High-Quality Black Pail Bucket for Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Meet all your hydroponic and aquaponic gardening needs with this durable, Australian-made 20L Black Pail Bucket. Designed to prevent algae growth, it provides an excellent alternative to PlantIt plastic buckets, accommodating pots ranging from 140mm to 300mm, and can be easily transformed into a DIY filter for trapping solids in aquaponic systems. The sturdy, sealable lid ensures a stable platform for DWC (Deep Water Culture) plants.

Features and Benefits

  • Algae Prevention: The light-blocking black plastic helps prevent algae growth in your water reservoir.
  • Australian Made: Support local manufacturing with this high-quality, Australian-made pail bucket.
  • Sturdy Lid: The lid is strong, sealable and provides a stable platform for DWC hydroponic plants.
  • Flexible Use: Supports 140mm to 300mm net pots, offering a budget-friendly alternative to PlantIt 20L plastic buckets.
  • DIY Aquaponics Filter: Can be easily adapted into a filter for trapping solids in aquaponic systems before they reach your grow media.

How to Use

  1. Select the appropriate net pot size (140mm to 300mm) for your hydroponic or aquaponic plants.
  2. Fill the pail bucket with a nutrient solution or water based on your specific plant requirements.
  3. Place your net pot containing the plant into the bucket's lid and secure it.
  4. Monitor and maintain optimum nutrient and pH levels according to your plant's needs.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

This black pail bucket is perfect for hobbyist gardeners, greenhouse enthusiasts, and professionals seeking an affordable, reliable DWC hydroponics system. It's also ideal for aquaponic enthusiasts looking for a DIY filter option to maintain a healthy, thriving aquaponic environment.

Black Pail Dimensions

  • Max Outer Dimensions - 34cm diameter and 39cm high
  • The diameter of the bucket around the top rim is exactly 29cm
  • Outer Diameter of the bucket base is 26cm

The Black Plastic Pail is 20 litres and is made from strong durable plastic with a strong handle. Great flex in the plastic for drilling holes into with a holesaw. Use the bucket as a water reservoir with a top hat grommet or a tub outlet.


What makes the Black Pail Bucket unique for hydroponics and aquaponics applications?

The Black Pail Bucket is an excellent choice for hydroponics and aquaponics as it is made from light-blocking black plastic that prevents algae growth, ensuring a healthy environment for your plants. Its sturdy, sealable lid can support Deep Water Culture (DWC) plants, and its large diameter accommodates 140mm to 300mm net pots. Moreover, it can be used as a budget-friendly alternative to PlantIt 20L plastic buckets or to create a DIY filter in aquaponics systems.

Can I use the Black Pail Bucket for other gardening purposes besides hydroponics and aquaponics?

Yes, the Black Pail Bucket is a versatile container suitable for various gardening purposes. Its durable construction and sealable lid make it a reliable option for storage, mixing nutrients or planting directly into it, among other uses.

What are the dimensions of the Black Pail Bucket?

The Black Pail Bucket has maximum outer dimensions of 34cm in diameter and 39cm in height. The diameter of the bucket around the top rim is exactly 29cm, and the outer diameter of the bucket base is 26cm.

Is the Black Pail Bucket made in Australia?

Yes, the Black Pail Bucket is proudly Australian made, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship and materials.

What size net pots can I use with the Black Pail Bucket?

The large diameter of the Black Pail Bucket allows for the use of 140mm to 300mm net pots, providing versatility and adaptability for various plant sizes and growing methods.

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The light blocking black plastic prevents algae, Australian made, The sturdy and sealable lid makes a strong platform for DWC (Deep Water Culture) hydroponic plants

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