Growing Advice

Welcome to tips from the Gman, where you find everything you will ever need to know about hydroponics including how-to-guides, best practices, the best equipment and more!

What are the best Nutrients for Hydroponics?

Cultivating your own organic vegetables and herbs can be great fun and add incredible value to your diet and save money over commercial produce. Many have enjoyed taking responsibility for and caring for their own organic vegetables and herbs for years and still have a great interest in growing their…

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How to take Cuttings

There are several reasons why it’s good practice to take cuttings from your plants. Like everything else, there are right ways to go about it and not so right ways. As you’d expect from the Caliponics website, this article examines the right ways of going about things. But first of…

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Guide to Grow Room Air Circulation Using Fans

A good growing environment should provide the optimum conditions for growing your plants. We can emulate those ‘perfect’ conditions 24/7 by keeping everything in our sealed and controlled grow room at these optimum levels. This is also why we favour using grow tents – because the conditions within the grow…

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The Best Distance to Have Lighting from Plants in a Hydroponic System

Hydroponic systems should seek to emulate the best levels of sunlight that we can supply using artificial light or grow lights. Various types of grow light are in use in hydroponics, and these are all explained in our Beginner’s Guide to Hydroponics. Briefly, the types of grow light available are…

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Advantages of using a Grow Tent in your Hydroponics System

Advantages of using a Grow Tent in your Hydroponics System

There are several advantages of using a grow tent in your hydroponics system. You’re to be congratulated for thinking about using a grow tent, as it indicates that you’re taking this seriously. Grow tents are useful for all sorts of reasons. Here at Caliponics, we only offer good advice, and…

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The Nutrient Film Technique Hydroponic System

The Nutrient Film Technique Hydroponics System

The Nutrient Film Technique hydroponics system is one of the six main types of hydroponic systems. Sometimes abbreviated to NFT, this system is unique because it requires no growing medium. This article will describe in some detail what this system is and how it works. The Nutrient Film Technique derives…

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Make Your Home Hydroponic System

Make Your Home Hydroponic System

At Caliponics, we’re always seeking to introduce new people to hydroponics in an easily understood way. Some aspects of it can be a bit daunting to people when being introduced to them for the first time. Here we’ll discuss and describe how to make your home hydroponic system. Hydroponics is…

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How to Protect your Hydroponic System from Pests

How To Protect Your Hydroponic System From Pests

One of the great advantages of using hydroponics as your basis for growing plants is that, because no soil is used, the risks of pests and disease getting to your plants is very minimal. However, you can’t completely rule out that some pests may be able to get in. No…

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Why You Should Always Have Negative Air Pressure in a Hydroponics System

Why You Should Always Have Negative Air Pressure in a Hydroponics System

One of the key aspects of hydroponics is the ability to create an enclosed system that contains exactly the optimum environment for our plants to grow and flourish so that we can more or less guarantee a fast crop and a healthy yield both in terms of quality and quantity….

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The Advantages of Coco Coir as a Growing Medium in Hydroponics

The Advantages of Coco Coir as a Growing Medium in Hydroponics

Coco coir, or coconut coir, is the preferred growing medium for a great many hydroponic growers. Here are the advantages of coco coir as a growing medium in hydroponics, together with some disadvantages which you should also be aware of when deciding what kind of hydroponic system setup is best…

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The Best Grow Lights for Your Hydroponics System

The Best Grow Lights for Your Hydroponics System

Grow lights are an important integral part of any hydroponic system. There are a variety of different types of light systems available on the market, so care must be made when you choose which type of grow light to use with your own hydroponics system. The increasing diversity and variety…

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How to Best Filter Your Hydroponic Grow Room

How to Best Filter Your Hydroponic Grow Room

How to best filter your hydroponic grow room depends on several factors which you should take into consideration before you buy any filtering equipment. It will be of help to you if you work out exactly what type of hydroponic system you want to set up (see our beginners’ guide)…

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The Beginners’ Guide to Hydroponics

The Beginners’ Guide to Hydroponics

This beginners’ guide to hydroponics is an introduction to the subject of hydroponics and is designed to give anyone both the basic scientific background surrounding this technology and also the practical information you need to begin your own hydroponics installation, explaining on the way why certain things are done as…

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