Reservoirs & Tanks
A reservoir tank is the lifeblood of your indoor hydroponic garden. It stores the water and nutrient solutions that your plants need to grow healthy and strong. Hydroponic reservoirs and tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be made out of a range of materials. Your reservoir tank can be strictly functional or add to the overall aesthetic of your system. At Indoor Gardens, we have a wide selection of reservoirs, tanks and accessories to choose from. We work hard to ensure you have the best product for your needs. If you have a question or need additional information on our selection of hydroponic tanks and reservoirs, reach out today.
Choosing Your New Hydroponic Reservoir Tank
A reservoir tank plays an essential role in your hydroponic growing system. While pre-built hydroponic kits often come with a nutrient reservoir, it might not be applicable to your unique needs. Ensure you have the right hydroponic reservoirs to give your plants the best growing environment possible. Keep reading to learn more about hydroponics and how to find your ideal reservoir tank.
What is the Advantage of Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in a water-based, nutrient-rich solution as opposed to traditional soil. Hydroponic reservoirs allow gardeners to grow plants without soil, making better use of their space. But the major advantage is the explosive growth rate hydroponic plants see when compared to traditional soil plants. Hydroponic plants can see a 20% faster growth rate and can yield up to 25% more.
What Does A Hydroponic Reservoir Tank Do?
Hydroponic tanks hold and circulate water and your hydroponic nutrient solution. Hydroponic reservoirs also house water pumps and air stones or diffusers. They normally utilize a lid or cover to prevent contaminants from getting into your nutrient solution.
Which Size Reservoir Tank Do I Need?
Purchasing the right size reservoir tank is key to yielding a successful crop. Once you know how many plants you're going to grow and how big they'll get, you can easily determine which size hydroponic tanks to get. In general, small plants require at least half a gallon per plant, medium plants require at least 1 to 1½ gallons per plant and large plants require 2½ gallons per plant. When in doubt, always size up.