1. Assebly of modular Plantsteps green wall with LED lights and watering tubes
2. Assebly of watering system and making connections to Nurcery level. Connecting Plantsteps over Suprabase unit.
Please notice and follow these safety and usage instructions when using the Supragarden® system:
The assembly should be done on the floor or on a another level surface.
Connect the Plantsteps to each other. Assemble the aluminum support frame and fasten the Plantsteps there to aluminium connectors with the bolts.
Adjust the exact position of the Plantsteps later, when they are attached on top of the SupraBase unit.
Try to set the Plantsteps horizontally in relation to the support frame and first tighten the screws manually.
Adjust the exact position, tilt and height of the Plantsteps and thight connections with screwdriver when Plantsteps are lifted Up to the SupraBase unit, at the end of the assebly.
Put the silicone tube first into the lowest of the Plantsteps so that the hose connector is slightly out of the bottom end of the Plantstep.
Put the second tube into the next Plantstep and attach it to the first tube. Tighten the tube chain up and connect it up to the next tube.
Attach the L-connector (elbow connector) to the top of last tube. It prevents water splashing up. The top tube must usually be shortened with scissors so that the hose and the water can not get too high, out from the Plantstep.
You can also attach the L-connector to the smaller, bracketed net pot that comes with the package. This way the top of the Plantstep can also function as a single grow palace for plants.
Please note that clogging of this narrow pipe part is possible with roots of large plants. It is best kept as a short-term growth site, for example, for rooting cuttings.
Push the metal clips into the openings under the Plantsteps and attach the LED -lights to them.
Connect the lights into chain with the connection cables and fasten the cables with cable ties to the support frame.
The top light is fastened with the clips to the top of the support frame.
Put the small white cap plug on the package to last lamp end on the chain.
Connect the power cable to the first lamp and test that all lights are working.
The Plantsteps "staircase" is now ready and you can assemble the SupraBase unit.
The Plantsteps can be connected to the SupraBase unit with two basic models:
A. Plantstep is connected to the center place at Nursery level, A place in picture. This Model A leaves one more corner place free for drip feeding a plant.
B. Plantsteps (1-4) are connected to the Nurcery level corner places, B places in picture. This Model B is better for maintanence. You can easily empty water from water tank by using water pump and also it is easier to adjust water flow between Plantsteps and Nursery level.
With this set-up the water returning from the Plantsteps automatically goes back to the water tank through top of the Nurcery level and returns to water tank from Ebb&Flow connector C. By adjusting the hight of the Ebb & flow connector you can change the water level on nurcery level from 1-55 mm. This means that on Nursery level can be used with NFT or Flood & Drain, hydroponics techniques.
With this use case A, all corner places will remain free and can be used with the Drip feed system or as starting points of several Plantsteps, like shown with the model B.
Connect water pump first to drip feed connector that leads water to Drip-feed sticks.Make connections with short silicon tube parts. You can use the end of the one tube piece cutted from the top Plantsteps.
Connect next the red flow valve to silicon tube going to the Nursery level IN-connector. Up side of the IN-connector is for O-connector and water tube going up to Plantsteps.
Attach the water OUT-connector (ebb&flow) to the other end of the Nurcery level, on right side with the upper picture. Connector has piece of wider silicon tube that will limit the sound from droping water.
Replace the first Plantstep tube connector to the wider o-connector. Lift Plantsteps over the Suprabase and Connect the o-connector to the Nursery level connector coming from the pump.
Push Plantsteps to middle hole and push support frame to smaller holes with black plastic supporters.
Model A for connectiong Plantsteps startting from middle of SupraBase is now ready.
One Plantstep starting from Nursery level
Two Plantsteps starting from Nursery level
Three Plantsteps starting from Nursery level
The connection type for water pump, tubes and Plantsteps depends how many Plantsteps are connected to Nursery level.
Connection for one Plantsteps and Nursery level:
Connection for two Plantsteps and Nursery level:
Connect water pump first to drip feed connector that leads water to Drip-feed sticks. Make connections with short silicon tube parts, about 4 cm long. You can use the end of the tube piece cutted from the top Plantsteps in their assembly.
The tube from the pump is next divided into two or three parts. Use T-connector or X-connector for this. The one tube carries water up to the Nursery level and other tubes to Plantsteps. If you want to connect several Plantsteps to the SupraBase corners, divide the tube coming from the water pump with T and X connector to as many tubes as you are planning to connect Plantsteps to the SupraBase corners.
The tube going up to Plantsteps goes trough black "silencer" pipe. The silencer reduces the sound of water returning from the Plantsteps to the tank. Push the silencer pipe to corner hole from to the top of tank.
Then slide the silicone tube from the pump through silencer and connect it to the tube from first Plantsteps.
Push Plantsteps to corner hole and push support frame to smaller holes with black plastic supporters.
You have now connected Water pump to up going Plantsteps and to Nurcery level with model A or B and lifter Plantsteps over the SupraBase.
Next, you can add water to the tank and start the pump. By adjusting the height of the Ebb & Flow connector on the right side, you can change the height of the rising water level to the Nurcery level from 0-55 mm.
When the water flows inside the Plantsteps you can make final tuning to the system. Use the red valve to adjust the water flow level between the Nurcery level and Plantsteps.
By adjusting the tilt angles of the Plantsteps you can change the water rise level at each Plantsteps and you can also affect to the water flow rate and to the sound level of the dropping water.
When Plantsteps are on right positions tighten the Plantsteps connectors to the support frame using a screwdriver.
Ensure the fall support of Supragarden from top to wall or ceiling. Supragarden system, support frame and connected Plantsteps can support a lot of vertical weight coming from plants and water, but it needs to be secured from top of garden to preven falling ower in case of horizontal forces targeting structure.
Use the adjustable ropes supplied with the Supragarden to secure system from top of the structure to sealing or wall etc.
You can also use cable connectors to secure frame to sealing.
Fill the water tank with nutrient water and put the plants into the Plantsteps and Nursery level with net pots.
Always keep net pots and some grow media in all plant places at the Plantsteps. This prevents the light from entering the system and allowing any water drops to escape from Plantsteps openings.
Use good amount of inorganic grow media on Nursery level. This stops the light from entering the water and prevents algea grow.
You are ready to grow Up with Supragarden.