A recurring problem I need help with

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Masami_Eiri

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Hi everybody, I'm new here.

I am growing some plants with a Linfa box (I know it's not ideal but that's what I can use at the moment).
Lately I have most of the plants suffering from some type of stress that I'm not able to identify (I'm a very inexperienced grower).
My best guesses are temperature and ph problems but I really don't know.
can someone help me identify the cause of this?
thank you in advance.

FAQ Hydro Growers:
1. Are you growing from seed or clones? seeds
2. How old are your plants? 2 weeks
3. How tall are your plants? 10 cm
4. What type of hydro system are you using? Linfa box
5. What brand/type of nutrients are you using? Linfa box cartridges
6. What is the Ph of your nutrient solution?
7. What is the PPM/EC of your tap water? I use distilled water
8. What is the PPM/EC of your nutrient solution?
9. What is the temperature of your nutrient solution?
10. Does your PPM/EC show a rise or fall when you do your daily PPM check?
11. Does your pH show a rise or fall when you do your daily check?
12. Do you foliar feed or spray your plants with anything? no
13. What kind of lights do you use and how many watts combined? led lights
14. How close are your lights to the plants? right now 50 cm (the lights have never been a problem in the past)
15. What size is your grow space in square feet?
16. What is the temperature and humidity in your grow space? at the moment 27/28° with 55/60% humidity
17. Have you noticed any insect activity in your grow space? some flies and mosquitos attracted by the water.
18. How much experience do you have growing? very little, I'm still learning.
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Shaded_One

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You paid $1000 CAD for this kit??? I'd be ringing up their support.

You won't find many, or any of us at all that use or know wtf a Lifna cartridge is or contains.


the companies that sell this hipster garbage need to be nuked, no offense
 
SchwiftyGrower

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I agree with shaded, it’s going to be tough finding support outside of the manufacturer directly. But to start, if you’re growing in hydroponic you should have a ph and PPM meter so you know your levels and feeding schedule. But at the same time, with this being a specific made box, with “cartridge” nutrients, I have no idea where to point you
 
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Masami_Eiri

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You paid $1000 CAD for this kit??? I'd be ringing up their support.

You won't find many, or any of us at all that use or know wtf a Lifna cartridge is or contains.


the companies that sell this hipster garbage need to be nuked, no offense
as I said, I know it's not ideal but it's the only viable option for me at the moment and, no offense, but I'm really not interested in people's opinions on how I spend my money.
anyway... I don't think the nutrients are the problem... I had a couple of successful harvests, not perfect but a lot better than this one.
please let me know if the color of the leafs indicate some stress that I don't understand, as I said I'm not experienced and I'm literally learning a little bit more every harvest.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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I agree with shaded, it’s going to be tough finding support outside of the manufacturer directly. But to start, if you’re growing in hydroponic you should have a ph and PPM meter so you know your levels and feeding schedule. But at the same time, with this being a specific made box, with “cartridge” nutrients, I have no idea where to point you
thank you, I have a ph meter and at the moment the ph of the water is around 6.
I don't know nothing about PMM though... is it something I need to educate myself on?
 
JerzeyMike

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Like mentioned above, I know nothing about this system. I am a noob myself, Ive had three outdoor seasons and been indoors since Nov. Personally, I would ditch the fancy set up, and go for a organic soil grow. It can be alot more forgiving for us new peeps and you dont need a ton of products.
 
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thank you, I have a ph meter and at the moment the ph of the water is around 6.
I don't know nothing about PMM though... is it something I need to educate myself on?

You've chosen one of the most complex growing methods possible(hydro), and without knowing anything you purchased a "kit" that made it seem simple and easy and like all you would have to do is plug & play. It was a nice little dream that this company had but unfortunately for anyone who bought their products you've been misled and unfortunately suckered out of a large chunk of money. You could have saved about half of what you spent and set yourself up for a much more successful grow.

Any company that says something like this needs a reality check:

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So even though I might know what is possibly wrong with your plant, I don't know how to tell you what to do to fix it. Ring up support, but then you'll probably get some generic response like "your plant might die, that's natural!" "pluck off dead leaves"
 
PipeCarver

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Hi, I know not about your contraption, it looks like an over priced gimmick to me but regardless you want to be able to grow weed this is a good place to get help. First guess is It looks over watered with the yellow hanging leaves. Second, Giving it distilled water isn't a good idea, it has nothing in it and it kills my plants. Spring water is much better if you're buying water because your home water isn't any good. I'll get yellowing like that at the end of my run if I run distilled or Reverse Osmosis water RO through my plants.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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so... this is what the cartridges contain...
but I don't have control on when the nutrients are added to the water.
it's automated.
 
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SchwiftyGrower

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You've chosen one of the most complex growing methods possible(hydro), and without knowing anything you purchased a "kit" that made it seem simple and easy and like all you would have to do is plug & play. It was a nice little dream that this company had but unfortunately for anyone who bought their products you've been misled and unfortunately suckered out of a large chunk of money. You could have saved about half of what you spent and set yourself up for a much more successful grow.

Any company that says something like this needs a reality check:

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So even though I might know what is possibly wrong with your plant, I don't know how to tell you what to do to fix it. Ring up support, but then you'll probably get some generic response like "your plant might die, that's natural!" "pluck off dead leaves"
I will say, that my first grows were all hydroponic, but it was not an easy process to get down. If I could go back in time, I would suggest soil/coco but to each is their own.
You can DIY your own system relatively inexpensive or you can buy kits.
But for the price the OP, he could have gotten a complete tent kit with lights and exhaust. If there’s a chance to get your $$ back I would try, and not trying to be negative.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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Hi, I know not about your contraption, it looks like an over priced gimmick to me but regardless you want to be able to grow weed this is a good place to get help. First guess is It looks over watered with the yellow hanging leaves. Second, Giving it distilled water isn't a good idea, it has nothing in it and it kills my plants. Spring water is much better if you're buying water because your home water isn't any good. I'll get yellowing like that at the end of my run if I run distilled or Reverse Osmosis water RO through my plants.
thank you very much.
I'll try changing the water and limit the water intake and see what happens.
much appreciated.
 
beluga

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It's going to be hard to pull anything off of a 14" growing space.
What I would do, if you want to try to salvage this piece of equipment, is:
• Get a PPM meter.
• Get tried and true 2-part hydroponics nutrients like General Hydroponics or Botanicare.
• Trim back your plants to only a few leaf sets and switch them to a 12/12 light schedule.
• Learn about LST (low-stress training)

Honestly, it's going to cost a lot and be a huge learning curve to make that work and that money and time would be better spent setting up a system of more applicable components.
 
SchwiftyGrower

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so... this is what the cartridges contain...
but I don't have control on when the nutrients are added to the water.
it's automated.
I wouldn’t recommend that for cannabis. Each strain is different and require different levels of feeding. If this is done automatically without any adjusting, you’re just asking for issues.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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I will say, that my first grows were all hydroponic, but it was not an easy process to get down. If I could go back in time, I would suggest soil/coco but to each is their own.
You can DIY your own system relatively inexpensive or you can buy kits.
But for the price the OP, he could have gotten a complete tent kit with lights and exhaust. If there’s a chance to get your $$ back I would try, and not trying to be negative.
I'm doing also some soil... and I must say, I had a decent, for me at least, harvest this summer. 😉
The linfa never performed perfectly, but I had a couple of acceptable harvest the last winter... I started to have problems from spring until now.

I'm aware that there are better solutions, it's just not feasible for me at the moment, the linfa is a very compact mini greenhouse, that i can use in the limited space I have right now.
I'll probably use it to grow vegetables when I can change to something better for my cannabis.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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It's going to be hard to pull anything off of a 14" growing space.
What I would do, if you want to try to salvage this piece of equipment, is:
• Get a PPM meter.
• Get tried and true 2-part hydroponics nutrients like General Hydroponics or Botanicare.
• Trim back your plants to only a few leaf sets and switch them to a 12/12 light schedule.
• Learn about LST (low-stress training)

Honestly, it's going to cost a lot and be a huge learning curve to make that work and that money and time would be better spent setting up a system of more applicable components.
thank you very much.
the light schedule was one of the things I was not sure about.
I chose 18/6 but I'll try to switch to 12/12.
I'll also check out the other things you said.
much appreciated.
 
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Masami_Eiri

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I wouldn’t recommend that for cannabis. Each strain is different and require different levels of feeding. If this is done automatically without any adjusting, you’re just asking for issues.
I understand.
I tried different strains in the past months, with various results... so you're telling me that maybe it's just for mere coincidence some strains reacted better to the automated feeding.
this is very interesting, thank you.
 
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