Drip hydroponic systems are one of the most popular hydroponic systems in the world and are used by both home growers and commercial growers. The reason for this is because they're simple, versatile and a very effective hydroponic system.
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Hydroponic drip systems can be designed and set up in various different ways. There's no right or wrong method - it really depends on what would suit your needs best. The concept of drip hydroponics will however always be the same. They work by pumping water and nutrients from the reservoir and then dripping them through the medium and roots within the growing container. They're a popular hydroponic system as you can easily run multiple drips over long distances.
There's two main types of drip systems which are recirculating / recovery drip systems and non-recirculating / recovery drip systems. The difference between them is one recycles and reuses the water and nutrients while one doesn't. It may seem like a waste not to re-use the water and nutrients however when done right with special cycle timers you can waste very little to no water and nutrients with the non-recirculating / recovery drip systems. However this is mainly done by larger hydroponic farmers as it takes very precise watering cycles. We usually recommend recirculating and recovery systems for home grows as it's easier and less expensive with regards to parts and timers.
Things you'll need to complete a drip hydroponic system:
A container for the plant's roots to grow in
A reservoir to hold water and the nutrients
A submersible pump
A timer to turn the pump on and off
A pipe to return the excess nutrient and water back to the reservoir