever get any pics? Perhaps you started a new thread?
Sorry for questions, but hope to read some replies!
If you click on maxheadroom’s profile he journaled his grows. There’s some learning potential in there.
Unfortunately he doesn’t post anymore.
Welcome to the forum @MeChappy!
Thanks for the heads up @Covertgrower!
I’ll dig around…
@MeChappy I’m new to aeroponics/hydro as well, but I have a journal going with a homemade high pressure system right now if you want to tag along for the journey.
Here is the link if you want to check it out.