parcgreene
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What is Ideal Nutrient Temp for Hydroponic Tomatoes?

I'm new to hydroponic tomato growing.

I have an aquarium chiller for my nutrient reservoir so I can choose exactly what temp. I want. Any suggestions?

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I used to be into hydroponics a bit for orchids, and even attended a national hydroponics conference, where most of the talks were about tomatoes, and no one mentioned root temps. To me, that means optimal temps for the tops were good enough for the bottoms, and around 85 F is the generally the optimal high temp for greenhouses even for tropical plants. Above that (in the 90s) you start to get photo respiration etc. in the foliage. I expect that tomato roots might prefer it a bit lower (in the 70s). You could search around the internet for info on tomatoes and soil temps. I know that the is info on low temps for planting so their might be info on high temps as well.

Good luck, and let us know what you find if no one else aroud here has theinfo.

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A general rule is that you should shoot for 70* or lower, with occasional drifts to 75. 80 and above and the DO in the nutrient solution will be decreased and you will be creating ideal conditions for water problems (mold, fungus, algae)
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Thanks

Thanks for your input. I also recently ran across a great article at :


[url]https://www.bilberrybrian.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:temperature-and-dissolved-oxygen-for-hydroponic-gardening&catid=42:hydroponic-gardening&Itemid=64[/url]

This guy only has a few write ups, but the ones he has are great!

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