Otaki Hydroponics

Air Dome


Supercharge your plants!

The Air Dome has been designed to boost growth and yields, by increasing the amount of air around the root zone in Autopot systems. More oxygen means a healthier root zone, and greater uptake of water and nutrient. If you are lucky enough to have power in your greenhouse this little addition can increase yields by up to 130% for some plants, but commonly up to 30%.

It is very simple to use and take less than 30 seconds to assemble. The Air Dome is placed at the bottom of the pot, covered with the substrate of choice and then connected to an air pump.

To maximise the effectiveness of the Air Dome, use a ‘fluffy’ mix, such as 50% compost and 50%perlite. Avoid peat based compost as this will compress, reducing the effectiveness of the Air Dome.

If using Air Domes with large systems, consider using larger pumps which allow you to connect 16 mm pipe (standard hosepipe). Mirror your water supply and reduce the pipe to 6 mm at each Air Dome connection, using Autopot fittings. Never blow cold air into the root zone, only warm air.

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