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Heavy tan colored

Heavy tan colored precipitant?

I have never encountered this before, my only theory is that the nutes are settling/separating at the bottom because they are not getting stirred up, none of my AG's has exhibited this problem though. I have never seen my nutes separate out in my spare filling container either, they can stay stagnant in there for days without being disturbed?

There is some minor discoloration in my mixing containers, but this is easily washed out with normal water - no scrubbing required, and it all goes. Are your mixing jugs going for long periods of time before you use them?

If you had just been using the rapid rooters and had this precipitant, then I would have blamed the rooters - they are made from composted materials (tree bark) and may have leeched their colour? As you have it in your measuring jug, then it has to be the GH nutes or your water? Why they would do this is a mystery.

Gisette, I have never got dark brown stringy bits from my micro, it's completely liquid. The only product I know that has these stringy bits, and is thick, is the Flora Nova range from GH.

I can't even find this problem on the internet - Bruce, you are the first! Congratulations.   Perhaps your hydro chap can help, I'm baffled, sorry...

 

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Out of curiosity, if you

Out of curiosity, if you take that much tap water and leave it in a jar to settle, are there any precipitates?

None I've ever noticed. I just looked at my PH corrected plain water jug and it's clean as a whistle. That Micro is some weird stuff isn't it? Haven't seen any stringy stuff but I swear it crawls out from under the lid sometimes.

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Looking forward to seeing

Looking forward to seeing them!

Weird. I get dark brown stringy bits, from the micro bottle. But no tan precipitate. Out of curiosity, if you take that much tap water and leave it in a jar to settle, are there any precipitates?

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Wow, you read my mind. I

Wow, you read my mind. I spent some time today getting my pics organized and was going to start the tent glog tonight but got tied up. I'll have it up and going tomorrow or later tonight if I can't sleep. The chiles all came up right on schedule (7-8 days) and are a couple of inches high, a few getting a third set of leaves already. I planted four sets in each pot. It was sad pulling out the weaker doubles but it's for the good and I'll have to thin more as they grow. Oddly, there was very, very little difference in planting straight into dampened "soil" and in wet Rapid Rooters, some did better in the soil. Not sure how it compares to an AG but they're growing pretty fast.

There's a heavy layer of tan colored precipitant (?) in the bottom of the tank I need to ask Peat about. I keep airstones running as much as we can stand but it hasn't helped. I've noticed the same in the bottoms of my GH mix jugs, too and it won't just rinse out, it has to be scrubbed.

Thanks for asking!

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How are the autopots doing,

How are the autopots doing, anyway? Haven't seen any pictures of your grow tent in action.

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Sorry 'bout that, I confused

Sorry 'bout that, I confused myself reading back. Originally I wasn't aware of the 15 liter single pot unit and called one double unit a single. Good thing I didn't get a couple of singles too, we'd all be going crazy.
I have two kits - one with two double pots and one with one double pot, altogether I have two tanks and three double pot units.

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I keep getting confused by

I keep getting confused by what you mean by "double" in this case. They come in 2-pot units, but then you were buying double 2-pot + reservoir kits... Double-doubles.

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Grow in it? Mess it up with a

Grow in it? Mess it up with a bunch of bushes? It's a work of art. I may just move a recliner in there and look at it.

Chiles mostly. Will move the clones from my outrigger tray to the tent to see how they do there and have an old master gardener girlfriend bringing me some different chile seeds Tuesday. I turned her on to AGs and she loves it. That's two pots of chiles, will maybe move the tomato seedlings temporarily to one pot and put the lettuce in the other pot. The toy choi has grown a half inch in about six hours, the "peeker" is showing a tiny leaflet and another is starting to break the surface, may try to split the rapid rooter and give them more room. Still no red curl showing, hope I didn't plant them too deep. Oh, how damp does lettuce like to be? I still have two pots to fill and want to get the mix halfway right.

Then I've got another double pot and tank setup I need to do something with besides water the dog. Am debating about trying to fit it in between the 3 AGs as a BIG outrider but don't think I have the room. And Maere would probably kill me.

I moved three pots in there at 1am Sunday the 23rd and moved the lamp down close to them to see what the temp and humidity does, these are live graphs, updated every ten minutes....

1:40 - Hmmm... think I can scratch putting the lettuce in there.

2:00 - putting 4th pot in with ~25% coarse perlite.

10:20 - opened R side lower vent

10:50 - lowered & tilted circulation fan 45* up

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Maybe you could use just one

Maybe you could use just one double-pot as an outrider by the AG's. For Maere's lettuce.

Thanks for the thought but it's one unit so the footprint is the same no matter what I do. I may try dividing the toy choi and red curl into 3 or 4 rapid rooters and rig some sort of outrider for them. I'll have to research your outrider blog and see what you're doing to aeriate. After I wake up.

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Yeah, scratch putting the

Yeah, scratch putting the lettuce in there. It might be that heat-tolerant, but not ideal. I don't know how damp lettuce likes to be. Moderate?

Maybe you could use just one double-pot as an outrider by the AG's. For Maere's lettuce.

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