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Punk#1

ideal temp for roots and where to put probe for heat mat

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Alright guys, Just ordered myself a heat mat and thermostat to help keep root temps up when the light is off.

 

Just wondering exactly what temp I should set the thermostat to and where I should put the probe?

 

Don't want to cook the roots!

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22c

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Just now, Ital said:

22c

 

Awesome cheers

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I have mine Thermostat set at 23c in winter and they're generally on most the time, the Habistat heat matts do struggle on the coldest days though.

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I'm not sure why I feel fruity saying this but I'd stick my probe close to the centre of the root ball. 

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Just now, Ital said:

I have mine Thermostat set at 23c in winter and they're generally on most the time, the Habistat heat matts do struggle on the coldest days though.

I've gone for a root-it hope it can manage

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Just now, Auxin said:

I'm not sure why I feel fruity saying this but I'd stick my probe close to the centre of the root ball. 

Well that makes sense. Not sure if my girls would appreciate it getting a probe  rammed right in there though

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Just now, Punk#1 said:

I've gone for a root-it hope it can manage

 

 

I have a couple of foil heatmats with the old thermostats removed and added a root it thermostats, they is the bollox!

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Just now, ratdog said:

 

 

I have a couple of foil heatmats with the old thermostats removed and added a root it thermostats, they is the bollox!

 

Bio Green by any chance or another decent maker... I need to upgrade?

 

@Punk#1 - the Root Its are great , been using them for years now :)

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Just now, Ital said:

Bio Green by any chance or another decent maker... I need to upgrade?

 

Yes mate, they are very good mats but the probe on the thermostat is weak, cooked all my plants last run, the root it stats are wicked bits of kit and work well with these mats.

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6 minutes ago, ratdog said:

 

 

I have a couple of foil heatmats with the old thermostats removed and added a root it thermostats, they is the bollox!

Great, glad to know it's good, was the first thing I saw online as I was at work and kind of in a rush

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Good thread and info... I reckon I could/should get that lecky blanky out from under my pots and get something better/designed for the job under them!

 

Nice one!

 

:v:

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5 minutes ago, Ital said:

 

Bio Green by any chance or another decent maker... I need to upgrade?

 

@Punk#1 - the Root Its are great , been using them for years now :)

 

Great another recommendation

 

I'll use my regular temp probe beside the root-it probe for a while and monitor it

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lollollol

 

Its more easily done at pot up but I just make a hole. You only need to go in a few inches to hit the spot.

 

When I was super precious about every root I used to put the probe under the pot and set it at a temp that kept the rootball around 22C (you'd need another probe to do that). Now I just jam it in.

 

@Slugums THIS is what I do. Works a treat.

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A leccy blanket is no difference really  and you know they have a moisture repellent for the elderly  and drunk ...lol

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