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Maintaining a hydroponic system

Most drip systems will run continuously throughout the day. They are a hydroponic system that requires fine tuning and care to ensure they run to their full potential and you plants can produce optimal yields.

The nutrient solution is delivered via a small tube often staked near the plant. This tube may have an adjustable dripper to control the flow of the solution.

A very common problem with these drip systems is that the drippers often become plugged. This can be from a number of factors such as, salt build up, dirt particles and improper installation. It would be wise to always have spare drippers on hand and install an "in-line" filter to remove as much small particles as possible.

Use vinegar or other safe cleaning products to clean emitters and drippers that may pose a potential problem in the future.