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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #31
Tomzhawaii
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Default Salt buildup

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Originally Posted by mobiledynamics View Post
Tomzhawii. How aften are you flushing. I try to run off whenever I water with plain H20. On the days I'm adding liquid fertz/supplement, I purposely space out my water schedule. I root drench - come back - root drench again, and then give it some H20. --- mainly due to growbag + coarse medium.

I know if I'm not flushing enough when the outside gets white and hard....which did happen to me the 1st year I was using growbags

Interesting read on the meters....I've yet to take it to that scale as a garden hobby.
Mobile,
I now will try to flush every 12-15 days. But that also depends on how many gallons get topped off with plain water.
I read some stuff and started thinking about how much I was feeding and how much I topped off with just water. Thats the reason for getting a ppm meter. It was 2300 in my reservior and even after 15 gallons of water in a 25 gallon container my runoff from my media only dropped 300ppms. Shocking. But it's getting better. I did quit the tiger bloom. It drops the ph way too much and since then seems to have leveled out to average 6 - 6.5. Cal-mag is helping also.
Thanks for reading
Tom
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