Autopot 1-Pot System excl Header Tank
A complete 1 Pot Autopot system (excluding Header Tank). Quite possibly the simplest, and most economical system that automatically waters your plants. Whether you're just starting in Hydroponics or creating a new system, Autopots are a great way to grow plants fast and economically.
How the 1-Pot System Works
The 1 Pot Autopot System is a single plant-growing module that only requires the addition of a Header Tank for a completely functioning automatic plant-watering system. Plants grow in a 15 Litre square pot which sits in purpose made Tray. Nutrient solution is provided by gravity-feed from a Header Tank (available separately) via 6mm Flexi-pipe. The Flexi-pipe is connected into the Smart Valve (Aqua Valve) which sits in the Autopot Tray.
The Smart Valve controls the watering system. When the system is set up, the Smart Valve automatically opens and fills the bottom of the tray to a shallow depth of 20mm and then switches off the flow from the Header Tank. The nutrient solution in the Autopot Tray then waters the pot from the bottom as the substrate in the pot wicks the solution up.
The Smart Valve remains completely shut until all of the nutrient solution in the bottom of the Autopot has been used up. When the bottom of the tray is dry the Smart Valve opens and again allows the Tray to be filled with 20mm of nutrient solution from the Header Tank. The Smart Valve operates as and when necessary, increasing the frequency of the watering as the plants grows larger and thirstier.
A Marix Disc at the bottom of the 15 Litre pot prevents soil or substrate from falling out of the bottom of the pot while a copper disc in the bottom of the Autopot Tray prevents roots from growing out of the bottom of the 15 Litre pot and blocking the Smart Valve outlet.
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