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Hello all, great to be part of the forum. I’m a first time grower that hopes to be growing for a long time. It’s an amazing plant. Anyway, like most, I’m sure, I joined the forum for a sense of community and some advice. I am 3 weeks into flower and , although the girls seem to be coming along fine, the purple color on some of the fan leaves is causing me a little concern. I feed them 1/2 strength tiger bloom and big bloom every other watering. Grow tent is 50% humidity 78 degrees during the day and 62% 68 degrees at night. Most stuff I find online points to a phosphorus deficit. I have attached a few pics. Any opinions or advice is appreciated.
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Welcome Bacchus. Like leafminer said you are growing one of the purps. Normal. Roster why cal/mag....I don't see it. Is it true you put cal/mag on your fruit loops?

Have fun Bacchus. Good looking plants.
 

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Thanks for all the responses and the generous welcome. Looking forward to learning from all the knowledge out there and hopefully paying it forward someday to aid others.
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OMG. Anyway... the plants look pretty nice. What kind of medium are you using? Soil or soilless? We could have a more informed view if you tell us what strandivar this is. Hard to tell in the photos but are the stalks dark/purple too? It reminds me of some Blue Mystic I grew a long time ago.
On second thoughts though... again, hard to tell, but the lower fans look full green still. If they are, then yes, I'd suspect a developing deficiency. There is somewhere on this site a chart or set of images of deficiency problems. Or there used to be. It wouldn't hurt to take a look.
 

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I am growing in soil, Ocean forest. Some of the stalks a purple , but not too many. Of the two in the tent, one is Sluricane and the other is Mac #4. The lower fan leaves show a little nitrogen deficiency, but no purpling like the upper leaves. The sluricane is more prolific and the one showing the most purple on top. It’s strange because, I really low stressed trained the sluricane and it is very stretched out, some tops are very purple and some are super healthy and green, same plant.
 

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Full disclosure: 3x3 tent, 2 1500W led lights, 4” in-line fan and a oscillating fan. 2 plants each in 3 gallon fabric pots. I started with a humidifier which , since flowering I have removed and now am fighting to keep humidity under 60% at night.
 

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All that physical stress introduces a new variable into the system. Insufficient height for a natural grow?
 

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I have been happy with the soil so far, I didn’t add nutrients for the first 2 months, after that FF tiger and big bloom every other watering. I think next grow I will add some perlite for better drainage.
 

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Perlite works really well. I always use it when I'm mixing soil. Perlite for drainage, peat or coco for mosture retention and texture.
 

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Don't forget to post a pic in the Bud of the Month Contest. Ya never know!
 
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