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Bloomroom Flexi Bubbler DWC System
These Bloomroom Flexi Bubbler DWC System (Deep Water Culture) are awsome and come flat packed. With a 100L nutrient solution holding capacity this goliath of a DWC hydroponic bubbler system and is what you need to grow true monster plants. With a large volume of water, it is easier to control PH and temperature and you won’t be topping up the reservoir every day when the hot weather comes. Being able to collapse the tank helps for transport and storage.
If you’re new to growing plants hydroponically, words like “Deep Water Culture” can sound like they’re straight out of a science-fiction movie. Compared to soil gardening, hydroponics looks more complex – but it’s not. There are many types of hydroponic systems, many of which have confusing sounding names (nutrient film technique, deep water culture, ebb and flow).
One of the simplest and most popular methods of hydroponic gardening today – Deep Water Culture, or DWC with the added value of safety if the electric was to fail. Plants in DWC have their roots submerged in water all the time.
What Is Deep Water Culture (DWC)?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, let’s get a high-level overview of this type of system. In a DWC system, a plant’s roots are suspended in a well-oxygenated solution composed of water and nutrients.
There are three critical parts of this solution:
- The roots are submerged in water and not soil (which has gaps and holes where air resides). The water needs to be well oxygenated so the plant doesn’t drown. This is accomplished with an air pump and air stone
- Think of this system as if you’re growing in soil and permanently watering your plants – this is one of the reasons growing hydroponically is so beneficial – you never need to ‘water’ again.
- Good quality soil contains all of the micro and macronutrients that a plant needs to survive and thrive. Because we have no soil, we need to supplement the oxygen-rich water with nutrients so our plants can grow.
This method is called Deep Water Culture for two reasons. One, you typically grow with a reservoir that can hold a decent amount of water and the plant roots are submerged. Two, more water means more stability in your nutrient solution, which means less monitoring and maintenance for you!
Much of the root mass you submerge in the water. The top of roots take air and the bottom of the roots take water! Therefore, as the nutrient solution is used the top roots become exposed. Other methods, such as Eb & Flow expose your plant’s root zone to air and drench them in water just a few times a day In deep water culture, most of your plant’s root system is submerged 24/7 – hence the name!
1 x Bloomroom Flexi Bubbler 100L – 45 x 45 x 45cm
1 x AC 7002 Air pump
1 x Plant Basket
1 x Planter Lid
1 x Drainage Tap
1 x Neoprene access point
2 x Airline tube and Golf ball Airstones
|Dimensions||0.60 × 0.60 × 0.35 cm|