plants look like S**t! Help!

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  1. Oct 24, 2007 #1

    ytrew

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    Here is my setup:
    Lights: T5 X8 fixture, Light cycle 18/6
    Hydroponic flow system, watering for 15 minutes per day.
    Nutes-Organic: pure blend pro, Liquid Karma, Superthrive, hormex
    Temp average 76 Degrees, Water Temp Average 71
    Humidity average 50%
    Ionic Pro air cleaner(negative ion machine)
    Ph:5.9-6.2
    Seeds: Bagseed, ownknown origin

    I did have a heat problem for the first 5 days, over 90, since adding an a/c unit it is now under control.
    Plants have been in this new system for 7 days.
    someone please help!:eek:

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  2. Oct 24, 2007 #2

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    Ditch the superthrive. Hydro growers have had trouble with that.
    6.2 PH is too high.
    what strength nutreint?
     
  3. Oct 24, 2007 #3

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    what should the ph be?
    the nutrient strength is what the bottle says for veg.
    any thoughts on the plant issue?
     
  4. Oct 24, 2007 #4

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    what should the ph be?
    as far as the nute strength, i am using is what the bottle says for veg.
    any thoughts on the plant issue?
     
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    5.8 is perfect.
    gonna let the hydro growers chime in on exact nutrient strength. I would say that full dose would be too hot for them right at the moment.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2007 #6

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    I use the Botanicare line your using...

    Go VERY light...especially the first couple weeks...on the nutes.

    This is important for the first couple weeks and some ppl say just use plain ph balanced water until they get a little older.

    This is my recommendation on the nute strength
    It is always better to not have enough nutes then to have too many...you dont want your lil ones this early having nute lockup problems since they are small and your dont want to stress them.

    Always go 70 percent of what they say..if not less. I went about 50 percent strength for the first month or so. I went with the seeding amount the bottle says until they got to a nice size..then went up to about 50 percent-70 percent
    (this is the recommendation of the local hydro shop also)



    Also with the ebb and flow...you should be watering 3 times a day for 15 not just once...just my two cents.

    Check out my grow journal though...i am a first timer but have a pretty good amount of researching done.
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2007 #7

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    Hey ytrew - your seedlings are getting pickled. I would reduce amount of nutes, and follow these guys advice on the hydro. Seedlings don't need a lot of nutes (if any) until their leaves get bigger and can handle the extra nutes.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2007 #8

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    15 minute's a day doesn't seem right to me???? maybe 15 an hour but not a day....

    IMHO they are die'n of thirst:)
     
  9. Oct 25, 2007 #9

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    i think it was the nutes casuing these problems but not sure. i will backoff the nutes. well i didnt want to overwater, come watering time which is once per day for 15 minutes the rockwool is still wet. Did you see the pics?
     
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    yes, and the nute's being cut back with the water'n increased should fix the prob i think

    .02
     
  11. Oct 25, 2007 #11

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  12. Oct 25, 2007 #12

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    just start with fresh water for a week then start with a mild nuet dose. if the bottle says 1 tsp per gallon use 1/2
     
  13. Oct 25, 2007 #13

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    i just did a 50% water change with just ph adjusted water and added another 15minute water cycle. now it will water twice per day, 15 minutes each. what do you think?
     
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    bit more water yet i think:)
     
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    Use distilled water bought from the store if you can. Use a very dilluted version of your hyrdo solution for the first 2-3 weeks or growing would be my quess.
     
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    water a least 3 times a day
     
  17. Oct 25, 2007 #17

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    Your seedlings do look like crap but man, that is a nice camera! Great closeups.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2007 #18

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    more watering cycles or more of a water change.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2007 #19

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    Use reg water no ph change or nutes first 2 weeks man this growers are way off GL hope this helps
     
  20. Oct 25, 2007 #20

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    i just did another 50% water change with ph adjusted water, no nutes. i added another 15 minutes water cycle. now it will water twice per day, 15 minutes each. ph is now 5.8
     

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