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Old 02-05-2009, 02:09 AM
Tailwheel Tailwheel is offline
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Ron,

I'm just now getting a 16 plant bottle system started. I bought some plants from the nursery and am in the process of washing the roots. My problem is: The planting media in the nursery pots contains many large particles of leaves, and other fairly large particles of wood chips, etc.

It's difficult to get the roots 100% clean, before transplanting in the grow rocks, because the root system in the plant is like a net, it holds all the larger particles and you can't get them out.

Do you have any suggestion on what to do?

Tailwheel

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:10 AM
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As long as the particles won't dislodge from the roots then it is ok to leave them. It only becomes a problem when particle work there way through your system and clog your pump.

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