Originally Posted by damandamn68
hey thanks but the reservoir has now been covered i just never took the picture. I am hooked to a power strip and timer so im not worried. The light fixture does not get hot at all and i am confident in this setup and making it better daily. Thanks though with the concerns.
My cucumber plant that i started germinating in the grow block in the window has come alive and its growing fast. A few more days and i am adding it to the system. I hooked up a second fan last night as well so all plants will be getting the fan and i can adjust the fan on what volts i want to push to it. 4, 6, 7.5, 9, 12.
Update of my system. This is my 3rd water change. I am doing them every 12 days. All plants are growing. Cucumber, tomato, ghost peppers and spinach. These plants are growing at a very very fast pace. Im designing a wire cage for the tomato and cucumber so they don't take over my whole system. Also joined a aquaponics forum now and going to learn to use fish instead of organic nutrients. Very Very happy with this setup and its basically 0 maintenance. The only problem i see is figuring out what to do when they get 3 foot. Enjoy.
The roots are getting so huge. My tomato plant is flowering now so i should be getting tomatoes soon. The plants are very much bigger than they look in the picture as i had to tie them down with string or it would of taken over my whole system. I believe my pH level is starting to change with all the huge plants in there so I'm looking at getting a digital pH reader and pH + and -. The roots of the cucumber and tomato are taking it all. The ghost pepper is coming alive and slowly the spinach is growing. I am debating at moving out the cucumber to a large pot but not sure how to with the roots wrapped in with the tomato. I just did a water change on it last night after 10 days and added new nutrients. Also added a spearmint plant in a 10" tray. Enjoy!
The squares in the middle where the plant goes is rockwool. Which is a great starter for starting the plants in the hydroponic system. I will modify it if i need to if the plants grow bigger or just keep trimming.