We get a lot of questions about best practices for setting up, maintaining, and running our TurboKlone® units. While a lot of these answers can be answered by checking out our FAQ page, having more of the details is always a good thing. That said, welcome to the very first TurboKlone blog post.
In this post, we will take you through the optimal environmental conditions for successfully running your TurboKlone and why cloning in these conditions is important:
Internal/water temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 23°C):
Oxygen is more easily broken down when your water temperature is lower. When this occurs, the water retains has a higher concentration of oxygen molecules, which helps your cuttings root faster.
Keep in mind, the fan is there to help offset the heat from the pump. This means that your internal reservoir/water temp will always be a few degrees warmer than the room’s temperature. The best way to keep your cloner cool is to keep your environment cool.
Ideal pH of your water: 5.8 - 6.2
We find that a pH of 6 is perfect. Not too acidic, not too alkaline. You can buy packets of pH calibrator at just about any local hydro store.
Humidity of the room: 40% or higher
Humidity is key in successfully cloning your cuttings. We recommend keeping your clone room at a minimum of 40% humidity. This can be easily achieved with a humidifier, but if you are cloning in a large area or an area you would prefer not to have humidified, then we recommend using our humidity dome.
When using the humidity dome, remember to remove it daily and allow any water collected inside the domed area of the unit to evaporate.
If you have other questions about your TurboKlone cloning system, check out our FAQ page. Still didn’t find what you’re looking for? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org