Hi @garymorgan I was browsing through the thread and noticed you mentioned that you’re having to combat heat in your reservoir at times? If you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to offer up some feedback that EZ-CLONE shares with folks when facing the same type of concerns. Not a sales pitch, haha, just some insight on our own in house R&D that might be helpful to you and others. Might help give some good insight, perspective and hopefully some concern relief!
EZ-CLONE ALWAYS recommends using our Clear Rez solution to all of it’s users. It helps keep your system running clean & is designed to keep reservoirs, pipes, pumps and irrigation systems free from build up and helps combat agains harmful bacteria and pathogens. The best part, it can be used during any stage of a plant’s development.
Our Clear Rez is suitable for all hydroponic, aeroponic and soil applications. All you would do is add
1oz per 5 gallons of water or nutrient solution, every 5 days. If used in an ongoing cycle, water should be exchanged every 30 days.
Based on our own R&D, we actually saw a much improved root rate with warmer water temps. We tested reservoir water temps up to about 85 degrees, while using Clear Rez, & saw no negative affects on the clones, I know, we were shocked too! So, in conclusion, as long as you’re using Clear Rez, or a Hypochlorous Acid additive, if you don’t want to use ours, water temps really should never be an issue or a major concern.
Another tip that may be helpful, incase you’re still concerned with water temps, is to place your cloning system on a concrete floor. Concrete will naturally draw any heat away from your system and will help with keeping temps in range. We recommend water temps remain between 70-75 degrees.
Hope you found this helpful and please, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Regardless whether you use our system or products, we’re here to help!