The Blumat Support Stakes 10 Pack will come in handy when securing your Blumat Tropf 8mm Tubing and Blumat Distribution Drippers around your grow space.
It is recommended to use the Blumat Support Stakes 10 Pack with the Distibution Drippers to prevent them form laying in the soil and getting clogged up. Checking on the drippers to ensure proper flow is also made easier with the Support Stakes.
The Blumat Tropf System Distribution Dripper Set increases the watered area allocated around a single Blumat Tropf “carrot” (orange clay cone with watering diaphragm on top) – extending your watering capacity without the need for extra Tropf sensors (carrots). We recommend adding up to 5 drippers to one Blumat Tropf “carrot”. You could place the drippers up to 1m from the carrot/sensor and each dripper will water an area with a diameter of around 20 cm. Distribution drippers are best installed by using a dripper support.
Whether a person can use a mineral nutrient solution for feeding in conjunction with the Blumat system is debatable – as the small diameter pipping and drippers may easily clog up over time with normal salt build-ups and nutrient calcification. A flushing and rinsing agent like FlashClean may have to be used periodically to dissolve any nutrient build-up inside the piping and/or clay cone “carrots”. An alternative would be to top-feed with your favorite nutrient range as needed and to rely on the Blumat system for regular watering in between feedings. Be especially careful when trying to add nutrients to your system when using the distribution drippers, as they can clog up easily.