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What is a hydroponic system?

Meaning water work in Greek, hydroponics is a growing method with distant origins, dating back to the Pharaonic era, in its most basic state.
Today,hydroponics has been updated and takes on a variety of forms through hydroponic growing systems that are larger or smaller, more or less complex and modular (such as Platinium's Modular range)

Discover hydroponic growing systems and their various variants: from classichydroponics oraeroponics, an alternative to the previous growing method, to true soilless hydroponic growing systems.

Also visit our hydroponic equipment section where you will find the necessary accessories to build or maintain a hydroponic system. Irrigation hoses, connections, water pumps, air pumps, stakes, sprayers, tanks, ...

In hydroponic growing systems, the website distributes the biggest brands of the European market, such as GHE, Platinium Hydroponics platinium Aeroponics, Aliens, AutoPot Global, Garland, Blumat, France Arrosage, Siroflex...

What are the different types of hydroponic growing systems?

The most common technique, hydroponics is a growing method with automated and periodic irrigation of the nutrient solution.
In this type of cultivation, the nutrient solution is in most cases recycled and reinjected to the roots to form a closed circuit, driven by pumps, a cultivation tray and a reservoir. Flood and Drain technique.

On the other hand, much more elitist, some home hydroponic systems are open, called drain to vast. In this sense, the nutritive solution is brought only once, to the roots of the plants, before being definitively rejected.

Hydroponic growing systems are said to be active, due to the use of water or air pumps (such as GHE's Waterfarm or Aquafarm ) and nutrient solution distribution circuits.
Based on the principles of gravity and capillarity, a hydroponic system can also be passive, like the AutoPots or the irrigation cores Blumat.

In general, hydroponics relies on the use of hydrophilic substrates, such as expanded clay balls, coconut fiber, rock wool oraquanappe for plant walls.

Clay ball Coir fiber Rock wool Aquanappe

Once your substrate is selected, the nutrient solution of a hydroponic system will be distributed cyclically (using programmers).

For this, there are various methods of irrigation, which can be found on a modern hydroponic system: irrigation by stakes ( drip systems), irrigation by floods ( tidal table systems), irrigation by trickles ( NFT systems for Nutrient Film Technique) or irrigation by sprays, by misting(aeroponic systems).

Drip system Aeroponic system Tide table system NFT system
Stake irrigation

Spray irrigation
or misting

Irrigation by flooding

Irrigation by runoff
(nutrient film technique)

What other major alternative to hydroponic growing systems does offer?

Aeroponics is a variant of hydroponics based on the use of a growing medium, a substrate.

Based on a necessarily closed circuit, aeroponic growing systems are driven by water pumps whose pressure is sufficient to bring the nutrient solution on the roots (evolving without substrate and in a hydroponic basket), in the form of jets or mists (ultraponics) and through sprayers.
Thus sprayed, the nutrient solution is filled with air, guaranteeing an optimized air/water/nutrient ratio, extremely beneficial to the evolution of the plants and their productivity.

True soilless culture mode, the aeroponic culture systems are declined on modules measuring several square meters to much more compact units allowing to operate a culture in its entirety.
There are also aeroponic cuttings, which are small aeroponic growing systems dedicated to the rapid rooting of young plants (cuttings or seedlings), such as the SuperCloners from Platinium Aeroponics., your online horticultural advisor.