Have you encountered such a problem in hydroponic planting: whether to use a type A multi-layer NFT system or a tiled single-layer NFT system. Maybe everyone has different considerations and needs, and the hydroponic system they choose is also different. Here, we want to tell you which of the two hydroponic systems is more advantageous in greenhouse planting.
Use the space
In terms of space utilization, vertical planting is more space-saving, because if within the same area, vertical planting can be extended upwards, but it is not infinitely extended. After all, the space is limited, and the tiled NFT system can only be extended horizontally. Obviously, In this case, the type A NFT system is more advantageous.
In terms of the number of plants, you can guess whether the A-type NFT system grows more vegetables or the tiled NFT system grows more. Some of our customers are also very interested in this, especially a customer from Puerto Rico who wants to apply an NFT system in a greenhouse, but it is not clear which type of NFT system is more suitable, so we specially calculated it for him one time.
The greenhouse of Puerto Rico customer is 18*3.5m.
In the same greenhouse, the guest would like to know which equipment can plant more vegetables, the horizontal or the A-type NFT system?
We have designed some floor plans. By comparison and calculation, the single-layer NFT system can plant 17,664 trees, while the A-type NFT system can plant about 20,736 trees.
To sum up, because the vertical space utilization rate of the Type A NFT system is relatively high, if it is a project, such as a greenhouse, the Type A multi-layer NFT system is more suitable.
In terms of application, the Type A NFT system is basically the first choice whether it is used in personal applications or hydroponic projects. Because people are more inclined to vertical planting, the A-type NFT system also gives people the feeling of a large number of plantings. If you have the space, a tiled single-layer NFT system is a good fit.
The shape of the A-type multi-layer NFT system is more vertical than that of a flat single-layer NFT system, especially after planting vegetables, the appearance is more beautiful.
Therefore, our suggestion to you is that if you want to apply the NFT system to hydroponic planting projects, you should choose the A-type multi-layer NFT system. If it is for home or personal use, if you have enough area, you can choose to the Single layer NFT system. If your planting space is not large, you can choose a type A multi-layer NFT system.