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Old 02-21-2009, 01:07 AM #31
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Well, having my first bit of trouble. Nothing major, but random blumat's keep overwatering and creating a little mini flood each time. Even ones that seem to have been dialed in for 4 days will randomly overflow overnight. When it happens i've been cranking em a little more closed obviously, so far i don't think any have repeated the problem after being fixed. Simple solution for now is to create a better drainage/tray system to collect more water. Or maybe now that i've tweaked most of them multiple times they will just stop.....but thats what i thought after the first time.. CMoon could it have something to do with the length of tube coming out of the cap? should i shorten them? This is becoming a problem now that they have gone to flower and I can't check them for 12 hours at a time..
I pack the soil a bit AND I SHORTEN the dripline a bit,( about 2cm) makes the cone more responsive.Use the black garden trays, I do.
If you dial them down TOO much, the soil will dry and cake,when the water flows it finds a channel to the bottom, therby bypassing the cone.
Also, try making a small collection depression under the drip hose this helps it soak in and not run off.
The other big precaution I take when first dialing in is I put just enough water in the res for , say 12hr, that helps minimise the chance for any issues.
Hope this helps.
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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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Old 02-21-2009, 01:20 AM #32
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i have 12 hooked up and they are working very well! i am impressed! getting 6 more tomorrow!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:40 AM #33
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top advice sunnydog........once you get to grips with the little tips and tricks there a great tool......i tend to service the cones at least once threw a grow about 25 days in bloom
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I just sent away for this system as I'm going away for a week and can't rely on the wife. I have very small containers (1 and 1.5 gal) and I'm wondering if this is going to pose a problem? I have 2 weeks to test and only 7 plants.
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Another question...when you say "water", do you mean "feed" as well? If so, is there any chance of clogging, say using something like PBP?
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cmoon, im at about 15 days of flower, the blumats seem to be doing fine (there are 2 plants out of 15 that are having some kind of deficiency problem, but im still troubleshooting that....). can you explain this "servicing" of the blumats?
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Another question...when you say "water", do you mean "feed" as well? If so, is there any chance of clogging, say using something like PBP?
yes i am interested about this too fellows, can you help ? thanks
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I have always run pure water thru mine, however I do believe others have run nutes with success.
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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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I am looking for them for about one year. Does anybody knows a good europe source? Nice thread!
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I am looking for them for about one year. Does anybody knows a good europe source? Nice thread!
Thank you.
I know they are made in Austria, if that helps.
Try Google? I think I saw a shop in GB that had them.

I am blown away that these are not more widely known.

How are they working for the other guys who are trying them?

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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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