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This seems a bit misleading as “roots being lazy and not looking for water” is exactly why high tech hydroponics has a higher potential growth rate over low tech soilless hydroponics.  The issue is limited oxygen availability from over watering as it’s when soil dries that oxygen is drawn back into the soil as the spaces fill with air as the water is sucked out.  Root need to breath oxygen as much as they need to be saturated, if they are over watered then they don’t have the oxygen necessary for healthy growth, they grow slowly and have a limited ability to supply what the plants need and anaerobic microbes which are more likely to be pathogens are much higher.

Otherwise it’s dead on, the only solution for over watering is to not over water it, establish a good wet/dry cycle and use silica, kelp, etc to help it recover.

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