They look very healthy and happy, I'm thinking maybe it's stain from the mix. I'm not certain if that shown in the picture is slime. The roots are twisting though, is that normal or sign of root rot? I have also seen browning tips of roots but like not real real bad but occasionally I'd notice.Sounds good. They not looking to bad.
If I remember correctly from a different post, that’s from the ff big bloom. Does the same to my plant but not that brown but I also use sledgehammer in my nutes and refill water.They look very healthy and happy, I'm thinking maybe it's stain from the mix. I'm not certain if that shown in the picture is slime. The roots are twisting though, is that normal or sign of root rot? I have also seen browning tips of roots but like not real real bad but occasionally I'd notice.
If it's root rot it could have been a lot of things.. Too much light on roots when I'd be changing out the water bottles, plus I put them in an empty white bucket when I do that. Too high of water maybe? Needs more oxygen? I drained 1/2 gallon of water just to experiment. I'd say the water level is 1.5 - 2in below the net pot.. Too much nutes (the water wasn't stabilizing with the nutes, I'd have to stir it), or nute lockout? , but again they look healthy and happy from above. Found this image and it similar. I can't tell. But I have been putting 2ml/gal of hydroguard ever since the beginning.
Yea I am thinking I don't have root rot, they very healthy.. I think the last 1000 ppm mix made it browner since the nutes were floating around and when I lifted the net pot out it was like dark nutes flowing off into the bucket.If I remember correctly from a different post, that’s from the ff big bloom. Does the same to my plant but not that brown but I also use sledgehammer in my nutes and refill water.
Actually I checked to see if I smelt anything before I left when I swapped out the bottles and I didn't smell anything but I might have lost my scent of smell at that time as well. Do the bubbles like that mean infection dying? I will remove the tin foil when I get off work. I was trying to reduce light from getting in the buckets through the hydroton if any.Nope looks like the infection is clearing up. How do they smell? Staining is not an issue. Slime and dark spots with slime is.
Keep water 1-2" below the net pot. At this point you can submerge em but let not try that here.35k -40k lux at the tip of the plants, LED is already raised 100%. If I put them around 20-30k you think the plants would grow taller?
Am I suppose be lowering the water in the buckets regularly until I reach a certain height? 5gal bucket, 3gal water. Except for the Purple Haze which I took out 1/2 gallon so that is at 2.5.
I hadn't had the time to finish the rdwc but my plan is 2.5 to 2.75 gallons.
Buy a pump to match the stones. This will ensure the stones work properly. A lot off ppl dont realize this. Hell many still think the amount of air you put though and the bubbles are where the oxygen is delivered to the water, not true. Its the surface agitation that is where the gas exchange happens. I won't get into the why and science of it but the more surface agitation and surface area agitated the better the gas exchange.Thank you for your time and support @Aqua Man. That add back sounds like it'dbe way more efficient than the 3 or so times I actually upped my ppm, take 4 separate 10ml droppers and add to each bucket separately doing 3x the work. As of right now, if anythin, I've been redoing the water more than I should and probably wasting a ton of nutes. My fertilizer is almost empty. I used to log PH/PPM changes and all that but I stopped doing that as the log did not help much. I'll do a feeding log. I'm also going to buy a 12 port air pump. 2 for each of the 5gal and 4 for the control bucket.
How many sites?I currently have this
With the little maybe inch squared air stone
I was looking at the 12 port
You think I don't need 2 stones in each, or 4 in the 27gal rez container? Should I just get an 8 or 6?