Automated Digital Climate Controllers Hydroponics Chamber
Hydroponics refers to the culturing of plants in water and mineral nutrient solutions without a soil substrate. The process may require either a solution culture or a medium culture for the growth of plants. The solution culture refers to the culturing of plants in a solution, without a solid medium and includes continuous flow solution culture, static solution culture and aeroponics. The medium culture involves the use of a solid medium such as gravel, sand or rockwool for the roots. The technique can be used to grow almost any terrestrial plant in a mineral nutrient solution or in an inert medium and is widely used for biology research and education.
Hydroponics is often preferred over the conventional methods of horticulture as it provides better yields with less effort and within a shorter time frame. Since the process is carried out in a controlled system, it results in less nutrient pollution and also reduces the water costs. Moreover, it provides better control over the plant nutrition, thereby reducing the nutrition costs as well. However, the absence of a soil substrate often makes the system quite fragile and vulnerable to pathogen attack. Therefore, it is important to use technologically sound, good quality hydroponics systems that are easy to maintain and guarantee better security to the hydroponics.
The hydroponics chambers are such specially designed equipments that come equipped with adequate lighting arrangements, ventilation units and other advanced technological features to guarantee higher yields and better plant security.
The hydroponics chambers are generally available as single or dual chamber units, designed for low power usage and maximum yield. These portable units are quite compact in size and easy to set-up and can be operational just by adding water and nutrients to the chamber and a simple plug-in. The hydroponics chambers may also be available as multifunction units that allow cloning, propagation, blooming, vegetation and drying within a single unit. They are usually equipped for automatic watering and automatic reverse osmosis for clean and safe water. The unit comes equipped with water pumps that can pump up to 250 gallons per hour. Some of the models may also feature built-in clone machines for cloning of plant species.
The hydroponics chamber usually feature wall to wall illumination, designed to prevent light leaks and ensure uniform and adequate illumination of the interiors. They use digital electronics for better control of working temperature and illumination and to protect the equipment from any power surges. The equipment may also be provided with a hygrometer that helps in maintaining the water level and a thermometer that helps in maintaining the accurate working temperature.
Most of the available models of hydroponics chambers feature automated digital climate controllers for highly precise and accurate working conditions. They are also equipped with built-in carbon filters that help in maintaining clean environments and reduce the problem of odour. The equipment uses an efficient air circulation system that helps in maintaining adequate air flow and uniform CO2 distribution. The hydroponics chambers also come equipped with heavy duty locks for added security. These turn-key systems may also be provided with password protected timers for better control of each and every function.