The Blumat 8mm Tank Connector allows you to install any suitable water reservoir as a water tank for your Blumat Tropf Automatic Watering System. You will drill a 12mm hole into the bottom of the chosen water reservoir and install the connector with the rubber seal on the inside of the tank.
It is highly recommended to install a shut-off valve close to the tank connector so that you could adjust or maintain your system easily when needed.
The Blumat Tropf system works by using gravity and the capillary interaction between the soil and the orange Blumat clay “carrot” cones. When the soil or substrate is dry, it will create a suction inside the water filled cone tubes – opening the diaphragm at the top of the carrot and allowing water to drip from the tubing. Once the soil around the clay cone becomes moist, this suction will cease and close the diaphragm again.
This allows for each individual pot to be watered automatically only when needed, and a single Tropf system can have up to 500* watering points ! The “carrot” does the thinking for you !
Please note: The water tank must be at least 0.5 m higher than the Blumat Tropf system for every 5 m of tube but no more than 14 metres higher. ( * DETAILED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE )
Blumat 8mm Tank Connector a is key part of your custom-built Blumat Tropf Automatic Watering System