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    Hi all i swapped from soil growing because of the low quality of the soil/soil mix,s i was buying.I now grow in a recirculating dripper system with a 40l nutrient reservoir under to recatch the water once it has passed through the pots.

    Now today i went to fill up the reservoir with my nutrient mix & the top of the water was covered with what looked like scarid fly larve??.I say this because scarid fly larve were a big problem when i was growing in soil but i now have clay pebbles as my grow medium??.

    I went into 12/12 one week ago & ive added another 600w hps & that has pushed my temps up to around 85o as i did not notice them before could this be the problem & does anyone have a solution??.

    I dont think i have any larve in the actual pots because i have a filter on my nutrient pump & i dont think they can live in clay but some still look alive which are floating on the water top.

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    not sure about where your from but here ive noticed mosquito larvae already in my kiddy pool/dogs big water dish

    ive also seen the odd mosquito in my basement and im sure if they had a body of water down there they would lay eggs or larvae in it , got any pics ?

    here is a link to pics of mosquito larvae

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=mosqui...w=1003&bih=567
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    they love the extra heat,

    demactus earth,,,, spelt that wrong on top of soil should hold back.... spray them keep on top..

    there i a thread about it sub cool use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkog77
    they love the extra heat,

    demactus earth,,,, spelt that wrong on top of soil should hold back.... spray them keep on top..

    there i a thread about it sub cool use it
    great idea for soil/soiless but he is talking about a recirculating dripper system with a 40l nutrient reservoir and "the top of the water was covered with what looked like scarid fly larve"

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    you could try a drop or two of neem oil in res. or they sell a product called mosquito dunks that you could also try, or moose had mentioned something called knat be gone I think it was. I think the active ingredient in these products is called MTI, (short form)
    I also have a T cut in my line with a valve and have it spraying back into res. to keep surface of water moving ,not sure if this helps but it may help with temps and puts oxygen into water as well as bugging the bugs
    good luck brother

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    Any idea what the temperature of your nutes is? Roots in nutrient solution above 70F, for a prolonged period of time, are likely to result in decreased yield. As well, you run an increased risk of root rot. A cheap labor intensive fix is frozen bottles of water in the res, or you could put an aquarium chiller on to the system.

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    you got springtails

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