A simple hydroponic system with powerful results
At first glance, our hydroponic system looks like many deep water culture systems that are out on the market.
Our starter four plant system features four, one-gallon grow-buckets that are routed to a five-gallon reservoir utilizing standard irrigation supplies.
When the five-gallon bucket is filled with a nutrient solution, the laws of physics take over and the solution flows to the grow-buckets. In hydroponic terms, the plant is in a deep water culture state.
However, this is where the similarities end and the root magic begins.
An uncomplicated inline water pump is teed in between the plants and the reservoir. When activated via a cheap cycle-timer the pump draws the nutrient solution from both the grow-buckets along with the reservoir and is flowed back to the reservoir.
This process continues until the grow-buckets are drained and the roots are dangling in the air all while the nutrient solution is getting recirculated and aerated.
Over time we can simulate the natural watering process where the roots get submerged in the solution and then are dried out and then slowly rehydrated. You’ll get the idea if you watch our Instagram video below.
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