Solar powered Hydroponic system
- 5 x Styrofoam "fish containers" (approx 18"x40"x18 WxLxH), two with lids (COMPLIMENTARY!)
- 20L (5gal) synthetic container (FREE!)
- Solar power pump (cheapies on e-bay for $15)
- 16' of 3/8" poly tubing for spill irrigation (about $10)
- 2 x 3/8" tee
- 2 x 3/8" elbows
- 3 x 1/2" empty fixtures, sometimes called bulkheads ($10)
- 16 x 1/4" drip tubing "taps" that are punched in to the poly tubing (ten dollars)
- Growing method that does not block (Coconut husk chunks work great!) ($10)
- Mesh display screen (COMPLIMENTARY!) utilize a broken screen home
- a stone to weigh down the reservoir covers (COMPLIMENTARY!)
- Energy drill
- 3/8" drill little bit for drilling holes in styrofoam for poly tubing
- 3/4" drill little bit for drilling holes in styrofoam for drain (bulkhead) fittings
- Sharp screw or other poking tool to make pilot holes in poly tubing the drip taps that feed each plant
The buckets can be obtained at sandwhich shops. They are always deliver pickles.
The solar pumps are found on e-bay.
The drip tubing and fittings can be obtained at hydroponics stores, or home improvement centers (Home Depot, Lowe's) in a lot of regions.
The 1/2" deplete accessories, or bulkheads, is challenging supply. Hydroponics shops will probably be your most useful wager.
For an increasing medium you can use wood potato chips. I use coconut husk, that will be rather chunky and had been on sale for $0.50/cubic foot.
Criterion for news:
* Large sized, so that it will not wash into drains, pipes, and pump