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The Autopot SmartPot Extension Unit AQUAValve5 combines our power-free, water efficient, low maintenance, modular systems with high performance fabric pots for the first time. SmartPots stimulate plant growth by aerating, feeding and guiding the root structure rather than merely containing it.
AQUAValve5 for systems using 9mm and 12-9mm fittings.
The new Aquavalve5 has a 66% Bigger Inlet and uses 9mm piping and fittings.
The needs of growers are ever-evolving, served by an increasingly diverse range of nutrients. With a bigger, 5mm inlet, the new Aquavalve 5 rises to the challenge of delivering the widest range of nutrients in a faster flow for a quicker fill, maximizing system efficiency. Maintenance is reduced and the risk of blockages is minimized.
The porous BPA-free, lead-free SmartPot material allows improved gas exchange in the substrate. Free to breathe the root zone can see dramatically enhanced oxygen levels – supercharging growth.
When root tips reach the porous side of a SmartPot they are ‘air-pruned’ – deterred from extending any further by the air outside. Secondary roots then develop, creating a fibrous root structure with vastly improved moisture and nutrient uptake. Root circling is also thus eliminated making it possible to produce bigger plants from smaller pots.
Extremely durable and reusable the SmartPots are easily cleaned between uses if desired. Once emptied the SmartPots are best left to dry. After a few days any dust and small roots are easily brushed off. Whilst this level of cleaning is completely sufficient the SmartPot may be machine or tub washed in peroxide in order to sterilize. Do not put SmartPots in a tumble dryer.
An Autopot SmartPot Extension Unit AQUAValve5 set contains all you need to set up an automated watering system with fabric pots. The compact size and portability that SmartPot brings to XL means jaw-dropping reductions in shipping costs and much easier storage for stores and growers alike.
As with all of our systems the SmartPot System is easily extended so many pots can be linked to a single reservoir. The pots and trays can be easily moved at will, if the plants grow too large they can be spaced further apart with ease. Once set up with a water and nutrient filled reservoir this extremely versatile, gravity-fed system will run automatically. It will completely take care of all your plants needs without the need for pumps, timers or intensive maintenance.
When growing with AutoPot Smartpot Systems it is essential that a round PotSock (included with this product) be fitted around the base of each SmartPot to provide root control.
Please note: Room humidity may be increased when growing with multiple SmartPots indoors due to the exposed, porous surface of the fabric pots.
The benefits of growing in SmartPots are, put simply: Bigger, Faster, Smarter plants.
Bigger – SmartPot’s porous fabric sides allow for air pruning which effectively eliminates root circling – giving you bigger plants from smaller pots.
Faster – Increased oxygen exchange in the substrate via the porous fabric walls supercharges growth.
Smarter – Air pruning cultivates a vastly increased number of secondary feeder roots which in turn increase nutrient and water uptake.
The Autopot SmartPot Extension Unit AQUAValve5 unit includes:
1x XL tray & lid
1x 18.9ltr fabric SmartPot
1x 9mm T-Piece
1 x T Connector 12mm to 9mm
1 x Cross Connector 12mm to 9mm
1x AQUAvalve 5
1x meter length of 9mm pipe
1x PotSock Round
Autopot SmartPot Extension Unit Instructions