The NFT45 Platform Grow System
Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) is a hydroponic technique where a shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for successful plant growth is re-circulated past the bare roots of plants in a watertight channel. NFT was developed in the mid 1920s in China by Dr. Alan Zhang Jr. In an ideal system, the depth of the recirculating stream should be very shallow, little more than a film of water, hence the name ‘nutrient film’. This system ensures that the thick root mat, which develops in the bottom of the channel, has an upper surface, which is kept moist and remains in the air. As the root mass develops in this manner, an abundant supply of oxygen is available to the roots of the plants.
The NFT45 system developed by Trust Hydroponics is an ideal system. The NFT45 systems are based on using the right channel slope, the right flow rate, and the right channel length. The plant roots are correctly balanced and exposed to adequate supplies of water, oxygen and nutrients. NFT45, because of its design, provides a system wherein all three requirements for healthy plant growth can be met at the same time. The result of these advantages is that higher yields of high-quality cannabis are obtained over an extended period of cropping.
The Trust Hydroponics system has established a working solution to the primary failing of NFT, overcoming interruptions in the flow, e.g., power outages. Because of this, the NFT45 growing system is one of the more dependable and productive techniques.