For DWC (Deep Water Culture or Direct Water Culture) Hydroponic Systems, plants grow suspended in an oxygen-rich nutrients and water solution. This technique of growing without soil, "deep" means that the roots are submerged in water deep. In addition to light, the nutrients, water, and oxygen supply your crop everything it requires to grow optimally.
Benefits of Deep Water Culture Systems:
There are many advantages to growing in a Deep-Water Hydroponic Culture System. The plants grow faster, healthier and yields are higher. The roots of the plant are immersed in a solution of nutrients, ensuring that they have a constant intake of nutrients getting constantly oxygenated. Each plant is placed in separate containers, which means that each plant benefits from the nutrients that it needs for its own.
Lettuce is among the most simple and fast plants to cultivate in the DWC grow kit, and is a fantastic one to start with. Strawberry, Cucumbers, Peppers, Beans and Tomatoes are also great options and are able to be grown all year. Certain crops require support from the vertical with more pruning and lighting than others.
How to Use DWC Kit:
Simple Deep Water Culture Setup could be made using hydroponic buckets. A basket made of net sits inside a hole it's lid. The grow medium, like clay pebbles are put into the basket. The more robust grow media like pebbles or rocks will help keep plants standing up straight. A nutrient as well as a water solution are added to each bucket. The level of water in the bucket must not exceed the top of the pot, but should soak in the root of the plant. What amount of oxygen that the plant gets is a key element in DWC systems, and it is what makes this method efficient. Because the roots of the plant are constantly in water It is crucial to make use of air stones and an air compressor for aquariums to to oxygenate the water and the nutrient solution. Air stones cause bubbles, and when combined they boost the level of oxygen in the solution. This allows the plant to absorb more nutrients in the solution.
The Deep Water Culture (DWC) 4 Site 5-gallon Round bucket Bubbler makes hydroponics growing simple in four large 5-gallon round bucket lids, each with five" net-pots. The quiet air pump with four port manifolds delivers air via separate lines to each of the air stones inside each bucket, supplying the best oxygenated water for root health as well as more rapid healthy growth. Simple installation using standard 5-gallon buckets that can be bought from Home Depot.
- 4 x Black 5 gallon 12-" Dia. Round Bucket Lids with 5" Net Pots
- 4 x Black Rubber Seal for Air Tubing
- 1 x 15 L/min Capacity 110VAC Air Pump
- 4 x 63mm Ring Air Stones
- 40' x Black Air Tubing
- 4L x Clay Pebbles
Note that this does not include the 5-gallon 12" round containers. These are available at Home Depot
Why should you buy DWC System from us? Our DWC System is a great value
Artisun Technology offers various DWC and RDWC systems for sale at affordable prices to help you get started and growing quickly. Our Hydroponic Bucket systems have been built for simplicity of use and expansion. Instructions are clear and help in easy setup. Support for customers is friendly and knowledgeable. is available in case of need.
Q. What is the major difference in Deep Water Culture kits with and without central reservoirs?
An. For systems without a central reservoir you must manually check the level of nutrient and water and fill up your solution for each one when it is used up from the facility. These are standalone buckets, as they do not share a water source and an air compressor is centrally located. There is the option of having one or a number of buckets. In systems that are that are connected with a reservoir centrally the reservoir is filled with nutrients and water. Since the plants consume the nutrient solution and water the solution for all buckets that are connected is drawn out of it by plants. The solution needs to be added into the reservoir centrally.
Q. What is a Recirculating Deep Water Culture System?
The . In a Recirculating Deep Water Culture System water is continuously circulated and pumped through a pump to the buckets connected from the reservoir central. The solution only requires to be added the reservoir centrally. The pump makes sure that there is an the even distribution of the nutrient solution in every bucket.