Water

  • Drip Irrigation: Everything You Need To Know

    Your garden is beautiful and bountiful, however, it can be too much to manage and water on a daily basis. As your garden grows it becomes more important to find an easy way to water your plants.

    Drip irrigation systems are a popular way to water plants in outdoor gardens, greenhouses, and even indoor hydroponic gardens. Here at Hydrobuilder we highly recommended this method to water plant and vegetable gardens. 

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  • DIY Cold Plunge Kits - Everything you need to know!

    In the pursuit of personal health, many individuals are turning to new methods to energize their bodies and minds. Recently, a large amount of popularity has grown around cold plunge therapy. Generally, these may also be known as ice baths or cold water immersion. There is a ton of information out there, therefore, it does not take much to start. After reading this article, you should be able to create your own DIY cold plunge.

    In this article, we will talk about the "cool" world of cold plunging. Altogether, we will discuss cold plunge benefits, and the best temperature for a cold plunge. We will also explore how you can create your own DIY cold plunge.

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  • Dechlorinator & RO Filter Replacement: How Often To Change Reverse Osmosis Filters

    If you’re unsure how often to change reverse osmosis filters or dechlorinator filters, then our RO filter replacement guide is a must-read - the quality & health of your plants depends on it!

    Don’t risk your old, tainted water filters or membranes letting contaminants through - you paid good money for your water filtration system, so you might as well make sure it’s running smoothly at all times and doing its job!

    The problem is that aside from commercial water filtration systems, there is usually no onboard indicator of when exactly it’s time to start replacing RO filters.

    Your manufacturer may have provided an estimation, but because every feed water quality & conditions are different, you need a more accurate way to tell when it’s time to swap that old filter out.

    And that’s what we’re going to do today - we'll explain the foolproof way to determine if its time to change your RO membrane, your pre-filters, and your carbon filters. Let’s start with the importance of water filter replacement.

    TL;DR: RO membranes need to be replaced every six months, and other filter types will need to be changed once a year. But the only way to know for sure if it's time to replace your filter or membrane is by testing the filtered water and looking for a drop in efficiency or efficacy.

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  • Common Mistakes Growers Make On Their First Grow

    Growing isn't as tough as it seems, but there are certainly a few common mistakes growers make their first time around.

    A lot of it has to do with undergoing it or overdoing it, in terms of water, nutrients, pesticides, plant count and size.

    Such mistakes usually end up affecting the overall yield, potency, and health of the garden.

    If you are a first time grower, or even if you have a couple grows under your belt, this guide will help you avoid the common pitfalls of new growers.

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  • Watering Plants 101: Expert Tips

    While it sounds so simple, there are certain things you need to know about how to properly water plants.

    Your watering schedule needs to be dialed in for great yields.

    Two of the most common mistakes new growers make are over watering and under watering. These issues can not only prevent you from achieving your desired yield. They can honestly ruin your grow.

    We're going to teach you best practices for providing your plants the perfect amount of water, every time.

    We want to explain the problems that can arise when you water too much or too little. This will help you understand the gravity of this task.

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  • The HyperLogic Commercial RO System

    Water filtration is an essential process for any serious commercial hydroponics operation.

    Plants, like humans, thrive when given high quality water. Many of the particulates in tap water will not harm us, but that doesn't hold true for our plants. To grow the biggest, most potent plants, we need to filter out these particulates before watering.

    But in larger operations, such as a commercial grow, filtering high quantities of water can be both difficult and expensive.

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  • How To Measure And Adjust pH For Gardening

    How to measure and adjust pH for soil and hydroponic gardening using Bluelab's pH pen and General Hydroponics pH Up and pH Down solutions.

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