Why does dissolved oxygen matter so much you ask? Well the answer to that is simple, and it will blow you away when you realize what you’ve been missing out on.
As an outdoor grower, one of my big problems is that it gets very hot during some parts of the year, and very cold during others.
This poses a problem, as I want to grow outside but I don’t want to spend $300 for a chiller just to grow some lettuce and herbs in my DWC, so what am I to do? Well one answer is to capitalize on the Fizzy Farm’s unique technology and pump your water full of oxygen, because the reason why your plants don’t do well in really hot or really cold environments is that when the water is hot and the atoms become excited as they heat up, they retain less oxygen, meaning less of it is available to your roots. Same goes for extreme colds as well, these extremes choke out your plants and without the right amount of oxygen they don’t perform well.
With The Fizzy Farm, which can max out your dissolved oxygen content, these quickly become problems of the past. Since the water is still rich in oxygen at 80+ or 50 and below, I can now operate at temperatures that were previously too far off the spectrum to be tolerable. The plants do just as good in 90 degree weather as they do in an airstone fed DWC operating at perfect 68 degree weather. And this applies to indoor growers as well (my garage is often 80 degrees for example). Being able to grow regardless of temp swings or extreme temperatures is something any grower of any plant will grow to love.
So when the Fizzy Farm’s pump goes into action, what it does is it shoots a high powered jet of water into the reservoir, this water is laced with oxygen which is sucked in from a tube that sits external to the reservoir. So it circulates a high speed jet of water into your reservoir and each time the water passes the oxygen hose it traps that oxygen in the water, which it then spits out into the reservoir at a high rate of speed and then eventually sucks it back in to re-oxygenate it. A process which happens constantly 24/7, leaving your reservoir full of oxygen rich water that is constantly being circulated. (For anyone who has experience with DWC’s, we know that circulated, oxygenated water is one of the best things we can do for our plants health).
To add to the many other benefits outdoor growers will come to realize in this system, perhaps one of the most important thing is the fact that the unit is waterproof. See, there are no airstones, meaning no external airpumps which need to be contained so as not to get wet from the rain. In fact, the whole system is self contained and the pump is already submerged in water, so you could let this thing get rained on all day and nothing is going to short circuit and everything will perform as per the usual. For me, waterproofing my other outdoor systems has become a chore and I am thankful that I finally have a system which handles that step for me by just coming waterproof OUT OF THE BOX.
What shall we grow this year, herbs, lettuce, spinach? Maybe we want to do some larger bell peppers and tomatoes? Maybe some combination of the two? Well The Fizzy Farm has you covered, as during checkout you can choose the size of the netcups and the top to accompany them. For example you can get:
Small – 20 cups @ 2 inches
The Fizzy Farm Includes:
- 14 Gallon Resivor Made From 100% Food Safe Polypropylene (PP)
- High Output Venturi Pump (350gph)
- 100% HDPE Grow Top
- Ponics Pump – used to fill/drain system
Think about that value. For anyone who is looking to get a plug-and-play system or someone who wants to buy all their stiff in one place, this is THE system or you. For only $150 you get not only the awesome system, but also all the extra goodies like all the appropriately sized netcups, the hydroton, and even a Ponics Pump which we previously reviewed and found to be extremely useful for all DWC applications. So for $150 you are getting the whole setup, nothing else needed other than water and some nutrients. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend $150 if I wanted a quality product that is easy to maintain and that has enough room to grow a decent amount of crops.
This unique DWC system has everything an outdoor (or indoor) grower could ever want in a DWC. Stable pH, waterproof against the rain, no extra items to buy in order to make it work, and most importantly it works damn good and grows some beautiful crops regardless of your local temperatures. This is, in my opinion, a hole in one. They pulled the hat trick out on me with this system and I will now recommend this system to ANYONE of any level of experience whenever they ask what type of pre-made DWC they should buy. If anyone knows of a superior system in this same price range, please send it to me as I would love to see something that can outperform what I view as the perfect system for outdoor growers.