If you would like your lids to come with the 3 small holes drilled for securing the net pot via zip ties please choose the "Yes" option. We will drill them and secure with zip ties.
Otherwise, lids will ship with the standard 8" hole for the net pot and the appropriate number of zip ties to later be installed as you see fit (no zip-tie holes pre-drilled!).
This PA Hydroponics Waterfall system is designed to fit in a 4x4 or 5x5 Gorilla Grow Tent with the reservoir outside of the tent and flows back with 3" PVC for clog free growing!It has 4 - 13 gallon plant sites (We also offer a MINI 8 gallon version) It will need assembly but all hole and tube cutting and pvc glueing will be already done by Gary himself. Please allow a week for construction on these systems! This system can be put together without any tools and is ready to go. Water flows from the outside reservoir thru 3/4 inch tubing and pours into top of the grow chambers with an inline 400 Gallon per hour pump, each plant site will get about 100 gallons of nutrient solution per hour which should keep it stirred up for even PH balancing and mixing. Included in the kit is a 265 GPH bottom draw pump with 10 feet of 1/2 inch tubing used to drain the system and reservoir. Each plant site has an airstone and 10 feet of airline to run to a 4 output air pump that's included. All you need is clay rocks nutrients and starter plants and you will be growing in the best system that we have ever built! Please watch our full assembly video on how to put this together and fill and drain it, there is NO printed instructions with this!
This system kit includes:
5 - 13 gallon buckets - drilled
1 - reservoir lid
4 - 8" custom built bucket lids - pre assembled
- waterfall tubing and 400 gallon per hour pump - tubing mostly assembled
- 4 output air pump with 10' tubing and air stones
- custom built 3" pvc return pipes all glued and ready
- water level indicator for reservoir
- 265 gallon per hour system drain pump with 10' hose
This system is totally drilled and ready to fit perfectly into a 4x4 Gorilla Grow Tent, it is possible to fit into other brand tents that have similar placed duct ports.
ASSEMBLY TIPS AND HOW TO FILL:
- Use hot water for the soft tubing! This expands the tubing which helps it go on better and also helps it seal better on barbed fittings as it cools back down.
- On the 3 inch pipes the large rubber washer goes on the outside of the buckets.
- Lean the hump piece over as much as your tent hole will allow for smoother operation.
- IMPORTANT! When you fill the system, fill it to the bottom of the hump inside and out, then turn on waterfall (this will burp out the air in the hump piece)
- Your reservoir will run lower than the plants sites, top off the water level till it touches your starter plants roots to get started, later you can let the water level go down when roots are established.
- I usually don't use hose clamps on any of our systems and have had minimal problems, some people do add hose clamps to our systems that is up to you. We included a few incase you need some.
- Don't snap shut the plant root access flaps! They are very hard to reopen!
- If your flaps start to loosen at the joint you can put on a strip of Gorilla tape or electrical tape to strengthen it up.
- Please watch our videos on Fallponics for assembly :) Thanks. And don't forget to tag us! #FALLPONICS - Gary :)
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this set up is bad ass. set up was super easy. the girls seem to love it. im using GH ten part nutes. under a slim optic 750s with 4 ft solarcure uvb x 2 also 6" ac infinity oscilating fans to keep the air moving.but anyway everything you need to get this system up and running comes in the box. i have it set up in a gorilla 5x5 but it would fit in a 4x4 but in a 5x5 you have a little room to move around.
This device is the most superior hydroponics set up. I suggest anyone with some hydro experience buy this if they are looking to minimize labor inputs and provide one uniform watering system. If this is your first setup, make sure you read and understand everything. Just because Gary makes this easy does it mean you can slack on the knowledge to operate it. I've seen, built, and purchased several hydro designs and this product is an A+ when the others are B+ at best. All the videos are icing on the cake. For filling my setup, 40 gallons is optimal. To avoid the air bubble in the U bend I first fill the reservoir bucket to 28 gallons, turn on the circulating pump, and continue filling the reservoir bucket. The water in the reservoir bucket will lower as the pump fills the 4 plant sites, and the reservoir will start to bubble. Then I just fill it to 40 gallons. A design improvement would be to install an air bleed screw. For reference, I've grown hydro indoors and outdoors for 4 years. Wicking tubs, tubes of PVC on racks, buckets, hydro towers, etc. I found a local STEM class to teach me the basics of hydro and how to build a tower from scratch. I practiced with heirloom lettuce before advanced plants.
I really like what youve done here. However theres a couple things that have been making me pull my hair out lol. The preformed tubing that comes with no clamps has been slowly developing leaks over the last couple days ive had to clamp all joints and have a fan blowing on my carpet. They need the clamps man, all of them until it splits off at the 'Y'. That being said id buy it again, awesomw setup thanks alot you guys *** We do send a few clamps with all these kits but we don't send clamps for the whole thing because usually or at least we don't hear of many problems with these dripping, sorry about that! - Gary***
2 disappointments, first this is the first time I could find an email address to ask questions! second I was surprised that you did not include the expanded clay pebbles.. I ordered a 4 lb bag at $25 only to find ths it takes appx 3 lbs per basket. i ended up ordering 50L MOTHER EARTH HGC714123 Hydroton. You should cover this on you youtube. Obviously I am new to hydropontics and figured videos was a way to start this project. I have not installed your system yet. I expect to start my harvest in the next 2 weeks. So my 4 rating is based on your videos. Ask me again in 6 months. and if you change something in a package you need to state *** Hey there, 25 liters will do 4 pots, we stopped shipping rocks with this because they bang around the system during shipping so we sell them separate on the site and they will ship in a separate box, I have mentioned to try to get stuff locally like rocks and nutrients to save on shipping, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has any questions - Gary***
i'm impressed with the quality of materials and functional design. . i'm equally impressed with the customer service. . happy growing!
This is an awesome system. Came promptly with all the necessary parts. I had a question or two, which were promptly answered. Highly recommended.
Would recommend to friends and/or purchase again.
I love this bucket system, worked perfectly as described, I have bought this system for my friends as well and no complaints! Gary and his team have great customer service! I will continue to order from Pah hydroponics as needed! Thanks again
Took 20min to assemble.. very easy with the instructional video on you tube. I'm so happy I opted for the kit !