Deep Water Culture (DWC) 4 Site 5-Gallon Round Bucket Bubbler Hydroponics Kit
The Deep Water Culture (DWC) 4 Site 5-gallon Round bucket Bubbler makes growing hydroponics simple in four large 5-gallon round bucket lids that have 5 inch net pots built in. The ultra-quiet air pump with four ports supplies air through separate lines to the individual air stones within each bucket which provides an oxygenated environment for optimal root health as well as quicker and healthier growth. A basic Deep Water Culture (DWC) setup can be constructed using this kit and standard 5-gallon buckets that can be bought from a local hardware store. Growing mediums, such as clay pebbles, are put in the basket. The sturdier grow media like clay pebbles help keep plants standing up straight. A nutrient and water solution are added to each bucket. The water level inside the bucket shouldn't reach the top but should be able to submerge all the plant's roots. Oxygen is a key factor in DWC systems, and it is what makes this method effective. Because the roots of the plant are always in the water it is essential to use air stones and an air pump to oxygenate the water and the nutrients. Air stones cause bubbles and, when they are combined, they increase the amount of oxygen dissolved in the solution. This allows the plant to absorb more of the nutrient solution.
- 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
- 30' x Black Air Tubing
- 4L x Clay Pebbles
Note: This kit does NOT include the 5-gallon 12" round buckets. They can be bought at a local hardware store.
Q. What is the major difference in Deep Water Culture kits with and without central reservoirs?
A. For systems without a central reservoir it is necessary to monitor the level of nutrient and water and fill up every bucket when needed.
In systems that are that are connected with one central reservoir the reservoir is filled with nutrients and water. The connected buckets are replenished from the reservoir as water is consumed, only the central reservoir needs to be topped up.
Q. What is a Recirculating Deep Water Culture System?
A. In a Recirculating Deep Water Culture System a pump circulates water continuously from the central reservoir through the connected buckets. The water and nutrient solution only has to be added to the central reservoir. The pump makes sure that there is a uniform distribution of the nutrient solution in every bucket.