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Do Roots Go Through Mesh Filters (like For Bubble Hash) ?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by pppp1500, Nov 11, 2017.

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    pppp1500

    pppp1500 Member

    I would like to put several plants without the roots getting mixed.
    I know that roots will go through any cotton fabric or similar material.

    But will it go thought the filters like the ones used to make bubble hash ? the 73 microns might be enough to stop roots and still let water/gas pass.

    Please do not reply to give an opinion, anyone has experienced ?
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I use 120 silkscreen and no roots but I do have to back rinse it once or twice a run or it clogs.
     
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    pppp1500

    pppp1500 Member

    Hey happy to hear that... do you have any picture of your setup ?
    How do you use the screen ?
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I do but I'll look, it's a ebb and flow and I made up a cone shaped filter for the drain and it's tie wrapped to the pipe, works great, and I can reach in, pull it and clean, just slides back on. why are you hoping to seperate roots? Is this a flooded root setup?
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    IMG_4173.JPG There it is, just too the left. Without that in place I had a three foot dreadloc being sucked into pump halfway through grow lol
     
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    pppp1500

    pppp1500 Member

    ok i understand thanks
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    they make filter bags for aquarium pumps.
     
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    pppp1500

    pppp1500 Member

    to be able to remove the plants
    yeah i know, and they get clogged all the time. same as your 120um filter.
    that is probably not a good idea, ok thanks
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    No not all the time just once or twice a grow lol. Nothing else I've tried stops roots but if you find something that lets small debris through but not roots please let me know, it's something I struggled with.
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Do you have any pics of yours?
     
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    bazoomer

    bazoomer Well-Known Member

    Filthy pervert ! There's no place for people like you in here !!!
     
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    Spends alot

    Spends alot Member

    GO to McMaster and buy 5 gal bucket paint strainers. They keep roots out of the return pipe.
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    OP is a dick and if he thinks there is something that will block roots but doesn't need to be cleaned or replaced periodically then also not very bright lol. Looking at his previous posts will shine a light on his attitude .... yup dick
     

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