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Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) System

The Nutrient Film Technique Explained

The Nutrient Film Technique, sometimes referred to as NFT, is one of the most popular types of hydroponic systems. It’s prized for how versatile and modular it is. By adding more …

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The Best Water Chillers for Hydroponics

5 Best Water Chillers for Hydroponics

As hydroponic gardeners, we face all sorts of challenges when it comes to getting our plants to grow how we want them to, but none is more annoying than the …

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How to Keep Your Hydroponic Reservoir Cool

How to Keep Your Hydroponic Reservoir Cool

One of the more annoying problems we deal with as hydroponic growers is keeping an oxygenated root zone at the perfect water temperature. It’s crucial to squeeze as much yield …

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Growing With CFLs

CFL Grow Lights: The Ultimate Guide

When I first started growing plants indoors and in hydroponic systems, I had no clue what I was doing. There are a lot of concepts to learn as a beginner …

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What are Total Dissolved Solids?

What are Total Dissolved Solids?

​ After my recent ‘obsession’ with writing about the different types of water you can use for hydroponics, whether you can grow with tap water, or what to know about …

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tap water

Can You Use Tap Water For Hydroponics?

One of the most common questions that I get from beginner hydroponic gardeners is: Can you use tap water for hydroponics?​ It’s a good question!  When you’re just starting out, …

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