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Hi,

I am setting up my first system and i have everything in place but i am concerned about the timing of my flood and drain.

I am currently filling my grow bed in about 2-3 minutes, and it takes about 30 seconds to drain. I have a great break and start cycle, but i am worried if the frequency of each flood/drain is to often and might affect the health of the composting worms when i reach that part of the new system. There will be 3-4 inches of dry media for the worms to migrate if needed as well.

Thanks for any help!

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Worms breath through their skin and can be completely submerged as long as the water is oxygenated. That doesn't sound like it will be a problem for you.

Thank you for the confirmation.

I have read other topics and they can breathe through their skin but I wasnt able to find a topic where the person had a fast drain cycle and said they was using worms. Granted worms are used in almost all aquaponic systems but assumptions can get a person in the wrong direction.

Now I can press on with my new setup and not be worried that its faulty.

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