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By Brockney C 31 Oct, 2017
We at Emporium Hydroponics are really proud and pleased to be working with University Academy of Engineering South Bank who are a Secondary School that is governed by London South Bank University

Philipp Herzberg from the school gave us a design for what has already proven to be quite a revolutionary growth system and by working in conjunction with the school we have been able to install this ready to get the plantation into its baby stages! Hydrogarden have given fantastic support in terms of product supply and additional advice.

The beauty of Philipp's design it that it is a shelving system which can be installed almost anywhere, regardless of space limitations. We made a few slight adjustments, one of them being that the solution flows around the system and back to the same bucket. This means that the nutrients need to be topped up but the water does not continually need replenishing.
By Brockney C 26 Oct, 2017
An electrical conductivity meter (EC meter) is used to measure a solution's electrical conductivity. It is a key component in aquaponic and hydroponic systems as well as traditional freshwater systems.

Its function is to monitor the amount of nutrients or impurities in the water.

The temperature of the solution has a huge influence on its conductivity so calibration of the instrument is important.

The ESSENTIALS EC Meter gives direct accurate readings of nutrient solution and is very helpful in mixing nutrient concentrate with water. All readings are automatically temperature compensated and It is easy-to-use as you can just dip the sensor into the test solution - stir and wait.

This unit will deliver a stable reading in about 20 seconds and the meter has a minimum lifespan of about 1 to 3 years depending on the rate of sampling. The energy saving feature shuts off the tester when it is not in use and the unit also displays a low battery symbol to warn you before it degrades the accuracy of important readings.

It has digital calibration at the push of a button and a lit screen for when under dark foliage. It is water and drop resistant and even if the tester is accidentally dropped into the water it will remain afloat. This means you are able to retrieve the meter immediately without damaging the electronics.

Check out the video below kindly supplied by Hydrogarden
By Brockney C 26 Oct, 2017
LightHouse MAX is the premium tent for the grower who wants no compromises. It offers a durable and heavy duty frame that incorporates metal corners and the thickest and strongest poles on the market with multiple choices of ducting and cable glands all with double seals.

It is made of heavy duty Tri-Layer 600 Denier material with a new reflective liner called UltraLux, which offers up to 30% high reflectivity over traditional products and it has Tivax zips that are fitted to all doors and have a proven ability to offer a quality seal when closed.

The LightHouse MAX 1.2m² has 25mm poles and has 2 options for extraction through the roof or the side. Also there is a base side inlet with a 300mm (12") ducting gland. There are 2 x inline 300mm (12") socks for use with air-cooled lighting and 2 x 100mm (4") cable glands.

This tent has 3 x low level passive air vents with fine (anti-mite) mesh that includes light proof covers for when they are not in use and 4 filter straps. Two side doors are included for easy access to the crop.

This tent fits more growing systems and is ideal for the PLANT!T aeros IV Master System. It is recommended for a single lamp set up (600w HID) and an extraction fan around 440m3.

Thank you very much to Hydrogarden for the footage! Below the video is a link to a full tent kit complete with fans, lighting, timers and more....
By Brockney C 02 Oct, 2017
A customer came in today and asked about Bloombastic so we described the benefits of it and he told us this should be on our blog. So, here you go!
By Brockney C 15 Aug, 2017

Provide a stable environment to protect your plants against sudden temperature drops or low night temperatures with ECOHEAT.

By Brockney C 15 Aug, 2017
Can Fan RKLS plastic tube fan, is a speed controlled backward centrifugal extractor, using a resistant, maintenance free plastic housing.

It is equipped with a rotating switch that divides the maximum airflow of the extractor into four different levels of performance and there is no need for additional electronic speed controllers or transformers.  The speed change is performed using only the switch attached to the fan.

The Swiss made motor has an integrated thermal switch.

See the Can Fan range by clicking here
By Brockney C 22 Jun, 2017
Indoor growing can be very straightforward when carried out with the right equipment from the outset. Grow tents offer a tidy, self-contained space in which everything can be kept organised so that it runs smoothly.

Grow tents are quick and easy to set up and have a rigid frame that supports the cloth container. The cloth's interior is lined with a reflective material that improves the efficiency of the lighting system by allowing plenty of light distribution. The lighting system can be hung from the frame's crossbars on the ceiling and the zippers give the entire tent its own controlled environment whilst allowing easy access.
By Brockney C 21 Jun, 2017
In a recent post about temperature versus light intensity  it was mentioned how hanging the grow lights too close to the plants can cause scorching.

With that in mind, it is also important to keep a good healthy balance of the temperature in the growing environment.

There are plenty of items and plenty of methods to choose from and here are a few that can prove to be successful.
By Brockney C 15 Jun, 2017
Blue and Red light are both essential for good plant development but Green light is often overlooked. The common perception is that since leaves are green, plants reflect green light rather than absorbing it. Although this is true, green light does trigger responses in plants, hence its' importance.
By Brockney C 29 Mar, 2017
Check out this video for full details of a cost effective tent setup and a detailed description of how to get it up and running.

Video kindly provided by Hydrogarden
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Growing Up

By Brockney C 31 Oct, 2017
We at Emporium Hydroponics are really proud and pleased to be working with University Academy of Engineering South Bank who are a Secondary School that is governed by London South Bank University

Philipp Herzberg from the school gave us a design for what has already proven to be quite a revolutionary growth system and by working in conjunction with the school we have been able to install this ready to get the plantation into its baby stages! Hydrogarden have given fantastic support in terms of product supply and additional advice.

The beauty of Philipp's design it that it is a shelving system which can be installed almost anywhere, regardless of space limitations. We made a few slight adjustments, one of them being that the solution flows around the system and back to the same bucket. This means that the nutrients need to be topped up but the water does not continually need replenishing.
By Brockney C 26 Oct, 2017
An electrical conductivity meter (EC meter) is used to measure a solution's electrical conductivity. It is a key component in aquaponic and hydroponic systems as well as traditional freshwater systems.

Its function is to monitor the amount of nutrients or impurities in the water.

The temperature of the solution has a huge influence on its conductivity so calibration of the instrument is important.

The ESSENTIALS EC Meter gives direct accurate readings of nutrient solution and is very helpful in mixing nutrient concentrate with water. All readings are automatically temperature compensated and It is easy-to-use as you can just dip the sensor into the test solution - stir and wait.

This unit will deliver a stable reading in about 20 seconds and the meter has a minimum lifespan of about 1 to 3 years depending on the rate of sampling. The energy saving feature shuts off the tester when it is not in use and the unit also displays a low battery symbol to warn you before it degrades the accuracy of important readings.

It has digital calibration at the push of a button and a lit screen for when under dark foliage. It is water and drop resistant and even if the tester is accidentally dropped into the water it will remain afloat. This means you are able to retrieve the meter immediately without damaging the electronics.

Check out the video below kindly supplied by Hydrogarden
By Brockney C 26 Oct, 2017
LightHouse MAX is the premium tent for the grower who wants no compromises. It offers a durable and heavy duty frame that incorporates metal corners and the thickest and strongest poles on the market with multiple choices of ducting and cable glands all with double seals.

It is made of heavy duty Tri-Layer 600 Denier material with a new reflective liner called UltraLux, which offers up to 30% high reflectivity over traditional products and it has Tivax zips that are fitted to all doors and have a proven ability to offer a quality seal when closed.

The LightHouse MAX 1.2m² has 25mm poles and has 2 options for extraction through the roof or the side. Also there is a base side inlet with a 300mm (12") ducting gland. There are 2 x inline 300mm (12") socks for use with air-cooled lighting and 2 x 100mm (4") cable glands.

This tent has 3 x low level passive air vents with fine (anti-mite) mesh that includes light proof covers for when they are not in use and 4 filter straps. Two side doors are included for easy access to the crop.

This tent fits more growing systems and is ideal for the PLANT!T aeros IV Master System. It is recommended for a single lamp set up (600w HID) and an extraction fan around 440m3.

Thank you very much to Hydrogarden for the footage! Below the video is a link to a full tent kit complete with fans, lighting, timers and more....
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