Oh yeah man, i actually didn't have much of a problem.
What i did was, separating the chips from the fibers and pith by leaving the bale in water overnight. I measured pH and EC they were at 6.9 and 0.4 respectively, which was dreamy. After that i prepared the coco chips with a mild nute solution, specifically CalMag and Thrive Alive Red.
I hand watered the plants everyday until the roots touched the water down in the reservoir of the hempy. Check it out in here.