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Old 05-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Very nice information here regarding the hydroponics beginning by ohio. This kind of information is going to help the beginner like me a lot. The explanation here is quite simple and inspiring.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Can we get a sticky on this thread.

Also, More Posts! I'd really like to experiment with some of this stuff this year, I'm curious how many other nanner-heads are still pumping juice over roots...
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I got a little experiment going on .....
Will post root structure once everything matures.

What I have.... nothing scientific, or measured, very easy.
Five gallon bucket.
Marineland 660 powerhead.
Any Marineland powerhead will do....you want to oxygenate the water to keep it fresh.
3 gallons water with teaspoon of Miracle grow and a rooting hormone.
5 pounds of Hydroton balls+_. Optional ... just had them on hand from another project, water works just fine also.
Plants I am trying to root.
Truly Tiny @ 9inches
Bordelon@22inches
Orinoco@22inches
Dwarf Cavendish@6inches
AeAe broken corm.
Brugmansia.
Plants are young and small

All are in the same bucket.


This project is in on a backyard patio with 14 hours of sun per day+_ with the solution temperature the same as the ambient air temperature.
I am currently using the same technique with my Brugs.
Brugs respond well to this growing method and the roots will fill a 5 gallon bucket in no time.
But this year it is bananas...so far so good.
Plants have shown good response to their new environment.
I did lose some of the bigger leaves from root prune shock however all were pushing new leaves at the time
This is just for "seeing what I'll get with what I have... by spending nothing"
I will post photos once there is something to look at .
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Update
Most terrestrial roots have vanished"rotted" and are slowly being replaced by new white roots that are immersed in the oxygenated solution.
All bananas are responding to the change of being grown in water.
Some are better than others.
I removed the Hydroton balls because they were acting as an abrasive mixture and destroying the roots, in fact they abraded the half of a DC corm away.
I forgot to take pics of the brugmansias before I potted them up however I can pop some cuttings in the bucket if anyones interested in seeing those once roots develop.
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Truly Tiny.
Photos shown just show root growth.
Is is awesome growth....NO, but just a test to see if I could do it with minimum cost.
Note the orientation of the roots ,they are on the opposite side of the current in the bucket.
Plants look ok.
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Time to plant them in a soilless mix before the season ends soon.
All materials shown except the 5 gallon bucket.

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The quickest banana from plant to harvest (less than 200 days) for me has been the Hua Moa and it's also been the best performer growing in water.

Thanks & Great photos Mr. Without Without Bananas
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Keeping the thread interesting..
Photo depicts an aquarium powerhead I use to oxygenate my water in a system I had.....
The pump has variable oxygen infusion and a high flow rate with a sponge filter to meet most of your aquatic needs.
Great for a 35 gal or less tub to keep the water moving.
Works very well.. this powerhead will outlive you, some of mine have been pushing bubbles for 30 years....note the aquarium is a five gallon Metaframe circa 60's slate bottom with working full stainless hood......




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Old 03-18-2015, 09:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Update on a sdc....old post new photo

Note the direction of the roots......same as the flow of the water.....
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Materials.

5 gal bucket.
2 gallon plastic mesh insert.
2 gallon hydroton balls.
Marineland 660 powerhead to circulate and aerate the water.
Miracle grow water soluble fertilizer.
1 20 inch Dwarf Cavendish.
2+ gallons of water.

Plant was introduced to full sunlight today @ 12 +- hours.
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Nothing has changed plant is still growing
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I have a few pups...

Nothing special though.

I will reveal the root structure when I transition from water to my soilless mix in the next month or so.
My outdoor grow window is slowly closing.

The plant does display that is a hydroponic plant in full Ohio sun with some leaf/stress anomalies.

Air temp and solution temp is +- 5 degrees of each other.



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Here is a photo of the roots at 60 days.
The plant is outdoors in 10 hours full sun.
Solution temperature is the same as the air temperature plus solar heat gain.

The terrestrial roots are slowly being replaced with new roots conditioned to the hydroponic enviroment.
With the addition of new roots the plant now has a better foundation to grow foliage.
Note the pup growth from the last post 8 days ago.
I am expecting a flag leaf any day now

Please be aware if I were using hydroponic specific fertilizer solutions and a heater the root structure would probably be much finer and more of them.
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Ten days after last post...

.Start of process.
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Dc in hydroton balls.

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Showing roots and size of the plant..

The plant is showing a typical transition from soil to solution.


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The plant has grown in a predictable fashion from 90 days ago.

Hydroponics

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Inside the bucket...
The solution is usually clear but I had disturbed the filters ..so it is a little cloudy.
Reminder this is a low budget set up.....
This is just to give you an idea of what you can do with a plant in a season......
Now the tough part is to keep the growth rate for the next 7 months in the winter. Under lights in your home

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