[0.18.1712] Hydroponics basin not working

Started by jchavezriva, November 04, 2017, 01:37:04 PM

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jchavezriva

I cant really tell if it never worked or if it stopped working, but right now my current healroot is not growing from 5% at all. Power is on and there is ilumination. (It demands 51%, when on the inside it seems you can only achieve 50% unless using the big lamp, which renders the basin almost useless).

save file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0G6dEdb7Ma6NWhZcXRQWndMSEk

PatrykSzczescie

Shortly: remove the roof or build a sun lamp somewhere close.

asanbr

It's not useless, it's working as designed.

To grow anything indoors you need a sunlamp. It doesn't matter if you have hydros or not, you can put plants in the dirt on the ground and you'll have the same problem.

Hydros are great for speeding up growth and for growing in deserts, ice sheet and other places where there isn't enough natural soil. But they are also very expensive due to all the steel needed, and all the energy for the sun lamp.

In some biomes (desert for example) you can put hydros outside year around, and grow in the sun because you only miss the dirt, not the heat or the light.