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Ammonia smell in S/H

This is a discussion on Ammonia smell in S/H within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was wondering if any of the other folks here using the S/H medium have ...

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    I was wondering if any of the other folks here using the S/H medium have experienced a strong ammonia smell coming from any of their pots? The smell is only coming from 1 of my plants. Is this a sign of trouble?

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    It could be... ammonia is a sign of bacteria growth.

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    Hmmm...thanks Wolf.

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    Probably just algae smell.
    Put the s/h pot in a cache pot if the smell bothers you to much.
    Some of mine stink when i water them but the algae does not do any harm.
    You can flush the pot with some Physan.

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    Oh, I do hope it is just the algae.
    Thanks

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