I have lights coming (mh+hps 600 watt)…thermometer, pH, ppm, & TDS meters ready. I am building a 4’x4’x7’ room in my cellar out of left over pieces of paneling (knotty pine, but for this, naughty pine) lined with mylar. Fans are easy. I have humidifiers and dehumidifiers and an rh meter…now, talk me into hydro. I was ready to buy pots and soil, I have $100 budgeted, enough for three plants. It was going to be ProMix with bacteria and additives (guano, castings, azomite, acid, etc) or Fox Farm. I have your auto ww for my first grow.
I am now learning what equipment is required for hydro. Do I have to go “store bought” for the parts or can I assemble it with household items and other separate pieces (aquarium hardware and plastic storage bins that will be on sale after xmas). I’m comfortable at Home Depot and drilling, sawing, glueing.
If I’m going to do this, I’d rather buy once than prep for soil for a few grows and then switch.
Are there any links for building a home grown hydro system?
Thanks in advance to any direction in my muddled times.