About the Hydro-Saurus
The Hydro-Saurus hydroponic system is an all purpose system which excels at growing a variety of types of vegetables as well as medicinal use cannabis. This turn-key system (just add seed, light, water and nutrients) is the answer for any medical cannabis or CBD user seeking to drastically reduce the cost of their medicine per year or the gardener desiring to produce fresh tomatoes all year long.
The Hydro-Saurus dispels two longstanding myths concerning hydroponic gardening. Myth #1 - That large highly productive plants can't be grown in small pots and in small spaces. Myth # 2 – That hydroponic gardening is difficult, expensive and time consuming.
The Hydro-Saurus dispels these two myths by utilizing #4 grade ph neutral perlite (1/2 inch pieces and larger) as its only growing medium, along with an automated dual top-drip nutrient delivery system to achieve the goal of growing large highly productive plants in just 1 gallon pots.
The nutrient delivery system of the Hydro-Saurus mimics the conditions of a plant planted near the bank of a river. Roots reach out only far enough to tap into a consistent stream of water out at the edge of the pot, then signal the plant to trigger new root growth. An autopsy of the roots of a plant grown in a Hydro-Saurus reveal not massive root length - which would lead to diminished productivity in a small pot - but instead massive root quantity. It is startling to see large plants growing healthy and vibrant in such small pots.
The Hydro-Saurus uses One Gallon Grow Pots with dual Top-Drip Nozzles (fig. 3) with an Adjustable Flow Rate Knob (fig. 1) along with Quick Release Connectors (fig. 2) for easy removal of either the grow pots or nutrient storage tank. Utilizing a top-drip system to grow cannabis simulates the most natural of all the hydroponic methods for delivering nutrients to your plants. Using one gallon grow pots greatly reduces the total cost of nutrients needed to grow your plants.
Total Drip Control
The Hydro-Saurus comes with #4 grade Mother Earth brand perlite and Grodan Seed Starter Cubes. When starting a new grow you simply drop a seed into the starter cube and attach the drip nozzle extension tubes to keep the seed starter cube moist during germination. After the plant has grown to about 4 inches in height you remove the drip nozzle extensions for the remainder of the grow cycle.
The Hydro-Saurus uses a 3.5 gallon nutrient storage tank along with a 15 watt 158 GPH timer controlled pump, which stays attached to the bottom of the tank with suction cups - while dumping out old nutrients. The Automatic Timer delivers nutrients 8 times per day (15 mins each time). The picture on the left shows how the individual pot hose lines attach to the top of the pump. By using only #4 Large Chunk Perlite as the grow medium ensures you will never need to deal with clogged drip lines or a clogged pump, as in other systems which utilize other types of growing media. The individual one gallon grow pots drain immediately back into the nutrient tank providing ideal root aeration at all times.
The Hydro-Saurus features an Add-Water Port and Water Level Indicator (Fig. 1). The Center Pole (Fig. 2) is used to add various Attachments to the Hydro-Saurus and also used to lift the grow pots and drain assembly off the nutrient bucket to place on the standby bucket (shown on left) when changing the nutrients.