Bato buckets clogging up
I have been using bato buckets with a 3 part perlite and 1 part vermiculite blend. The buckets siphoned quite a bit of the growing media into the sump to the point where it made a mess of things. I tried screening over the siphon drain but the screen clogged up and caused the buckets to stop draining and overflow.
I use a row of bato buckets full of the expanded clay balls with no issues but the row I use the perlite and vermiculite in is for root crops so I wanted something more "root friendly" so to speak. I was thinking one fix may be to use the clay balls deep enough to cover the siphon tube and fill up the top with the perlite and vermiculite. Has anyone else had this issue and if so what is a good way to solve this issue.