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by Weissensteinburg on May 23, 2009 Table of Contents Small NFT Hydroponics System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: Small NFT Hydroponics System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 1: The Idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 2: Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 3: Build the stands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 4: Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 5: Holes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 6: Assemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 7: Cups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 8: Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 9: Nutrients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 10: Maitenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 2 2 3 3 6 7 7 7 8 9

Step 11: Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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and a scrap of plywood for $3. Step 1: The Idea Because hydroponics requires a resevoir for water to be drawn from and returned to simultaneously. and I was just building a small system. fuller plants. The supports also keep them high enough to be above the reservoir. Along with the water pump. Feel free to send me a PM for whatever reason. I got four 43" 2x4"s. and decided to start my own vegetable garden using the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT).Go to the cull wood section of your hardware store. one 1. Each end of the PVC is one inch higher than the end that comes next in the circle. and am almost always doing something relating to of those things. and usually results in larger. and the end that it leaves from is the lowest. I built supports out of lumber for the pipes. horticulture and carpentry.5x58" piece. The end of the tube that water enters from is the highest.about $3 each Submersible pump . so that gravity will return the water to it. The system that I'm demonstrating here is just one example of infinitely many possibilities.I'm using this Teflon tape 16 oz Plastic cups Plants Irrigation tubing Opaque Bucket Plumbing cement Growing medium . This allows the water to easily go full circle.5x7.instructables. my design has two gullies. This is the wood they cut for other people who didn't want the scraps.If I didn't already have PVC. It involves a channel of nutrient enriched water constantly flowing past a plant's roots. Assorted lumber . http://www.Author:Weissensteinburg I enjoy photography. To achieve this. Screws and such 4 rubber adjustable end caps with hose clamps . Step 2: Materials 66" of 4" PVC Pipe . I recently became interested in the topic.I used expanded clay ball Hydroponics Nutrient I would make a list of tools. I would have probably bought plastic gutters. but there's no way I could make an exhaustive list. my system uses gravity to assist the flow of water.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . Intro: Small NFT Hydroponics System Hydroponics is a type of agriculture that uses no dirt. Take my work and use it as inspiration for developing a system that suits you and your needs.

When I tested the system like this. with a just a few small leaks. I later had to adjust this.. I didn't think about it at first. by just sealing the outside.5") out of each one to hold the PVC. My pump came with a removable attachment for the tubing. but there's a picture of that. Push another piece long enough to reach from the lower tube to the reservoir. Next.Step 3: Build the stands Once you figure out the height of your reservoir. Drill the holes at the height that you want your water level to be at. it ran surprisingly well. Step 4: Plumbing You'll need to drill a hole with a spade bit suitable for your tubing in each of the end caps. Make sure your water level is high enough that the bottom of your cups will be submerged. 14". 15". Mine is about 13" tall. I did this before I had drilled any holes. so you can do another test run pretty quickly.it doesn't really deserve it's own step. so I wrapped one side of it with Teflon tape and used plumbing cement to attach it to a piece of tubing long enough to reach from the upper tube to the bottom of the reservoir..com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . It was easy to fill the pipes and then shake them with the end caps on. Luckily this stuff cures in two hours. so my stands are 13". I cut a triangle (with a height of 2. http://www. instead of at the bottom.instructables. it at least makes me feel better about. and even though it's probably OK. I attached them together with the 2x4's. Then attach two end caps via tubing long enough to fit on both pieces of PVC. A lot of people recommend cleaning everything with a heavily diluted bleach solution to help ward off algae. you can start designing your stands. After cutting the lengths. Use the plumbing cement to seal around the outside of all the tubes. so you'll see in the pictures that they're at the edge. I found out the hard way that it's easier to make them level if you attach the 2x4's mid way up. I then pushed the tube through an end cap's hole. too. and 16". I'll assume you've already cut the PVC in half. Plumbing cement isn't the most safe substance (toxicity wise).

2. Adjusted to water level.instructables.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . as water is entering the tube from here. This tube should be at your desired water level.Image Notes 1. This can be at the bottom. http://www. Image Notes 1.

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We have an adjustable door knob drill bit that drills holes up to 3" wide.but I didn't have the patience. http://www. so my spacing worked out to be 8-9 inches between each hole. It was. Instead. Rinse the dust off of the pipes. Hold it up to the PVC and see if it's deep enough. make sure to wear a mask in a well ventilated area and clean up all the dust afterward. At first I tried the "drill a whole every millimeter and cut it out" method. but my PVC isn't long enough..com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ .. so I cut a skewer to 3" and found where on my plastic cups they have that diameter. I would have spread them out farther if I could. Unfortunately.instructables. the only drill we have with a chuck that could fit that bit was a hand drill.Step 5: Holes Depending on your plants. I used a 2. I wanted to plant at least six plants. the spacing of your holes will be different.5" drill bit and sanded the rest down with my Dremel. If you have to use a Dremel on plastic.

the lower side faces out. Put taller plants in the back. My plants that grow heavier veggies are on the lower section. Try not to mess them up. When you're arranging the plants in the system. http://www. keep in mind what kind of plant they are. Because mine is up against the screen of our porch. one for the output tube. Use enough that they can support themselves and stand tall. for the roots.i spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out why the water wouldn't run correctly. Double check that the stands are all in the right orientation. so they don't block the sun. and thus help prevent algae from growing.. The water will wash off any dust that has accumulated on them. one for the intake tube. Step 7: Cups Drill plenty of holes in the bottom and edges of each plastic cup.Step 6: Assemble Bring everything out to your final destination and set it up. Step 8: Planting Carefully use a hose (I like the flat setting) to clean as much dirt as possible off the roots.. so everyone can get equal amounts of sunlight. Once they're clean..instructables. surround them in the cups with clay balls.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . I drilled three holes in the lid to my bucket. It allows me to leave the lid on. so that I can build a table from the plywood and 2x4's to support their crops. and one for the power cord. Use the cups to measure out clay balls into a bucket of water.they don't like that so much..

That was a pain. Mine required 20mL per 4L.Step 9: Nutrients Mix according to the label. http://www. I bought a general purpose "grow" solution that also has a "bloom" counterpart for when the plant begins to. I converted it to about 4 tsp per 4L and mixed it in a 2L soda bottle.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . Next time I make it to the hydroponics store. Nutrient solutions come in all sorts of varieties.instructables... I'm definitely buying a syringe. Because I don't have any way of measuring mL.bloom.

however. Pool stores generally will check it for free. Some people also monitor their ph levels. They said that once you've added half the amount that was originally in there. it's time to change. the nutrients will be mostly depleted. there isn't a lot that you have to do except care for the plants as you usually would. Hydroponics. People do it anywhere from once a week to once a month. and it's hard to tell when it needs to be done.net recommends that you add fresh water as it's used by plants.instructables. I don't have a lot of information on the subject to offer. once i've had to add 3. So with my 7L. http://www. Other than that.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ .Step 10: Maitenance The nutrients have to be changed periodically.5L of additional fresh water. and it depends on how much you mix at a time. because even though water is absorbed. nutrients still remain. and can get more concentrated.

Thanks! Image Notes 1. Red bell pepper 2. Cucumber Related Instructables My Indoor DWC Hydroponics System by LancePenney Hydroponic Drip Garden for Understanding Vegetables. Herbs or Hydroponics by Flowers by dutchypoodle dirty_valentine My Indoor NFT Hydroponics System (Photos) by LancePenney Building your own earth-filled box by xmascarol Almost Free DIY Simple Hydroponics by Mr E Man http://www.com has a good explanation of some types of hydroponics I hope this helps with designing your own system. and most importantly.instructables. comments. Zucchini 5.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . below.Step 11: Resources Instructables has a lot of great information on hydroponics hydroponics. Patio tomato 4.net has a good FAQ SimplyHydro. Feel free to leave questions. Beefsteak tomato 3. advice. Eggplant 6.

2010. but I haven't had any problems using only it. 4:03 PM REPLY [AV3NG3R] says: LOL. and both used only LECA. and it's cheap too). 9:46 PM REPLY Thanks for sharing this wonderful step-by-step process on building an NFT system. I've made two hydroponic systems now. The PVC pipe would really do better with this kind of system although rain gutters would also do fine.Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 79 comments bountycrops says: Aug 5. Have you looked around your store? serpensphile says: Where did you get your nutrients for $9. tea-pain says: is pvc ok to use? its not toxic @ all? Apr 16. I just found out my home depot carries it. I waited to long to take it out. Awesome instructable though. like in a fish tank. 2010. 2009.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . 2009. Some people seem to like mixes. like if i wanted to expand this to something bigger. Feb 3. Apr 11. 2009. Aug 6. and then I noticed you didn't list what you use besides LECA. I had to put iton a stove burner to get it out. could i still use that same size pump you are using. The reason you can't just stick a plant in the water is that the water needs to re-oxygenate. 9:11 AM REPLY Sorry for the late reply. 2009. 1:05 AM REPLY I see most other instructables use LECA on the bottom (Holy christmas batman. Anyway. 2009. 2010. I can't find Vermiculite anywhere. 8:52 PM REPLY I got those at home depot. 8:06 AM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: PVC is only toxic when heated. 10:21 AM REPLY chimpycheeseman says: Aug 31.. The flow of water really isn't as important as the fact that it is circulating..99??? That's a good price! Aug 6. I think the only challenge with rain gutters is to find a covering that will be light proof. I would have gone with them if I didn't already have the PVC. 2010. Oct 14. 3:48 AM REPLY mslorraine101 says: How did you get the stinking plastic out of the hole cutter? I'mabout to pull my hair out. Oct 14. Apr 18. 12:31 PM REPLY http://www. Rain gutters are a good idea. did you use anything or just fill it up with LECA? pyrofyr says: Weissensteinburg says: Jul 27. 2009. and Perlite. I believe they make end caps for gutters. 10:24 AM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: Sunshine hydroponics. 8:42 PM REPLY where do you purchase adjustable rubber end caps? i'm working on a hydroponics setup and i also have gutters. 2010. or would i want a bigger one Weissensteinburg says: Aug 31. 4:27 PM REPLY just curious as to how much water you want moving across everything. 4:30 PM REPLY You should be able to use the same one. what kinds of plant have you tried growing with this system? Would be happy to know the results. 2009.instructables. 8:08 AM REPLY mslorraine101 says: I got it. 2009. What can i use for the ends of those? any info/help would be greatly appreciated! thanks! Weissensteinburg says: Aug 21. I saw the NFT Acronym and assumed it was your secret code for "No F*cking Time". 2010. Vermiculite. lchhour says: Aug 21.

I'm not sure about other ones.for half perpetual crop harvest just pick the mature leafs and leave rest to grow . As for the tomatoes. There is no such thing as "organic nitrogen" or "organic potassium". I don't mean to offend you. As for the nutrients itself. I keep my pump on 24/7. keep us informed . and the term "organic" refers to the fact that the fertilizer has had it's nutrients extracted from organic matter. I am going to need to spend some time going over this and gathering materials and will probably have a lot of questions later. http://www. 2009. cadmium.leafy veggies everything goes and builds in the leafs so what you give to the plants end up in your stomach bottom line is if you going trough all the pain of making costly hydroponic system why ending up with the products that you can get in any supermarket =commercial chemical based. god know what. 10:18 AM REPLY Thanks for directing me here Weissenstienberg. 2009. 2009. it shouldn't be. 2009. 2009. Weissensteinburg says: Not at all! That was actually a point that had been confusing me since I was at the store. 5:50 AM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: Jun 4. I still have the green garden mesh I used in my water bottle raft. well done Lawn looks good to . Will the non organic fertilizer make a difference in plants that aren't as water based as lettuce? I was planning to play it by ear in terms of support.you might consider switching to organic nutrient juice or to aquaponics (a way to go system). If you use an aeroponics or ebb and flow system.but on other thought maybe it's not good idea since you using non organic fertilizer.tomatoes have very brittle stem which break very easily..Like ErisKSC mentioned ..stem and leaves to process nutrients before they reach the the fruit so it's fairly safe to eat them . you'll usually want it on all the time so that the roots don't dry.all nutrients go directly into leafs. The cukes and eggplants will both need a structure. I just want to give you my opinion for "organic fertilizers".potassium or phosphorus. I'll have to post pictures soon. 8:18 AM REPLY Thanks.Problem is in other minor element traces such as arsenic.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . 12:03 PM REPLY With a system like this. 12:39 AM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: Jun 24. 2009. 10:18 PM REPLY I'm not quiet sure what you mean by non water based plants non of above mentioned plants are water based. so I can build straight out. 2009.Or you might try leafy stuff like Swiss chard or lettuces and herbs. then you will need a timer. shwa says: Jun 6.which is why people don't generally spring for it as their daily veggies. 7:15 AM REPLY Problem is not in nitrogen . so I'll probably use that. they've had some amazing growth.poisoned products opposed to natural organic products that are safe to eat . 2009. 6:02 AM REPLY Parabri says: Nice simple . 2009. it cannot make a difference.Lol Ha4xor4life says: i have a 60gph pump is that too little? Jun 19. Jun 6.instructables. shwa says: Jun 5. Jun 20. 2009. 2009.good luck shwa says: awang8 says: Jun 6.what I meant is that plants like tomatoes and alike have roots .. 2009. 7:31 PM REPLY DebH57 says: Jun 11. and uranium which can be build up in prolonged application of chemical fertilizers. 7:24 PM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: No. 4:21 AM REPLY pipster562 says: i was wondering does the pump always have to be on or do you have it on a timer? Jun 23. I've since moved them to the far right of the system. They are all based on the nutrients a plant requires.. 2009. but you need to have something that can bear the load of the plants and the crop.. 4:04 AM REPLY Organic and non-organic fertilizers are pretty much the same. Do you keep your pump 24/7 on or it's interval based? Weissensteinburg says: Jun 6. but I meant how lettuce is composed nearly entirely of water. 2009.This is more evident in soil agriculture than in environment controlled hydroponic system but still sooner or later you'll have to waste the nutrients from your system somewhere.surely FDA approved..serpensphile says: Thanks! Aug 7. 5:53 AM REPLY I don't know why I said water based.. 8:12 AM REPLY For the veggies you trying to grow be sure to have really sturdy trellis on top of your system... Jun 4. just by switching couple a things.. Jun 19.

2009. Jun 4. 8:25 PM REPLY awang8 says: Jun 4. I mean the nutrient supply. pretty much took over the growing tank. Your bilge pump (if it has a float) might be good for the food and drain method. I'll be buying a few bags of pelite and vermiculite. some plants require more nutrients than others. 2009. 2009. parsley. I'll keep trying. Find some nice heirloom tomatoes. 2009. 2009. 12:17 PM REPLY A 500GPH pump will push almost 9 gallons of water per minute over the roots. Weissensteinburg says: Jun 4..00???? PS > By the way great Job!!! Grullord Jun 4. So I'm guessing it isn't that bad. 7:17 AM REPLY I've seen it's use mentioned. and don't think people generally recommend it over conventional nutrient solution. 2009. maybe it needed real sun. 3:41 AM REPLY Sorry.. Will it work? Or will it be too vigorous and damage the roots? I'm trying to make a nice 4-hole herb garden for my kitchen with all the needed herbs . though... If you mean the nutrient supply. 3:17 PM REPLY It may be the plants you started with.. http://Hydroponics. You'll probably flood the tubes and the roots won't get the air they need.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ .. 3:45 AM REPLY Gah. I beleive that mixed in a ratio of 3:1 would make a good growing medium. Uhh. Hydroponics. Can the roots breathe? Water doesn't loook like it has much air in it. I'll buy hydroponic nutrient some online. You may have gotten some GMO hybrid bred to look nice and ship well at the expense of taste. I was using micronutrients along with the regular liquid plant food. As long as water flows. 2009. one more question I forgot to mention.instructables. it will. 2009. 3:35 AM REPLY I've got a 500GPH Bilge Pump somewhere in the garage. 2009.hjenkins says: Jun 2. 12:44 PM REPLY I've done hydroponic tomatos a few times with a complete outfit I bought. Don't take my word for it. D says: Jun 3. It was in a greenhouse. http://www. Once I tried growing seeds from a store-bought hybrid and it tasted like cardboard. 7:16 AM REPLY In what sense? Depending on the plant. That being said. Before I make another post. 2009.. RoBear613 says: Jun 21. Even worse than the tomato it came from. I hate it whem you just suddenly have a question pop up in your mind and just have to find out the answer.95 at Sunshine Hydroponics. it can get as much nutrient as it needs.. 3. but I think it will work. awang8 says: Jun 4. you may need a trellis to support it. Now I'm trying upside down tomatos outside. grullord says: where did you buy the cns 17 for that price?? I can't find it cheaper that 18. 7:14 AM REPLY awang8 says: Jun 4. Jun 4. 2009.Yep..net also supplies the professionals who would need a big pump..net sells 550GPH. can seaweed solution (liquid fertilizer) be used instead of the hydroponics nutrients? awang8 says: Weissensteinburg says: Jun 4. Jun 4. Jun 4. 2:19 PM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: $9.. The tomato plants grew about 10 lbs of roots each.. For a small system you should probably use a smaller pump.rosemary. Umm. 2009. 11:16 PM REPLY True. Dr. I think the pump would still be good enough. 11:15 PM REPLY 1. Tomatos didn't have any taste though.. Are you sure that tiny hydroponics. will be able to handle a mature tomato? Because i'm also planning on growing a few of those. basil and thyme. Weissensteinburg says: I'm thinking that's a lot more than you need. and you'll have to replenish the supply more often. awang8 says: Thanks alot. 2009. 2.. thing. A neighbor has 3 huge greenhouses for growing tomatos commercially and his tomatos are completely tasteless too.Err. than yes.

This in effect Steriizes the Water. and it was $13. and everything inbetween.. I will give it a go. Top work mondaymonkey says: I hope this isn't use for the propogation of illlecit plant material. 10:24 PM REPLY I can understand that. So I might somehow attach a copper pipe to my pump. 5:52 PM REPLY Teleran says: Jun 1. 2009.instructables.. it's cheaper). 2:04 PM REPLY Weissensteinburg says: May 24. 2009. It looks nice. ErisKSC says: May 30.Toastalicious says: What if we use the bilge pump with a flow regulator. Seven dollars is cheaper than a new pump. 2 olive thingies: $4. Sorry about the long comment. 7:57 PM REPLY awang8 says: Jun 29. :P Looks good :) May 30. 3:53 PM REPLY Since I'm not very.. or even Mold is to use 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. . 2009. 2009. Eventually. I love thhis instructible coz it's simplke and effective and can be scaled up as much as you need. :) Teleran Weissensteinburg says: Where do you get that/how much does it cost? At school we use 30%. At the hardware store there are chrome switches (designed for toilet cisterns) that can regulate the flow pretty damn good.. 2009. without stopping Niagara falls. Jun 1. there will be a hole at the top of the opposite end of the gutter where the water will come out and fall into a bucket containing the pump.. or what if i use it for a drip system? Feb 2. but I just had to explain everything in detail. 5:04 PM REPLY Nice setup! Now you just have to replace the store bought nutrient mix with a tank full of fish then you can grow organic hydroponic plants (aka aquaponics). 2009. I think something like this gives more of a sense of accomplishment. and you add it to the Water at a rate of 7 Drops per gallon.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/ . Chemicals that are poisons. I just typed Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide into a Search engine.. compared to the relaxation that many people get from traditional gardening. down to a tiny trickle. The stuff you buy in a Pharmacy is 3-4% and has Stabilizers in it. 2009. their waste will fertalise the plants so i can get fish and veggies from the one system! I have also run mini 'plant filters' on my 6' cichlid tank where i grew ornamentals. and it costs $25 a bottle. but for now. The copper pipe. Food Grade does not have Chemical Stabilizers in it. 2009. Hydrogen Peroxide comes in different grades. I'm working a setup for my yard with a 500L water tank that i will keep jade perch or sleepy cod in.. 5:45 PM REPLY Another way to control Algae . interested. Switch (or is it called valve?): $3. 2010. then use a olive threaded thingy to connect it to the cistern switch. then use another olive thingy and copper pipe to connect to the gutter (I'm using gutters. 3:39 PM REPLY SinAmos says: I appreciate all that you have done. and I don't want to buy a new pump. it's lurking in my garage: $0. in ebb and flow. view all 79 comments http://www. Some have stabilizers in it. the soil is my playground.00 about for 200 ml. 6:18 PM REPLY I live in Canada. May 24. It is usually 35%. Teleran says: Jun 1. I thought of an idea.