The Salad Box from Hydrofarm is ideal for growing a small soil-free garden of salad greens and other plants indoors or outdoors with almost zero maintenance. It is a passive hydroponics system based on the research of academic horticulturist B.A. Kratky.
Using the Salad Box is clean and easy. It uses no electricity at all—no air pumps or water pumps needed! It grows greens and lettuce up to thirty percent faster than soil. Use it indoors with grow lights or outdoors in natural light.
Simply mix the powder nutrient with water and pour into the reservoir, then wrap the root ball of each of your seedlings with the included;Root Wraps.; Place each wrapped seedling into a net pot, and you're set!
The Salad Box will provide you and your family with fresh greens without any of the hassles of larger gardens or systems. Only minimal assembly is required. The system includes one reservoir tray, one top plate lid with eight plant sites, one top-off bottle with cap, eight net cups, eight Root Wraps, one fifty-gram packet of general purpose nutrient, six drain plugs, and one instructions booklet.
The Salad Box fits perfectly under two-foot fluorescent light systems like the Jump Start T-five modular and T-twelve fluorescent fixtures.
Salad Box Passive Hydroponic System by Hydrofarm
How often should I change the hydroponic nutrient solution in my reservoir?
To ensure optimal nutrient availability and freshness, change reservoir solutions completely every 1 to 2 weeks. If needed, top off low reservoir levels with 1/4 strength nutrient solution or plain water.
Why is my Sunburst system making a loud noise when the toggle switch is in the "None" position?
The "None" position simply indicates that the system is operating in neither HPS nor MH mode. This light system should NEVER be plugged in or receive power when the toggle switch is in the "None" position. Doing so may cause damage to
Which SKU's apply to the Radiant reflector lens systems?
RDUNLENS - replacement lens for the current RDUN model with integrated hangers and built in lamp cord. The unit has side slots for the lens rather than a bracket system. lens only RDLENSYS contains (2) brackets and a lens specifically for the older mod
I have a 1000W ballast. Can I use a 400W or 600W lamp (bulb) in it?
As a general rule, lamps (bulbs) can only be used with ballasts that specify the same wattage rating. A 1000W lamp can only be used with a 1000W ballast, a 400W with a 400W, etc. Many ballasts are made to handle only one wattage level. An exception to
Can an HPS ballast be used to power a metal halide lamp?
This is never recommended. The ballast and lamp (bulb) type (wattage and HID lamp type) must match. Convertible ballasts, however, can be switched between MH and HPS modes. There is also the option of using a conversion lamp. These are lamps that are de
My digital 7-day timer won't come on at my programmed time. Is it defective?
First, make sure it is in Auto mode (the screen says AUTO at the bottom). If that doesn't help, the timer might be in Random mode. Press the WEEK and HOUR buttons simultaneously to toggle Random mode on and off (you'll see a circle appear and disappear on
I'm having trouble programming the digital 7-day timer TM01715(D). Is there an alternate set of instructions?
Step 1: Press PROG. Left side of screen should display 1 ON. Step 2: Press WEEK until the desired week schedule is displayed at top of screen. Step 3: Press HOUR and MIN to set the desired time you want the timer to turn the device on. Step 4: Press
Will my dual voltage 120/240V ballast operate on 208V or 277V?
Our Xtrasun and SG magnetic ballasts currently only have 120V & 240V capability. Our Powerhouse ballasts are wired for 120V and 240V, but have the capability to be rewired to 208V or 277V. If you already have a Hydrofarm ballast, consult a certified e
Why is the "Switch Error" light on when I plug in the controller bucket?
First drain water from bucket. Make sure the uppermost black float switch (the overflow safety switch) is installed correctly. It should be straight, not bent, when at rest (no water in bucket). See diagram under the Files tab for details. Once installed
How do I use my Grow Flow control bucket timer?
Each segment (or tab) around the clock face represents 15 minutes. A segment pulled away from the center of the clock is on Drain, and pushed toward the center is on Fill. Set all on Drain, then set one or two segments to Fill every few hours when you wan
Which lamps are recommended for use with the Phantom and Xtrasun digital ballasts?
Most lamp brands distributed by Hydrofarm are approved for use in the our digital ballasts. Contact us to find out most up to date compatibility information.
Can I hang larger fixtures from my Jumpstart Stand?
No, the stand is designed to be used only with the single T5 fixture it comes with (JST54/JST52).
How do I re-attach my Hydrofarm Light Track trolly to the chain?
The Hydrofarm Light Track has a small pin that attaches the trolly to the chain. There is one link in the chain that is big enough to fit the pin. Refer to the above PDF for a closer look.
Can the digital heat mat thermostat adjust its setpoints above or below the factory programmed 68 and 108 degrees Fahrenheit?
No. You cannot adjust above or below these setpoints.
Will the digital heat mat thermostat work on a modified sine wave inverter?
No, doing so will damage the thermostat and disrupt temperature control of the heat mat.
What happens to the setting on my MTPRTC if the power goes out?
The MTPRTC will remember its setting if power is lost. If the unit is reset for some reason, the default setting is 80F.
What do the error codes mean on my Heat Mat Thermostat?
E1: temperature is below the low limit. Or the temperature sensor has an open circuit. E2: the temperature sensor has a short circuit. E3: temperature is above the high limit. To reset the MTPRTC: Unplug the unit and then while pressing the set bu
Can the Phantom digital ballast operate different wattage lamps using the dimmability feature?
No, the Phantom dimmable feature is not made to allow different operation of multiple wattages. A 1000w ballast should only operate 1000w lamps, 600w models with 600w lamps, etc.
What are the white plastic pieces and bolts that come with my Dual Raptor used for?
The white plastic pieces are meant to support and protect the cord in the slotted duct flange (two per lamp cord). The six screws are to secure the cordset/mogul to the cordset bracket inside the fixture (three per mogul).