Hydroponic Foggers

What are hydroponic foggers?

Hydroponic or hydroponic/aeroponic hybrid systems use hydroponic foggers to feed nutrients to plant roots via a nutrient fog. A hydroponic fogger differs from an aeroponic mister since the fogger produces fog ultrasonically and it doesn’t atomize the solution.

A hydroponic fogger sits below the water level producing fog, thereby raising the humidity in the rooting zone. If the water particles produced by this fog are small enough – usually between 5-15 micrometers this allows for increased nutrient uptake. The oxygen-rich mist combined with high humidity and small water particles results in accelerated growth.

Fogger benefits

  • Reduced need for water and nutrients
  • No growing mediums required
  • Increase in the overall root surface area due to increased growth of small root hairs
  • Reduces the risk of harming the plants with excess nutrients
  • Ultrasonic Hydroponic Fogger

Fogger Products

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KISENG 3500-5000ML/H UMM-10 10 Head Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Humidifier Greenhouse Aeromist Hydroponic
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VEVOR 10 Head Ultrasonic Mist Maker
KISENG 3500-5000ML/H
Popsport Mist Maker
Price
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$112.99
$188.99
Number of Heads
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12
Power Requirement
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220W
350W
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VEVOR 10 Head Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger 250W 5KG/H Mist Maker Fogger Air Humidifier w/Transformer Accessories for Industrial Scenic Agriculture Greenhouse Hydroponics Garden/Lawn/Pond
Product
VEVOR 10 Head Ultrasonic Mist Maker
Price
$134.99
Number of Heads
10
Power Requirement
360W
KISENG 3500-5000ML/H UMM-10 10 Head Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Humidifier Greenhouse Aeromist Hydroponic
Product
KISENG 3500-5000ML/H
Price
$112.99
Number of Heads
10
Power Requirement
220W
Popsport Mist Maker Fogger 12 Head Ultrasonic Mist Humidifier 110V Mist Maker Fogger Humidifier with Transformer for Gardening and Pond Use (12 Head Mist Maker)
Product
Popsport Mist Maker
Price
$188.99
Number of Heads
12
Power Requirement
350W

Hydroponic Fogger Tips

  • Use only products which do not contain live microbial cultures as hydroponic foggers can sterilize live cultures.
  • You need to clean the disks occasionally. You can use white vinegar for this. Simply place the Hydroponic Fogger in a glass of white vinegar and run the device for a minute or so and the mineral deposits from the nutrients will shed off.
  • Replace the Teflon disks every 6 months to a year as the discs wear and the mist output decreases.
  • Foggers can increase the temperature of your nutrient solution so monitor the temperature of the solution. A continuous flow of solution such as the ebb and flow system can help keep temperatures down.
  • You should consider a hybrid system that includes an ultrasonic fogger used in conjunction with a solution (ebb and flow nutrient film technique, or deep water culture etc) as hydroponic foggers can sometimes fail. The nutrient solution will feed the bottom half of the roots and the upper half of the roots are fed by the fog produced by the hydroponic fogger. Should the fogger fail there is still a system in place to feed the roots nutrients and water. This also leads to maximum oxygenation and access to an unlimited supply of nutrient solution at the bottom of the tray.
  • The nebulizers on hydroponic foggers can be damaged quickly if water levels drop too low.

Hydroponic Guide Sections

To learn more about other aspects of hydroponic gardening, see the following sections of our guide.