How hydroponic systems work may seem complicated at first, but once you understand them, you’ll see how they work is actually really quite simple. There are six types of hydroponic systems (Drip System, Ebb & Flow, N.F.T., Water Culture, Aeroponics, and Wick). The plants roots need 3 things, water/moisture, nutrients, and oxygen. What makes the six types of hydroponic systems different is simply how they deliver these three things to the plants roots. Each type of system is described in the detail in the links (by name) to the left and below.
Regardless of what they may choose to call them, all hydroponic systems are based on these six types, and are either one of these types of systems, or a combination of two or more of the six types. There are thousands of ways to make variations, as well as alter any aspect of any of the six types of systems. So once your familiar with how each of the three roots needs (water, nutrients, and oxygen) are delivered in each type of hydroponic system, you’ll quickly be able to identify what type of system any hydroponic system is.
The Six Types of Hydroponic Systems: (click then link)
- Drip System
- Ebb- Flow (Flood & Drain)
- N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technique)
- Water Culture
- Wick System
Post time: Sep-08-2017