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MikeH replied to Moe's discussion Surface aeration
"JeffS here's my email: mike(at)henderson6(dot)com Let me know if I can help with finding out any info for you."
40 minutes ago
Chris Blanco replied to Moe's discussion Surface aeration
"I might be interested in buying some too, if you get the shipping part figured out. :) I will let you know in a couple months when I get the system built out. Maybe this would help: http://www.ups.com/animals "
43 minutes ago
Infinite Aquaponics commented on Rob Nash's photo
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"Great looking build Rob! Have you used any of the photosynthesis plus in a traditional aquaponic system? Any problems with the fish? That's a really cool trial you're doing with that fish-less system. Had you had a chance to do water or…"
1 hour ago
Jonathan Paschal left a comment for paul burton
"I use expanded shale (hadite) in my beds. There is a place about 20 minutes from where I live that makes the stuff (no middle man). My grow beds are 16 cubic feet (4'X4'X1') and it cost me about $35 to fill one, using my truck to haul…"
1 hour ago
Chris Blanco replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"This isn't where I get mine, but its a good resource to read about it: http://www.expandedshale.com/Products/Shale/ExpandedShale.aspx http://www.expandedshale.com/FAQs/Shale.aspx"
2 hours ago
paul burton replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"Is it PH neutral?"
2 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"It looks like good stuff, Jeff. Slightly heavier than hydroton, but still 1/2 the weight of gravel or stone. Once I am a little further along and get it in, I will write about it."
2 hours ago
Jeff S replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"I've heard about expanded shale but don't have a local supplier so the shipping makes it prohibitive."
2 hours ago
paul burton replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"Expanded clay media is easier to work with. But it doesn't hold the root ball on large plants very well. What I'm after has anybody found any benefits, in plant cropping. plant health etc from using gravel based media."
3 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"You don't need to get too 'crazy', but you do want to be able to vent the heat if need be. You can direct that heat either back into your grow room when needed (cold days/nights)...or you can vent that heat into your living space…"
11 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to paul burton's discussion media choice
"I am going to use Expanded Shale. Found a place about 20 minutes away that sells it for $35/cu yd. Its going to cost me more to rent the dump truck than the media would cost. Still overall, even with the truck rental, the cost is under $200 for my…"
12 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Thanks Vlad, I am looking at the Apollo lights on Amazon. They take both 120 and 240. I live in Ohio...doesn't get too hot here, how crazy do I need to get with exhausting the heat from the lights. In the winter I would want the heat in the…"
12 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion My First System
"No money crop here, other than my prize winning lettuce that I will grow :)  I may not install all the cooling to start, but at the same time while I am installing everything I would want to make electrical changes NOW while the studs are open.…"
13 hours ago
Jeff S replied to Chris Blanco's discussion My First System
"Chris, I don't know where you got your info but I would never invest that much money in equipment and pay continuously for all that power unless I was growing a money crop (marijuana) lol. You said you want to economically feed your family but…"
16 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Chris keep in mind when buying your ballasts, that using the controller you linked you will need ballasts that run on 240 volt (not the 120 volt).  I know it doesn't say on that web page you linked...but that Titan Helios 4 product is…"
17 hours ago
Jonathan Sadlowe posted a status
"A great day for New York!!…"
18 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion My First System
"Ok, the answer I got for the lighting changes my whole design (at least for electrical and exhaust!). I will be running 3 600W over the GB and 3 400W over the DWC. I will also need to upgrade my exhaust to cool that many lights. Ugh. This gets more…"
18 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Got it. Thanks. I will just run the 240 for the Controller. I need to run wiring for the exhaust and intake systems anyway. This build gets more and more complicated by the minute! "
18 hours ago

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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Hi Chris, Those types of controllers are nice items, but not a necessity. You can use standard type timers. Just off-set the timers (even by just a few minutes apart) so that they don't all kick on at the exact same time...meaning so that they…"
19 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Thanks Vlad! Do I still need a lighting controller with the reduced Wattage? "
20 hours ago
 

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