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How to Assemble a Flood-and-Drain Hydroponic System from a Kit

Grow vegetables and herbs year-round with a home hydroponic system; combine water, nutrients and soil-less plants and you can enjoy a bountiful harvest from this indoor garden.

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  • plants
  • water
  • 40-gallon reservoir tank and lid
  • air pump for a hydroponic system
  • hydroponic kit
  • expanded clay pebbles
  • planting cups
  • fertilizer for a hydroponic system
  • lighting system with metal halide bulbs


  • garden hose
  • bucket
  • rolling tray
  • plant tray
  • pH testing kit including pH buffer solutions
  • 24-hour timer
  • GFCI plug