Hydroponics lack the microorganisms found in soil substrates that are responsible for microbiological life and natural processes. Hydroponic culture systems are increasingly subject to rotting processes that produce harmful bacteria and can contribute to indoor health problems. Therefore, hydroponics is only recommended for people who know a lot about plant care. AIRY can also be used with hydroponics.
AIRY combines the advantages of long-term irrigation, as in hydroponics, with the positive properties of the soil substrates through the water supply and the drainage layer of expanded clay, so that the soil substrate is not directly in contact with the irrigation water and the nutrients dissolved in it. This prevents the usual problems of rot and bacteria formation in hydroponics.