I'm getting more and more comfortable with maintaining the hydroponic set up. It's been so productive for us and I love having it right outside the back door.
John and I cleaned out the entire set up last weekend and put fresh water and nutrients. I can see that the hose draining the system will be continuing to grow algae as it's clear. We're looking into a black hose to replace it in the future. Other then that, the system looked pretty clean with a minimum amount of algae in the bucket and tubes.