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How to Clean with Hydrogen Peroxyde

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If you are a grower who's trying to deal with a deep water culture system or certain other kinds of hydroponics projects, you may have heard of the idea of using household items like hydrogen peroxide to clean a reservoir or different areas around plant roots. But how does this work? Here's the best way to pursue this basic type of routine maintenance.

Identify Cleaning Needs

Look at the reservoir and see where algae, debris or dissolved solids have built up. Is it only around certain pieces of equipment or is it generally scattered throughout the reservoir? Which corners need special care? Take a look to see where you will be spending your time when you get into the nuts and bolts of your hydroponics system.

Mix Your Solution

Lots of experts recommend a dilution of hydrogen peroxyde to around 1.5% percent to 3%. You want to make sure that you don't have too strong of a mix, since it could have some impact on plant health later on. One easy way to apply this cleaning product is to put it in a spray bottle and spray it onto the surfaces that you want to clean.

Collect Tools

This one is important -- you're going to need some kind of small scrubber that can get into those tiny spaces to scrape away the sludge and grime that have accumulated there. There are valid reasons why you wouldn’t want to just grab an old toothbrush for this job -- it's not really going to be optimal, and then there's the old question of whether you'll remember that you used the toothbrush to clean! Instead, get practical and professional tools like these brushes from Dealzer. Look at specific sizes and textures of brushes to be able to really get in there and clean things out effectively in a short period of time.

Flush Reservoir Water

You may or may not need to flush reservoir water, but it's often a good idea. Get high-quality water that is low in chlorination, and softer, and put it back into your reservoir and adjust it for pH balance as needed. You’ll be ready to get back to the process of tending your plants and supplying with them what nutrients and other stuff they need for photosynthesis.

For more on hydroponics and a lot of the techniques and strategies that growers use, keep an eye on Dealzer, where we support our customers in using innovative grow solutions.

 
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