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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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While aeroponic systems are simple in concept, they are the most technical of the hydroponic systems. Even still, it is possible to build an aeroponic system in your home with relative ease. Aeroponic systems are unique because they do not usually need growing medium of any kind; the air acts the growing medium. The advantage to this type of system is that it provides roots with more oxygen than any oth ...