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Author: Robin Horton  

There are 6 basic types of hydroponic systems; Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (Flood & Drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technique) and Aeroponic. There are hundreds of variations on these basic types of systems, but all hydroponic methods are a variation (or combination) of these six. Scroll down this page (or click on the system names) to see drawings and a description of each type of hydroponic system. ...

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Date Posted: 31 May 2017  

EBB & FLOW system The ebb and flow hydroponic system (also called flood and drain) is the classic hydroponic setup. It is easy to understand, build and maintain. It's versatile and can accommodate pots of any size, or even rockwool blocks. Individual potted plants are arranged on a drain table or "growing bed" which can hold a few inches of water. Periodically, the nutrient solution is pumped in, flooding the holding bed. The plants are watered from the bottom through the drain holes in the pots. After a few minutes of soaking, the ...