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    "Oh, now he's a philosophizer" Baylorguy's Avatar
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    Come to think of it, all the trays were quite dusty. I think for now... rather than doing something drastic, I will just pay closer attention to the trays. When it gets above about 40 ppm I'll rinse it out. The plants are growing normal... sending up their spring pitchers. Just wanted to see if I needed to take care of a problem before it was too late.

    BTW, the Judith Hindle I bought from you is sending up a pitcher!

    Phil


    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    It could be leaching minerals from your media... But also take into consideration if you are tray watering you are putting in water that has 10ppm of minerals. When the water evaporates, those minerals are left behind. Then next time you add 10ppm water, that adds to the minerals that were left behind previously... Over time this number will rise. You can take the plants out of the tray and rinse it out, you may want to top water a little bit to rinse out the pots as well while you are at it. I'm not sure I'd be worried at 75ppm though. Not yet Maybe I'll run out and check some water in my Sarr. trays... I've not rinsed them in a loong time :X
    Hope all is well Phil!
    Andrew

    ---------- Post added at 09:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:25 AM ----------

    Hmm... my ro is about 14ppm and one of my Sarr trays is reading 38ppm, and I cannot recall the last time I took all of the pots out of it and rinsed it. Maybe yours is having dust blow into it adding to the tds? I'm lost. Sorry bud.
    Andrew

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    Or maybe the green stuff that randomly shows up in my trays consumes the TDS and that's why it ultimately ends up dying off... once it has consumed all the TDS lol

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    andy, I want that green stuff. LOL.

    My guess would also be that it is coming from the potting media. Or that something else is depositing the minerals. Is it by chance catching water from your roof?

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    Phil, sounds like a plan. Glad to hear it's growing already quite a few of mine are kicking into action now.

    antechron, "Random green stuff from Sarr trays" now added to the store, or PM me for trade opportunities! HAHA
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    Yeah for random green stuff!

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