The AutoPot 24-Pot systems are where the Autopots really come into their own, where hand-watering is simply too much of a time commitment for most hobby gardeners. The 24-pot systems will fill 6-10 square metres of growing area depending on plant size and spacing.
AutoPot systems are plant driven, gravity-fed systems (meaning no noise from pumps or potential pump failure). The Aquavalve in each pot-base will fill the tray to 20mm and then close until the tray is completely empty before refilling to 20mm, allowing every plant an essential dry period and be fed on demand regardless of the rest of the plants in the room.
Available with the standard 15l square pots and each system is supplied with a 225l Flexitank and all of the necessary fittings and pipework to set the system up. We also list the system with a 400l FlexiTank for those wanting to leave the system for longer periods (up to around a week) without topping up the tank. All options come with Iceline supply pipe to keep the nutrient temperature to a minimum whilst between the reservoir and the plant.
As with all of the Autopot systems, your plants will need to be hand-watered from the top as required for the first 7-10 days. Once the roots have had a chance to establish within the pot the tap can be turned on. It is a very good idea to clean the 16mm filter every few weeks and avoid putting any organics or viscous additives in the reservoir.
Autopots are fed from underneath, they require a medium that is able to absorb liquid effectively, Coco coir works very well, it can be used alone or mixed with perlite or clay pebbles, up to a ratio of around 1 part medium to 1 part perlite/clay pebbles, particularly when using heavier potting soils. Even coco grows benefit when the medium is mixed with perlite at a rate of around 1:1 (coco - perlite/clay pebbles). Soil is fine, but heavier grades work best when mixed with up to 50% perlite.
We recommend growers use a good quality soil/Coco in this system such as House and Garden Bat Special or Canna Terra Professional Plus 1:1 (coco/soil - perlite/clay pebbles) or works well with a bed of clay pebbles around a 40-50mm as recommended by Autopot.
24Pot System includes:
1x 400 ltr FlexiTank
1x 16mm click-fit tank adaptor & filter
1x 10 metres of 16mm pipe
2x 16mm in-line tap
1x 16mm tee
12x 16mm-6mm cross connector
24x 1Pot trays & lids
24x 15ltr pot
1x 12 metres of 6mm pipe
24x matrix discs
24x root control discs