Types of Cannabis Hydroponics Systems
The Hydroponics system, even though it may sound like a complete system, actually has many different types. To sum it all, here are the following types of cannabis hydroponic systems: Wick System, Ebb & Flow, Drip Systems, DWC (Deep Water Culture), NFT (Nutrient Film Technology), Aeroponics & Aero Cloners, as well as Fog Technology.
A wick system may be any device from your home that can elaborate wick setups. Most of the time, they are passive systems. This means they are not moving. The nutrients are drawn to the growing medium coming from the reservoir with the use of a wick.
Ebb & Flow
Ebb & Flow is done by having the nutrients and the water raised from a contained medium, and then afterward, draining them again back to the reservoir. Unlike the first system, this is a passive system, and certain kits come with a complete list of tools and equipment needed for the setup. The only enemy of this system is power outages and other failures caused by the timer and pump. Drip systems implementation is by means of applying water directly, yet slow to the medium. There are two key factors in the success of this system. For one, the water absorption occurs by the soil before it evaporates. Also, water application happens only where needed.
People sometimes refer to DWC as Bubble buckets. This is, by far, one of the easiest to implement among all hydroponic systems. A certain platform takes hold of the plants found directly on the solution. An air pump supplies air to the plant’s air stone which bubbles for the nutrient solution, supplying oxygen to the plant’s roots. NFT, on the other hand, uses a consistent flow of nutrient solution, and generally uses a submersible water pump. The implementation becomes complete as the nutrient solution returns to the growing tray, flowering on the roots, draining them back to the reservoirs. Aeroponics and Aero Cloners is the process used to grow a combination of nutrient/water air and mist, that is sprayed in an environment that is enclosed using a very little medium.
Fog Technology (Fogponics)
The last hydroponic system that we will discuss is the Fog technology (or Fogponics). It is definitely the latest strategy in using the newest innovations in nutrient delivery technologies. Inspired by NASA research, thus the name aeroponics. With this system, elimination of all waterborne pathogens happens, which results to the production of the largest and healthiest root system.