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  1. Hi Libbie,

    That’ll depend on the products you have available in your area. Where about are you located?

  2. Hi ACC,

    Thank you very much for pointing out that area. We have corrected it.

    All the best!

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    Robert Wortrich February 7, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Hey Adamn,

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback.

    We couldn’t agree more! Water is a precious resource and we need to do our utmost use it as wisely as possible.

    All the best!

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    Robert Wortrich January 30, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Hi there!

    Thank you for the positive feedback!

    I’m so glad to hear that you found this article helpful.

    All the best!

  5. Hi Sparkalina,

    Thank you very much for pointing this out. We will be updating this article accordingly

    All the best!

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    Robert Wortrich January 12, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Hi Angel,

    Thanks for your question.

    First off, you mention wash water — do you plan to use your greywater as fresh water for washing? As we don’t recommend this.

    As for a cleaner that eats lint — I’m not sure where you’re located, so I wouldn’t know what products you have available to you. Also, any product that breaks up that lint will likely be pretty harsh.

    Filter-wise, you can go about this in two ways:

    1. Use a fine mesh that catches the lint as it enters the hole. You can remove this mesh and clean it as needed.
    2. Use a bucket with small holes at the bottom and place it under the outlet. Fill the bucket with biomass-like fine strands of straw and mulch. Additionally, add mesh underneath the biomass to stop it from draining out. This filter will allow the water to flow while also helping catch any residue in the greywater.

    I hope you find this info helpful 🙂

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    Robert Wortrich January 11, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Hey Alex,

    Thank you so much for your kind words!

    All the best!

  8. Hi Alex,

    Thanks very much for your kind words. We appreciate it!

    All the best!

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    Robert Wortrich January 11, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Hey Carl,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I couldn’t agree more

    Keep well!

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    Robert Wortrich January 11, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks for sharing your setup with us!

    How have your plants been coping thus far? Is your system performing the way you expected it to?

    Keep well!

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    Robert Wortrich August 31, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Jeroen,

    Thanks very much for getting in touch with us. The error has been rectified.

    Kind regards,

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    Robert Wortrich March 19, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Hi ChewVin,

    Thanks for reaching out!

    The best time to fertilize your hydroponic plants is after you’ve changed the water in your system, i.e., for the most part, the rate at which you change your system’s water determines how often you’ll need to fertilize.

    Factors such as plant type & size, reservoir size, room temperature, etc., influence the rate at which you need to change your system’s water.

    A good rule of thumb is to fully change your water at least every 2-3 weeks (though this does largely depend on the aforementioned factors).

    However, you may find that you need to top up your reservoir levels before then. Do so intermittently, while keeping an eye on your pH and TDS levels.

    We have a dedicated article (Understanding pH for Hydroponics) to assist you with that.

    Hope this helps. All the best!


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    Robert Wortrich March 16, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Hi Bharat,

    Thanks so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it! We strive to put out the best content possible and are always looking to improve.

    Keep well!


  14. Hi Gholam,

    It’s an absolute pleasure, I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

    The article uses US gallons.

    All the best with your experiment!


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    Robert Wortrich January 28, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Roy,

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    The joints between solar panels aren’t sealed. Technically, you could use sealant but that could void your warranty.

    Instead, you could use a damp-proof membrane. These are however visible from underneath – some may consider this to be an eye-sore.

    Purchasing some gypsum board to create a “false-ceiling” of sorts will offset this issue.

    In short, you’ll have a more water-tight structure that is still aesthetically appealing.

    I hope this helps.

    All the best!

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    Robert Wortrich January 12, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Dheeraj,

    My absolute pleasure! Glad you found it to be a useful resource.

    All the best,