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Index: GrowFAQ : How can I properly maintain my hydroponic nutrient solution? Added by: 10k Last edited by: 10k Viewed: 533 times Rated by 11 users: 8.88/10 Reservoir maintenance is the routine task of keeping the hydroponic nutrient solution in the reservoir from becoming too strong or toxic as the water is being evaporated and the nutrients within the solution are taken up by the plants. Simply put. .. Top off daily with *half strength nutrients, alternating days topping up with plain water. Change the entire reservoir with fresh solution every ten days to two weeks. (*half the strength of your current new reservior starting strength) Why should you? One problem in hydroponics solution maintenance, as water is being taken up by the plants as well as evaporating out of the solution, the concentration of nutrient salts in the solution becomes gradually stronger, sometimes to the point of certain elements becoming toxic to the plants. The TDS will always become stronger as water is taken
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course BIO 328 taught by Professor Roux during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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