HydroGarden Essentials – Hydroponic 2 way Thermometer Min-max
- Simultaneously displays the temperature at the unit and at the probe
- Displays the local temperature in either Centigrade or Fahrenheit, from -50C to 70C (-58F to 158F)
- Temperature accuracy: +/- 1C (+/- 2F)
- Temperature resolution: 0.1 degree
- Includes a max & min function
- Sensor probe wire length:- 1.8m (6 feet)
- Includes alert function for the temp going above a user-set temperature at the probe
- Includes alert function for the temp going below a user-set temperature at the internal sensor
- Takes 1 x AAA Battery (included)
- The rear includes a key-hole shaped hanging hole for wall hanging and a pull-out stand for sitting on a surface
Nutrient temperature measurement is via a thin waterproof probe. The Min/Max memory records the highest and lowest temperature values. Can display in °F or °C.
Simply remove from packaging, insert batteries and use.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
How to maintain a steady and consistent temperature
Maintaining the ideal atmospheric conditions within a growroom is essential to give good growth rates and healthy harvests. With a bit of knowledge, experimentation and, most of all, good care this can be achieved. Temperature is one of the main dictators in terms of a plant’s success as it has a significant impact on the water intake, light processing and intake of nutrients.
In terms of light processing, the temperature has an influence on how well the plant can photosynthesize. Photosynthesis is the natural method that plants use to generate sugars and energy from light sources and is absolutely essential. If the ambient temperature is above or below the ideal range then the photosynthesis becomes a lot less efficient and therefore the plants will generate lower yields.
Maintaining a Consistent Temperature
Before we investigate this it is, of course, important to have a thermometer in the environment. This is the starting point when aiming to obtain a uniform temperature throughout the grow room. Most lighting equipment will produce a higher level of heat in certain areas which will mean the balance is not correct.
The typical method of correcting this is to ensure a steady and consistent flow of air around the room. There are many types of fans available and oscillating are certainly a good starting point. The movement of the fan will mean that all areas of the room are targeted and that there is no hot or cool air lingering in one area.
A thermometer helps you to check that the hydroponic plants are enjoying the ideal temperature range. The Essentials 2 way hydroponic is perfect for the job.
The Ideal Growing Temperatures
Plants tend to flourish between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is around 21 to 26 centigrade. This can be used for the early stages and the flowering stages. By using the thermometer the temperature can be checked on a regular basis. Using the thermometer in several different areas of the room will give an indication of how good and effective the air flow is.
An experimental method of finding the best temperature is adjusting the air flow during the vegetative growth stage. By measuring the plant growth each time the air flow and corresponding temperature is adjusted for a period of time the ideal temperature for efficient growth can be established.
Different plants have different preferences so this needs to be considered when growing different breeds in the same area. Also, the best temperature for the flowering stage is similar to that of the vegetative growth.
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Essentials is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; HydroGarden.
From the HydroGarden website:
“HydroGarden is a company that is dedicated to challenging conventional thinking by using its available resources and developing new technologies to help drive positive change within the hydroponics industry. We want to help educate our consumers and provide a range of innovative products that meet the needs and requirements of the hydroponics market. Our goal is to be innovative, positive and commercial.”
HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organisations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequalled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.