Aeroponic System Maintenance


Every ~4 weeks (at least every time you replace your plants) you should:

  • Replace the water in root chamber
  • Mix in new nutrient
  • Use a dry erase marker to write the date of your water change on the outside of the root chamber
  • Check the fogger disk, it may need cleaning.
  • Check the root chamber, it may need cleaning.


Nutrient Changes

Add this much nutrient per 2 gallons of water:

Nutrient type Volume (mL)
FloraGro 25
FloraMicro 15
FloraBloom 5

We use nutrients like these from General Hydroponics.


First Time Setup

  • Fill the water up to the top of the “Homer” guy’s hat.
  • Add in the nutrients according to the table above.
  • Insert the fogger into the bucket and plug it into the wall.
  • Please put your plants in the foam pieces as shown here:
    Our Aeroponic System

Miscellaneous Guidelines

  • Do not mix the 3 nutrients together (without water) because they precipitate due to the high concentrations!
  • Do not use goopy nutrients like Floranova.  They will gum up the fogger.


Helpful lnks

Hydroponics Defined
NASA Research in Hydroponics
NASA Research in Aquaponics
NASA Research in Aeroponics
Plant Nutrient Source