The Rain Tower Vertical Hydroponic System
I was looking for a way to grow vertical using hydroponics and after seeing some larger and expensive aeroponic units I came up with what I call the rain tower. I used a 5 gallon bucket and lid from the local hydroponics store. The main tower is 5" x 5" PVC fence post and there is 3" PVC pipe that holds the net pots diagonally into the tower, The pump is an ECO 264 pump on a timer that turns on every 15 minutes and runs for 15 minutes. The most difficult part of this whole unit was getting the right shape for the net pot holes in the tower. I created templates and a video with step by step directions which are now added lower in this article.
Below is a video I made explaining how it works with results of my first test run growing hydroponic lettuce.
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The video below should explain everything but I will be adding to this page over the next few days with even more information to make it as complete as possible.
Below I will be sharing videos and photos of systems that other people made from the Rain Tower System.
This first version was made by Dax from The Daily Paul. This is the first aquaponic version of The Rain Tower. He made it very fast....within 10 days or so of the original rain tower video.
Mike Walker on Youtube created this version of The Rain Tower which is 6 feet tall and has even more openings for net pots. I also think the top is a neat touch. Here are two of his video posts to give you and idea of what he did. Very cool.