Hydroponics workshop: Factors in choosing the right system for you

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Different people have different priorities and different dealbreakers.  These factors should be taken into account when choosing the right system.

  • Cost to build
  • Cost to maintain (electricity, nutrients, etc.)
  • Effort to maintain (cleaning reservoirs, checking pH, adding/changing nutrient solution)
  • Your space: indoor/outdoor, how much space, how much light
  • Risk of water leaks
  • Reliance on power (how soon will the plants die if it’s cut off)
  • Reliance on maintenance (how soon will they die if neglected)
  • The type of plant you want to grow
  • Noise of pumps or other mechanics
  • Childproofing, petproofing, clumsy person proofing…

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