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Old 01-31-2009, 05:33 AM
Mark Mark is offline
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Hello Ron,

I started a small NFT system three weeks ago. Today I changed out the solution and made a new batch using the same formula as before. However within an hour the plants began to wilt as if they were not being watered at all. The NFT system I'm using is a constant flow, it was down for no more than 5 minutes while changing the solution. Any ideas why this would happen? The only difference I can see is the water temperture...the old batch @ 74 degrees the new batch @ 63 degrees. The plants have recovered, but I would like to know what to do differently the next time.

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:34 AM
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I can go for a few hours before I get wilt but that's with roots in grow rocks. I would set up two nutrient tanks and when you are ready to change the water just place the pump in the clean tank with no interruption. Then you can take your time cleaning the dirty tank and have it ready for the next change.
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