So I’m very excited to get started on my window farm! The problem is that I’ve searched everywhere but I can’t find the listed bottles anywhere! I find a lot of 1L SmartWater bottles will these work for the net cups as well and be efficient? if you have any suggestions at all please feel free to share!
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11:15 pm in Getting Started, How-Tos, International, made from scratch (without a kit), Materials and Resources, questions, R&D-I-Y, Version 1.0 Reservoir System, Version 2.0 airlift system, Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Columns by Jeff
I am in Shanghai and having a difficult time sourcing the materials needed.
If I have a text file I can attempt to use http://www.nciku.com/ or google translate to get the list in Chinese and look for places.
Please let me know.
Hey everyone. My windowfarm is setup and running however if the water line gets more than about two inches below the fill opening of the reservoir bottle there is simply not enough pressure to get the water to the top bottle. I’m using the 4+1 bottle setup with the 4 outlet petco pump advised in the instructions.
Has anyone else had issues similar to mine?
I was lucky enough to inherit one of the windowfarm systems that was used in the Whitney museum installation. It is essentially a suspended, 4-plant version of the basic 3-plant system, with the bottom container used as the reservoir.
I got it up and running today, with two plants (so far). The pump is doing fine getting the water through the system, but the airlift seems to be gurgling quite loudly, with corresponding bubbles escaping from the tube into the bottom of the reservoir.
Any troubleshooting advice for making the system a little quieter by reducing the gurgling sounds? Or if this is the level of noise that I should expect, has anyone come up with timer solutions that would allow me to reduce or turn off the pumps (especially when I’m trying to go to sleep)? I saw the Arduino-controlled timer, but don’t have Arduino skills myself…