This is my grow results in just 3 weeks in :)
Nutrients used: Plagron a+b
Growmaterial: Clay pebbles (Atami Hydro Rokz 8-16mm)
I didn't use the rockwool that came with the machine. I went instead with claypebbels. Pebbels where washed in water first. Washing them good is very important step to not destroy the waterpump. Then laid it in the bottom of Niwa just under the heater element. then used vermiculite (PLANT!T® brand in my case) as a top thin layer.
Showing in the picture should be salad, tomato and mini qucombers.
Added felts with adhesive back under the feet so I can easily turn it on the floor. As the niwa is right beside my sofa. I have it the wrong way to have the fan blow the other way. since the watertray only operates the one way. I have to turn in around to take it out. but most of the time I just fill water inn from the back of the tray. I have done a complete clean of the water tray one time. turn off power and tray out. then wash the tray.
And I replaced the fan with a silent 80mm NOCTUA fan:
suppose to say mini cucumbers.. but cant edit posts when they are first posted...
Hello Thor - your grow is looking really good right now and thanks for the tip about the felt. I am going to add that as a suggestion for the new user guide. You can also put a rubber mat to avoid damage to your floor if that is a concern. Is their a reason you went with clay pebbles? Was that a personal preference?
The only concern you have with clay pebbles is that you need to clean them good. because they are dirty right out the bag. other than that I think the pebbles looks good in this setup. no problem yet. and I havent seen any spescial grow of mold and that sort of things. I went with pebbles because I wanted something else than rockwool with it's finer particles that can be shaken off out in the air.
Rubber mat: yeah. I did think of having something under for water protection. but I think it will be fine without. it's not that messy with the water. Ikea do sell some transparent floor protection that could be used. better go for something that has a smooth surface so that the felt under the feet make the unit move freely on the floor.