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The New Look of Caliponics Online

Continuing to Grow Success   Driven by You, Designed for You Your invaluable feedback has been our guiding star in this redesign journey. Our goal? To mirror the in-store efficiency and expertise you love right on your digital doorstep. Here’s what to expect: Visual and functional Reboot: Dive into a…

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How to successfully pair LED lights and Hydroponic Grow Tents

How to successfully pair LED lights and Hydroponic Grow Tents

Navigating the world of hydroponic gardening involves a series of strategic choices to optimise plant growth and health. A pivotal aspect of these decisions revolves around lighting. Specifically, how to successfully pair LED lights and hydroponic grow tents which can contribute massively to the outcome of your indoor gardening efforts….

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Winter Hydroponic Growing Tips and Tricks

Winter Hydroponic Gardening: Tips and Tricks

Winter, with its frosty embrace, often halts traditional gardening activities. But for those immersed in the world of hydroponics, winter is a season teeming with potential. Here’s where our Winter Hydroponic Gardening: Tips and Tricks can help. Hydroponics is a branch of agriculture that deals with growing plants without the…

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BudBox Pro Series

The BudBox Pro Series: The Pinnacle of Indoor Growing Solutions

When it comes to indoor gardening, achieving optimal yield is a science that requires the perfect blend of lighting, temperature, humidity, and air circulation. However, the foundation of any successful indoor growing operation lies in one key element: the grow tent. Among the plethora of grow tents available on the…

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pH Balancing in Hydroponic Systems

pH Balancing in Hydroponic Systems: Tips and Tricks

Hydroponic systems have revolutionised modern agriculture, enabling efficient plant cultivation without soil. pH balancing plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal nutrient availability for plants in hydroponics. This comprehensive blog post will delve into the fascinating world of pH balancing in hydroponic systems. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced…

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Using Hydroponics to grow Herbs and Vegetables

Using Hydroponics to grow Herbs and Vegetables

Using Hydroponics to grow Herbs and Vegetables is an innovative method of growing plants that utilises water-based solutions instead of soil. It has been an increasingly popular approach to cultivation in recent years, and for an excellent reason. Hydroponics is efficient, environmentally friendly, and yields higher than traditional soil-based gardening…

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What are the differences between digital and magnetic ballasts?

What are the differences between Digital and Magnetic Ballasts?

If you’re setting up a hydroponic system, you’ll need a ballast to operate your grow lights. But with so many options available, it can take time to choose the right one for your needs. This article takes a look at what are the differences between Digital and Magnetic Ballasts and highlights…

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Understanding Light Cycles in Hydroponics

Understanding Light Cycles in Hydroponics

Understanding light cycles in hydroponics are necessary if your plants are to derive all that they can from the nutrition you give them. Many hydroponic growers need help knowing how long to leave their grow lights on. Some tend to want to keep their lights on 24 hours a day,…

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The AutoPot Hydroponic System

The AutoPot Hydroponic System

The AutoPot Hydroponic System is sometimes referred to as a hybrid system, combining several characteristics of some of the other six hydroponic systems. This method is low maintenance, mainly because there is no need to manually water the plants (except at the start – see below), which are all watered…

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The Flood & Drain Hydroponic System

The Flood and Drain Hydroponics System

The Flood and Drain hydroponics system (also called Ebb and Flow) is a method which is very popular among growers. It’s reasonably inexpensive to set up one of these systems, and they can be very versatile. You can easily expand the number of plants in this system, so it is popular with…

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How to Prevent Fruit Rot in Hydroponic Systems

How to Prevent Fruit Rot in Hydroponic Systems

How to prevent fruit rot in hydroponic systems is something growers need to prepare for and know how to manage when it happens. More importantly, it helps to understand what causes it and how to prevent it from happening in the first place; prevention is always better than cure. Successful…

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The Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System

The Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System

The Deep Water Culture Hydroponic system gets its name from the way that this method, unlike all other hydroponic methods, has the roots of the plants immersed in the water-based nutrient solution all the time. The plants’ root systems aren’t occasionally doused in the solution or allowed to have the…

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What are the best Nutrients for Hydroponics

What are the best Nutrients for Hydroponics?

Cultivating your own organic vegetables and herbs can be great fun and add incredible value to your diet and save money over commercial produce. Many have enjoyed taking responsibility for and caring for their own organic vegetables and herbs for years and still have a great interest in growing their…

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How to take Cuttings

How to take Cuttings

There are several reasons why it’s good practice to take cuttings from your plants. Like everything else, there are right ways to go about it and not so right ways. As you’d expect from the Caliponics website, this article examines the right ways of going about things. But first of…

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Guide to Grow Room Air Circulation using Fans

Guide to Grow Room Air Circulation Using Fans

An excellent growing environment should provide the optimum conditions for growing your plants. We can emulate those ‘perfect’ conditions 24/7 by keeping everything in our sealed and controlled grow room at these optimum levels.  It’s also why we favour using grow tents – the conditions within the grow tent are…

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The best distance to have Lighting from plants in a Hydroponic System

The Best Distance to Have Lighting from Plants in a Hydroponic System

Growers often ask what is the best distance to have lighting from plants in a hydroponic system. The answer is whatever set-up emulates the best levels of sunlight that we can supply using artificial light or grow lights.  Various types of grow lights exist in the world of hydroponics, which…

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Make your home Hydroponic System

Advantages of using a Grow Tent in your Hydroponics System

There are several advantages of using a grow tent in your hydroponics system. You’re to be congratulated for thinking about using a grow tent, as it indicates that you’re taking this seriously. Grow tents are useful for all sorts of reasons. Here at Caliponics, we only offer good advice, and…

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The Nutrient Film Technique Hydroponic System

The Nutrient Film Technique Hydroponics System

The Nutrient Film Technique hydroponics system is one of the six main types of hydroponic systems. Sometimes abbreviated to NFT, this system is unique because it requires no growing medium. This article will describe in some detail what this system is and how it works. The Nutrient Film Technique derives…

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Make Your Home Hydroponic Wick System

Make Your Home Hydroponic Wick System

At Caliponics, we’re always seeking to introduce new people to hydroponics in an easily understood way. Some aspects of it can be a bit daunting to people when being introduced to them for the first time. Here we’ll discuss and describe how to make your home hydroponic wick system. Hydroponics…

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How to Protect your Hydroponic System from Pests

How To Protect Your Hydroponic System From Pests

One of the great advantages of using hydroponics as your basis for growing plants is that, because no soil is used, the risks of pests and disease getting to your plants is very minimal. However, you can’t completely rule out that some pests may be able to get in. No…

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