Harry Hydrowww.highlife.com.au Customer Service
Browse Highlife:
  Highlife Home
  Highlife Hydroculture
CANNA nutrients
Toprock rockwool
Flowering enhancers
  Crop Protection
  Sign our Guest Book
View our Guest Book
  Add to favourites
Looksmart

Service and Support:

  Product Brochures
  Online Games
  Posters and Postcards
Technical Documents
 
Partners and Resellers:
  Become a CANNA Dealer
  Build your business
  Find a CANNA Dealer
Member login
Email address:

Password:
Forgotten
your password?
Highlife Services:
Log in
Become a CANNA Dealer
Member benefits
My profile
Order tracking
Newsletter
Search Highlife for:
Power Search...
trolleyFinished Shopping?
Shopping trolley
Pay now
  Cancel order
 
Toprock Rockwool System from Holland
Rockwool is used on a large scale in greenhouses throughout the world. Hobby indoor growers increasingly use it enthusiastically.  Rockwool is clean, sterile and contrary to clay, very light.
 

The medium itself does not provide any nutrients. The result of which the grower is capable of determining exactly the nutrients for the plant. This increases the control over the growing process. Moreover, rockwool has a perfect water/air ratio for the roots, resulting in possibly bigger yields.

Method
Rockwool slabs are placed in a Toprock rockwool tray (trough). The Toprock slabs are placed inside the tray. The Toprock trays are placed on a 3cm elevation enabling the excess water to run from the slab. After the slabs have been soaked with 10 litres of nutrient solution (temp. 21
C, EC value: 1.4, pH value: 5.3), make holes in the plastic underside. Attach the drain pipes to the front of the tray. The excess water can now run into an outlet via these pipes. Regularly check to see the pipes are not clogged up. Three to five 7.5cm propagation blocks can be placed on each rockwool slab. For this purpose, make square holes in the plastic at the top Use three to five rockwool trays per 600 Watt propagation lamp. In a small growing area, watering can be simply done by hand. Water the propagation blocks during the first few days. Once the plants have properly taken root in the slab, you can also water the slab. The watering process for rockwool systems can also be easily automated. Besides, regularity and the multiple waterings are beneficial to the plants. It is impossible to give too much water to rockwool, provided that the drainage system is working properly. Watering several times a day is better than giving the plants one large dose daily. In the latter case, the excess water will immediately flow away making the nutrients no longer available for the plants.

Automated irrigation
A drip-emitter is placed near each plant. These drip-emitters are connected to a capillary pipe, which in turn, is connected to a pump. The pump is controlled by an electronic timer that pumps water to the drip-emitters several times a day. The system can be easily expanded and can be made to fit into any growing area.


 
 
 Benefits:
  • Firm, homogenous fibre structure
  • Good form retention, even after extended use
  • High porous volume for strong root development and sufficient availability of oxygen
  • High absorption capacity for the nutrient solution
  • Used by Holland's top grower's. A top quality, professional, crop specific Dutch rockwool for an especially sharp price
 What's New
Voted No.1 by growers around the world!   Easy as 1-2-3
CANNA award winning crop specific products from Holland, the leaders in plant technologies, make it so easy for you to get proven results.
Try them today
  The Future is Hydroculture: Get the WOW Factor!
With hydroculture, owning beautiful plants is easy, simple and extremely rewarding. Widely recognised as the preferred method for growing ornamental plants in Europe, Highlife hydroculture makes owning beautiful plants easy, simple and extremely rewarding.  Want to know more?
Brighter, quieter, cheaper...   Let There Be Light
Enjoy Dutch Gold's unique remote ballast system that allows growers to hang their reflectors easier. 
Turn it on....
 CANNA Feature Products
So easy to use its a piece of cake.   Canna Terra Vega & Flores
The original crop specific nutrient for fast growing plants
Visit Terra Products
Farmer Joe Super Plants
CANNA Coco is Holland's growth medium of the future. Ecologically sensitive, it is running away from the competition.....Again! Boost your flower power. See what you are missing. Visit Coconut Products
 Grow tips and secrets
  Grow Secrets
Want to know the secrets for successful hydroponic growing?
Want to know the inside information on light, pH, EC and more! Find out how to grow like the Dutch masters! Click here
     
 

 

 

 

Highlife, working with the world's leading manufacturer's, is dedicated to offering you the best cultivation experience.  

CANNA philips.com
seedworld.com gardeningaustralia.com

 


In association with:

CANNA FertilisersHighlife CoToprock Rockwool



Highlife Home | About Highlife | HydroShop |

© 1996-2005 Highlife Co Pty Ltd. 

Legal Statement

First time shopping on the Internet?

How to order
Payment methods
Delivery information
Security
Privacy
Returns policy