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Once connected to the water supply, the AQUAvalve in every AutoPot Watering System controls the flow of water to the plants by simple gravity pressure from a reservoir of any size. No pumps, mains water pressure, electricity or timers are ever required.
AQUAvalve is an exceptionally responsive means of feeding. It opens to supply water to a 1” depth and then closes. Once the plants have used that supply the AQUAvalve reopens to repeat the cycle. No need to second guess plant requirements, compensate for conditions or recalibrate unnecessary pumps or computers.
AQUAvalve5 – a 66% Bigger Inlet
The needs of growers are ever-evolving, served by an increasingly diverse range of nutrients. With a 5mm inlet, the new AQUAvalve5 rises to the challenge of delivering the widest range of nutrients in a faster flow for a quicker fill, maximising system efficiency. Maintenance is reduced and the risk of blockages minimised.
AutoPot Watering Systems, System Modules, and Watering Kits are now supplied as standard with the large-bore AQUAvalve5 and with 3/8″, 1/2”-3/8”, and 1/2″ pipework and fittings.
The original AQUAvalve4, the 1/4″ pipework and 1/4″ fittings previously supplied with the AutoPot range are still available as spares, as are 1/2″-1/4″ fittings.
Your existing 1Pot, XL, XL SmartPot, and easy2grow trays, pots and lids will accommodate the new AQUAvalve5, the 3/8″ fittings and 3/8″ pipe. The design of these is unchanged.
Newly sold Tray Systems, AQUAbox Straight, AQUAbox Spyder, and 12.4 gal Tanks are drilled out to accept 3/8″ pipe and fittings.
Your existing Tray System, AQUAbox Straight, and AQUAbox Spyder will fit AQUAvalve5 but will need existing holes drilling out to 12.5mm using a step drill. Use a 3/8″ Grommet and 3/8″ Golf Filter to run 3/8″ pipe required for AQUAvalve5.
Your existing 12.4 gal Tanks need existing holes drilling out to 12.5mm. Use a 3/8″ Grommet and 3/8″ Golf Filter to run 3/8″ pipe required for AQUAvalve5.
FlexiTank and FlexiTank Pro Couplers are unchanged. Only in the event of connecting directly to 3/8″ pipe do they require the new 1/2″-3/8″ Filter and Adapter.