6 Products To Tech Out Your Hydroponic Garden

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I admit it. I’m a little bit of a tech nerd. My day job is IT and my side job is drones. So as you can imagine, I love incorporating cool tech products into my hydroponic gardens. Teching out your hydroponic garden is not only fun, but can also be beneficial to your time and your garden’s productivity. And let’s be honest, it’s just cool.

Here are 6 products that I would recommend to tech out your hydroponic garden!

AC Infinity CLOUDLINE Series

Proper airflow is important to an indoor hydroponic garden. Good airflow not only helps plants breathe but also reduces the chances of mold growth. When it comes to hydroponic grow room ventilation, the Ac Infinity Cloudline series is one of the products at the top of my list.

There are several variations of the Cloudline series, each offering different features. I currently have the series that comes with an intelligent controller allowing temperature and humidity programming, fan speed control, timer, and alarm system, but got it before they started integrating wifi. Time to upgrade 🙂

The AC infinity cloudline comes in 4-inch, 6-inch or 8-inch ducts.

Geeni Surge Protector

The Geeni Surge protector has been one of my favorite tech items I’ve added to my hydroponic grow tent. It’s not a regular power strip/surge protector.  It’s a power strip that is wifi enabled, allowing you to individually control the outlets.

In addition to being able to turn individual outlets on and off, you can also set outlets on timers or specific schedules. I use this power strip to control my grow lights, environmental controls, my camera, and the hydroponic system.

To learn more about this product you can check out my Geeni Smart Surge Protector review.

Leak detector

One of the biggest concerns I had about my indoor hydroponic gardens was a water leak. Water leaks can be damaging and costly especially if not addressed quickly.

Adding a leak detector to your hydroponic garden is a way to alleviate that worry and catch any leaks before they become a mini flood. Knock on wood, I’ve never had any major leaks, but the piece of mind has more than paid for itself.

IP camera

Also in the piece of mind category is an IP camera. I decided to pick up a simple IP camera to be able to check in and view my hydroponic garden remotely.

While any type of remote camera can be helpful to check in on things, I would recommend purchasing an IP camera with pan and tilt controls. These controls allow you to move the camera view around, often time 360 degrees,  and zoom in to get a full view of your hydroponic garden.

IP cameras have become pretty inexpensive and setup is easy. Now I can check in while we’re on vacation and can send someone by if I notice any issues.

InkBird Temperature Controller

While the ventilation system can help with minor control of temperature in your hydroponic garden, a little more is needed when it comes to heating and cooling your grow area. That’s where the Inkbird temperature controller comes in.

The InkBird Temperature controller has been a must-have for my winter hydroponic gardening. While it has outlets for both heating and cooling my biggest use of this temperature controller is to control the heat in my garden over the winter.

The Inkbird controller allows you to set the outlet to turn on when the temperature hits a certain point. You can then set it to shut off when it reaches the desired temperature, keeping the temperature of your hydroponic garden within that optimal range.

To learn more about this product check out my Inkbird Temperature Controller review.

Bluelab MONGUA Guardian Monitor

Monitoring pH, temperature, and EC can be time-consuming tasks. Imagine if that was all those readings were constantly being monitored, letting you know when your nutrient solution needs attention. The BlueLab Guardian Monitor does just that.

While one of the pricier items on the list, this Bluelab monitor is worth the cost for serious hydroponic gardeners. Don’t wait until you see issues with your plants to find out you have nutrient solution issues. This high-quality tool frees up time to allow you to do other tasks while notifying you of issues so they can be quickly corrected.


As hobby hydroponics continues to grow so will the increase of cool tech products to add to your garden. It’s now becoming cheaper and easier to automate and add systems to your hydroponic garden to make maintenance even more simple.

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