Originally Posted by ThaMagnificent
I want to get into drip but don't know where to start. Is it better to convert my existing flood tables into drip or try a floraflex all in one kit?
Mowood took care of ya. I copy picos ideas too. I like open 1/4" lines, so theres never clogs. Also level manifold, and equal 1/4" tubes to each site, and watering is equal. Id add a by pass valve or anti siphon valve. or with the 1/2" raindrip for manifold line, I usually just plug a 1/4" barbed connector into it, inside the res, so it can shoot into the res, mixing and adding oxygen, but also breaking the siphon, so the plants don't get overwatered once the pump turns off the cycle. You can use pvc manifolds or whatever you want. The trick to open ended tubes with no drip emiters (to avoid clogs and high pressure/high wattage pumps), is the level manifold n equal 1/4" lines to each plant site.
Ive bought a few of the flora flex components. They are fine, but overpriced for what they are. I bought the large ones for 7 gallon pots, and the hole made for the plant wasn't close to big enough for my plants. lol