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Old December 26, 2016   #16
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Starting the next winter tomato in my new SIP Bucket design....lol...cheers...
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Old December 26, 2016   #17
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Is this your own design? It is very nice! You use external shims to support the grow bucket over the support bucket? Do you use anything to make the rolled up cloths rigid?
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Old December 26, 2016   #18
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I have been playing with numerous different designs for over a year and half now....I have another design which I will show latter but it requires 4 buckets but is my favorite....got a good deal on the used buckets....lol....but the spacer slats are survey stakes cut at 6 inches which still gives around 3 US gals water reservoir with 1.5" of air space below the bottom of the top bucket....cheers....
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Old December 26, 2016   #19
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I only used small zip ties on the ends of the rolled 16" x 16" microfiber cloths cut in half for the wicks, no rigid help....they are around 9.5 inches long below the top bucket to reach bottom of reservoir....I tested them in the buckets with a cardboard around the wicks and they took less than 12 hours to moisten the cardboard pieces....cheers....
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Old January 1, 2017   #20
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Just me and my tomato....Happy New Year to Tomatoville.....cheers...
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Old January 1, 2017   #21
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I am enjoying seeing your tomato plant grow. It should be flowering soon... Your design is great!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.
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Old January 1, 2017   #22
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I just ordered a King Plus 300 watt LED grow light for my own Christmas present to me and my tomato....lol....cheers...
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What she said. Righand, what is fish species in your profile pic?
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Old January 1, 2017   #24
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That is a Wahoo species....very tasty steaks....lol....my favorite place in the world....West End village on Roatan Island Honduras....cheers....
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Old January 8, 2017   #25
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Extended the cage....things are looking up....lol...cheers...
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Old January 10, 2017   #26
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Default My tomatoe Christas present.....lol...

Extended cage and installed 300 watt Kingplus LED.....rock and roll....cheers....
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Old January 11, 2017   #27
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Switched back to 4 - 23 watt CFLs = 400 watts and a new reflector system after the wife did not like the 300 watt LED light cooling fan....lol.....cheers....
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Old January 13, 2017   #28
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Just added some color CFL's, 2 - 23 watt 2700k with 2 - 23 watt 6400k....cheers
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Old January 18, 2017   #29
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Do you plan on cloning that one too?
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Old January 18, 2017   #30
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That is my plan right now.....cheers....
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