unidrain System - Drip & Drain

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  • Feed calibrated volumes for consistent results
  • Minimise root rot
  • Fully automated calibrated feed and waste or waste-only management system
  • Standard and large sizes available
  • Low power use
  • 100% flexible and scalable
  • Consistent results

What is the unidrain System?

unidrain makes growing huge plants really easy. It manages all the feeding cycles and deals with the waste. It's a low power, no fuss system that takes most of the effort out of growing plants in your indoor garden.

unidrain System Overview

In it's simplest form, unidrain is a low-power, professional automated drip and drain feeding system with run-to-waste management. It uses large floor stands with 16-litre fabric Air Pruner pots. Calibrated button compensating drippers feed the pots using nutrients, pumped direct from the reservoir.

The unidrain system includes:

  • Floor stands with a 16-litre fabric Air Pruner pots
  • Automated feeding via:
    • Reservoir pump
    • Pressurised feed lines
    • Calibrated button compensating drippers and stakes
  • Automated waste management

Floor Stands

unidrain uses floor stands with 16-litre fabric Air Pruner pots. The fabric Air Pruner pots aid superior drainage and oxygen access for gaseous exchange, vastly improving root development, giving superior performance.

Calibrated Feeding and Known Runoff Quantity

unidrain uses pressurised feeding lines to feed your plants using nutrients, pumped direct from the reservoir. The feed lines are connected to calibrated button compensating drippers, located in the fabric pots. unidrain uses a feed duration timer to set the amount of feed you give to your plants. Using time to feed a known quantity of feed allows you to calibrate how much you give your plants to achieve a known quantity of runoff.

Waste Management

Floor Stands are joined together using flexible pipework that guides the waste to a unidrain System Brain. The System Brain collects and monitors waste levels, then automatically pumps the waste away using float switches and delay timers.

Modular System - unidrain is Easy to Scale Up Or Down

unidrain is modular, so it's really easy to scale up (or down). The floor stands and connecting pipework are all interchangeable. This means you can easily add or remove floor stands and dripper lines to suit your changing needs.

unidrain and unidrain Away systems come in handy sets for different sized grow tents or larger, horticultural grow rooms:

  • 4-pot
  • 8-pot
  • 12-pot
  • 16-pot
  • 24-pot
  • 36-pot

The unidrain system is for you if you want to:

  • Save time and effort
  • Improve consistency
  • Grow larger plants with increased yields
  • Automate the feeding and waste management for your indoor garden
  • Avoid mineral build up
  • Minimise issues with root rot

Perfect For Hand Feeding or Full Automation

No matter how you want to feed your plants, unidrain has a management system for you.

If you want an easy to use, straight forward, calibrated feed and waste management system, use: unidrain or unidrain+.

If you prefer hand feeding, but can see the time and labour-saving benefits of a simple, automated waste management system, use: unidrain Away or unidrain+ Away.

NOTE: The "+" in the unidrain+ means it's for larger fabric Air Pruner pots, up to 32-litres. Standard size systems: unidrain use fabric Air Pruner pots, up to 16-litres.

unidrain comprises of two parts, fulfilling different functions:

  1. 1. An automated calibrated drip-feeding system - allows you to feed a set amount of nutrient solution at set times.
  2. 2. An automated waste system - it collects the waste from the floor stands and removes it for you.

When you combine automated, timed feeding with waste management, you get the perfect labour-saving system! unidrain works to maintain the calibrated feed cycle you want it to. It also automatically deals with the spent nutrients that wash out of the fabric Air Pruner pots. This all goes toward helping you grow massive plants!

Feed and Waste Management or Waste Management Only - Hand Feeding with unidrain Away

If you're happy hand feeding your plants, use unidrain Away to manage the waste side of your indoor garden. Using unidrain Away brings you the perfect automatic waste management system. It'll give you more time to concentrate on other things. unidrain Away utilises the unidrain Floor Stands with fabric Air Pruner pots and connects them to a unidrain System Brain. This is a great starting point if you're gardening on a budget.

The modular nature of unidrain means you can easily scale up (or down). unidrain is flexible and allows you to add (or take away) the calibrated feeding side of the system later. Expanding the system is simple by adding more floor stands and pots as you go. Your only limitation is space!

Garden tip: Using the complete unidrain calibrated feed and waste management system will give you the best results.

Automate and Calibrate Feeding to Grow Better Plants

The ability to automate and calibrate the feed you give your plants is massive! This professional drip feeding system means you can tailor the nutrients you give to your plants to suit their stage of growth.

Automated Feed Timer

unidrain uses a feed timer to activate the pump in the nutrient reservoir. This feeds your plants a known volume of nutrients at set times, direct to the base of the plant. Using the unidrain system offers you a fully automated feeding solution.

Calibrated Feeding - Get It Right Every Time

unidrain combines a segmented feed timer with feed duration timer to trigger the feed pump for a pre-set period of time. This allows you to calibrate your runoff for the best results. The feed pump is used to pressurise the feed lines to 1 bar. Using calibrated Pressure Compensating Buttons (PCBs) and Dripper stakes works to feed your plants a set amount of feed every time.

Garden tip: The PCBs are calibrated to work under a minimum pressure (1 Bar). The PCBs allow a certain volume of nutrient solution through, which is measured over a set period of time in litres per hour (l/h).

Fabric Air Pruner Pots for the Perfect Root Zone

Supplied fabric Air Pruner pots sit on the unidrain floor stands with your choice of media. The free-draining nature of Air Pruner pots and the floor stands design, guides any runoff away to the System Brain.

Why Should I feed Fresh Nutrients Every Time?

Hungry plants strip the nutrient solution, leading to nutrient deficiencies. This is why we don’t recommend recirculating your nutrients. By feeding a fresh, known nutrient solution every time, you can be sure you’re giving your plants everything they need for strong, healthy growth!

Regularly Flushing Media to Avoid Salt Build Up

As you'll be feeding calibrated volumes of feed to achieve 20% runoff, you'll regularly flushing the media. Flushing helps to avoid salt build up and issues like nutrient lockout.

Using the automated unidrain run-to-waste system to feed your plants provides you with a consistent, controlled dose of fresh nutrients every time.

Minimise Root Rot

Using the floor stands to guide runoff away from your pots allows for proper drainage. This avoids pots sitting in nutrient solution, which helps you to avoid salt build ups and issues associated with root rot. It's important to allow the media to drain properly. Roots need access to air as well as nutrients and water.

Automated Feed and Waste System - The Easy Life

unidrain's automated feed and waste system makes your life easier. It gives you more time for other jobs and it’s cleaner. With unidrain, there's no need for manual labour. You can relax and let the timed, integrated feed and waste pumps do the bulk of the feeding and disposal of runoff for you.

Once you calibrate the feed times, all you’re left to do is maintain the nutrient reservoir - it really is that simple!

How much room Do I Need For a unidrain System?

Measure the space you intend to install the unidrain system to make sure you have enough room.

unidrain is available as automated feed and waste management system. unidrain Away is available as a waste management only system. unidrain Away systems offer an automated solution for anyone hand feeding pots. It works to manage your runoff (waste nutrient). Both types of unidrain system are available in two sizes:

  • unidrain & unidrain Away (standard size)
  • unidrain+ & unidrain + Away (large size)

unidrain System Sizes

To understand the area you'll need for your unidrain or unidrain Away system: 4x unidrain stands are suitable for a 1m2 to 1.2m2 area. This would be perfect for a 1.2 x 1.2-metre grow tent.

unidrain+ System Sizes

To understand the area you'll need for your unidrain+ and unidrain+ Away system: 4x unidrain+ floor stands are suitable for a 1.2m2 to 2.4m2 area. This would be perfect for a 1.2 x 2.4-metre grow tent.

unidrain System Size Requirements
No. of Pots Space Needed
4 Pot 1.2m x 1.2m
8 Pot 1.2m x 2.4m
12 Pot 2m x 2m
16 Pot 2.4m x 2.4m
24 Pot 2.4m x 3.6m
36 Pot 3.6m x 3.6m

What Do I Get With My unidrain System?

The following table highlights what you get get with your new unidrain system. Measure the space you intend to install the unidrain system in, to make sure you have enough room.

unidrain chart

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