The Posiflow by Slucket RDWC system combines Positive Flow Technology with fully drainable Slucket modules. It is the only recirculating deep water culture hydroponic system to independently feed each growth module at the same time. The Posiflow utilizes positive water pressure to recirculate highly oxygenated nutrient solution through the plant's root zone through its Slucket Manifold. The Posiflow's Return Manifold circulates nutrient solution back to Slucket Control Module to recirculate, and this positive flow motion supercharges the nutrients with dissolved oxygen, creating conditions perfect for explosive plant growth.
This control bucket is the bucket that is used to "control" the content of the water by adding nutrients or other additives.
Control bucket allows our Posiflow system to feed plants individually and from the bottom.
Fittings and Accessories
Slucket is compatible with the following sized accessories which can be found online or at your local hardware store.
- ¾" Hose Clamps
- ¾" Irrigation Line
- ¾" Elbow for Irrigation Line
- ¾" T’s for Irrigation Line
- ¾" Shut-off valve
Connecting Your Sluckets
Simply lay your buckets out in your desired formation and start connecting using the above fittings and accessories. Make all your connections and place the valve at the end of the run. This will allow you to control all the waste water from the feeding or watering of the plants.
For Deep Water Culture or Ebb and Flow Systems
The same connections above are required. The valve allows for effortless change outs since you can open the valve to flush all water from the system and close the valve to refill with fresh water and nutrients. No pump is required and no water mess is made.
For Soil Growers
Simply cut a piece of geofabric and place at the bottom of your slucket to act as a filter. Fill the Slucket with soil to your desired level. The geofabric will allow water to still drain from the Slucket when the valve is open but prevent soil from escaping out the bottom or plugging the ¾” drain.
Ways to Connect/Assemble
SMD (silicone modular design) Utilizes molded silicone tubing sized for pre-determined spacing for your RDWC system. SMD eliminates plumbing labor out of the Posiflow system by connecting silicone tube using special heavy duty barb couplers for bottom line and metal band clamps for top line. Couple factors make SMD perfect for indoor growing conditions, silicone rubber and color. Silicone rubber is a great insulator, holds the temperatures while PVC or plastic pipes heat up very quickly. SMD has two layers; interior black silicone prevents light penetration and white exterior layer is highly reflective.
While not recommended, PVC can be used to assemble a RDWC system. Posiflow systems were originally designed utilizing PVC piping, we found through R&D, PVC is not economical to ship and build with. If PVC is the way you’d like to build your system, we’d be more than happy to give you layouts to ensure proper flow exchange in your Posiflow DIY. If you like to cut plastic, smell glue and like being on your knees for long periods of time then I guess PVC is the way to go.