WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM IS THE AQUATREE™?
Aquatree™ was designed to support bioponics but it has Tri-modal functionality: Bioponic, Hydroponic or mineral base, and Aquaponics. It can be used with any water based grow method but skill level and crop type will determine what is right for you. Generally, most people start with the mineral base method of growing since it is easiest and then move to bioponics and if really skilled with our system or are using a low nutrient demand crop, use aquaponics.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ASSEMBLE AN AQUATREE ™?
Assembly is very simple and generally takes less than three minutes once all parts are out of the box.
DOES AQUATREE™ REQUIRE SPECIAL LIGHTING?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors including what the light quality is like in the space that you plan to set up your Aquatree™. If you have low light quality and intensity, you may need to use the light provided with your Aquatree™ to help your plants grow. You will be able to confirm that you need to use the light if your plants are not growing quickly or they are spindly or have abnormally long stems and/or very few leaves. Another factor is the type of plants you are growing. Some plants require much more light than others.
DOES THE PUMP RUN CONTINUOUSLY?
Yes, however the pump can be cycled on a timer for advanced users. This will not harm the plants or the pump providing the recommended water level is maintained in your Aquatree™ and your cycle times are not excessive.
HOW MUCH WILL THE ELECTRICITY COST?
The Aquatree™ utilizes a highly efficient pump and light design. Run 24/7 at the national average for electricity cost (.12/kwh), it will cost around $2 per month.
CAN I USE A SOLAR PANEL?
Yes, keep an eye out on our marketplace for options.
CAN I ADD ANOTHER LEVEL TO MY AQUATREE™?
Yes! The modular nature of the Aquatree™ allows up to five levels (25 trays) for maximum production. Additional levels will be available on the Grow Local™ marketplace later this year and are 100% compatible with your current unit.
I PURCHASED A TWO-LEVEL SYSTEM AND WANT TO ADD A THIRD. WHEN? HOW MUCH?
We expect availability for additional levels in Q4 2020. While pricing has not been published, we know value. The cost will be small in comparison to the added production value. Stay tuned.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE. WHAT COMPANIES HELPED MAKE AQUATREE™ WHAT IT IS TODAY?
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Paul Drucker) We’d like to thank acknowledge the expertise provided from the following market leaders: AEG, Genisis Global, April Aire, Anden, Bentley Seed, PDQ, 100 Gardens, Dry Steam, Mix Group, gMax, gCreate, Heal Charlotte, THS National, Excelsior Solutions, QC Marketing, Haven Creative, Interapt, PolyOne, More Van Allen, add more…“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Paul Drucker) We’d like to thank acknowledge the expertise provided from the following market leaders: AEG, Genisis Global, April Aire, Anden, Bentley Seed, PDQ, 100 Gardens, Dry Steam, Mix Group, gMax, gCreate, Heal Charlotte, THS National, Excelsior Solutions, QC Marketing, Haven Creative, Interapt, PolyOne, More Van Allen, and more…
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN THE AQUATREE™ AND HOW DO YOU DO IT?
We recommend cleaning when you think it is dirty. It’s easy to take the entire assembly apart and put it in the dishwasher. Each tray can be cleaned easily after each use. The filter needs to be cleaned when the water flow slows down. Use lukewarm water with the filter so you don’t kill the good bacteria. No soap should be used on the other parts unless it’s very thoroughly rinsed off. The base, extension, and circulator spout should be cleaned 3 to 4 times a year, although it isn’t necessarily needed. Again, just take the pump out and put the parts in the dishwasher. Back to New!
WHAT VERSION OF THE AQUATREE™ SHOULD I CHOOSE?
The answer depends on how much space you have and how much you want to grow!
WHAT IS THE NOISE LEVEL OF THE AQUATREE™?
It is similar to that of an indoor countertop fountain and most people find it quite soothing.
HOW LONG WILL THE PRODUCT LAST?
This depends on how well you take care of it and the environmental conditions the unit is subject to, but we have a unit that has been running for nearly 5 years now. This said, the pump life is rated at 20,000 hours. The lighting system is rated at 25,000 hours.
IS THE WHOLE PRODUCT WATERPROOF?
No. While the system is meant to contain and manage water, electrical components should not be subject to water exposure. The pump is meant to go in water, but all other electronic components should remain dry.
HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY?
1 Year but you must register your product to activate your warranty.
WHAT MATERIAL IS THE AQUATREE™ MADE OF?
It is a non-leaching plastic that is actually approved to be used inside the human body.