oldtimer1, on Aug 28 2010, 09:53 AM, said:
scraglor, on Aug 25 2010, 08:21 PM, said:
what's all the indissolvable shit in the coco nutes? it keeps clogging up the filter on my res pump
scraglor I'm seeing the PM crew next w/e, I'll ask them about your problem if they have not popped in here and answered before, I'm not up on chem based nutrients, its not my thing.
I know the coco nutrients are not suitable for static reservoir systems such as wilma's as the humates will precipitate out of suspension where as pure chemical salt fertiliser salt won't, this can be overcome in wilma type systems by adding a small t reservoir circulation pump to keep the tank content constantly stirred, but the nutrients should be fine in an active hydro system. I don't know if this helps?
thanks ot, that is actually the problem, i have a passive hydro system (autopots), for which i have a small pump to keep the res circulating, and the particulates block the filter on the pump, and also the little foam filter that feeds the autopots. it's not too much of a problem because it's not an active system, so if the pump stops pumping then no real harm done (like you say, the stuff will just settle at the bottom of the res) and the foam filter feeding the autpots, does clog up, but never to the point whre water can't get to the pots (but only because the pump stops working and all the particulates settle at the bottom of the res
) but if the system relied on the pump, it would definitely be a problem!
This post has been edited by scraglor: 29 August 2010 - 07:12 AM