Those of you who are beginners in hydroponics may be very interested in how to build your own hydroponics system in a step by step manner. You most likely want something easy to implement and if possible get fast results. Before you start building your own hydroponics system you must decide what type of crops you will grow such as vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs or whatever else you can grow from seeds.
There are a number of companies who are able to supply hydroponic kits with DIY instructions on how to get the best results. If you’re handy with basic tools you’ll find building your own hydroponics system for the first time is not complex at all and in fact one of the best ways for people trying to learn about hydroponics.
Generally speaking, the system is based on several reservoirs depending on the design you adopt and a timer that synchronizes a pump to supply the plants with the nutrients in liquid form at a certain interval of time. If you decide to build the Ebb and Flow model consider the following parts: a flood tray, you must set on the size and shape according to your plans and a nutrient reservoir is also needed.
Depending on your circumstances, you must calculate the needed volume according to the flooding intervals and the amount of liquid required for each flood, be careful to consider this component because if your reservoir would get empty the crops will be lost, also you must buy the Ebb and Flow fittings.
The tubings as well as the water pump is what keeps your crops alive so don’t try poor quality pumps and tubes that can compromise the crops lifespan. Hydroponics is attracting more and more people by the day because it is simply a great way to grow plants without soil (and associated problems). Many years ago hydroponics was just beginning to be appreciated however building your own hydroponics system was considered a very difficult DIY task.
These days with the cost hydroponic supplies coming down so much, you can get started with a basic kit for only a few hundred dollars. Once proficient you can move on to more sophisticated and expense hydroponic setups.