AquaFarm Dripper System (incl Air Pump)
AquaFarm Dripper System, Including FREE Hailea ACO-2201 Air Pump
You'll be growing plants with ease in the superb AquaFarm from GHE (General Hydroponics Europe). The AquaFarm is a hugely popular all-in-one hydroponic unit used by new and experienced growers alike! The AquaFarm has a large planter for a huge root-system allowing plants to grow large. As one of the most popular hydro systems on the market, you can't go wrong with an AquaFarm!
- Manufactured by GHE - one of the original hydroponics systems manufacturers
- Based on the WaterFarm - a favourite of growers for over 30 years
- Air Pump driven dripper system - infuses vast amounts of oxygen into the nutrient solution
- Easy to use
- Encourages very fast plant growth
- Utilises clay pebbles (not included)
- Includes reservoir indicator - see how much nutrient solution is in the reservoir at a glance
- Clay Pebbles not included
- Air Pump included - Hailea ACO-2201 single outlet pump
The AquaFarm Dripper System contains:
The GHE AquaFarm consists of a bottom reservoir tank, top grow container, air-line, pumping column, t-piece and drip-ring. The AquaFarm comes complete with instructions for use.
The AquaFarm also requires Clay Pebbles (not included)
How the AquaFarm system works:
Plants are grown within the top chamber of the AquaFarm which is filled with clay pebbles. The growing chamber of the AquaFarm is suspended above the reservoir tank which is filled with nutrient-enriched water. An air pump drives the nutrient solution from the reservoir up through the “pumping column" to the drip-ring at the top by a clever "venturi" system where it is then dripped onto clay pebbles. The nutrient solution then runs down through the clay pebbles, then through holes in the bottom of the growing chamber and finally back into the reservoir. This method of recirculation infuses the nutrient solution with huge amounts of oxygen and constantly wets the roots, stimulating outstanding growth. An external blue indicator pipe shows the level of the nutrient solution left in the reservoir.
Using the AquaFarm system:
A grommet is fitted in the hole near the bottom of the reservoir tank. An elbow is fitted to the bottom of the blue reservoir level indicator pipe and the elbow is then fitted into the grommet in the reservoir. The top of the blue reservoir tank indicator pipe is held in place by a push-in O-clip.
The reservoir tank of the AquaFarm is filled with 10 litres of nutrient solution, the growing chamber is then placed on the top. The pumping column is then fitted going down into reservoir tank with the air-line connected into the hole near the top. The growing chamber is then filled with 8 litres of expanded clay pebbles and the t-piece and drip-ring is fitted to the top of the pumping column. The other end of the airline is then connected to an air pump. Pot the plant into the clay pebbles (not included) at the centre and switch the air-pump on. Air is pumped down the pumping column and pushes nutrient solution back up the centre tube where it is then distributed by the t-piece and drip-ring which waters the plant with a consistent and regular amount of nutrient solution.
The reservoir-level indicator pipe shows the level of the nutrient solution left in the reservoir. This level will go down as the plant uses up the nutrient solution. Keep an eye on the nutrient solution level and don't let it go down to less than half it's original height. To top it up simply add water or nutrient solution by pouring it carefully into the top of the grow chamber. We recommend changing the nutrient solution every 7 days.
The AquaFarm is an good all-in-one hydroponic unit which is reliable, easy to use and inexpensive. The AquaFarm makes a great introduction to those learning about hydroponics yet compromises nothing compared to other hydroponic systems in terms of plant growth and yield.
To get even better results from your AquaFarm, try using an additional or dual outlet air pump and run an additional air-line to an airstone in the reservoir. This further increases the oxygenation of the nutrient solution, stimulating even better growth!
Preventing Water Damage: Even with a carefully set up hydroponic system, occasionally a seal can fail, a pipe come come adrift, or a reservoir can even split, causing a considerable amount of water to be released onto the floor. Plan ahead and plan for the worst. For example, sit your system in a high-sided Run-off or Work Tray, or use our Floor Secure Sheeting on your grow-room floor. It can be fitted so that it rides up each wall by a few inches, creating a “floor-basin" which could help prevent a huge amount of water damage if the worst should ever happen. In this regard it is much better to be safe than sorry!
Length = 18" (450mm)
Width = 18" (450mm)
Height = 18" (450mm)
Grow Chamber Capacity = 20 Litres
Reservoir = 20 Litres (up to the bottom of the grow chamber)