Expanded Clay, Ag-Grow Grow & Bloom Sample Pack
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8-16mm GERMAN quality expanded clay by Liaflor is especially suitable for hydroponics teamed with our Ag-Grow Grow and Bloom in a little sample kit to try before you buy.
Benefits of Expanded Clay:
- 100% inert, high quality, durable lightweight
- Reusable multiple times
- Micro porous structure - aids aeration
- Filtration media - suited to filter water
- Thermal insulation - less water evaporation
- Surface alkalinity - safe for sensitive plants
- Good water drainage - prevents roots from rotting
- Good water absorption - conserves water
- Non-toxic and eco-friendly
Hydroponics: Expanded Clay is commonly used in the world of hydroponics and aquaponics. Hydroponics companies in India have started using Expanded Clay in their projects. The large pore space of expanded clay ensures proper water flow with no clogs or blockages, and it has the capacity to hold plenty of air bubbles, which helps keep the root zones of most plants aerated and oxygenated.
Ag-Grow Grow and Bloom Nutrient:
General purpose hydroponic nutrient suitable for all flowering plants. Can also be used for plants grown in soil or coco.
Shake bottle well before use. Add Ag-Grow® Bloom to water at recommended strength and stir thoroughly. Water by hand when media becomes mostly dry in the pot. For hydroponic systems consult Aquaponics WA.
Quarter Strength: 2.5ml per Litre. For delicate flowering plants such as orchids, roses, African violets, bulbs, flowering patio plants, cactus etc.
Half Strength: 5ml per Litre. For all mature flowering plants such as tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers, strawberries, beans, peas, citrus, stone fruit, bananas, paw paw etc. in soil and hydroponic media.
Full Strength: 10mls per Litre. For best results on all mature fruiting and flowering plants (as listed directly above) in expanded clay, perlite, vermiculite, coco peat, rockwool and soil. However, nutrient strength and pH must be monitored daily, as overfeeding and toxicity may occur.
Suits recycling, run to waste, flood and drain and NFT hydroponic systems.
Download pH/EC (nutrient) guide
Important: Water quality is very important. Tap water is acceptable. Best results occur with aerated filtered or rain water. Bore water requires testing.
To avoid nutrient and salts build up, rinse media with fresh water weekly.
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not swallow.
Liaflor is a ceramic, purely mineral substrate made out of expanded clay. The basic material is natural, expandable clay which is expanded while it is burnt at 1200°C in a rotary kiln and then screened out. Liaflor is germ-free as well as chemically and biologically neutral. Liaflor drains and can be reused. It is eco-friendly produced and its disposal does not pollute the environment.
Unlike cheap inferior quality clay, Liaflor German expanded clay will not break down over time. Cheap quality expanded clay equates to false economy as it breaks down, becomes muddy and will block up your pumps!
What are clay balls? So you're choosing a hydroponic or aquaponic media, and hydroton (clay pebbles) is on your list. Good! Video courtesy of Bright Agrotech. Product for illustration purposes only.
See video below from Earnest Fernandez setting up a grow tray with expanded clay (product for illustration purposes only).
How can these little brown balls replace soil, or a peat-based potting mix? What sort of irrigation strategies work and why? We explain how to get the most out of hydroton (aka expanded clay pebbles / balls) in hydroponics.