FAQ - TetraBase

  • Can TetraBase work with any DWC system besides HydraMax?
    • Yes!

  • How “green” is TetraBase?
    • TetraBase is made from 100% recycled Polypropylene. Polypropylene is considered to be the safest of all plastics. It is approved for food and beverage storage. Inherently BPA Free, too! 

  • Since the plastic is recycled and not virgin pvc, is leaching a concern?
    • No leaching is not a concern, even when exposed to warm or hot water.

  • How does TetraBase compare to clay balls?
    • TetraBase was designed with 6 key features that clay balls do not have.
      • TetraBase is made from Polypropylene just like the buckets and other components of the system so they may be used and reused indefinitely.
      • TetraBase is non-porous. This can be a major factor in bacteria breeding grounds as well and makes sanitation easier.
      • As your plants grow larger, TetraBase interlocks and grows in strength , creating the ultimate base for your stalks.
      • TetraBase is pH Neutral. TetraBase will not effect your pH like other media, allowing you to dial in your control levels.
      • TetraBase is Non-abrasive and friendly to young fragile plants. Smooth surfaces are also ideal in a DWC environment to avoid any tiny pockets where bacteria growth can occur.
      • Debris/Dust free. Unlike Clay balls, TetraBase will not discolor your roots, water, or deteriorate and drop into your plumbing system which would wreak havoc on your pump and chiller. TetraBase is CLEAN and even if it does manage to get loose into the system, it floats on the surface so it will not be an issue for your pump/plumbing system.

  • How much TetraBase do I need?
    • TetraBase is packaged in 6 liter bags. Not all net pots are created equal and can vary in volume but generally, a 5.5" or 6" net pot holds about 1 Liter of media.