Aeroponic fogger systems are a form of advanced aeroponics. In conventional aeroponics, a misting system is used to provide sprayed water and nutrients. This spray is directed right onto the roots of the plants ensuring that the roots can absorb as much nutrients as possible as the water drips down. However, this misting systems form a basic aeroponic system that can be used by beginners. Advanced aeroponics uses aeroponic fogger systems that are designed to fill the greenroom or the greenhouse with a nutrient based fog. The plant roots are then continuously surrounded by a nutrient-dense cloud that ensures fast growth of the plant.
How do aeroponic fogger systems work?
Although there is very little information available on the internet, fog based aeroponic systems are becoming very popular. In this type of plant growing, aeroponic fogger systems are used to grow plants by misting the roots with a water and nutrient mixture. Usually, ultrasonic aeroponic fogger systems are used. The machine vibrates the water and nutrient mixture at about 2 MHZ and sprays an equal mixture onto the roots. Water particle size ranges to about 3 to 5 microns which is great for roots which can absorb particles that are about 5 to 100 microns in size. Researchers agree that aeroponic fogger systems are ideal for a complete growroom or an aeroponic fogger based greenhouse. This system is easy to use and it runs on automatic timers. Timer controlled aeroponic fogger systems ensure that temperature and climate is controlled inside the grow room.
A few general rules that are followed while using aeroponic fogger systems include the following:
-Most aeroponic fogger systems combine an ultrasonic fogger system with an air stone that will ensure that the plant gets the right amount of water, nutrients and oxygen.
-Most ultrasonic aeroponic fogger systems come in kits and they are easy to install. They will usually contain about 10 to 12 disk heads and they can create a thick dense mist.
-Professional kits are expensive but you can use pond foggers which work just as well to create a nutrient rich fog.
-The aeroponic fogger systems are not without their drawbacks. Aeroponic fogger systems require a lot of maintenance. You may have to check the discs on the nutramist fogger system regularly as they tend to get blocked due to nutrient build-up. Blockages may kill the root system as plants tend to dry out faster under the HD lights of a conventional aeroponic light system.
-Aeroponic fogger systems have been reported to cause plants to grow faster and produce a higher production.
If you are a newbie to gardening and aeroponic or hyroponics in general, we suggest you do not use aeroponic fogger systems. They can be quite difficult to maintain even though they create really great results.