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Model # V1DWC

Internet # 203548975

Black Bucket Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System

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$46.97 /each



Model # V1DWC

Internet # 203548975

The Black Bucket Bubble System or Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System includes a net pot lid, a 5 Gal. bucket that serves as a reservoir, air pump, air stone, 1 oz. drops pH kit, tubing for an inexpensive and bubbly Deep Water Culture Kit. The net pot simply snaps onto the bucket and the air pump pumps the reservoir full of the highly oxygenated nutrient solution. Maintain or drain water using the attached water level indicator. ViaStone grow rocks included (nutrients of your choice sold separately). The included pH kit is reliable and simple to use. Red (acidic) indicates that the pH is too low, blue (alkaline) indicates that the pH is too high, a yellow to a yellow-green indicates an ideal pH. Comes with an easy to match pH color chart.

  • Contains everything you need to start you hydroponic single plant garden
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble, no tools required
  • Great for flowers, herbs, vegetables, and indoor/outdoor plants
  • Lasts many seasons and breaks down easily for easy storage
  • Comparable replacement for model VBBDW500
  • Comes with pH test kit 1 oz. drops

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5.0 lb 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comes complete just add water, nutrition and plant Used for an tomato plant, plant growing healthy and starting to bloom, would recommend this product. April 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Avg/Good Replaced Air Pump 7th grade science project. Killed the first tomato plant in a few days. Bought new nutrients, planted new plant, was dying within two days. Bought a stronger air pump and now the plant is doing fine. First time trying hydroponics and didn't understand what we were doing wrong. PH levels were good and plant drooped within days. Now with the more powerful air pump, more bubbles, the plant is coming back and looking great. Otherwise, everything else was perfect and no work involved - other reviews had leaks-we did not experience this, everything was fine. May 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by let us see what it can do. This was pretty easy to set up and the materials look pretty sturdy for the job. It looks like it is doing the job but of course it is too early to tell. The plant will take two or more months to mature. The only quibble I have with the product was the shortness of the tubing between the air stone and the air pump. If you use the air pump you need to be close to an electrical source. I was probably intended for greenhouse use. July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent! A nice set-up for beginners and beyond. It grows plants really quick and easy. You can see the water level from the outside and it comes with a pump to oxygenate the water. I love it! April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Set-up Cheapest complete set-up, All your work done, just plug and play, just feed it compost tea and your plants will thrive. March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beginner friendly system. This hydroponic system is a snap for beginners, super easy to get up and running. Clear instructions, inexpensive and fast shipping makes this a 5 star product. October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great, well thought design This product is great, it is all that expected and more from the Home Depot. April 29, 2014
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