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@ TRM Gee how much power do you think you need for a few strawberry plants? Most of the countertop hydroponic setups I have seen would suffice for a couple of decent size strawberry bushes Lots of people grow herbs and such without a big power drain. Are you just speculating or have you actually measured how much power it takes? unless you are into the wacky tabacky you don’t need the big circulation pumps, filters and air circulation fans which uses about half the power.

I used to live in a town where the coffee shop conversation was like attending horticultural college hydroponics 101. The cops figured the monthly export ran to around one million dollars per month that they knew of.

Even if you weren’t in the business you could not help learning about it. Take your kill-a-watt down to a hydroponics store and measure the actual consumption.