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#1 Strider555

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:28 PM

How to make a small Bubbleponics / DWC system out of a coffee can.

Materials Needed:

*Plastic Coffee Can w/Lid.

*Aquarium air pumpwith air hose and Air stone( the more bubbles the better)

*Empty Yogurt cup

*Lava Rock Or Aquarium gravel is it what ya got

*Something to Drill some holes

*A sharp Utility knife

Okay now that you have your materials gathered up lets start the process.

Step 1. Take your Coffee can and Lid clean them very well

Step 2. Take your coffee can lid and cut a hole just big enough for the yogurt cup to fit in the center flushly with the lid.

Step 3. Now drill asmall hole off to the side of the lid just big enough for the air tubing to fit through.

Step 4. Okay your done with the lid now for the yogurt cup this will act as your net pot so you will need to drill several medium size hole all over the sides and bottom ofthe cup for the roots to go through.

Step 5. Okay now time to assemble the until. Take your yogurt cup and insert it in the lid, Now feed the tubing through the hole you drilled for it with about 4 inches of tubing left inside now attach your airstone to the tubing. Fill your Coffee can bucket with Desired nutrients or water till it barely touches to bottom of the netpot, Put your lid on and plug it in…

Final step. Now takeyour plant and gently place it in the net pot and fill with lava rock to stabilize the plant in position. Set it under lights and watch it closely. You may have to change the water as it get bad but you should be able to grow a nice plant from this and be able to learn a little hydro.

Have Fun with it…

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(this was a prototype before the yogurt cup net but it gives ya the idea)

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and here was the results

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Now go experiment and have fun!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

 

 

 

How to make a small Bubbleponics / DWC system out of a coffee can.

 

 

Materials Needed:

 

 

*Plastic Coffee Can w/Lid.

 

 

*Aquarium air pumpwith air hose and Air stone( the more bubbles the better)

 

 

*Empty Yogurt cup

 

 

*Lava Rock Or Aquarium gravel is it what ya got

 

 

*Something to Drill some holes

 

 

*A sharp Utility knife

 

 

Okay now that you have your materials gathered up lets start the process.

 

 

Step 1. Take your Coffee can and Lid clean them very well

 

 

Step 2. Take your coffee can lid and cut a hole just big enough for the yogurt cup to fit in the center flushly with the lid.

 

 

Step 3. Now drill asmall hole off to the side of the lid just big enough for the air tubing to fit through.

 

 

Step 4. Okay your done with the lid now for the yogurt cup this will act as your net pot so you will need to drill several medium size hole all over the sides and bottom ofthe cup for the roots to go through.

 

 

Step 5. Okay now time to assemble the until. Take your yogurt cup and insert it in the lid, Now feed the tubing through the hole you drilled for it with about 4 inches of tubing left inside now attach your airstone to the tubing. Fill your Coffee can bucket with Desired nutrients or water till it barely touches to bottom of the netpot, Put your lid on and plug it in…

 

 

Final step. Now takeyour plant and gently place it in the net pot and fill with lava rock to stabilize the plant in position. Set it under lights and watch it closely. You may have to change the water as it get bad but you should be able to grow a nice plant from this and be able to learn a little hydro.

 

 

Have Fun with it…

 

 

™Strider555©

 

 

(this was a prototype before the yogurt cup net but it gives ya the idea)

 

 

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and here was the results

 

 

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Now go experiment and have fun!

 

 

™ Strider555 ©

 

 

 

 

 

Just an FYI, the maxwell house coffee(i think its a blue container) has a handle that you can actually grab.  The little bit of space that is in the handle works great for routing an air line, and then the hose helps keep your air stone in the center of the container...i'll have to look for that photo

 

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Very nice DIY addition.

 

I had my eye out for fish tank pumps anyway. :)



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Very nice DIY addition.

 

I had my eye out for fish tank pumps anyway. :)

The fish tank air pumps work just wonderfully, even the ones with the single outlet.  

 

I use this one from wally world on a 5 gallon setup that I will be doing for a DIY article I am working on

Aqua Culture: 20-60 Gallon, Double Outlet Aquarium Air Pump

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This model is less than 20 bucks most of the time and they last quite a while.  

I'll post a message when I get the article finished up for how to make one 

 

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

I found this ActiveAQUA air pump to be a better pump after using that other one, this one seems to be making more air bubbles. the plastic tip broke on the one i was using almost like the one above, so i bought this one, with a metal tip for 12.24 and free shipping, these are made and distributed by hydrofarm, runs very quietly as well...http://www.hydrogalaxy.com/hydroponics/air-pumps/air-pump-with-1-outlets-3-2-lt-per-minute/?gclid=CNHdg468_7UCFaI7MgodrlsA7w

this is the one i'm using right now, just to keep air moving in a 10 gallon bucket i keep water in constantly to hand pour. hope this helps anyone. I've been buying from the above company and they seem to be good and fast shipping and ships from california. Peaceman



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Pretty cool, can't get much more low budget than that lol.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

I love this idea, maybe soon I will be able to try it.  Thanks :)








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