Autopots are an easy-to-use nutrient delivery system. Plants are gravity fed from a reservoir – no pumps or items of electrical equipment are required. Instead, Autopots rely on the simple genius of their Aquavalve system to distribute feed to root systems as and when they need it.
Autopots are a great way to supply your plants with the nutrients they require, without ever having to use pumps or other electrical equipment. Instead, Autopots rely on gravity and the ingenious Aquavalve to distribute nutrients as and when they are needed. Because of this, Autopot kits are simple to install and very user friendly.
Aquavalves fill trays up to the standard level of 20mm. Once this nutrient has been absorbed and the tray is empty, the Aquavalve automatically refills it back up to the 20mm level using an ingenious float valve system. Fresh nutrient solution is only ever delivered once root systems have absorbed the previous 20mm of feed.
Because Autopots are fed from underneath, they require a medium that is able to absorb liquid effectively, ‘sucking’ it up to the upper regions of the container and creating an even spread of nutrient. Coco coir ticks these boxes, making it the best performing medium we’ve tested for use in Autopot systems.
It’s also advisable to mix growing mediums with perlite, up to a ratio of around 4 parts medium to 1 part perlite, particularly when using heavier potting soils. Even coco grows benefit when the medium is mixed with perlite at a rate of around 5:1 (coco - perlite).
1 x 37 litre tank (includes lid and grommet), 1 x XL Autopot system (with 25 litre Autopot, tray, Aquavalve, marix disc, root control disc and 1.5 metres of 6mm flexi pipe), 1 x 6mm inline tap, 1 x 6mm tank filter
Unit 7, KPC Business Centre
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