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Hydro Adjustment Stations

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This article describes the structure used to adjust the land/water ratio on a planet. For temperature adjustment, see Climate Stations.

Hydro Adjustment Stations are structures that will adjust the ratio of sea to land on a planet, in the direction of what your chosen Civilization considers optimal. Each station, depending on its tech level will add or subtract a few percentage points to the total. Population growth and maximum numbers will be slightly increased as a result.

However, if you do this on a planet with a secondary population it is entirely possible they will be adversely affected by these changes that suit your race so well.

  • Hydro Adjustment Stations need to be unlocked by performing the relevant research.
  • A Hydro Adjustment Station can be upgraded to the level above if the above level has been unlocked through research.
  • It's not possible to construct a level 2 or 3 hydro adjustment station directly - only a level 1 (which can then be upgraded)

Hydro Adjustment Stations

  Hydro Adjustment Station 1.png Hydro Adjustment Station 2.png Hydro Adjustment Station 3.png
Level 1 2 3
Upgradable Yes Yes No
Research to unlock Climate Research 1.png Planet Modification Climate Research 2.png Terraforming Technologies Climate Research 3.png Biotech Adaptation
Civilization specific names
Mankind Hydro Adjustment Station Hydro Adjustment Station 2 Hydro Adjustment Station 3
People's Realm Hydro Adjustment Station Hydro Adjustment Station 2 Hydro Adjustment Station 3
Ripchee Water Spirit Water Spirit 2 Water Spirit 3
Syntis TB13T1 - Hydro Adjustment Station TB13T2 - Hydro Adjustment Station TB13T3 - Hydro Adjustment Station

Research

Level 1, 2 and 3 hydro adjustment stations each need to be unlocked separately by researching the relevant technology (see 'Research to unlock' in the table above).

Constructing and Upgrading

  • Level 1 hydro adjustment stations can be constructed directly.
  • Level 2 hydro adjustment stations can be built only by upgrading a level 1 hydro adjustment station.
  • Level 3 hydro adjustment stations can be built only by upgrading a level 2 hydro adjustment station.

Stats & Upgrade Costs

CivNameLevelUpgradeStrengthPersonnelDesirabilityPCBeCreditsBuild
MankindHydro Adjustment Station1Hydro Adjustment Station 251,000-5303,000500720
SyntisTB13T1 - Hydro Adjustment Station1TB13T2 - Hydro Adjustment Station51,000-5303,000500720
RipcheeWater Spirit1Water Spirit 251,000-5303,000500720
People's RealmHydro Adjustment Station1Hydro Adjustment Station 251,000-5303,000500720
MankindHydro Adjustment Station 22Hydro Adjustment Station 371,000-5304,0002,5003,600
SyntisTB13T2 - Hydro Adjustment Station2TB13T3 - Hydro Adjustment Station71,000-5304,0002,5003,600
RipcheeWater Spirit 22Water Spirit 371,000-5304,0002,5003,600
People's RealmHydro Adjustment Station 22Hydro Adjustment Station 371,000-5304,0002,5003,600
MankindHydro Adjustment Station 33-101,000-5305,00012,50018,000
SyntisTB13T3 - Hydro Adjustment Station3-101,000-5305,00012,50018,000
RipcheeWater Spirit 33-101,000-5305,00012,50018,000
People's RealmHydro Adjustment Station 33-101,000-5305,00012,50018,000

Definitions

  • Level: the tech-level
  • Upgrade: whether the hydro adjustment station can be upgraded
  • Strength: the % of land or sea mass adjusted per hydro adjustment station to towards your planet's preference
  • Personnel: number of colonists required to operate (contributes to employment)
  • Desirability: effect on colony happiness
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): amount of colony power required
  • Be (Beron): cost in beron
  • Credits: cost in credits
  • Build: build time in seconds