The herbs and leaf lettuce both have their own systems now so I can use the twin flood tables to start some outdoor plants. I put up a couple pics in a post here at HG in the seed starting section but I didn't really want to bother those good folks with the details that hydroponic growers might want to watch along with me.
This grow is going to be a learning experiment for me as I'm trying out a couple new things: fluorescent T-5's and a new starter medium called Sure-to-Grow. The systems used are identical 2x2 flood trays with seperate resv's. Pots are all 5.5" and the substrate is Hydroton. Equal number of plants were placed in each system spaced out as randomly as possible. 2 seeds were placed in each cube. Point to all this is I'm trying to make it as close to a side by side trial as possible while keeping all other variables equal.
The lights will be from an 8 bulb T-5 unit from Hydrofarm rated at 192 watts and a 400 watt Metal Halide air-cooled system also from Hydrofarm. The starter mediums I'm useing is the tried and true rockwool from Grodan and the new product called Sure-To-Grow, both of which are 1.5" cubes.
Planted seeds on Feb. 14th, some plants are up on the 20th.