Cleaned up the flower room, washed the flow table and vaccum cleaned the floor.
Washed the reservoir out and got all of the muck out of the bottom, emptied out the pots and removed the majority of the root ball.
Started washing the hydroton, but my back have a hard time handling this task.
So I desided to go with bacteria and enzymes, and filled the unwashed clay pepples back in the pots.
Uncapped all the drippers, so they could flush out loose gunk. Refilled the reservoir, and started the pump.
Now I have been keeping fish for many years, and know a few people with Koi ponds.
My flow table with hydroton drip, if I turn it on 24/7. It turns into one big biofilter, a 'Bakki' filter in Koi talk or trickling filter if we talk wastewater cleaning.
The bacteria is already pressent in my hydroton, as well as the bio sponges in the reservoir.
Enzymes will speed up everything, not that they break down the old roots. But they will boost the bacterias, so they can do their work faster.
Weekly dose to my 250L reservoir 5 ml
Will do a weekly 50% water change, before redosing with enzymes.
I have used Koi pond enzymes before, but never to clean hydroton like this.
In theory this should work great, but how fast it will break down old dead roots, will be very interesting.
I will keep up using the enzymes, thru out the next grow.
5 ml a week.