Deep water culture hydroponic systems are one of the most popular hydroponic systems alongside flood and drain and drip systems. They're simple, easy to use and provide excellent results. You'll find everything you need to get your DWC system up and running in our category below which is solely dedicated to deep water culture hydroponics.
Deep water culture systems are one of the simplest hydroponic systems and are thus commonly found in house holds across Australia and the world. You'll find both home growers and commercial growers using this system for two main reasons. Firstly. It's simple. Secondly. It provides excellent results. It works great in smaller set ups and with large scale grows. Like they say, KISS - keep it simple stupid.
The way deep water culture works is very similar to all the other hydroponic systems. You have the reservoir which contains water and nutrients. The plants then hang above the reservoir with their roots inside the water. To ensure they don't drown you place air stones and air pumps within the water which provide oxygen directly to the roots via the water. To set this up it is relatively cheap as all you need are the following items:
Air pump / Air stone
Baskets to hold the plants, a platform to place the baskets in and a growing medium
Deep water culture systems work great for 90 percent of plants as they're continuously watered and feed by the roots hanging in the water. They're also always getting oxygen via the air stone and pump which is vital for vigorous growth and high yields. An important thing to remember is to ensure you have provided a large enough air stone / pump in your reservoir as the more oxygen your plants get the better growth and yield you will see. We highly recommend deep water culture to our customers as we have tested all different types of hydroponic set ups and always see great results with DWS.
If you have any questions regarding our deep water culture products listed below or are just a little stuck in which products you should get and which provide the best results please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our hydroponic team are here to help and will provide you with honest and priceless information when it comes to DWC systems. Click here to message our hydroponic experts.