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Commercial hydroponic projects
Australia and the Pacific Region

Hydro Masta Pty Ltd provides a one stop shop for hydroponic projects, big and small. From planning to installation, staff training and logistics, Hydro Masta's three decades of experience and attention to every detail, ensures our clients' success. Hydro Masta is also the manufacturer of Liquid Science the Australian made range of hydroponic nutrients and powder packs for bulk purchase. See Liquid Science for wholesale details, or you can see the range in our retail store here: link

Weekend Hydroponic Workshops to commence 2018

Starting at the end of this summer, (when Sydney starts to cool down!) Hydromasta will commence weekend hydroponic courses for home growers to learn the skills to grow their own food. Covering all the basic theory and practical skills, this day long hands-on course will get anyone up to speed on home hydroponics. A day at the Glenorie farm covering all aspects of home hydroponics is for anyone who's keen to start and no previous experience is required. Get hands on experience in all aspects of hydroponic growing and the basics of maintaining a constant supply of fresh food from your backyard.

Home hydroponics can be more than just a great way to grow your own food, it's also a way to create a small business if you have the space to produce micro greens or edible flowers for your local market.

Enquire now if you'd like to book a place, or have any questions about the workshop.




Hydro Masta designs retail hydroponic lettuce system for Woolworths

November 2017 and the first trial hydroponic system for Woolworths' supermarkets is installed for testing and customer response at Marrickville, Sydney. Designed to keep head lettuce fresh, produce goes straight from the grower to the instore hydroponic system to keep them growing and make a big improvement in shelf-life after purchase.

Over the next few months, customer response and feedback will be gained and collated as Hydro Masta Pty Ltd works with the "Fresh Food People" to really keep it fresh!

Hydro Masta installs a Microgreens NFT system for Henry's Farm

Taking a fresh approach to fresh microgreens in 2017, Hydro Masta revamped an existing greenhouse and boosted its output with an NFT system. Watch how we did it:


Hydro Masta building the first commercial hydroponic farm on Nauru

Starting in late November 2016, Hydro Masta has begun to transform a double tennis court into Nauru's first commercial scale farm with 2,000 plants per week capacity. This is Stage 1, for leafy greens that will be packed individually, and as mixed salad greens and herb packs for local supermarket retailing plus bulk packs for other commercial buyers.

Our "Farm in a Box" is a twenty foot container with everything needed to construct 24x8x5m NFT benches, 11,500 plant sites, and producing 2,000 plants per week on continous rotation.

Here's what happened from late November 2016 to early March 2017... (with thanks to George for the "eye in the sky"!)


So here we are, just into March 2017 and the first crop ready to harvest...

Eigigu Fresh first crop ready to harvest


Planting out the first benches in late January 2017...

But here's how it all began...

In just four days we rolled out our "Farm in a Box" on the empty tennis court...


Week 2 on Nauru, and getting close to running the system...



  Here are some still pics...

UPDATE: Bashir has just sent this today, 10th Jan 2017, and the propagation is going well, soon be ready to plant out the first benches!

Eigigu Fresh first crop propagation Jan 2017

A few days of delay getting our container through customs, so we got things marked out and preparations made, and then waited...

Marking out the court, Day 1

It finally arrived, our farm in a box was lifted up 3m onto the court, and there it was...

Farm in a box, twenty foot container

And then the work really began! First, laying out the stands...

Laying out the stands

Early Saturday morning, and all the bench stands are secured, posts in place on perimeter and cable up ready to lift the shade cloth...

Laying out the stands

By late Saturday morning we had the shade cloth lifted...

Sat 6th Shade cloth lifted

A week later, and the team have painted the walkway...

Sunday 11th, more progress

And then it started to come together...

13th Dec, more progress

13th Dec, more progress

13th Dec, more progress





Hydro Masta installs an NFT hydroponic farm for Hurlstone Agricultural High

The greenhouse is now up and running, and producing food by the wheelbarrow!

The outside benches...

Hydroponic benches with lettuce at week one

In Feb 2016 Hydro Masta built and installed a hydroponic farm for Hurlstone Agricultural High School. The above picture was taken just one week after the benches were planted with small lettuce seedlings and they have all established good healthy root systems and are growing vigourously.

Here's what they looked like just 7 days before the above photo: Hydroponic benches with lettuce at day one

And here below is what the crop looks like after 5 weeks... Hydroponic benches with lettuce at day one




Hydro Masta installs Hydroponic Growroom at Kings School, Sydney

Hydro Masta is installed an indoor hydroponic system for Kings School, Parramatta in 2015. It is stage one of an integrated system which will later include an aquaponic system to grow freshwater fish.

Instead of traditional HID lighting (High Intenstiy Discharge), which produces a strong white light suitable for plants, Hydro Masta is installing modern LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes). These are specially selected LEDs in the blue and red spectrum which plants use to photosynthesise and unlike HID lamps, do not produce much waste heat. The increase in efficiency of these lights is well worth the higher cost, as LED lamps have a fully rated lifespan of 50,000 hours.

Here we are using the LEDmasta 600 units, which have a total of 32 individual 3 Watt LEDs. This unit effectively replaces a 600 Watt HID lamp, runs more cheaply and does not produce any unused light frequencies for plant growth.

A Green Wall of Herbs at SumoSalad in Sydney

Green Wall of living herbs

A living "green wall" of fresh herbs now greets the customers at Sydney's CBD store in the MLC building at Martin Place. Fresh hydroponic produce meets the eye and the pallette in Sydney's very popular food court, and Hydro Masta built what is possibly the first of its kind!

Green Wall of living herbs

From the wall to your plate!

Four metres long and four levels high, a total of 256 plants are fed with a fully automated hydroponic dosing system. Lighting is provided by special LED grow light strips with both blue and red frequency lights plus natural white ones for a more 'natural' appearance during business hours. Staff can pick herbs fresh from the wall.

The photo above was taken as we first planted out the front section in a staggered cropping, and in a few short weeks the entire system will be big and lush!

Some city stores need some plants too...here's two more:

Green Wall

Green Wall

Starting in 2010 Hydro Masta began a new commercial hydroponic venture for a forward looking publicly listed company in PNG to supply fresh salad greens for their supermarket chain. (See the videos here) Hydro Masta Hydroponic installation in PNG

The first stage is a 24 bench NFT system, initially for lettuce, with a capacity of 4,000 plants. Later expansions will see a wide variety of salad greens and herbs grown on their site in Port Moresby, picked and packed fresh for daily distribution to their stores.

In 2013 Hydro Masta installed a 12,000 plant site hydroponic lettuce farm at Port Stephens...watch the progress

Hydro Masta School Projects

Farrer Students using Combo meter Hydro Masta installed a 3 bench package at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in May 2013.  

You can see the videos here




Hydro Masta Mini Farms Brochure

Hydro Masta's Mini Farm Brochure

Hydro Masta's designs begin with a range of Mini-Farms for school, home hydroponics, hobby farmers, and progress up to full acreage NFT systems.The full Mini Farm (pdf) brochure is available here, and whether you have a balcony, a small yard, or a hobby farm, there is a Mini Farm to suit you.


Commercial Hydro Brochure

An updated quote for commercial installations can be supplied on request. Please give crop specifications and site requirements.


The Hydro Masta online Library is a resource for the education and training of the hydroponic growers of tomorrow.

Using the links above, growers of hydroponic herbs, strawberries, vegetables or flowers can find useful information on techniques such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and flood and drain, and all aspects of environment control from airflow and carbon dioxide enhancement through to optimal tank operation.


Growing our own food with hydroponics, and aquaponics by incorporating fish into the system, are the future, and all it takes is a balcony or a few square metres. A constant supply of fresh nutritious food is easily available in a little space and with only a little physical effort.

Check out Trev's home hydroponic garden, to see what can be produced in a small area:

High school hydpronics by Hydro Masta

Trev's home hydro garden

We welcome customer feedback at all times, so if you have any questions, or have found an interesting site that other members may find beneficial, please contact us.


Our Online Hydroponic store is just one click away on the menu above! Just use the Online Store link on the menu bar above to find the items you need, click the 'Add to Cart' button and then 'Checkout' from the 'Shopping Cart' menu. Simple!

And remember that combining orders saves on freight!

Herb Farm Kit

We stock a full range of hydroponic kits, from propagation to full multi-bench NFT systems. All of our kits are made from high grade UV stabilised PVC hydroponic channel. Whatever your need, Hydro Masta has a kit to suit. Or, if you can't see what you need in our online store, just ask us, and we'll build it for you.


Payment can be made with PayPal, Direct Deposit, or Money Order, and the checkout system will give you these options. However, due to some cases of misuse of PayPal accounts, we require your first order to be paid by Direct Deposit to verify your details. Subsequent orders can then be made with Paypal if you prefer and you don't even have to have a PayPal account; you can just use your credit card, and at no cost to you.


Orders are available for pick up at Seven Hills, Sydney, Monday to Friday by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email to arrange a suitable time.

If you'd like more detailed explanations of how our store works, or what savings you can make by creating a member account, then see the Store Guide for assistance.

So whether you're after a complete hydroponic kit or a pH probe, it's very easy to find and buy right here...right now!

Hydro Masta supplies an extensive range of hydroponic kits and nutrients, and stocks all major brands of hydroponic additives and growth promotants, and we also ship goods Australia wide within a couple of working days!