AutoPot Air Dome
- Add oxygen to your root zone
- Increase nutrient uptake
- Maximise yields
- Easy to use
- Made by globally recognised AutoPot
- Environmentally friendly
The Autopot Air Dome has be specifically designed by Autopot to raise the levels of air within your root system, when attached to airline and an air pump. Your root system is the engine that drives the rest of the plant to be well developed and healthy. Root systems that are heavily aerated, lead to greatly increased health and growth in your plants. The extra oxygen magnifies growth of the plant throughout the entire life cycle.
AutoPot is a simple to use gravity fed self watering systems which eliminate the need for daily watering. They require no pumps, power or timers to work due to the power of gravity and the uniquely designed AQUAvalve. AutoPot brings products to you that are recognised to be some of the most environmentally friendly watering systems in the world to both domestic, hydroponic and commercial markets. This is because its clever design means the plant is only supplied with exactly what it needs, there is no loss of water, run-off or leakage. In fact the water consumption has been proven to be reduced by a massive 50% while still seeing an increase in yield and quality!
In sizes: 6mm, 16mm, 16mm-6mm
Avaiable in quantities: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50
Why more oxygen in your root zone is beneficial
At the center of every new plant growth cell is an atom of carbon, which the plant absorbs from carbon dioxide in the immediately surrounding air. As CO2 is used for it’s carbon, water vapor and Oxygen are released from the plant stomata as waste. So, if a plant is “breathing in” carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen as a waste product, what else could the plant possibly need the oxygen for? The short answer is nutrient absorption. No nutrient absorption occurs at the root zone unless oxygen is present. At a molecular level oxygen is required to transmit nutrients across the cell wall and into the roots. So, when you hear someone say they put an air pump in their nutrient reservoir to keep the plants from drowning, that is not exactly true. An air pump is placed in the nutrient reservoir to keep the plants from starving.
Oxygen is required to get nutrients in, but calcium is required to make nutrients mobile within plant tissue. This is critical if nutrients are to be used properly by the plant. Furthermore, as you increase oxygen levels at the root zone nutrient absorption continues to increase as well. As always, this is only true as long as the values for all other factors remain in their ideal ranges. This has led to many different techniques that try to boost plant growth rates by taking advantage of this fact.
The Autopot System
The AutoPot system has been designed so many 15 litre pots can be fitted together and fed from a single reservoir. The pots and trays are modular meaning they can be spaced apart more as the plants grow if required. Once assembled the reservoir can be filled with water or nutrient solution. The system will give the plant a supply of fresh feed throughout its lifecycle. Plants are gravity fed from a reservoir – no pumps or items of electrical equipment are required. Instead, AutoPots rely on the simple genius of their Aquavalve system to distribute feed to root systems as and when they need it. The will deliver the required nutrients to your plants to ensure they are taking up the nutrients solution at the optimum level. Autopots rely on gravity and the ingenious Aquavalve to distribute nutrients as and when they are needed. Because Autopots are fed from underneath, they require a medium that is able to absorb liquid effectively, ‘sucking’ it up to the upper regions of the container and creating an even spread of nutrient. Coco coir ticks these boxes, making it the best performing medium we’ve tested for use in Autopot systems. It’s also advisable to mix growing mediums with perlite or clay pebbles, up to a ratio of around 1 part medium to 1 part perlite/clay pebbles, particularly when using heavier potting soils. Even coco grows benefit when the medium is mixed with perlite at a rate of around 1:1 (coco – perlite/clay pebbles).
The AQUAvalve is supplied with every Autopot watering system. Once it is connected to the water supply it will control the flow of your water to your plants. Once connected to a reservoir the AQUAvalve will open and allow water to fill the tray to a pre-set level of 20mm. The AQUAvalve will not refill the tray until all the water has been used; this ensures that the plants are not constantly sat in stagnant water. Once all the water has been used by the plants the AQUAvalve will re-open and refill the tray. The AQUAvalve is a simple and very effective watering device, so needs to be treated with care. Keep the AQUAvalve and the tray it sits in clean, free of obstructions, soil particles and it will feed and water your plants for many years.
Autopot appreciates that not everyone has the capacity to house a large solid reservoir. Another factor is ensuring your reservoir will fit through the opening of the place it needs to be in. It’s all very well needing a 1000 litre reservoir but how many doorways are big enough to accommodate this? The solution which they came up with was ingenious, a high quality flexible reservoir which comes flat packed and can be put up and taken down as and when you need to use it. A great option where space is tight. So it’s up to you whether you choose the standard reservoir which comes with your system or upgrade to the Flexi-Tank or the Flexi-Tank Pro*.
Other extras to consider…..
The AutoPot XL System
This was specifically developed by AutoPot to meet the demands of the more ambitious gardener and ideal for large specimen plants, such as Blueberry bushes or Japanese Maples. Featuring a MASSIVE 25 litre growing capacity the 1Pot XL is perfect for growers looking to cultivate BIG plants and achieve even BIGGER yields. This original design has a clam shaped tray that accommodates the large volume 25 litre XL pot. The round based pot enables the grower to easily rotate a big plant while the pot is still in the tray. The complete XL systems are supplied with all necessary connections and the AQUAvalve that controls the water supply to each and every plant in the system, delivering fresh, balanced feed throughout their entire life cycle. Autopot recommends using two 1Pot XL modules per square metre of growing space.
The Dimensions XL
Width(including tray): 380mm
Length(including tray): 285mm
Autopot recommends using two 1Pot XL modules per square metre of growing space.
The Autopot Propagator delivers an entirely new and unparalleled solution to perfect propagation. You can control your plants’ environment
to accelerate rooting ensuring young plants and cutting are taking up exactly the amount of nutrient they require by using the revolutionary AQUAvalve technology. A high 200mm lid offers your plants more room than every to grow within the propagation environment.
AutoPot Global Ltd is committed to the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and service to faithfully serve their clients. AutoPot Global Ltd is both a premium and more cost effective watering solution based in Hampshire, United Kingdom with vast experience in the cultivation industry and an extensive international network of clients and partners.
Thanks to the AQUAvalve technology; AutoPot is the only watering system in the world where each individual plant controls their own irrigation and receives fresh nutrient enriched water exactly when they need it. By consistently meeting the plants’ requirements, growers using AutoPot
achieve even growth across the entire crop. From the greenhouse in your garden to acres of commercial glasshouses AutoPot can provide any grower of any ability with a watering system, large or small, that will far exceed their expectations.