Josh

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  • In reply to: Possible to avoid coco entirely for hydro?

    December 2, 2019 at 6:38 am #267
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Permits? do you mean Perlite, if so 50/50 🙂

    In reply to: Fungus gnats

    December 1, 2019 at 5:40 am #265
    Josh
    Keymaster

    You need a nematode formula, the larvae has come in the soil. Need a solution that is with poured in the tray or pot and the nematodes will feed on the larvae, finally killing the pest, fly and all.

    In reply to: Possible to avoid coco entirely for hydro?

    December 1, 2019 at 5:39 am #263
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Lecca mixed with vermiculite will work well, as will Lecca and perlite….. please ensure that the Lecca is pH stable, if they are completely round then I would suspect they will need stabilising. Therefore soak the Lecca in pH 5.5 for at least 24 hours first the longer the better, you can also add a 1/4 strength feed too so that the Lecca soaks up the feed while stabilising, once soaked wash off with pH 5.8 water. Lecca is now ready for use…simply mix with perlite or vermiculite or both.. pH in reservoir 5.6-5.8

    In reply to: H2O2

    December 1, 2019 at 5:38 am #261
    Josh
    Keymaster

    I would advise that just GH 3 part is necessary, it is one of the cleanest liquid fertilisers around. No need to add the Cal Mag, liquid mycorrhizae, your just asking for trouble. Keep it simple and just use GH 3 Part.

    In reply to: Lack of proper instruction

    November 28, 2019 at 5:56 am #259
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi There…… push the grommet from outside to inside as shown in the instructions and the mat goes in the pot gold face down

    Regards

    In reply to: CAD drawings

    October 16, 2019 at 11:26 pm #250
    Josh
    Keymaster

    No thank you, we have our own CAD people.

    thanks

    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi There ….. in all honesty both will work perfectly well. Good choice of nutrient.

    In reply to: A few overflowing trays

    September 12, 2019 at 7:39 am #241
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi there

    Please email over your telephone number to mail@autopot.co.uk and I’ll talk you through the problem. Just write Ref: Ask Josh query 🙂

    Thanks

    Josh
    Keymaster

    There is no need to add additional perlite, Sohum soil also needs to be used in a pot with a minimum size of 20ltr or the volume will not be great enough to supply the food for the duration of the plants life.

    In reply to: Fittings

    September 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm #234
    Josh
    Keymaster

    If you are using the click fit filter for the FlexiTank then the connection should be water tight….. if not remove the collar….. dip the exposed pipe into hot water and push onto the tap.

    In reply to: Feeding Schedule

    September 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm #232
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Some customers feed with a full reservoir of feed, let it run to a 1/3 full then top up with pH balanced water and feed this for 24-48 hours then re-fill with water and add the fertiliser and then repeat the process. Other growers just feed all the time. Always remember to use your flush taps at the end of you lines to remove any sediment in the pipe work, this should also be carried out once a week minimum, if the water is poor then more often as required

    In reply to: Valve pot overflowing

    August 28, 2019 at 10:12 am #230
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi There,

    We haven’t heard anything back from you yet so we will try and take you through some troubleshooting issues.

    Please turn off the system and perform the following:

    Remove the AQUAvalve in question and the nut on the nozzle, drop the bottom float and inspect the area where the water enters, ensure the silicon is clean and the area around it. If need be remove the silicon in the bottom float and clean, then replace.

    Now once all is clean and put back together hole the AQUAvalve upside down in your hand and blow through the nozzle inlet without the collar being in place….. when you blow through no air should be escaping past the silicon…… if this happens the AQUAvalve will function correctly….. If you hear air ensure the silicon is firmly pushed into the recess.

    Always ensure no debris is floating around the AQUAvalve such as perlite and also ensure it is firmly pushed onto the Tee section in the try.

    In reply to: Valve pot overflowing

    August 21, 2019 at 6:37 am #228
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. That could come down to a number of things.

    Could you email us at mail@autopot.co.uk with your name and telephone number using the subject “ASK JOSH USER BDAWG” and someone will call you at a convenient time and walk you through the set up in order to troubleshoot the problem.

    Many Thanks

    In reply to: easy2go system pot size

    August 12, 2019 at 3:35 pm #224
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi there, Sam sorry I don’t fully understand your question, please feel free to call me on my mobile 07973 139649.

    In reply to: Initial watering

    August 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm #220
    Josh
    Keymaster

    If there is no feed in your media…. Use feed levels at half strength …. pH coco in water at 5.6 or rockwool