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    Power Outage

    So yesterday evening not more than 5 minutes after my lights were set to go off, a storm knocked the power out. Well since I am doing DWC I had no air bubbles. I went to go online to look up what to do in this situation but my phone died once google loaded so.... damn.

    It was out for about 3 hours so I took the plants out of the buckets and put them in a dry bucket for about 20 - 30 minutes then dipped them back in the water for a few then back in the dry buckets. They seem to be doing ok this morning.

    So my question to you guys is whats a safe amount of time can roots be in water without bubbles? Anyone ever setup a battery backup for your air pumps?

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    Re: Power Outage

    An associate of mine had the same issue recently and he had gone 12hrs without power before the generator was turned on. Only ran the generator for 4hrs a day there after over the course of 3 days with no issues.

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    Re: Power Outage

    Ok so its not a like immediate thing that the roots drown? What did he do for lighting?

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    Re: Power Outage

    No lighting for 3 days. The equipment that was powered: chiller, dehumidifier, air and water pumps. The temps were mid to high 80’s during the day and low 80’s at night.

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    Re: Power Outage

    We had a 19.5 hour outage recently and my 4 plants were just fine.

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