NFT Hydroponic System
As my hydroponic experiemnt has shown success, I wanted to scale this up. My plan is to build an NFT hydroponic system for the yard, and dutch bucket for tomatoes.
From my light study I found the fence and some areas that may make some good light.
I found https://university.upstartfarmers.com/blog/sizing-a-pump-hydroponics-aquaponics that describes NFT Hydroponics is 4-6 GPH required for my pump. I’m going to start with one trough, but plan on scaling this up to 3 if it works, so will require 18GPH of total flow. 7 feet of height is required if I want to mount this on the top of the fence.
PVC 2 inch fittings: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Charlotte-Pipe-2-in-PVC-Schedule-40-90-Degree-S-x-S-Elbow-Fitting-PVC023001600HD/203812131
PVC 2 inch pipe: https://www.homedepot.com/p/JM-EAGLE-2-in-x-10-ft-280-PSI-Schedule-40-PVC-DWV-Plain-End-Pipe-531137/100161954 (needs approx 1.2m)
End cap: https://www.homedepot.com/p/NIBCO-2-in-PVC-DWV-Spigot-x-FIPT-Cleanout-Adaptor-with-Plug-C4816HD2/205808371
At least 3.5m of lumber per frame
This may be a useful part: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Charlotte-Pipe-2-in-PVC-Schedule-40-S-x-S-Coupling-PVC021001600HD/203811391
Note: This is a work in progress. Will update as it gets built!