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What size wicking chamber opening for a 10 gal SWC

Posted by gardengolfer GA (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 4, 11 at 15:00

Finished building a 10 gal SWC about a week ago. Fill is 6-2-1 mix of BMX PRO,pine bark mulch fines and Pearlite. The circular opening in the wicking chamber is 3.12 inchs which I now fear is too large for a 10 gal SWC. The top layer of mix appears to be too wet as I am able to easily squeeze several drops out of a handful. I am considering changing the opening to 2 inchs dia.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Larry


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RE: What size wicking chamber opening for a 10 gal SWC

Double or triple the ratio of bark fines to potting mix in the media.

Rick


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