Autopot 1-Pot System excl Header Tank
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.
- Complete Autopot system (excluding Header Tank)
- Automatically delivers fresh nutrient solution when the water level runs low.
- Fast-growing plant system
- Many Autopots can be used together to cover a large garden space
- Simple, reliable and excellent value-for-money
- 15 Litre pot allows plants to grow large and healthy root-systems
- Different Header Tank options are available separately
The Autopot 1-Pot System excl Header Tank Contains:
1 x 15 Litre Square Pot, 1 x single Pot Tray, 1 x Smart Valve, 1 x Root Control Disc, 1.5 metres of 6mm Flexi-Pipe.
Please note: Autopot systems no longer ship with separate root control and marix discs. A single dual-purpose, double-sided disc is now placed metallic side up in the Autopot container.
We would definitely recommend purchasing Silver Bullet Roots in addition to your system to keep your tanks completely sterile and all disease at bay.
How the Autopot 1-Pot System excl Header Tank 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.
Using the Autopot - 1 Pot System excl Header Tank
A Header Tank (available separately) on a stand is required for use with the Autopot System. The tray containing the Smart Valve is placed in the correct location in the grow-space. A root control disc is place at the bottom of the Autopot container with the metallic side facing up. It is important that a substrate with high moisture retention is used (such as soil or coco) so that wick-action can moisten the substrate from the bottom up.
Drier substrates such as clay pebbles are not suitable for this type of system. Fill the Header Tank with water and make up your nutrient solution according to your feeding schedule. Place your plant into the substrate in the pot and connect the 4mm Flexi-pipe from your Header Tank to the input of the Smart Valve and shut the cover. The Smart Valve will now deliver the first feeding to the bottom of the tray under the pot. Although this is an excellent system, it may be necessary to water your plant from the top for the first week or two until the root-system is established.
Autopot - 1 Pot System dimensions: 245mm wide x 350mm long x 310mm high
Pot Size: 15 Litre