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Agron Offers a Full Range of Water Aeration Products for Indoor Growers
No matter what crops are being grown, water is a necessity that cannot be ignored. Water aeration works by providing a fine mist that settles over crops without causing any damage. Agron is committed to providing our customers with the water aeration products they need. We offer a range of pump systems and replacement parts for some of the most respected manufacturers.
Why Is Water Aeration So Important for Indoor Crops?
Keeping crops properly watered can be a full-time job when indoor growers have a large setup. Having a watering system in place is a must. It is also crucial indoor growers can control how much water is being delivered to their plants at any given growing stage.
There is a fine line between too much water and not enough. Both issues can lead to plant death or stunted growth. With too much water, there is not enough air circulation, and this can prevent the exchange of gases at the root level. Too much water also causes the roots of plants to rot.
When there is not enough water, crops will not be given the nutrients they need for healthy growth. Water becomes a conveyor that allows nutrients from the soil to reach the roots and be transported throughout the plant cells.
What Is Hydroponics?
The meaning of hydroponics is working water. This type of growing system does not require soil, so it is considered a beneficial setup for indoor horticulturists. Commercial growers are especially fond of hydroponic systems because they can produce a higher yield.
Another benefit of using a hydroponic system is speed. On average, crops tend to mature around 25% faster when they are grown in a nutrient-rich water base instead of soil. At Agron, we are committed to helping growers have access to the hydroponic equipment they need so their plants will have the oxygen-rich water supply they require for healthy growth.
We Carry the Essential Products
There are some vital products hydroponic growers will need for their setup. No matter the size of the growing room, Agron has the products that keep plants hydrated and nourished.
Air Diffusers are an important component of any growing system. They help to keep the water circulating in the holding tank and add needful oxygen, so the water does not become stagnant and full of algae and bacterial growth.
Air Pumps also help to oxygenate the water supply of a hydroponic growing system. Oxygen is a vital nutrient for healthy plant growth. If plant roots are constantly sitting in water, they will drown without the crucial oxygen they need. Air pumps also work like diffusers in preventing algae and bacteria growth in water tanks.
When choosing an air pump or diffuser, size does matter. Generally, hydroponic systems need one watt of power per gallon of water. Agron has a catalog of various sizes of pumps and diffusers for all types of indoor growing needs.
Air Stones work with pumps and release minuscule bubbles of air into the water. As air is pumped through the microscopic openings of the stones, oxygen is released into the water. These stones also help to keep the water at an even temperature. Water temperature maintenance helps to prevent problems with plant growth.
We Carry the Best Brands in Hydroponic Equipment
While there are many hydroponic products on the market, not all of them are created equal. Agron is committed to only offering the best of the best. We rely on the following manufacturers for our own growing needs.
EcoPlus is a company that produces some of the highest-quality components for hydroponic systems and aquariums. Their water pumps, air pumps, and chillers are all some of the most respected in the industry, and many of our customers rely on EcoPlus to meet their needs.
Their water pumps are primarily magnetic-driven and they come in various styles, including adjustable flow rate, fixed flow rate, and bottom draw convertible. If you are interested in learning more about our EcoPlus inventory, search our catalog.
Danner is another company we have come to respect fully, which is why they are highlighted in our vast inventory. Danner has been in the hydroponics business for over eighty years. They produce a variety of brands, including Pondmaster Eco, Supreme Hydro, Pondmaster, Supreme Aquarium, ProLine, and Pool Care.
We invite our customers to view the Danner products we have listed in our catalog. Customers can easily search for Danner products and find just what they are looking for in seconds. As always, we are here to answer any questions or guide you in selecting.
Types of Hydroponic Systems
There are multiple hydroponic systems that allow growers to use water instead of soil for growing their indoor crops. The following offers a summary of some of the most common types of hydroponic systems, so those who are new to indoor growing will have some idea of their options.
- Deep Water Culture is considered one of the easiest methods of hydroponic growing. Plants are suspended in nutrient-rich water and are oxygenated by an air pump.
- Nutrient Film is another technique that can be used in hydroponics. With this system, nutrient-rich water continuously flows over the root systems of the plants.
- Wicking makes use of a material that wicks nutrient-rich water to the plants. One of the most common materials used in wicking is cotton.
- Hydroponic Drip Systems are also a popular option. Plants are grown in a soilless medium and the water mixture is slowly dripped over this medium to provide the plants with the nutrients they need.
- Ebb and Flow, often referred to as a flood and drain system, floods the growing area with water that has been enriched with nutrients. The pump is hooked up to a timer so a precise water application is offered.
We Are Here to Meet Your Water Aeration Needs
At Agron, we believe in offering the highest level of customer service. Should you have any questions regarding our water aeration products, please feel free to reach out to one of our expert staff members.