just trim them away from the drain.
I have 4 plants in 4" rockwool cubes in a flood and drain system. It has an 18 gallon tote as the resevoir below the table. The roots from the 4 plants are starting to grow down the pipe that pumps the water into the tub. I have a screen over the pump and everything (the black plastic ones at the hydro store). Will this affect anything? I have my table covered so no light is hitting the roots.
The roots are also brown and stringy, should I use heisenbergs tea or h202?
My first impulse on seeing the thread title was to think "your weed's too fresh".
But I see you mean the other kind of pipe. cn
I agree with superstone1...just trim your roots, you'll be fine.
Once you've trimmed'em, you can move them away from the drain. This'll give you a longer interval between needed maintenance.
H-tea is specific for slime ... if you have that, then I'd choose that method. Peroxide is a good general-duty clean-up but incompatible with H-tea microbes. cn
I have experiance with this, cut them.
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Thanks for the replies everyone
I trimmed the roots and they're doing fine. I guess I'm gonna have to invest in some of that tea, anyone know the best place to get the ingredients online?
How long will my plants live without it?
So do you actually have the root slime problem? cn