James Nutter @jamesnutter ?

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"Not a windowfarm, but vertical, hydroponic, and DIY! Some words on my summer project: http://anuttahwindowfarm.blogspot.com/2013/01/some-summer-updates.html ." · View
  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   8 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Hi Takeshi!
    Welcome to the community! If you look closely, you will notice the yellow/brown color of the reservoir water going in the tube and the clear air tube is the middle part of the T.

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Nuzcruzr, My plants are big now… just starting to get produce. I’ll post pictures when worthy.

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year ago · View

    Yeah I just replaced all the glue. It’s working for now. In the near future, I am planning on switching to a simplified bucket system. I’m still working out a few blowback issues after each refill but other than that, the jungle is thriving.

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year ago · View

    Looks nice nuzcruzr9!

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year ago · View

    nuzcruzr9, I’m sure if you simply add another tube, it will work. If you only have one air input tube, I would imagine a simple t-joint should work. Can you post pictures of your setup?

  • Matt commented on the blog post P1020753   1 year ago · View

    Hi Reidar,

    How does this connection work? What are the parts?

    I am having trouble with a similar setup (see post: “Nuts and Bolts”). I have a crappy glue connection and am thinking about shifting to a nicer one like this. Do you have any problems with leaking?
    Thanks!

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      Reidar · 1 year ago

      They are called pg nippel. They are made of a sleeve with threads on the outside. One end goes into the reservoir and locks with a nut and a gasket. The other end has a gasket around the tube and a locking nut to tighten the seal. No leaks.

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year ago · View

    Nuzcruzr9, If you look at the first two pictures above, you will see tubing coming out of the bottom of my resevoir. This connection is on both sides of the resevoir, so instead of splitting one tube into two, I simply have two different tubes. My airpump has two different outlets, each of which go [...]

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year ago · View

    Hi nuzcruzr9.

    The distance from the bottom of the last pot to the top of the resevoir is about 6-10 inches (15-25cm).

    The distance from the bottom of the lowest tube to the top of the feed tube is about 7ft.

    Goodluck!

  • Matt and Avatarmichandaro are now friends   1 year, 1 month ago · View

  • Matt commented on the blog post Nutrient starter pack… plus some pH adjustment   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Brian, thanks for the tip!
    I never thought about having a mineral bag. Perhaps I could put some dolomite lime pebbles in the bottom the net cups suspended above my chard. What do you think?

  • Matt commented on the blog post Nutrient starter pack… plus some pH adjustment   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    lax123, its mostly synthetic. Once I get some more experience growing, I plan on switching to a more natural mix.

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  • Matt commented on the blog post Nutrient starter pack… plus some pH adjustment   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    good strategy. I think swiss chard likes cold and medium amounts of sun. I could be very wrong though haha!

  • Matt commented on the blog post The whole setup   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thanks Jeremy! Yes, I grow the seedlings in grodan in a little greenhouse, then when a small root pops out the bottom of the cube, I put the cube into some clay balls in these pots.

  • Matt commented on the blog post May 2013 update: New fish tank reservoir….   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    I’m digging the football.

  • Matt and AvatarBrian White are now friends   1 year, 2 months ago · View

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Looks like Brian got down to the technical side of air pump vs water pump. Now I know as well haha! Brian, I am certainly willing to give your new air lift method a go! I see the picture and it should work well in my reservoir. It would certainly help keep some piping out [...]

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Active Aqua, 7.8 Liters per minute), 3W, 120Volt (I was way off haha!), 3.768 psi, noise <40dB

    The reservoir is made from a Rubbermaid cereal tub. I purchased it at the local store. I spray painted the outside with white paint.

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Lax123, If you do not have a saw, you can wrap gasoline soaked string around a wine bottle and light it to get the bottle to split open. It’s the “poor man’s” diamond cutter. All of that stuff about a water pump makes sense. My air pump set up is quite quiet. Perhaps on my [...]

  • Matt commented on the blog post The Nuts and Bolts   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Hey Lax123, I use an airpump because: 1. I do not feel like cleaning all the little crevaces in a water pump 2. Nothing will grow in/on my air pump 3. I can change the pressure on an air pump without getting my whole forearm wet 4. a water pump would require me to put [...]

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