Cover Or Flood?

Fewater

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Oct 29, 2018
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Hello all,

I have a somewhat time-sensitive question, as I need to decide before tomorrow morning, but I can always have someone make an adjustment for me if required.

I am going to be away for a week and I'm not sure if I should cover my emersed growth setup with seran wrap or leave it uncovered so that my misting system can continue to operate. The entire setup is within a mini-greenhouse with humidifiers running and it has been working with moderate success so far.
The problem is that the misting system uses about ~2.5-3 gallons a week and if I don't pump water out (which I do every two days), it will immerse the carpeting plants (Utricularia Graminifolia) and I'm afraid the carpet is not ready for flooding. If I let the water rise and drain it after a week, I imagine that would not create favorable conditions for the plants. I would love any insight here.
So my options are to let it go and either drain or continue to flood when I return, or cover with wrap and turn the misting system off until I return. The lighting will remain turned on at the usual cycle I have set (12 hours).

Thoughts?

Google Photos Album of Setup
 
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