Hydroponic Systems Important features needed for a perfect hydroponic grow box system Being an expert of hydroponics, I will discuss what you want to look out for when buying your perfect hydroponic system. If you are looking to buy a grow box, you should get one that will fit your needs.
First, you should be aware that hydroponic growing is much faster than traditional gardening. Also, growing plants in hydroponic systems takes much less space than if you were to grow plants in soil. (In case you don't know, hydroponics only uses water, light, and nutrients; no soil is used.) Basically, your grow box will provide fast growth and use a little amount of space. The plants will grow tall, but they would affect each other horizontally.
Here is a list of important aspects when buying a hydroponic system.
Although you could grow plants in less space, it would be ideal to grow your plants in a vertical hydroponic system. Vertical hydroponic systems allow for about 4.5 feet of growing space. This is ideal for growing. You can grow some types of plants in grow boxes that allow for only 2 feet of growing space, but 4.5 feet is ideal.
Most grow boxes are about 3 feet wide. There is really no need to worry about the width when buying a grow box. Most manufacturers allow for 3 feet of growing space.
Most grow boxes are 1.5 feet deep. Only a few grow boxes allow for 2 feet of depth. Although 1.5 feet of depth is ok, 2 feet is ideal.
Type of hydroponic system
This really doesn't matter. There are 5 different types of hydroponics. Either of the 5 types will be ok.
Most hydroponic providers offer a Co2 upgrade. This is very important. It will speed up your growth process by 30% - 50%. Unless you are on a tight budget, always opt in for the Co2 system.
The stealth value is usually important to customers. They want a hydroponic system to look like a piece of furniture. Most grow box systems already look like a piece of furniture, so there is no need to worry about this when buying from most companies.
Odor control is very important for indoor gardeners. Make sure the hydroponic system you are buying has a charcoal filter. Charcoal filters are used in the military to block nerve gas. They will surely block the odor of your plants.
A Strong Outer Shell
Make sure the hydroponic supplier provides a strong outer shell. Some hydroponic retailers buy their outer shells from Home Depot. This is not good enough. The outer shell should be made of quality steel.
If you are buying a hydroponic system, it is important to buy from a quality retailer. I personally have bought from a company called Dealzer.com. I can vouch for them since every grow box in their line of grow boxes has most of these features.