Watering system update
Well, my original plan did not work as well as expected.
The plants water fine but the water storage container and water recycling system is a no go.
The issue I have been getting is that the water picks up so may particles from the soil, tiny bits of dirt, plant matter etc.
When it returns to the storage container it a little mirky, this was manageable until you take into account the grow lights.
The grow lights turned the clear plastic water container into a petri dish, I was actualy cultivating more Algae than I was chillis.
To rectify this I had to get rid of the clear plastic container, and find a way to water the plants and get rid of any overflow.
I decided to use a plastic dustbin from a local hardware store as the water storage tank. they are cheap, black and come with a lid so the grow lights will not effect the water. It can also hold quite a lot so I don’t need to refill it often.
I was already using some guttering to catch the overflow from the watering, so it was an easy task to get a gutter stop end outlet to add it on.
I just cut a hole in the floor of the shed just big enough for the stop end outlet to slot into.
Hopefully the watering system update changes will make the system a lot more user friendly and keep the Algae from invading the watering system.