How to Use the Oxypot System
Place the reservoir under your grow light in a central area. Fill the reservoir tank roughly 3 quarters full, so that the water level sits just below the underside of the net pots. Add nutrients to the appropriate EC levels and pH adjust the solution to around 5.8.
Take your air-pump and place it in a dry area away from the reservoir itself at a height level that is above the reservoir’s waterline. Connect your air-stones to the air-pump using suitable lengths of air-line tubing. Insert check valves into the air-line tubing to guarantee that water does not siphon back to the air pump causing damage and potential hazards. When you turn the pump on at the wall outlet, you’ll notice a bubbling effect in the nutrient solution.
We recommend developing your plants into 3” or 4” Rockwool cubes before transplanting to this system. Cuttings are OK to transplant, but the length of time that it takes for roots to search out the nutrient solution below is greatly increased.
Add a small layer of pre-rinsed clay pebbles to the net pot, then place the Rockwool cube with your chosen plant on top. Fill in the sides with clay pebbles, so that the Rockwool cube is completely covered. Your net pot can then be placed inside the centre hole. Hand water from the top down until roots have grown out from the net pot and made contact with the nutrient solution below.
Always ensure that nutrient temperatures stay in the 18-20 degrees centigrade range. At temps above 21 degrees, water starts to lose oxygen which reduces the effectiveness of the system and can lead to issues with root disease.
Our grow systems are designed to provide years of trouble free use, but for complete peace of mind, secure pipework that's joined onto barbed fittings using jubilee clips or cable ties, and place run-off trays / floor secure sheeting underneath the system. It's much better to be safe than sorry.
Hose clip for use with 13mm flexi pipe, Run-Off & Work Trays, Floor Secure Sheeting