Oxypot XL DWC System
The Oxypot XL can grow up to 3 plants in the ‘deep water culture’ hydroponic style. In DWC set-ups, plants are suspended in net pots directly above heavily oxygenated nutrient solution. Roots grow down into the solution and thrive without the need for huge amounts of growing medium. Stunning results can be achieved in the simplest fashion, delivering healthy, resilient plants and huge yields with very little mess or hassle. Highly recommended!
- Delivers huge yields, thanks to very high levels of oxygenation
- Quick and easy to set up
- Requires less than a litre of medium (clay pebbles) per plant
- Supplied with parts for growing 1 plant, but can handle up to 3
- Large 70 litre reservoir
- Flip-over lid for adjustable plant height levels (see images above)
- Clean and clinical – produces very little waste
- Manufactured from tough plastic
- Designed with a gap for airline tubing
Using the Oxypot XL:
Place the 70 litre reservoir under your grow light in a central area. Fill the reservoir tank roughly 3 quarters full, so that the water level sits just below the underside of the net pots. Add nutrients to the appropriate EC levels and pH adjust the solution to around 5.8. Place the lid on the reservoir and place the hole covers on the two holes at the outer edges. Note that the lid can be placed on the reservoir in two different ways, as shown in the images above, which alter the height level above the waterline.
Take your air-pump and place it in a dry area away from the reservoir itself at a height level that is above the reservoir’s waterline. Connect your air-stones to the air-pump using suitable lengths of air-line tubing. Insert check valves into the air-line tubing to guarantee that water does not siphon back to the air pump causing damage and potential hazards. When you turn the pump on at the wall outlet, you’ll notice a bubbling effect in the nutrient solution.
We recommend developing your plants into 3” or 4” Rockwool cubes before transplanting to this system. Cuttings are OK to transplant, but the length of time that it takes for roots to search out the nutrient solution below is greatly increased.
Add a small layer of pre-rinsed clay pebbles to the net pot, then place the Rockwool cube with your chosen plant on top. Fill in the sides with clay pebbles, so that the Rockwool cube is completely covered. Your net pot can then be placed inside the centre hole. Hand water from the top down until roots have grown out from the net pot and made contact with the nutrient solution below.
Always ensure that nutrient temperatures stay in the 18-20 degrees centigrade range. At temps above 21 degrees, water starts to lose oxygen which reduces the effectiveness of the system and can lead to issues with root disease.
Reservoir: 79cm (l) x 47cm (w) x 29.5 (h)
Top Cover: 82.5cm (l) x 52.5cm (w) x 11cm (h)
Full system (lid up): 82.5cm (l) x 52.5cm (w) x 38cm (h)
Full system (lid facing down): 82.5cm (l) x 52.5cm (w) x 33cm (h)