Adding nodes on Hydra is easy. First let's go to Help -> Debug Window
Next, let's go to the "console" tab in the debug window and type
addnode ipaddress addplease remember to replace "ipaddress" with the node IP you want to add.
If successful, you'll see a "null" reply on the console, this means we've added the node successfully
You can always list all nodes your wallet is connected to by typing getpeerinfo on the console tab or by going to the Peers tab.