Deep Water Culture

After successfully rooting and vegging in an aeroponics system it is simple to transplant into a DWC flowering system. DWC is for serious growers and produces larger yield and higher potency. The DWC system allows for faster more vigorous root growth in an unrestricted environment. Hydroponic root suspension allows for more efficient nutrient uptake. With no media to protect the roots temperature and oxygen levels must be monitored regularly. Only use three part nutrient solutions because organic nutrients can begin to ferment or form other cultures in the reservoir. Lack of growing medium also reduces the chance of pest infestation. The aerated system allows for aggravated oxygenated water beneficial to root health and nutrient uptake. With premium crop genetics and growing techniques you can conservatively project yields from 500g/m2 to 800g/m2

EBB AND FLOW

At Apollo Flux our preferred irrigation solution is Ebb and flow. It is a form of hydroponics that is known for its simplicity, reliability of operation, and low initial investment cost. In this system, pots are filled with an inert medium that is usually not soil but much more porous, yet capable of anchoring the roots and functioning as a temporary reserve of water and solvent mineral nutrients. The hydroponic solution alternately floods the system and is allowed to ebb away.

Ebb and flow systems are known for their modesty—they’re quiet, take up little space, and don’t require much energy. If you need your hydroponics system to be unobtrusive, ebb and flow is a good choice.

PROS:
Faster and bigger yields
Ideal for commercial crops
DWC is an automated watering system. Less work. No overwatering.
Less nutrients
Lower risk of pest infestations
Saving on water

CONS:
Higher attention to PH levels accuracy
Higher attention to PPM
Roots need to be inspected for diseases

It’s pretty simple—the limited exposure of the plant roots to the nutrient solution prevents the necessity of temperature control, water oxygenation, and other complicated factors common to other hydroponic systems.