We're trying something new with this bottom-drain kit.
The options will allow you to customize the kit to your system's needs. Since a lot of our customers tend to have extra parts on hand or 'just a few things, but not everything' this select-your-own 1/2" kit will hopefully make the process of upgrading your system to bottom-drain much smoother.
We're charging a flat-rate fee of $7.95 to cover the shipping and the price will adjust as you modify your selections.
How to order your kit:
1. Determine the number of plant sites you need and select it in the drop down.
2. Select the number of tee fittings your system will require. Keep in mind that 2 plant sites can share 1 tee, but beyond that, each plant site in excess of 2 will require 1 tee per site due to the way they connect into the drainage line. For example: a 2-site system would need just 1 tee. A 4-site system requires 3.
3. Select the number of elbows necessary. Note that if you're using a single-site system, you could select 0 tees, and 1 or 2 elbows to accomplish the task. In general 1 elbow is all that is necessary.
4. Select if you'd like a ball-valve included. This is needed for being able to close-off the drainage system so it will stop draining thru the pump and for maintenance. Very helpful and definitely recommended.
5. Select if you need a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer with a short length of 3/4" tubing attached. This is necessary to convert the 1/2" drainage line over to the 3/4" pump inlet that most pumps have. This will more than likely be necessary unless you happen to already have such an adapter handy or a pump with 1/2 inch input.
6. Select to include a pump or not. If you already have a Fallponic system (or extra in-line pump already), you can repurpose your existing drainage pump to work with the kit.
7/15/2021 Update: After a number of requests, we're now offering a stronger Active Aqua 400 series pump to speed drainage time.
7. Finally, select the length of 1/2" tubing you require for your system. 10' should be enough for 4-site systems and anything smaller. 20' should cover a 8-site system. Keep in mind these are just recommendations and your system might differ based on type and configuration. We'd encourage you to take some measurements to get a general idea of what will be necessary for your situation and keep in mind that you may need to pump the water far away to a sink or drain. - Gary