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Choose Hydroponic Media

Hydroponics - Hydroponics, or hydronic systems, are systems of indoor gardening that utilize nutrient-rich water and air to create plant growth. Similar to hydroponics found in nature, indoor gardening reduces the need for labor and space intensively, while allowing you to produce a wide range of plant foods. 

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in nutrient-rich water, without using sunlight or any other outside inputs. Hydroponics has many benefits over traditional soil gardening; it can provide nutrients deeper within a plant root system, it maintains density and structure while allowing for more efficient use of space, and it can provide new growth opportunities for depleted or injured plants. If you’re interested in starting your own hydroponics business, here are four hydroponic media are worth looking into.

Hydroponic Media

Growing plants in hydroponic systems is easy and efficient if you have the right media. There are four popular growing media used for hydroponics systems: rockwool, lightweight expanded clay aggregate, coconut fiber and perlite. 


If you’re a beginner hydroponic grower, Rockwool is an excellent starting point. Rockwool is revolutionary when it comes to hydroponic growing systems because it has been designed to grow healthy fruit and vegetables efficiently. 

Rockwool works so well with other systems because of its unique properties; water easily travels through the fabric while still retaining water. This makes rockwool trays perfect for other popular growing systems such as Nutrient Film Towers and 5Star Grow Lights.

Lightweight expanded clay aggregate

As hydroponic systems have become more popular, growers have begun to make special attention to durability and quality.  Lightweight clay pebbles are britted with mineral oil, which protects them from moisture and helps them adhere to the surfaces they are placed on. The result is an array of growing options that are inexpensive, sustainable and environmentally friendly. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, hydroponics provide growers with an edge over their competitors because they can be grown in places with limited resources (such as a outdoor greenhouse).

Lightweight, can be less expensive per unit volume than heavier media used in typical hydroponic systems. Lightweight media allows you to sensitively control the growth process and profile the properties that your plant exhibits. It provides the facility for easier sanitation or feeding. It can be delivered quickly in a sterile package to your indoor growing area for added safety and convenience.

Coconut fiber 

Coconut fiber can be used to cultivate a variety of indoor and outdoor plants. Benefits of growing in this manner include nutrient delivery system, disease resistance, faster growing speed andopy, and increased yield. 

Addition of coconut fiber to the soil provides the perfect environment for the growth of herbs, veggies, mushrooms, or any item that would normally be difficult or impossible to grow in a standard indoor environment. In addition to being easy to grow, coconut fiber can also be used in.


Perlite is a volcanic rock and can be added to other growing media or used on its own. It is also known as ‘green rock quartz’ and it is sometimes called ‘purple rock’ because of its distinctive colour from its structure.

Perlite it’s often used as a food source in tropical regions as it’s available year-round and has a green color. Also called green rock quartz, it has a distinctive purple color due to its crystalline structure. Its importance as geological feature can be found at Mount Rainier in Washington State where it forms part of the volcanic arc that extends for 2,650 kilometres.

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