greentrees bucket system w/ 95 gallon res
3 part gh, epsom salt, grow or bloom metabolics, greenfuse, sweet,
8 x 1k lights
basically i just dont think the system is clean after each crop. i was taught that after i crop i just clean the top buckets with soap and water. and shop vac the bottom buckets. i was told that i did not need to replace the black hose for a long time. i believe there is something in the system. i also have a botanicare cloner that worked great the first couple times then just didnt work there after. i was talking to someone and they told me after using the cloner i should run bleach throught the system for about 30 minutes then run clean water throught it for 15 minutes before using. also they told me i could use micro organism's in there to kill bacteria. i haven't tried the cloner after doing this yet. but im just trying to see how everyone cleans there system after each cycle. sorry if it doesnt make sense, i just smoke 3 bowls of keef
I like Raoul's style...
I use ~ 1 capful of bleach per gallon of "room temperatature" water (of your choice)
run it for about 30 mins to an hour (you want it to recirculate a few times)
and repeat with plain water (after a thorough air dry)
***I use hydroton as my medium... I reuse my hydroton, and IMHO would never use bleach/soap, etc. on it.
So I choose to take out my medium, until this point...
Then (after medium is back) I run a product through the system... (ie, Clearex (botanicare), FloraClean (GH), both work great)
...after another thorough air dry,
Shes ready for another round