Now that you have purchased or built your own Hydroponic system you need to set up your hydroponic accessories. In order to make your new hydroponic system complete, you need Accessories, lights, pumps, aeration, climate control, ventilation, and more! We cover each topic in more detail on their own article but we’ll give you the quick about it here with a few tips and tricks to come back to when it’s time to assemble it all.
This section will get continuous updates on tips and tricks to assemble and hook up your accessories from visitors and the home team so bookmark this page and check back often. We understand that you are soooo close to getting your system up and running so our tips and tricks will be super straight-to-the-point bullet lists with no BS. Got any of your own? Please let us know. We will even give you a special mention and credit for your input. Maybe a link…maybe.
Your next step will be to set up the system after all the accessories are assembled and installed. Then it’s time to grow veggies without soil!
Hydroponic Accessories: Reservoirs
Water Top offs and Change outs
Hydroponic Accessories: Water Pumps
Ok… You probably don’t need a nutrient water pump this large for your system. But then again, maybe you do. For example, do you know what head height is? You need to check that out and more in order to make sure your pump has enough head height power to pump the nutrient water to the top of your system. This will be more important if you are designing a Vertical hydroponics system.
Hook up your water pump
Hydroponic Accessories: Air Pumps
Select and connect your air pump
Hydroponic Accessories: Grow Lights
Yes, you will need to provide lights for your plants if they are indoors. Lighting is one of the biggest, most important, Hydroponic accessories you can purchase for your system. Don’t want to spend big bucks on your electric bill? Talk a long look at White Full Spectrum LED lighting (But not directly at it! they can be very powerful.)
Connect and Adjust your Lighting
Hydroponic Accessories: Ventilation
Have you ever notice what happens to the outside of a cold beer or soda can on a hot summer day at the local BBQ? Condensation! Now, imagine all that extra condensation in your grow room or indoor hydroponic setup area!
Ventilation is a Requirement
Hydroponic Accessories: Climate Control
Ok…so imagine that same beer or soda can from the last example, except now the temperatures are going to go down to be freezing overnight. Yikes! Hurry up and drink that ice-cold beer! Um…soda.
Most hydroponically grown plants like it to be about 70 degrees and have a relative humidity of about 50 -60 percent depending on what you are growing and if you are trying to artificially change the temperature and or humidity settings to make your plants bloom.
Most people are fine with those settings too, so if your growing in your home you should be good to go, else learn more about climate control.
Climate Control: Basics
Climate Control: Humidity