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What it Takes to Set Up a Hydroponics System

28th Feb 2018

hydroponics systemsIf you're planning on setting up your own hydroponics systems inside your home, you need to make sure you do enough research prior to making any purchases. From using a high quality fan to the right grow light supply, here is exactly what it takes to set up functional hydroponics systems: 

Hydroponic Grow Lights

Your system won't last at all without proper grow lighting. In 2016, the market value of grow lighting systems amounted to roughly $50 million. These grow lights can stimulate the crucial photosynthesis process and help your plants grow both healthy and strong. Though you can use traditional fluorescent lighting and common bulbs, it's best to use proper hydroponic grow lights to ensure the best result for all your plants.

Water Pumps and Air Pumps

Because any plant system or garden requires both air and water, it's important to provide sufficient water through a quality pump to the plants within your garden. Water pumps can provide your plants with necessary nutrient solutions and can allow the nutrient solution to drain back in a hydroponic reservoir.


Timers are essential for proper hydroponic gardening. Because you can't just pour water onto your plants at all hours of the day, it's best to attach your water pump systems to a working timer. Timers can help control the working of grow lights, as well, by periodically turning them on and off. It's best to utilize digital timers rather than analog sets because they are more advanced.

Quality Nutrients

Without high quality hydroponic nutrients, your gardening system won't be able to sustain or grow to its maximum ability. You can't just use conventional soil-based fertilizers because you're growing indoors, so you need special nutrients to help all your crops and plants grow and thrive in the best way possible.

pH Testing Kit

Lastly, you need to have some pH testing kits for your plants to survive in your growing environment. It's best to balance the pH level of all your nutrients as well. So if your nutrient solution has too high or too low pH levels, you can adjust accordingly to achieve the right grow environment.

If you want to learn more about any of these items in order to secure your own high quality hydroponics systems, contact Healthy Harvest today.