compete for both water and nutrients, as well as oxygen. To be on the safe side, I recommend using opaque containers and avoid using transparent materials for tubing and reservoirs - dark green, blue and black work best at blocking stray light. Plant roots are extremely delicate and should not be handled. You will, at some point, need to transplant seedlings or cuttings to your hydroponic garden - just be gentle and keep roots wet. In the event that roots begin to obstruct proper flow and drainage in your system, you may have no choice but to adjust their position which may cause damage if you're not careful. For optimal nutrient uptake the nutrient solution should be a perfect environment for the developing roots. Three simple indications will reveal if the roots are healthy or not:
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