Back from the brink of the dead

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Here's my Sour Diesel Auto Flower start of germination Nov 1st, 2021, grown DWC.

Light, heat, humidity, wind stressed. Replanted once, over and under watered not to mention all most starved to death.

I think from here on out I'll just tuck due to all the previous stress. It'll be a Christmas tree for the new year.


Thanks for the help everyone.
 
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Is this flowering? Looks like I'm seeing white but can't tell. Can I get away with another week of 18/6 light cycle? I'm hoping I have at least 3 weeks more grow time. I swear I see white but everything's stunted and my eyes ain't so good.
 
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What you are looking at is new growth tips and they look bright yellow because they are hungry. You will see first signs of flowering at the nodes.
 
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What you are looking at is new growth tips and they look bright yellow because they are hungry. You will see first signs of flowering at the nodes.
Thank you. I have 25ml micro and 48ml of bloom in 3 gallons of water, 1000ppm. Roots are still dropping though. I seen a small pile getting ready to exit pot. There's only 6 roots in the water the rest are still in the basket. It would be nice to get 3 weeks more grow before it switches to flowering. I did cut ppm down to 800 and immediately noticed some leaf growth at a node.

I know I won't make all these same mistakes again.
 
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Thank you. I have 25ml micro and 48ml of bloom in 3 gallons of water, 1000ppm. Roots are still dropping though. I seen a small pile getting ready to exit pot. There's only 6 roots in the water the rest are still in the basket. It would be nice to get 3 weeks more grow before it switches to flowering. I did cut ppm down to 800 and immediately noticed some leaf growth at a node.

I know I won't make all these same mistakes again.
Get your numbers down to 500-600 ppm and see if you get positive results, my DWC experience was 650 ppm was as high as I could go. Also make sure to locate your air pump in a cool location if you can to keep your reservior temps down
 
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pH, 5.82
Water temp, 74F
Ppm 1000 brought down to 642.
Light, TS 1000, 23" at 50% was 75%
Humidity 60rh
Air pump is a Pawfly 608 HD, two 4" air stones, two air lines connected to each stone.


650 sounds good to me which was what I was just going to ask about, ppm's.

Take advantage of the nice weather and open the windows. Bounce that air off the door onto the plant, It loves that air.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Get your numbers down to 500-600 ppm and see if you get positive results, my DWC experience was 650 ppm was as high as I could go. Also make sure to locate your air pump in a cool location if you can to keep your reservior temps down
Some color came back dropping ppm down to 642. I'll give it some time and see. Might have to drop it again I'm willing to go 400 if I have.

Thanks for the help
 
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Some color came back dropping ppm down to 642. I'll give it some time and see. Might have to drop it again I'm willing to go 400 if I have.

Thanks for the help
You gotta find the sweet spot for your specific grow, I like to wait a few days after any changes, 3 days always seemed to be when changes were noticeable, also when problems or mistakes became noticeable. If I saw problems I look back 3 days to see what I did and that seemed to usually coincide. If you can, find a way to get the res temps down around 65f
 
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You gotta find the sweet spot for your specific grow, I like to wait a few days after any changes, 3 days always seemed to be when changes were noticeable, also when problems or mistakes became noticeable. If I saw problems I look back 3 days to see what I did and that seemed to usually coincide. If you can, find a way to get the res temps down around 65f

I brought the ppm down to 559. I can see it turning green now. I watch for leaf unfurling, color. I look at the nooks and crannies so if there's a change I notice it immediately. Your suggestion helped out a lot, I'll give it a few days.


This is first real feeding. I was never able to get the trio down so I went with the Lucas formula, 8ml micro pg and 16ml bloom pg.

I started this plant all wrong and I'm not sure why it's still living.
 
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New update, Ppm down to 530 water temp dropping at 67F now, pH, 5.85.

So far leaves at upper nodes are stretching, lower ones showing signs of growth, color is coming back in all new growth. Those tiny node shoots sprouted out. I can actually see what I'm looking at.

thanks.
 
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You gotta find the sweet spot for your specific grow, I like to wait a few days after any changes, 3 days always seemed to be when changes were noticeable, also when problems or mistakes became noticeable. If I saw problems I look back 3 days to see what I did and that seemed to usually coincide. If you can, find a way to get the res temps down around 65f
See some color came in. At the nodes I didn't have stems now I do.

Thanks for the help.
 
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I also used a top feed till the roots got to the water it really helped, soon as those roots get in the water irs really gonna take off
 
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Another fyi autos can stay at 18/6 light cycle for the duration of the grow there is no need to change it and bein a newer grower disregard any mention of flushing the timing has to be right and most newbies myself included tend to start the final flush too soon and the plant suffers
 
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Another fyi autos can stay at 18/6 light cycle for the duration of the grow there is no need to change it and bein a newer grower disregard any mention of flushing the timing has to be right and most newbies myself included tend to start the final flush too soon and the plant suffers
Thanks, today I'm going to start fresh again but leave the Calmag out and cut the nutes in half which puts me at 500 ppm. I woke up to some pretty good growth, roots too. I started messing with it and got some more color after flushing the hydroton with ro. I read calcium salt will get in the root zone and lock it up. It'll eventually wash away but I wanted a jump start. Right now it looks like I got over watered and calcium buildup in the hydroton. Tomorrow we'll see how the flush worked. So far flushing the hydroton looked like it helped.
 
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Thanks, today I'm going to start fresh again but leave the Calmag out and cut the nutes in half which puts me at 500 ppm. I woke up to some pretty good growth, roots too. I started messing with it and got some more color after flushing the hydroton with ro. I read calcium salt will get in the root zone and lock it up. It'll eventually wash away but I wanted a jump start. Right now it looks like I got over watered and calcium buildup in the hydroton. Tomorrow we'll see how the flush worked. So far flushing the hydroton looked like it helped.
Keep usin the cal/mag especially since you are usin ro water, you want to bring the ppm up to 200 with cal/mag then the balance with nutes to get you to your desired ppm. You need to do this to make up for the missing minerals in the ro water this was explained to me by a guy at advanced nutes and echoed by another at General Hydroponics. You will regret leavin out the cal/mag it has saved me my spring water averages 20 ppm and I had a hell of a time till I corrected it
 
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Keep usin the cal/mag especially since you are usin ro water, you want to bring the ppm up to 200 with cal/mag then the balance with nutes to get you to your desired ppm. You need to do this to make up for the missing minerals in the ro water this was explained to me by a guy at advanced nutes and echoed by another at General Hydroponics. You will regret leavin out the cal/mag it has saved me my spring water averages 20 ppm and I had a hell of a time till I corrected it.

I'm not sure what's going on. I know roots are making their way out of the cup but still not many. I actually made another bucket yesterday because other bucket smelled stagnant or earthy, like dirt. I know roots are a issue. pH stayed the same but my ppm's are the same from drain to waste runoff and bucket itself. I started off at 690 and now at 640.

Here's roots and why I think it's a major issue. No roots on other side at all just that area you see. The pic with my fingers shows 8 leaves you may have to zoom in.
 
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