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A Tip for Your Hydroponic Garden

If you are into gardening, and here hydroponics in particular, you may know about the problem of algae.

As soon as it gets warmer outside, your hydroponic tank with your water and nutrients may soon turn into an algae infested mess. This can clog up air pumps of your hydroponic system. Worse, if the algae problem gets out of hand it may become a real problem for your plants! The algae will take up and deplete oxygen in your nutrient solution, basically starving and choking your plants!

What can you do about this?

One of the easiest things that you can do to prevent algae buildup in your hydroponic system is to add H2O2  (peroxide) to your water. You can simply get the common 3% H202  Peroxide solution that is sold in places such as drugstores or beauty saloons.

Mix 3 mL of 3% H2O2 per 1 L of your water. If you do this, your hydroponic system and your plants will be protected from harmful algae and other microorganisms. In addition to that, the H2O2 also dechlorinates your tap water!

Just know the you should not use H202 when you grow organically or depend in any way on beneficial microorganisms for your grow.