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Reliable, low maintenance, expandable, well thought out system.
on July 8, 2012
I had to write this review to counter the 'What Trash' review, which seems to be written by a competitor intent on scaring people away from this product. What I can tell you is that I've used four of these buckets for 3 years and never had a single problem with them.
They do not leak, period. Which is nice because you might be growing in your home.
The drip rings do not clog easily. You need to wipe them off with a damp cloth occassionally but not very often. You can easily detach the ring from the t-connector if you need to rinse it out or want to be really thourgh.
The buckets can grow medium size plants. I found that trying to grow large tomatoes outside required the 2 gallon reservoir to be filled every couple of days. However if you want to grow larger plants then you simply upgrade to a larger reservoir. This bucket is a 'module' that can be connected to larger systems that General Hydroponics makes.
So in summary this is a solid purchase but I feel that you are paying a little extra for the modularity of the system, meaning the opportunity to upgrade to a large system. If you are sure that you'll only want stand-alone growing buckets or don't need the square form factor then you can probably get something cheaper.