First time hydro, going to try Ebb/Flow - is this a reasonable plan?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Larry3215, Feb 2, 2018.


    Larry3215 Well-Known Member


    Keesje Well-Known Member

    I think it would depend on the amount of time the water stays in the tray during flow in an E&F ystem.
    And also on the schedule.
    If you would have a cycle of 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off for example, there will be not much difference between DWC and E&F.
    To grow, plants need 3 things 1) nutrient, 2) water and 3) oxygen.
    As longs as plants have them available for most of the time, they will grow well.

    In a lot of E&F systems the plants use up all the nutrient after some time, and then they have to wait for the next run.
    And yes, comparing to this, DWC of course performs better, because nutrients are available 24/7.

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