For those who are constrained by ceiling height and floor space, we have developed the 4SM.
Here too, we have worked on exploiting the maximum potential of light in the room.
It is a hydroponic apparatus utilizing the technique of nutrient film (NFT-nutrient film technique), which is arranged in a vertical growing system with gravity flowing through the nutrient water to cultivated plants.
In this system there is no solid media, the roots are placed directly into the water which flows through the drainage system over the entire area of each successive planting container, it also oxidizes without light (to eliminate the formation of algae).
By this design an even supply of nutrients to each plant in the system is ensured.
This system allows an area of about 2,25m² to be increased to an area of about 4m². This is more powerful than the horizontal systems, and the design allows up to twice as high harvest at the same power illumination when illuminating up to twice as large an area than the horizontal systems.
Further features are easy maintenance, either when mixing the simple nutrient solution and by its control and good access to the plants for their maintenance as well as during harvesting. The issue of waste in a system using solid media (clay, rockwool, clay ...), is reduced, which is a financial benefit for each harvest, also reducing the time taken to dispose of waste or cleaning of reusable material (expanded clay). The only waste is the root system of plants, which after opening the lid is simply pulled out and can be recycled as compost.
Planting containers can be easily removed and washed
Our system can also be used as an Aquaponic system.
Recommended illumination: 1x 400-600W
Pump power: 25W
Side length: 1500 mm
Number planting containers: 16 pieces
Contents reservoir: 140 l
Design: left and right
Overall system height: 1775 mm
Real space with the door closed: 2,25m²
Realistically usable area under: 4sq.m.