Manually Pumped Hydroponics

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A badly cropped image of a bike

Currently in the gathering parts and drawing diagrams stage of a vertical or diagonal hydroponics setup that uses manually pumped water to circulate through the system. 

Here's a terrible diagram:

diagram of a bike pumping water through a hydroponic system

Some recent ideas on this front:

  • overflow tube between Reservoir 2 and Reservoir 1 to keep overzealous bikers from sloshing it all over.
  • plant trays slightly diagonal
  • bike probably doesn't need to be a functional bike, more like an exercise bike (or a glorified recumbant unicycle)
  • drill-powered pumps might be the best bet for a manual pump powered by rotary motion