We have had a few clients this week expressing concern about algae growth in their hydroponic systems. It is important to understand that soilless farming is a high-intensity method of farming, you cannot leave your greenhouse or in-door growing area for weeks on end without checking and taking responsibility for the well-fare of your plants and keeping a hand on any algae growth. After every growth cycle, you have to clean you hydroponic profiles.
Algae can be difficult to control. Prevention via light exclusion from the nutrient solution, reservoirs, growing channels and surfaces of growing media is the main form of defense for most growers and is the most effective.
Complete control over all algae growth in most hydroponic systems can be difficult. Most growers tolerate small amounts of algae in their system, provided it does not become excessive, and this usually causes no problems.
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