Ebb And Flow Hydroponic System – It is said that Ebb and flow systems are simple and cheap ways to get started in hydroponically growing indoors. By definition, it is indeed a form of hydroponics that is recognized for its simplicity, trustworthiness of operation, and low initial investment cost. Pots are filled with an inert medium which does not have role as soil or contribute nutrition to the plants but rather anchors the roots and acts as a momentary reserve for water and solvent mineral nutrients. This hydroponic solution interchangeably floods the system and is permitted to ebb away.
Put it simply, in this system, water gets pumped in using a very simple pump. The roots get flooded with solution mix (the flood part of what is otherwise known as “flood and drain” system).Once the roots have been soaked, the solution automatically flows drains back out in to the main reservoir, allowing the plant roots to re-oxygenate.
Technically, Ebb and Flow system works by temporarily flooding the planting tray with nutrient solution and then draining the solution back into the reservoir. This action is normally done with a submerged pump that is connected to a timer. When the timer turns the pump on nutrient solution is pumped into the grow tray, and when the timer turns the pump off thus nutrient solution is pumped into the reservoir. The system can be set on a timer, and programmed to run every 4-6 hours – orhowever often you want.Ebb and Flow can be used with a variety of growing mediums, such as grow rocks, gravel or granular rockwool.
This Ebb And Flow Hydroponic System is definitely easy to build, which means you don’t need to be an expert on hydroponics to make your own ebb and flow system garden. It is also easy to use and manage, or easily plug-and-grow system. More importantly, it gives abundant nutrient, because this system works on a flood/drain concept, so the grow tray will constantly get flooded with nutrient rich water. And lastly, only require low cost for starting.