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Tea colored water in tray...

by cbennett4041 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:27 am

So I noticed that when I bottom water my pots, the water stays clear. But when it rains heavily and the trays fill up by percolating through the media, the water in the trays is a dark tea color. I've ran entire gallons of water through my pots in an effort to flush them, and they still have tea colored water when it rains.

What gives?
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Re: Tea colored water in tray...

by altemar » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:00 am

i believe is the peat moss. The same thing happens to my pots :D nothing to worry about. Unless a more experience grower has something to tip in.

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Re: Tea colored water in tray...

by fattytuna » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:51 am

It's just the tannins in the soil. Don't worry about it, its harmless.

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Re: Tea colored water in tray...

by cbennett4041 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Awesome, thanks!
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