My Hydro stand and indoor garden

by Frank
(Clorado)




I built the hydro stand and have decided to set it up as a split system 1/2 lettuce raft, 1/2 ebb n flow. The ebb and flow I hope to have set up in another 10 days. This is set up in a spare room I have and is doing well. The biggest "problem" I'm having is with algae.

According to your trouble shooting guide this is caused by,
1) Stagnant water, I have a 4" air stone in my 2 x 4 grow tub.

2)Excessive moisture, as this is a lettuce raft not sure how to cut down on the amount of moisture my plants receive.

3) Light, I have a 4 tube T5 light fixture suspended above my plants, lettuce and other salad greens. This light I leave on for 16 hours a day.

Generally this system provides 55% to 65% humidity and temps from 65@ F at night to 83@ F during the day. I have an oscillating fan blowing 24/7.

Is there anything I can do to cut down on the amount of algae growth?

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Aug 08, 2015
Algae
by: Bruce

Have you given Hydrogen Peroxide a thought? Where is your algae developing? Will the addition of HP be dissimilar to your nutrient? There by affect the plant growth. In my Dutch Bucket system I developed algae right at the surface of the Perlite growing medium where the nutrient feed tube discharged. It's there and I have grown to accept it.

Your system sounds like you have a good grasp what your doing. Keep up the great work. Hope this helps.

Happy Growing,
Bruce

Aug 15, 2015
RE: Algae
by: Frank

Thanks Bruce, I'll add some HP to my nutrient mix on the next grow. Just waiting for seedlings to mature enough to transplant.


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