Black Poly Crate Tub: Perfect for Hydroponic Reservoirs and Storage

Introducing the Black Poly Crate Tub 52L. With its light-blocking black plastic and sturdy lid, this Australian-made tub is not only durable but also versatile. It's perfect for creating Deep Water Culture (DWC) setups for hydroponic plants or being utilised as a multi-use piece for storage and other applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Light-blocking black plastic: Prevents algae growth by blocking sunlight, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for your plants
  • Australian made: High-quality, locally sourced product that's built to last
  • Sturdy lid: Provides a strong and stable platform for DWC hydroponic plants, ensuring proper nutrient delivery and growth
  • Multi-use design: Ideal for hydroponic reservoirs, storage crates, and a variety of other applications
  • Customisable: Compatible with uniseals and bulkheads (tub outlets) for easy modification and adaptation to your specific needs

How to Use

  1. Choose the appropriate size and location for your Black Poly Crate Tub, considering dimensions of 65cm (L) x 41cm (W) x 27cm (H)
  2. If required, drill holes into the tub using a hole saw to install uniseals, bulkheads, or other fittings needed for your specific application
  3. Fill the tub with water and necessary nutrients for your hydroponic system, or use it as a storage container for various items
  4. When using as a DWC hydroponic system, place plants on the sturdy lid to ensure proper growth and nutrient delivery

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Black Poly Crate Tub is best suited for both beginner and experienced gardeners looking to create an efficient hydroponic system or simply in need of a versatile and durable storage container. Its light-blocking properties and customisable design make it an ideal choice for a variety of applications.

Australian made quality black poly tubs. The Poly Tubs and Lids can be drilled and cut without snapping or cracking. Please note, lids are sold separately to the tubs. You can purchase a lid here.


What makes the Black Poly Crate Tub ideal for hydroponics?

The light-blocking black plastic prevents algae growth, and the sturdy lid provides a strong platform for Deep Water Culture (DWC) when growing hydroponic plants. Additionally, the plastic is easy to drill, making it simple to fit with uniseals and bulkheads for water use.

Can I use this tub for purposes other than hydroponics?

Yes, the Black Poly Crate Tub is multi-use and can be used as both hydroponic reservoirs and storage crates.

Is the Black Poly Crate Tub suitable for outdoor use?

Yes, these tubs are durable and made from high-quality materials allowing for outdoor use in various environments.

Are the black poly tubs easy to modify if I need to create custom holes for my setup?

Absolutely! The plastic used in these tubs is of good quality and flexible, making it easy to cut holes into the tubs using a hole saw.

What are the dimensions of the 52L Black Poly Crate Tub?

The 52L Black Poly Crate Tub measures 65cm in length, 41cm in width, and 27cm in height.

Is this product made locally or imported?

The Black Poly Crate Tub is Australian made, ensuring the quality and sustainability of the product.

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