Autopot 8Pot System
AutoPot Watering Systems USA are specialists in self-watering systems, with an emphasis being strongly placed on efficiency and preservation. AutoPot Watering Systems USA delivers products that are considered one of the most environmentally friendly watering systems in the world to domestic, hydroponic and commercial markets. Our systems ensure this claim as the plant uses everything that is supplied to it; there is no loss of water, run-off or leakage!
There are a few things you must do before planting. The first and most important thing is to make sure you use the root control discs. You should use one for each pot. The root control disc is placed in the pot, gold face down. This root control disc will prevent roots from leaving the pot and heading towards the AQUAvalve. However it is prudent to keep an eye on any roots escaping and heading towards the AQUAvalve, if this happens, please simply remove the roots. This will not damage your plant in any way.
An ideal substrate for use in AutoPot systems is a 40% mix of clay pellets with coco. AutoPot Watering Systems have grown plants in a vast range of substrates from coral, to denim and pumice stone… we are now using the systems for aeroponic plant growth.
*Clay pebbles should not be used alone as there is not enough capillary action in the clay pebbles to draw the water high up into the pot. Clay pebbles should always be used with additional substrates.
Clay pebbles at the bottom of the pot can also be used as additional drainage if required to a level of 1″. Please ensure that the clay pebbles are pH stable before use.
Whichever substrate you decide to use, make sure its light, fluffy and free draining.
All AutoPot Watering Systems are extremely versatile and can be used with the medium/substrate of your choice. Whether growing in soil, coco, or hydroponically our systems exceed all expectations.
Pot up your plants, water through, then allow your plants to establish in the pots for a period of 7 to 10 days before turning your system on. This will encourage a stronger and healthier root system.
Always raise your tank to a minimum of 150mm above the highest AQUAvalve and re-fill the tank when there is approximately a 1/3 of the solution left – never allow the tank to run empty.
For best results, we recommend mineral fertilizers. Do not use organic fertilizers, as they have a tendency to block small pipework.
Clean all substrate from the bottom and sides of the pots before placing in each tray. This will ensure your system is clean from the start.
1 x 25 gallon FlexiTank 25 gallon tank
1 x ½” click-fit tank adaptor & filter
19ft of ½” pipe
1 x ½” in-line tap
4 x ½”-¼” cross connector
8 x 1Pot trays & lids
8 x 3.9 gallon pot
8 x AQUAvalve
13ft of ¼” pipe
8 x Root Control Disc