Originally Posted by WhateverComes
well, set up my blumats last night. still having to adjust them to avoid runoff. highly recommended....so far. the tubing that comes with the set i ordered is fairly shitty but besides that they are rockin
Gotta order the 30m coil of dripper hose and make dripper lines long as you need, those little pieces SUCK, they end up dictating how you run your lines.
I think the whole coil is like 30 bucks.
Re: runoff try dialing in about 3 arrows instead of 2.
Also, pack soil a little bit.
Also, they recommend 8cm of hose sticking out, unless you are using big pots, I shorten this to around 5cm, makes the unit shut off a bit snappier,IMO.
Hope this helps!
Blumats! Automatic watering!
Vertical Blumat grow
Blumat adjustment procedure:
(for soil)In a bucket ,fill and soak units under water for at LEAST an hour. Then screw on cap( nice and tight!) under water making sure not to trap any air.
Leave dripper line at ~8cm. long.
Give the pot a good watering.
Insert B/M snugly into nicely compacted
soil(not too loose) .
Open till water comes out, carefully close until just a drop barely forms
Tighten 1.75 - 2 Arrows
Adjust as necessary for a few days, then leave it alone!
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