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  1. Feb 7, 2019 #41

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    I never thought of that. That's a good idea. I have a bedroom here that's not being used and my hydro system is for 4 plants so it wouldn't be no problem. I'm thinking I could get 4 more hydro baskets fill with clay pellets and use the small rockwool cubes for the cuttings. If I can slow their growth down I would then place the baskets into the hydro buckets. I could probably cut holes in a piece of plywood to put over the baskets to protect the roots from the light until they're ready.
     
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    The room I grow in is big enough to split in two. The problem is its a room within a room. There's no window's. It gets to hot in the summer. After this crop I was planning on taking this room down and building one on the other side that has a window so I can use an air conditioner. I tried growing 5 plants in soil last summer. I had 6 fans going and couldn't get the temp below 90 degrees. They were ruined. Lol
     
  3. Feb 9, 2019 #43

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    Does anybody know what's wrong with these? I'm ready to pull the plug. The ph, temperature is right . The leaves curl up and down. They have grey spots on the lower leaves. The top leaves have light green areas. They're a mess. I turned the 1000wt HPS off to take the picks. They're hard to see. I put these seedlings in the hydro system Tuesday. 4 plants. View attachment 251677
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  4. Feb 9, 2019 #44

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    JJ how close is that light, that is big power on seedlings . I start mine under a smaller one and move to the bigger light once they are established and growing healthy
    You are not feeding full strengh are you?
     
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    It's probably 2 feet away. I added nutes yesterday. It's not full strength though. I'm going to turn the light to 75% power
     
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    I just turned the light down. I just noticed the humidity is 22%.I thought the hydro system would bring it up. It did at first now it's back down.
     
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    I grew a hydro crop back in 1989 and it seemed so simple back then. Back then I even went out of town to work for 2 weeks with everything on a timer . Best weed around at the time. I grew Northern Lights 5 x Skunk 1 hybrid. I don't know what they call that seed now.
     
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    I knw with Hydro you need to get the nutes dialed in and the ph on point 5.5-5.7 is what I shoot for in coco/perlite
    I was never a big fan of the glass cubes
     
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    My ph is between 5.6 and 6.0. A couple times it went to 7 but I brought it back down. I think the light is my problem. I just noticed the top leaves are up. A good sign. I'll give it until the end of the day and see .
     
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    The old leaf damage will not heal it will always be that way
    Only new leaf growth will be improved
    Keep it simple Kiss Dont over think it
     
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    Yeah I'll trim the damaged leaves off after they grow a little more. It's just a wait and see now. Lol I know you're not a hydro guy but I didn't know where else to turn but I'm thinking like you said the light might've been to strong. I did have it pretty close. After you mentioned it I went down and measured the height. 15 inches lol to low. It's up at 3ft now at 75%power.
     
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    If they are 3 weeks old they definitely need some food by now. I am strictly a soil grower so I don't know a lot about Hydro. In soil establishing a good wet-dry cycle is key. Obviously, that does not translate to Hydro. Good luck and Green Mojo.
     
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    I went down this morning they continued to look like crap so I pulled the plugs. They were getting worse. I'm done with it.
     

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