WaterFarm Dripper System
WaterFarm Dripper System
The WaterFarm is a smaller version of the AquaFarm drip-irrigation system – a hugely popular all-in-one hydroponic unit used by new and experienced growers alike! The WaterFarm is good for when you don't have the space for an AquaFarm.
- Manufactured by GHE - one of the original hydroponics systems manufacturers
- Based on the AquaFarm - a favourite of growers for over 30 years
- Air Pump (not included) driven dripper system - infuses oxygen into the nutrient solution
- Very easy to use
- Encourages very fast plant growth
- Includes reservoir indicator - see how much nutrient solution is in the reservoir at a glance
- Clay Pebbles not included
- Comes with single outlet airpump
The GHE WaterFarm consists of a bottom reservoir tank, top grow container, air-line, single outletpumping column, t-piece and drip-ring. The WaterFarm comes complete with instructions for use.
The WaterFarm also requires Clay Pebbles (not included)
How the WaterFarm system works:
Plants are grown within the top chamber of the WaterFarm which is filled with clay pebbles. The growing chamber of the waterfarm is suspended above the reservoir tank which is filled with nutrient-enriched water. An air pump (not included) 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.
How to use the WaterFarm 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 WaterFarm 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 (not included). 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 WaterFarm is an good all-in-one hydroponic unit which is reliable, easy to use and inexpensive. The WaterFarm 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 WaterFarm, try using an additional air pump (or a dual outlet type) 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 = 12" (300mm)
Width = 12" (300mm)
Height = 18" (450mm)
Grow Chamber Capacity = 8 Litres
Reservoir Capacity = 10 Litres