Has anyone tried these?

I’m curious if they are better than traditional DWC or Top Feed systems… I wonder how you could also incorporate a reservoir so that these would auto circulate?? What about adding a water chiller such as this???

Thanks for any advice on either of these ideas.

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Not especially.

It does seem incredibly expensive for what it is - 4 black buckets, a couple pumps, and some net pots. I wish I could remember who it was around here who had a combo drip/DWC system and discovered the drip feed was stunting the plant root development because the roots didn’t actually have to grow anywhere to get water. They got a little splash from below like normal DWC and they got some water from the top feed so they didn’t need to move. @pr @Syndrix @HappyHydroGrower was it one of you? I can’t remember to save my life.

Water chillers are absolutely worthwhile for hydroponic setups.

I think HappyHydro can help suggest a more effective setup for less or the same cost.


Thank you for the advice!


I’m innocent, it wasn’t me :joy::joy::joy: I do grow in an rdwc system though that I built.

I would recommend building your own imo, you get to pick what you want.

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Nope wasn’t me. Rdwc only here. I agree with building your own. If I can do it, so can you.

If you have any questions, just ask away. Ton of folks here with lots of knowledge!

Good luck! :+1:t2::v::sunglasses:

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Twas not i :thinking:

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Huh! I wish I could remember :joy::rofl::joy: oh well.

Moral of the story is doing a DIY is definitely the way to go. I did it and had zero plumbing experience or hole saw operating experience. It was definitely ugly but it worked.