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leaving the pump on all the time

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:40 AM
Tim Tim is offline
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Hi Ron new member here. I have finished your 11 pod garden and got my tomatos up and running.
There growing way fast. Got a ? about the pump for the nutrient, I have heard that leaving the pump
on 24 hours a day is a lot less stressfull on the pump and you don't save much $$ on electricity.
Would you sujest leaving the pump on all the time or cyculing it ?
Tim in West Virgina

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:40 AM
Ron Ron is offline
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I do let my pumps come on and off for 24 hours even though they don't need to be watered at night
because the plants can't utilize the nutrient solution without photosynthesis from the sun or your grow
The reason I leave them on is when I use timers I forget to reset them when they get out of time
when we have periodic power outages.
The best solution would be to use a photo sensor to turn the pumps on automatically when the lights
come on or when the sun comes up. I will put that on my list of online projects.

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