Hydroton Revisited

Got myself three bags of Hydroton to try out, should be enough for one growbed.



I never try planting with hydroton, my last experiment with it make me hold on to trying it out. Finally today these three bags will be the Guinea Pig for my Hydroton Growbed. At RM 70.00 per bag its quite a sum to pay, RM 210.00 for these 3 and just enough for one growbed.

Update : 4 bag of 50 Lt is required for Growbed below.

If I use stones or chip pebbles will only set me back about RM 70.00 for 10 bag that enough for same size growbed. Well I need to try, one advantage of Hydroton is its light in weight so, don't need strong racking.



At the same time I bought another two growbed tub, that the 3 feet Guppy Tank. This is for my Hydroton bed and the other one I'll turn into a fish tank to be use with another smaller growbed to test few things.

Will see how it turn out.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Affnan what is the capacity of that 3 feets Guppy tank and how much it cost?


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    1. You can buy this tank at aquarium shop price varies from RM 95 ~ 110, and they are about 30 gallon. You need 200 lt of Hydroton to fill it.

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  2. Thanks Affnan for the reply. I guess for a 80 gallon fish tank (I plan to keep the water level at 60 gallon) I'll need minimum 2 of this ( for fish tank to grow bed ratio of 1:1). Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    1. That's will work because with gravel or hydroton filled those growbed tub will takes approximately 15 gallon the most.

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  3. Hi affan can I know where to get the hydeoton with 70 per pack?

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    1. Check out : http://affnan-aquaponics.blogspot.com/2013/02/aquaponics-supplies.html

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  4. Hi Affnan, Do you have recommendations for places to buy Aquaponics (including hydroton) equipment in Kuching? Thanks.

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    1. I can't recommend any, however if you can find hydroton try, Bio Rings or Bio Balls. If you don't mind the weight issue pebbles do ok.

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  5. En Affnan, thank you very much for the valuable information about aquaponics project. SMK Muhibbah Sandakan is interested in buying some hydroton. Unfortunately we cant find any in Sandakan. Could you suggest some shops that we could approach?

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    1. I do not know any place that sell hydroton in Sabah, in Selangor there is only one place, you can check their web : http://www.wellgrowhorti.com/shop/
      Maybe they can assist.

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