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PostPosted: Jun 12th, '17, 02:47 
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Hi, I'm kind of new to aquaponics. I have several various size of aquaponic systems. In one of the systems, I'm experimenting with using aquaponics to grow roots of the herb cuttings I got from my garden. Right now none of them has gotten root yet. But I noticed some of their leaves fell into the grow bed as well as one of them appears dead.

My question is that can I leave these leaves and dead plant as is in the system and let them decompose over time, or do I need to clean them out of the system and throw them into the compost bin? Thanks.

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Hi Robby, welcome to the forum :wave: .

I'd probably remove the dead leaves but wait on the others unless they've collapsed and you know they aren't going to bounce back - FYI, it's often recommended that you remove the lower leaves from cuttings you are trying to root so I don't think it would be a big deal either way.


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Thanks for the advice, scotty435. I will remove the dead leaves as soon as possible because they have already become black and begun decomposing when I checked last time. I didn't think that they are decomposing so quickly within days :(


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Hi! I would definitely remove all the dead leaves because it the dead matter is a good 'nutrient' for bad bacteries.

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