Autopot XL System Kits (1-60 pot)

Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Autopot XL 1 Pot System
£44.95
Autopot XL 2 Pot System
£72.95
Autopot XL 4 Pot System
£126.95
Autopot XL 8 Pot System
£256.95
Autopot XL 9 Pot System
£285.95
Autopot XL 12 Pot System
£374.95
Autopot XL 16 Pot System
£493.95
Autopot XL 24 Pot System
£734.95
Autopot XL 36 Pot System
£1,089.95
Autopot XL 48 Pot System
£1,359.95
Autopot XL 60 Pot System
£1,649.95
 
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  • Autopots – simple and effective watering systems!
  • Our Autopot kits give you everything you need to get started - just choose the number of pots
  • Comes with 25 litre XL containers to provide lots of space for developing roots
  • Produces amazing results, particularly with coco coir mixes like 60/40
  • Extremely low maintenance - saves lots of time and effort compared to hand watering
  • Features gravity-fed irrigation that's regulated by the ingenious Aqua Valve
  • A low cost solution that's great for beginners – easy to use with a great price
  • An extremely popular system – a tried and tested customer favourite
  • No pumps or timers are required and, therefore, no electricity
  • Delivers the goods with different types of growing media and systems

All-in-One Autopot XL Kit Bundles

Autopots are easy-to-use nutrient delivery systems that offer numerous benefits . Plants are gravity fed from a reservoir – no pumps or items of electrical equipment are required. Instead, Autopots rely on the simple genius of the Aquavalve system to distribute feed to root systems as and when they require it. Just work out how many plants you want to feed, choose the relevant Autopot system and you're away.

 

How Autopot System Kits Work

These low cost watering systems offer many benefits, coming with all of the equipment and fittings needed to get set up - making irrigation simple and hassle-free! Autopot XLs have 25 litre growing capacity.

Autopot systems are a great way to supply your plants with the nutrients they require, without ever having to use pumps or other irrigation equipment, and therefore use no electricity. Instead, Autopots rely on gravity and the ingenious Aquavalve system to distribute feed as and when they are needed. Because of this, Autopot kits are simple to install and very user friendly. 

Aquavalves fill each tray up to the standard level of 20mm. Once this nutrient solution has been absorbed and the tray is empty, the Aquavalve automatically refills it back up to the 20mm level using an ingenious float valve system. Fresh nutrient solution is only ever delivered once root systems have absorbed the previous 20mm of feed.

Because plants in Autopots are fed from underneath, they require a medium that is able to absorb liquid effectively, 'sucking' it up to the upper regions of the container via capillary action and creating an even spread of nutrient. Coco coir ticks these boxes, making it the best performing medium we've tested for use in Autopot systems. It's advisable to mix all types of media with perlite or clay pebbles, up to a ratio of around one part medium to one part perlite or pebbles. 60/40 is a great option that's proven to be a customer favourite.

To see our full Bottom-Fed Irrigation Systems range, click here.

Contains

Autopot system (includes 25 litre Autopot/s, Autopot tray, Aquavalve, root control disc and flexi pipe). The systems come in sizes of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48, and 60, depending on how many pots you require.

Inline tap

Tank filter (includes membrane)

Cross / tee connector and fittings

Each kit comes with a reservoir tank:

The 1, 2 and 4 pot kits come with a 47L Autopot Header Tank (includes lid and grommet).

6, 8, 9 and 12 pot kits come with a 100L Autopot compatible FlexiTank.

16 and 24 pot kits come with a 225L Autopot compatible FlexiTank.

The 36 pot kit comes with a 400L Autopot compatible FlexiTank.

48 and 60 pot kits come with a 750L Autopot compatible FlexiTank.

Air pumps will keep your reservoir oxygenated, though they are not recommended for certain nutrients. You can find our complete air pump kit here.

Need a hand sizing up your grow space / media?

Ideal Growing Space

4 Pot - 1.0m x 1.0m - 1.2m x 1.2m

8 Pot - 1.5m x 1.5m - 1.2m x 2.4m

12 Pot - 1.2m x 2.4m - 2.0m x 2.0m

16 Pot - 2.0m x 2.0m - 2.4m x 2.4m

24 Pot - 2.4m x 2.4m - 2.4m x 3.6m

36 Pot - 2.0m x 3.0m - 2.6m x 2.6m

48 Pot - 2.4m x 3.6m - 3.6m x 3.6m

60 Pot - 3.6m x 6.0m - 5.0m x 8.0m

72 Pot 4.8m x 5.0m - 6.0m x 7.0m

Media Calculator 

4 Pot - 60 Litres

8 Pot - 120 Litres

12 Pot - 180 Lites

16 Pot - 240 Litres

24 Pot - 360 Lites

36 Pot - 540 Litres

48 Pot - 720 Litres

60 Pot - 900 Litres

72 Pot - 1080 Litres

How to Use an Autopot System

Autopot systems will need assembling differently depending on the number of pots / plants. This is actually quite a simple process.

Place the circular root control disc at the bottom of the Autopot tray, with metallic side facing up. This will ensure that roots don't grow into the Aquavalve tray and cause blockages that may inhibit the distribution of nutrient. The black marix discs also help to prevent blockages and should be placed in the bottom of your Autopot containers.

Fill the container with your chosen medium and pot your plants up in the system. Autopots work best with absorbent mediums with good capillary action. Coco coir is perfect for this, but remember to use coco specific feeds when choosing nutrients. Soil is fine, but heavier grades work best when mixed with up to 50% perlite.

It's always advisable to place a layer of pebbles at the bottom of each container to stop plants from becoming water logged.

Water your plants from the top down in an external area and allow pots to drain fully outside of the Autopot Trays.

Allow 7 – 10 days of top down hand-watering before filling the reservoir with nutrient.

Note that Autopot systems work best with mineral based nutrient solution. Organic feeds can leave residues that may lead to blockages. Consider using Athena Cleanse alongside your other nutrients to prevent salt build-ups that could cause blockages.

Aquavalve Maintenance

To check that the Aquavalve is functioning properly, hold it at eye level and take a close look at the yellow silicon which is fitted into the top float. In order for the Aquavalve to function correctly, a tight seal should be formed between this float and the hole that sits underneath it. If it doesn't sit properly over the hole, lift the top float up, remove the yellow silicon and give it a quick clean. When you put it back into position it should form a tight seal.

The Aquavalve should be cleaned after each grow using warm soapy water and a cloth.

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