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vermiculite just flows through the holes

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:42 AM
James James is offline
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Default vermiculite just flows through the holes

Could someone write down, not really a detailed description but cover the basics for a dip system. I was thinking, take a 10 gallon aquarium and put a screen about two inches off the bottom, have the plants sit on the screen. I have tried using a drip system before but i've got this reoccurring problem, when feed the plant with nutrients and water the vermiculite just flows through the holes, it causes a massive mess, clogging the water pump. So, sorry for the babble. I just want a complying medium. And, when you tell me what medium, could you also tell me how long to leave my UV light on and how often to feed?

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:43 AM
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Click here. Leave your light on at least 18 hours a day and read this about how often to water. Use perlite not vermiculite because it doesn't brake down.

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