This system is designed for those who are limited in square meters. Also there is the potential to use the maximum amount of space and light available.
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 flow through of nutrient water to cultivated plants.
In this system there is no 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 manages to oxidize all roots without light (to eliminate the formation of algae).
By this design an even supply of nutrients to each plant in the system is ensured.
Nor does this system lag behind in production, because it allows an area of about 2,25m² to be increased to an area of about 7,2m². Theoretically it can be more than three times more powerful than horizontal systems, and it allows for there to be up to two and a half times as high crop yeild, with the same light output. Whereby each light illuminates an area three times larger than the horizontal systems.
Further features: 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 taked to dispose of waste or cleaning of reusable material (expanded clay). The only waste is the root system of the plants, which after opening the lid is simply pulled out and can be recycled as compost.
Our system can also be used as an Aquaponic system.
Recommended illumination: 2x 400-600W
Pump power: 40W
Side length: 1500 mm
Number planting containers: 28 pieces
Contents reservoir: 140 l
Design: left and right
Overall system height: 2450 mm
Real space with the door closed: 2,25m²
Realistically usable area under: 7,2m^2