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question about emersed setups

I have a couple questions
I lined my pots with coffee filters but they disintegrated and soil is getting into the water
how should i remedy this?
How do i maintain the water? it's stagnant and gets smelly and gets worms and planaria after a month
How do i prevent fungus? I set the fogger to run every 2 hours for 20 minutes... should that be okay?
How do i kill fungus that's like this white translucent branchy web?
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I have a couple questions
I lined my pots with coffee filters but they disintegrated and soil is getting into the water
how should i remedy this?
How do i maintain the water? it's stagnant and gets smelly and gets worms and planaria after a month
How do i prevent fungus? I set the fogger to run every 2 hours for 20 minutes... should that be okay?
How do i kill fungus that's like this white translucent branchy web?
Would you happen to have a picture of your setup? I would be able to help a bit more then.


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Hi Neil,

Posted on other forum as well.

+1 for Klaus07 comments, I use coir pots as well; just coir...no liner needed.

I started my first emersed pots with ADA Amazonia I; but it is pretty expensive. Next I tried using Turface Pro League Grey but because it is inert I had to fertilize the entire water column and that caused some issues with algae. Currently I use regular Miracle Grow Potting Mix and top it Oil Dri which I have soaked in water treated with fertilizer at EI levels. I also use a small Hagen Elite Internal Filter to keep the water filtered and circulating which allows me to go about a month between container cleanings. It also has an aeration attachment.

Filter is indicated by the black arrow; coir pots with Turface

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