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ADVICE - Raising water level in IWS system for first week ?

Hi Guys

 

I need to know a way of raising the thhe water level in the IWS buckets for the first week or so so that it touches cubes until roots are established. I have been putting the 3" rockwool cubes lower, but once roots are through i am unable to raise them a roots are tngled in bottom of mesh pots.

 

This then leads to cubes being totally soaked and getting rot at the bottom of plant stem and most dying  ?

 

Is there a way around  this ?

 

Cheers

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Top feed for first few weeks, ie manually or with a diy drip feed.

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4 hours ago, tokenroll said:

Top feed for first few weeks, ie manually or with a diy drip feed.

 

What height should the cubes be in relation to the 'top level' of fill height ?

 

Thanks

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On 18/03/2017 at 6:58 PM, tokenroll said:

Top feed for first few weeks, ie manually or with a diy drip feed.

 

What height should the cubes be in relation to the 'top level' of fill height and should top of cubes be cobvered with pebbles to prevent green algae?

 

Thanks

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I personally would keep the cube closer to the top and pebbles below. This should ensure you not soaking the rockwool when the plants get bigger and causing stem rot. 

Yes a layer of pebbles on top or slip of panda film or similar.

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