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However, hydroponics was only mentioned in very early episodes. "Fury" shows that it was already an airponics bay 57 days after Voyager was in the Delta Quadrant. Most likely Kes started with a hydroponics bay, but changed the design to airponics instead later. That's more plausible than having both at the same time. -- EtaPiscium 05:15, 12 Jan 2005 (CET)
Also, hydroponics is defined as growing plants in water. Air is "another medium", but that's not hydroponics. I've also looked over "Caretaker" and "Before and After" and there's no mention of the Ocampa using hydroponics. -- EtaPiscium 05:18, 12 Jan 2005 (CET)
- In "Before and After", young Kes is shown near something similar to a hydroponics/airponics getup which I always assumed was to explain how she knew about those techniques, but you're correct, it wasn't specified as such and I'll remove it if we want to get picky. Also, it's not too much of a stretch that Voyager would have both hydroponics and airponics: what would be the difficulties in having both?
- I'll get rid of everything referencing hydroponics outside of "Parallax", but I don't think we should assume that Kes cancelled the hydroponics aspect just because it was never mentioned again; until I can go over the episodes in question again and find a definite line that says the hydroponics lab was abandoned in favor of airponics, we should leave the hydroponics lab info alone. -- SmokeDetector47 05:24, 2005 Jan 12 (CET)
OK, but I still insist that the definition be changed to "in water". Unless there's a Trek example of hydroponics not using water, I think we should stick to the real-world definition. -- EtaPiscium 05:28, 12 Jan 2005 (CET)
Missing references include:
- ENT: "Fortunate Son", "Breaking the Ice"
- TNG: "Family"
- VOY: "Phage", "The Cloud", "Live Fast and Prosper"
--Alan 21:06, 3 July 2008 (UTC)