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The EasyFeed represents a huge evolution in gravity-fed systems – the designers have listened carefully to customer feedback to create the ultimate low-maintenance irrigation solution. It schedules the frequency and duration of feeds using a battery powered timer, putting the grower back in the driving seat (unlike comparable systems). EasyFeeds feature 13mm (internal diameter) pipework that’s thicker than the competition, which slashes the odds of ever encountering blockages, reducing maintenance work. Not only that, EasyFeed systems come with high-quality fabric pots which increase oxygen levels while creating a root-pruning effect, accelerating growth rates and maximising yields.
Why go to the trouble of hand-watering when you can let the EasyFeed System take care of it for you? The team at Alien Hydroponics, who created the EasyFeed, have noted the criticisms of other gravity-fed systems and developed a low-maintenance set-up that ticks all of the boxes. It provides the simplicity and ease of use of an Autopot or GoGro, combined with the growth rates and programmability of more complex systems, like the IWS Flood & Drain.
Fine-Tune Your Feeding Routine with the EasyFeed Water Timer
Other gravity-fed systems work using float-valves that refill trays with nutrient every time they run dry. This method of working may be more convenient than handwatering, but it has a big drawback, in that the grower loses control of the watering schedule. Dry periods can be as important as waterings, because these periods allow the rootzone to re-oxygenate. Rootzones that stay sodden for too long will slow down growth and are more vulnerable to diseases like pythium, which can ruin entire crops. With this system, you can choose your feeding times and durations using the innovative, battery powered EasyFeed timer. This will regulate the flow of nutrient from the tank, so that feeding occurs on a schedule that suits you, whether it be hourly, daily, every 2 to 3 days, or even on a weekly basis. You can also choose the duration – from one minute long to two hours long, if necessary. With the EasyFeed system, you maintain full control of your indoor garden.
Superior Quality Components
The EasyFeed comes with 13mm (internal) / 16mm (external) pipe, which allows nutrient solution to flow freely through the system. Thicker pipework reduces the likelihood of encountering a blockage, keeping your system running sweetly. The trays are moulded from tough plastic that's highly resistant to cracking, helping to prevent damage and leakages in the event of an accident.
The height level of the nutrient solution inside each tray can be altered by adjusting the float valves. This means that you can feed different sized plants at the same time without causing any issues
Nutrients are held in a premium-grade Flexi Tanks tank. Flexi Tanks are collapsible, making them much easier to transport and store. They can be used in places where solid tanks just won't fit – through doorframes and up loft hatches, for instance. They're an incredibly practical solution that's been tested to death. We've sold thousands of them over the years and we're yet to hear of one ever letting anybody down.
Other gravity-fed systems come with old fashioned solid pots, whereas the EasyFeed system is equipped with fabric pots. Solid pots create lower numbers of longer roots that circle repeatedly around the bottom of containers. Most of the substrate in your containers is often left unoccupied by roots, which is obviously a huge waste. Cloth pots fix this fundamental issue using something called ‘root-pruning’.
In root-pruning containers, roots grow towards the outer edges of the substrate until they hit the fabric sidewalls. At this point, the fresh air causes the end of the root to die off, and a new one is sent out from the centre of the root-zone. This triggers the development of a dense, radially structured mass of roots that fills every bit of space within the container. Breathable fabric also comes with other great benefits: it increases the level of oxygen around the rootzone, which accelerates the whole process detailed above, while allowing heat to dissipate more freely, keeping rootzone temps in the sweet spot. Stronger roots equal stronger plants. And stronger plants mean BIGGER YIELDS and a better quality end-product.
The fabric pots used are extremely high-quality and come with handles, so that you can turn your plants without disturbing root hairs and causing stress. Turning plants regularly will help to ensure that light reaches all sides, for even growth and better developed fruits. These pots naturally seal the substrate inside the container, whereas regular pots have holes in their undersides that can often allow bits of soil or coco to fall out. Fabric pots keep your grow room cleaner and tidier while preventing blockages.
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Fabric Pot Sizes
10 litre: 22cm x 22cm x 22cm
16 litre: 22cm x 22cm x 33cm
22 litre: 28cm x 28cm x 28cm
30 litre: 28cm x 28cm x 38cm
Standard (suits 10 & 16 litre pots): 38cm x 26.5cm x 9cm
XL (suits 22 & 30 litre pots): 44cm x 32.5cm x 10cm
50 litre (55cm x 40cm): 2-pot, 4-pot, 6-pot
100 litre (80cm x 40cm): 8-pot, 9-pot
250 litre (100cm x 60cm): 12-pot, 16-pot, 24-pot
400 litre 100cm x 80cm): 36-pot, 48-pot, 60-pot
750 litre (100cm x 100cm): 80-pot, 100-pot
The following video provides you with an overview of how the system works:
Warning – the water timer in this system requires 2 x AAA batteries to run. It is up to you to ensure that the batteries don’t run out. A decent set will last for around 9 weeks, but it makes sense to keep spares on standby. A red warning light will let you know when the batteries are running low.
Clean your filter once per week to avoid blockages.