Vortex series 12 pot “RDWC”
Ok so in true bored fashion I want something fun and new to play with and came across something very interesting.
Has anyone else come across this yet? Alien hydroponics V (vortex) series rdwc
Looks like it would need a little extra work to get where it would be functional but it’s very close
What’s the price of this alien?
Around $3k for that system. They have a 4 pot system for around $1800
These seem to be … expensive, and well-engineered.
I have a “fallponic” RDWC that I mostly put together myself with 3/4" water supply, 3" return. The differences between my several hundred dollar setup and this is … No air pump, uses venturi to aerate the water supply
I think I’d rather spend the serious bucks on lights.
Eh lights I got, I put together a little space and truthfully like the clean af look they have. I’ve built a few systems myself and not lying have half a setup sitting waiting to get thrown together right now before I decided I may not want to go this route another time…laziness definitely set in.
I even got these cool media-less net pots from gas pack
Geez… I am in the wrong business. $1,800 for a 4 bucket RDWC setup is outrageous . I have 2 RDWC systems I built which run simultaneously (1 system for vegetative growth, and 1 for flowering), each is 5 buckets (4 grow, 1 reservoir). It cost me about $300 for everything. 5-gallon black buckets from Uline $7 each ($70), 20 feet of 3/4 inch PVC pipe and fittings from Home Depot ($50), bulkhead fittings from Amazon ($60), 2 air pumps ($50), 2 submersible water pumps ($50), misc. UV blocking water supply hose ($25) - all from the local hydroponics store.
If I could get $1,800 for a 4 bucket system I would make a ton of money - but that profit is bad karma.
Oh trust me I’ve sworn off buying hydro systems as well. Over priced plastic garbage! But I’m not gonna lie it looks a lot better than the totes I’ve used in the past
Honestly, all I see is green . The green $$$ I save, and the green I grow. The totes/buckets and hose are invisible to me.
Honestly, part of the joy I get from growing is tinkering with the setup.