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How to make a super easy and cheap EBB & Flow/ Bubbleponic System

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  This is a good project to get started with if you are curious about hydroponics, this system is cost effective and really simple to make. With a few tools and and no experience I will guide you on how to make this simple EBB & Flow hydroponic system that also acts as a deep water bubbleponic system. This design is great for growing a variety of plants, I recommend to grow a plant like Basel, Mint, Oregano, Etc. and or modify this design for more varieties of plants.

This project is not an original idea by me, but it is my version of surfmonkeycoconut.

Caution: This project requires drilling glass and spray paint, please utilize a N95 mask or better to protect your lungs, I am not responsible for any injury you can cause to your self.

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* Juicy Juice or any empty bottle of your choice
* 1/2 inch black hose (purchased in home depot)
* Standard fish tank air line (purchased at petsmart also available at walmart and many other stores)
* Standard fish tank dual line air pump (purchased at petsmart also available at walmart)
* Standard drill
* 3/4 inch glass drill bit (purchased at home depot)
* Dremel
* Black primer spray paint
* Gloss white spray paint
* 1/2 inch rubber grommet (purchased at electrical isle in home depot)
* 24 Oz spaghetti glass jar (purchased at supermarket)
* Net bath sponge (bath luffa bought at supermarket)
* Pebbles used for lucky bamboo plant (bout at dollar store also available in Ikea) 
* Miracle grow liquid feed (bought at home depot)
* Hot glue gun
 
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mmays41 month ago
This video was amazing thank you I'm new to "ponics" in general and I'm trying to get a better understanding this helped very much
Ronyon2 years ago
Neat system,so intriguing I had to get back out of bed to make sure I understood it!
The authors(?) forget to mention the timer used with the system. I see this as a way to add manure tea to my Sub-Irrigated Planters, since the liquid never passes through the pump itself, any "particles" suspended in the water will not have a chance to foul up the works.
I have several used laundry tubs that could be mated with 5 gallon buckets and at least one strong air pump, in order to do this on a larger scale.
I would add pany hose bags filled with manure to each bucket, as giant "tea bags".
I am not sure about the medium, I am so used to wanting wicking mediums, looking for a draining medium is odd...
Why not fill the feed container with the fish tank water then you could have aquaponics.
Very simple - good idea. :)