Aquaponic Chemistry | Managing Hydroponic Nutrients It is possible to monitor and control water characteristics automatically, but to do so can become complex and costly. For a commercial operation it may be very worthwhile. For a small scale amateur aquaponic system, it may be more viable to just avoid the more difficult species of plants and animals. One key thing is critical though – any changes that occur should occur gradually (eg. sudden changes in pH can cause shock and kill fish, but the same change made gradually, may be tolerated.) As fish and plants are constantly taking chemicals from the water to use, they are also leaving other components or unused chemicals behind. The concentration of what is removed is decreasing, and at the same time, the concentration of what is left behind is increasing. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing Lettuce Hydroponically Lettuce are well suited to growing in hydroponics, virtually all round if you use the appropriate variety and manage it properly....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing Strawberries in Hydroponics Strawberries are very well suited to hydroponic growing and the offer a quick return on capital outlays for the grower.They are grown widely as an NFT crop on a large scale; but are also well suited to a wide range of other hydroponic techniques, and are one of the most popular plants to be grown by hobbyists....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing Tomatoes in Hydroponics Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants to grow in hydroponics; both for hobbyists and for commercial farmers...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
History of Hydroponics There have been attempts for thousands of years to culture plants through artificial techniques which have similarities to modern hydroponics.  These early attempts were not strictly hydroponics but certainly had many of the characteristics of hydroponics....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Hydroculture Container Plants 'Hydroculture' is a term which has largely been used to describe a style of hydroponics used and marketed by the German based company, Luwasa.  This system relies on capillary feeding which involves the absorption of nutrients into the base of a medium followed by the upward movement by capillary action of those nutrients into the upper layers of the medium.  ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Hydroponic Facts Hydroponics is simply "ways of growing plants without soil"...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Nutrient Film Technique The main components of NFT systems are the growing channels, the benches or supports which hold the channels if they are to be raised above the ground (typically for lettuce, herbs and smaller plants), the main nutrient tank, the nutrient delivery systems and the return channels....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Sand and Gravel for Hydroponics Hydroponic plants can be grown with their roots in any of a variety of different aggregates.  They are likely to be suitable, as long as they are inert (free of nutrients or chemical properties that might affect the plants); and have the capacity to deliver air and water as required to the roots....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Simple Manual Hydroponic Systems Hydroponics doesn't have to be large, complex or expensive for the beginner, or home hobbyist. Here are some ideas for simple systems that can be set up in any home garden, even on a small verandah, bacony, or in a sub room inside your house....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more