I suggest you go check out the SWICK threads... ya might learn something about watering needs. I have roots coming out of my smart pots, sitting in water/perlite, and I'm looking maybe three or four zips per plant. YMMV. Just a friendly suggestion. Good luck.Self Watering Pots From Walmart? ..Avoid at all cost, cannabis likes to play with its own excerbate ..it needs time between waterings, these pots, leave the roots permanently wet, also risking root rot too ...avoid
I don't understand how these SIP grows would be beneficials. You (probably) have a lot of minerals in your water, and they don't all get absorbed by the roots. As minerals are left behind, you get a salt-buildup in the water. How do you get rid of this with SIP? Do you regularly flush?Finish your grow. The pot is fine. Not optimal, but fine.
You're using what's called a "Sub-Iirigation Planter" or SIP and marijuana LOVES them. They are all I use. Fill the pan with water twice weekly. Roots take what they want. Have noticeable improved growth and yield. My method uses about 1 gallon of perlite in a 6" deep 14" diameter pan. 5 gallon smart pot set on top. I grow organic & don't use fertilizers but there are ways to fertilize with a SIP that do not leave a chemical buildup in the perlite.