Hydroponics / Aeroponics
What is wrong with my plant? Any input is appreciated! in the
The Grow Room forums; I started a WaterFarm set-up about 3 weeks ago. For the first week it was going fine. Plant was adapting ...
What is wrong with my plant? Any input is appreciated!
I started a WaterFarm set-up about 3 weeks ago. For the first week it was going fine. Plant was adapting nicely and looking healthy, but only about 4 inches tall.
The second week it started to show a little nutrient burn, yet i left it alone for another 2 days. The nutrient burn only got worse so i decided to flush it out with fresh water, no nutrients for a couple days.
The nutrient burn went away so i started with a SUPER weak solution and after a couple days my leaves started twisting and growing extremely weird. My plant looks weird as fuck in general for some reason. Its growing pretty trippy and doesnt look like a perfect healthy plant like it should if i was doing things right.
I decided to flush it one more time with fresh clean water with a little tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide to clean everything out.
Its been a couple days now and i just added an even weaker solution back into the res. My ph has been perfect all throughout this process(5.7-6.0). And now my PPM is around 250-270. The twisting is still there but im hoping it goes away. My roots are just barely coming out of the bottom of the bucket into the water. It seems like my root system should be waaaaay more developed and filling my reservoir with white lush roots. But they are just barely stringing out of the bottom.
Can anyone give me ANY KIND OF INPUT on my plant. Any suggestions, things i can do different, things im doing completely wrong, etc.
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The stretch is due to high temps. Must be high rh you have mildew everywhere, get large osc fans, dehumidifier and/or sulfur burner.
Get the rockwool and the stem dried out, they shouldn't be wet. As far as I'm concerned, the top layers of the hydroton should be dry too.
Looks like algae and possible stem rot to me.
My temps are usually lower than they should be. During the day its around 76 and at night around 71. Is my root growth way behind? And can you explain the twisting leaves?
Originally Posted by *BUDS
Originally Posted by Hugo Phurst
My hydroton gets wet everytime my drip turns on. Should i bury the drip ring under the hydroton a little bit? How would i dry out my rockwool?
And if i do have root rot how do i fix this problem??
Thanks for the replies.
exactly as hugophurst said algae and rot...
break off the rockwool take ALGAE out of it without damaging stem or roots... spray with h2o2 solution couple capfulls in 20 oz spray bottle... then clean out your TOP LAYER OF hydroton and replace it while spraying the rest of the h2o2 solution around and then clean out your tank... otherwise your plant is going to be competing with the crap that has been allowed to grow on it and just muck it all up...
Last edited by cannofbliss; 05-04-2012 at 01:21 PM.
My roots are all throughout the hydroton and coming out of the bottom of the bucket. How am i supposed to take the rockwool out? Haha any suggestions
Originally Posted by cannofbliss
not break off all of "the rockwool" just the parts that have all that muck growing on it silly... jsut be careful not to break the main taproot while doing so...
okay i just picked off all of the mold and dug a little deep into the hydroton and the lower half of the rockwool has no mold on it at all, so now its mold free. but whats wrong with the rest of my plant LOL
if cleaned out then it just takes time and hopefully the plant will either pick back up in a couple of wks or not... but the plant itself doesnt look too bad so you might have just caught it in time...