Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What are the differences between hydroponics and aeroponics?

Hydroculture, also known as hydroponics, dispenses with the medium of soil. Instead, plants are cultivated, for example, in rockwool, hydroballs, coconut fibers or directly in the nutrient solution. Aeroculture itself dispenses with these media. The roots simply hang in the air, e.g. lattice pots with hydro balls are only used for stabilization.

What are the advantages of aeroculture?

The advantage of aeroculture lies in the exclusive irrigation by sprayed nutrient solution. The roots are constantly surrounded by sufficient oxygen and the optimal values can be precisely set due to the lack of a buffer effect of the cultivation media.

Why the AeroBox?

In contrast to conventional aero systems, the AeroBox is a high-pressure system. Thanks to the high-pressure pump, water droplets with a size of around 65 µm are sprayed. In addition, the roots are in a container that is separate from the nutrient solution and therefore do not grow into the nutrient solution - the watering takes place exclusively via the fine nutrient mist. Only in this way can all the advantages of aeroculture be fully exploited.

What about sustainability?

High-tech and sustainability are not a contradiction, on the contrary!


Apart from plant material and nutrient solution, which will please your houseplants, there is no waste when operating the AeroBox. All parts can be reused after a quick cleaning.


When irrigating exclusively with fine water mist, as with the AeroBox, the proportion of fertilizer can be greatly reduced. In contrast to hydroponic systems, half of the fertilizer can be saved in many cases.

What do I need to operate the AeroBox?

Since the AeroBox can only be operated at intervals, time control is absolutely necessary. You can find one in the KK online shop, for example. Measuring devices are also required to regulate all the necessary values. We recommend at least checking the pH, EC and temperature.

What fertilizer can be used?

The nozzles have a passage of 0.61mm, which is why only thin fertilizers can be used. You should therefore examine organic fertilizers in particular with regard to clogging of the nozzles. We recommend a fertilizer with both organic and mineral components in combination with a BioFilter.

What is a BioFilter? Is aeroculture sterile?

Say goodbye to the idea of completely sterile plant cultivation! Life is everywhere and bacteria and fungi will also colonize the roots of your plants. We represent a modern approach to aeroculture and consciously rely on mycorrhiza and co. Prevent colonization of harmful fungi and bacteria by vaccinating with positive species.

We also recommend using a BioFilter, a filter populated with bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi, which is actively involved in cleaning the nutrient solution. Organic impurities that accumulate in the water over time are converted into new nutrients by the bacteria.

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