Protect Your Plants with Black Pail Lid for 20L Buckets

Introducing the Black Pail Lid, specifically designed for 20L buckets. This Australian made, light-blocking black plastic lid prevents algae growth and provides a sturdy platform for DWC (Deep Water Culture) hydroponic plants. With compatibility for 140mm to 300mm net pots, the Black Pail Lid is an cost-effective alternative to traditional PlantIt 20L plastic buckets.

Features and Benefits

  • Algae Prevention: Made from light-blocking black plastic, the lid helps to prevent algae growth, protecting your plants.
  • Sturdy platform for DWC hydroponic plants: The strong and sealable design offers a reliable platform for Deep Water Culture plants.
  • Australian Made: Proudly manufactured in Australia, ensuring high quality and local support.
  • Compatibility with Net Pots: The large diameter of the lid allows it to fit 140mm to 300mm net pots, giving you flexibility and affordability.
  • Easy Modification: The pail lid can be easily drilled for uniseals and bulkheads (tub outlets) which makes it convenient for various light-blocking water applications.

How to Use

  1. Choose the appropriate 20L pail for your hydroponic system and double-check that the diameter of your net pots matches the lid size.
  2. If needed, drill the necessary holes for uniseals or bulkheads according to your specific hydroponic system requirements.
  3. Attach the net pots to the lid, ensuring a snug fit.
  4. Seal the lid onto the pail, positioning your DWC hydroponic plants as desired.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Black Pail Lid is best for hydroponic growers who are looking for an affordable, high-quality and easy-to-use lid to support their DWC hydroponic plants. It is suitable for both home gardeners and commercial enterprises, offering excellent protection against algae growth and providing versatility in net pot sizing.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • When the pail lid is sealed in place, the tamper-evident seal needs to be broken to release it. The lid will still tightly seal afterward, but the tamper-evident seal will be compromised.
  • The plastic is of excellent quality and has some stretch, making it easy to cut holes using hole saws.
  • Dimensions: 34cm diameter.

Black Plastic Pail Lid only. Fits 20L Black Pail.


What are the dimensions of the Black Pail Lid?

The Black Pail Lid has a diameter of 34cm.

Why is the lid made of light blocking black plastic?

The light blocking black plastic prevents algae growth, making it suitable for various gardening applications, such as hydroponics.

Is the Black Pail Lid suitable for DWC hydroponic systems?

Yes, the sturdy and sealable lid makes a strong platform for Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic plants.

Can I use different sizes of net pots with this Black Pail Lid?

Yes, the large diameter allows for 140mm to 300mm net pots, making it a versatile and budget-friendly alternative to PlantIt 20L plastic buckets.

Is the Black Pail Lid made in Australia?

Yes, the Black Pail Lid is Australian made.

Do I need to break the lid to open it for the first time?

Yes, when the pail's lid is sealed in place, it will need to be broken to release the lid. The lid will seal tightly afterward, but the "tamper evident" seal will be broken.

Can I fit the black plastic bucket with uniseals and bulkheads?

Yes, the black plastic bucket can be fitted with uniseals and bulkheads (tub outlets) because the plastic is easy to drill.

How easy is it to cut holes in the Black Pail Lid for various uses?

The black plastic pail lid is easy to cut holes using hole saws because the plastic is of good quality and has some stretch to it. This makes it suitable for various water purposes where light needs to be blocked.

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