What is Bubbleponics system?
Bubbleponics is a hybrid, top-fed hydroponic technique that utilizes aspects of both deep water culture (DWC) and drip hydroponic systems. More specifically, Bubbleponic systems continuously feed plant roots with a nutrient-rich solution. Bubbleponics’ drip irrigation system solves this common hydroponic dilemma.
How does a water culture system work?
The Deep Water Culture System In the reservoir, an airstone that’s connected to an air pump is placed in the water. This helps to balance the oxygen supply in the water. Additionally, nutrients are also added to the water at this stage to enrich the growing medium.
How does the Kratky method work?
In the Kratky system, a young seeding is placed onto a raft that sits on top of a tank or other container filled with water and a nutrient solution. The seedling’s roots are suspended in the solution: from this, they draw up the nutrients needed to feed the plant.
How often do you change the water in a DWC system?
Therefore, every 1-2 weeks (generally the longest you should wait before changing your nutrient solution is three weeks), you should remove your plants from the reservoir to replace and refresh the hydroponic nutrient solution, then place the plants back in the reservoir.
What do I need for a DWC hydroponic system?
A DIY hydroponic DWC is very easy to design. All you need is a 3 ½ gallon (13 l.) bucket, 10-inch (25 cm.) net pot, an air pump, air tubing, an air stone, some rockwool, and some expanding clay growing medium or the growing media of your choice.
How does a recirculating DWC system work?
Much like it’s cousin, the bubble bucket, the recirculating deep water culture system (RDWC, better known as DWC) quickly grows plants in a near ideal environment. Air stones in each plant site, and the reservoirs. A pump to recirculate the nutrient solution throughout the system.
What causes root rot in DWC?
A fungus—known as Phytophthora, a water-borne organism that thrives in damp, oxygen-poor environments—causes root rot. The fungus grows on the roots, preventing the plant from absorbing nutrients and gradually killing the plant altogether.