Hydroponic Grow Trays & Stands
Hydroponic growers need specialized tools for their grow. One of these is a grow stand or tray. Also called a flood table, a hydroponic grow tray is a specialized container that can hold one or more plants in a hydroponic system. Some grow trays are designed to hold plants within net pots, while others are made for holding hydroponic grow media.
If you are new to hydroponic growing and don't know how hydroponic grow trays can benefit you, you are in the right place! Let us explain what you need to know about these trays.
How Can Hydroponic Grow Trays Help You?
These grow trays are used alongside a hydroponic reservoir and stand. This creates a complete hydroponic system. The reservoir serves to hold the nutrient solution. With the help of a water pump, this solution is sent to the plant's root zone. In an aeroponics system, the pump functions to spray the root zone.
Rolling benches and tray stands bring about significant improvements in your grow room. When you elevate your plants with the help of a stand, you prevent yourself from getting hunched over and also get to have more space for the hydroponic reservoir below.
Tray stand kits can both be horizontal and vertical. Horizontal stands are suitable for vegging and flowering plants as they provide more room to grow up and outward. The vertical stand is best for stacking plants to save space and allow for seedling development and propagation.
How to Choose a Hydroponic Grow Tray?
Grow trays are listed as either inside dimensions (ID) or outside dimensions (OD). If you are looking to purchase a hydroponics tray, make sure its outside dimensions can fit the grow tray stand. The inside dimensions determine the number of plants that can fit inside the grow tray. To successfully accommodate your grow containers, ID trays align well with the standard inside dimensions of Botanicare.
If you would like to learn more about this, you can check out our complete grow tray section.
What Are Rolling Benches?
Rolling benches are the latest innovation in grow tray stands. If you use a rolling bench with wheels, you can have the added advantage of moving an entire section of plants. Growers can cultivate a significantly higher number of plants when utilizing rolling benches in a greenhouse or a large grow room. You can use them to maximize the space in your indoor garden by as much as 60% as you get rid of stationary isles. Please visit our tray stands and rolling benches section to learn more. You can also read our complete guide on grow trays and stands.
Have questions about which grow tray and stand combination is best for you? You can talk to our growing experts at 866-GRO-INDR.