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Assembly guide for hydroponic mini kit

Figure 1.2 / Orion Duo

Figure 1.3 / Orion Trio (Lamp and lightning support are optional)

Figure 1.1 / Orion Solo


Table of contents Preparations before assembly

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Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Toolbox

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Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting up Orion unit Step 1.

Step-up of feeding system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Step 2.

Getting ready and setting in place the two (2) slabs and eight (8) blocks of rock wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Submersible pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Step 3. Start-up

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How to short-circuit a pair of feeding tubes

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Annex A

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Les plastiques Qualiplast inc. 480 Dufferin Street Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Quebec, J6S 2B4 Tel. (450) 371-7000 Fax: (450) 371-7002 E-mail: jpmorin@qualiplast.com Web site: www.qualiplast com THERMO‌ PERFORMING FOR OUR CLIENTS !

November 2001

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Preparing for assembly Foreword Thank you for buying our Orion hydroponic mini kit. The various steps, as described in this assembly guide, will give you all the information needed to put your new system in operation. IMPORTANT – We recommend that you follow all the steps in the assembly procedure, in the order as explained in the guide.

Conventions All throughout this document you will find references put in parenthesis. Following examples will explain how to read them. (figure 5.1)

refers to figure 5.1

(figure 2.2A)

refers to figure 2.2 at item pointed by letter A

(figures 3.1, 3.2)

refers to figure 3.1 and to figure 3.2

(figures 3.1B, 4.1)

refers to figure 3.1 at item pointed by letter B and refers also to figure 4.1

Toolbox We suggest following tools for assembly: sharp blade knife and soft tip marker.

Unpacking Check for good condition of box or boxes received. Contact immediately your distributor if any damage due to transport. Unwrap all parts found inside package. Carefully check that all parts match with annex A list, page 6.

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Set up of an Orion unit Step 1. Set up of feeding system NOTE: Refer to figure 1.1 for guide in this step.

Figure 1.1 Insert then screw in a connector in each of eight (8) holes of distributor tube, 1/2 in. (12 mm) Set in place eight (8) feeding tubes 1/8 in. (8 mm) to the (8) connectors. Place the feeding tubes through the openings of culture tub. Make appear inside of culture tub all feeding tubes having a length of approx. 12 in. (30 cm). Deposit culture tub on the nutrient reservoir.

Figure 1.2

Slide the culture tub to its maximum position and connect the distributor tube to the pump (for more details about pump, refer to step 3 of guide). Make sure to well set in the distributor tube into the male section of the pump connector. Pass through the electric cable of pump into the reservoir slot as shown in figure 1.2. Ensure that the pump rests well at bottom of reservoir when you close the lid of culture tub.

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Étape 2. Preparing and setting in place of the two (2) slabs and the eight (8) blocks of rock wool. NOTE: Refer to figure 2.1 for guide in this step.

Figure 2.1 So as to allow good irrigation of used solutions, make with sharp blade, a 2 in. (50 mm) incision wide, at back of each of rock woll slabs. Leave 2 in. (50 mm) intact at each end and at center of slab so that it will keep its shape (2.1A) To obtain a zig-zag shape, place four blocks on a slab, by placing each 4 in. apart. (use a block for a separator) and leave a 2 in. space at the start (2.1B) Mark with a felt-tip pencil the four corners of each block and make an X-shape incision while leaving l/2 in. between the points and incision lines. This 1/2 in. will allow, to seal the now uncovered rock wool. It will also act as a retaining mechanism. Figure 2.2

Deposit invertly (2.1C) the two rock wool slabs into the culture tub, taking care to pass through ALL feedind tubes in their middle. Press down an emitter into each block and connect a feeding tube.

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Étape 3. Submersible pump NOTE: Refer to figure 3.1 and 3.2 for more details. The submersible pump is equipped with a filter and a flow control handle. The solution flow can be adjusted by turning the handle, either left or right, as the direction is not important. Check regularly the state of the filter situated inside the pump cover. Filter is reached by removing the pump cover.

Start-up • Fill the nutrient reservoir with water or nutritive solution. • Activate the pump. • Make visual inspection of system so as to detect any water leaks and to make sure ALL emitters work.

Figure 3.1

How to short-circuit a pair of feeding tubes It is possible to short-circuit two feeding outlets by joining two connectors using a feeding tube.

Figure 3.2

Annex A : items for one (1) Orion unit Description

Qty

Description

Qty

Nutrient reservoir

1

Sliding culture tub

1

Submersible pump

1

Emitter

8

Flexible tube – distributor, 1/2 po. (12 mm), lenght 6 po. (125 mm)

1

Flexible tube – feeding, 1/8 po. (3 mm), lenght 48 po. (1,2 m)

8

Connector tube – flexible, 1/8 po. (3 mm)

8

Anti-root membrane 3 x 3 po. (7,5 x 7,5 cm)

1

Rock wool slab, 36 x 6 x 3 po. (90 x 15 x 7,5 cm)

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Rock wool block, 4 x 4 x 2,5 po. (10 x 10 x 6,25 cm)

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Assembly guide

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