So Here is my dilemma now….

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So I am about a week and a half into flower ( started on the 4th of July) and I started the PPM’s a little high at 700 and she wasn’t having it. So I lowered the PPM’s down to 600 and it was still to much (kept climbing) and then I went down to 500 and it would continue to climb. Today I set the PPM’s to 450 and they climbed up to 550.

P.h was at 6.0 and she dropped down to 5.6 whilst the PPM’s went from 450 up to 550. The room temp goes from 77-80f while the RH is 58-64%.

I feel being down to 450 PPM’s is really low for flower. On my first grow with the same Strain I had her up in the 800’s. I attached some pics below. Lmk what you guys think and what might cause her not taking in PPM’s. Maybe it’s still early since she’s still in transition idk.
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TheGreek_978

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I have plenty of space in the bucket still for growth. It’s a 5 gallon bucket
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Pushrod Monkey

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Swap solution and see how much it takes to refill with the roots already in the bucket.
 
TheGreek_978

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It takes about 2 gallons. I have 3 bottles in there 16.9oz bottles that I use for ice bottle for Rez temps. I could remove those and open more space.
 
Aqua Man

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Your not root bound... is this RDWC? Total volume of the system and how is the return flow? Are the roots slowing it down?
 
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Maybe remove 2 bottles and leave 1, then see if the water temps are able to stay in range with 1 bottle.
 
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Your not root bound... is this RDWC? Total volume of the system and how is the return flow? Are the roots slowing it down?
It is not RDWC, it is just a 1 bucket DWC. It takes about 2.5 gallons of water with the roots in there and also 3 16.9fl oz of water bottles for ice
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It is not RDWC, it is just a 1 bucket DWC. It takes about 2.5 gallons of water with the roots in there and also 3 16.9fl oz of water bottles for ice View attachment 1146379
Hehe sorry to laugh but this is where dwc growers realize that rdwc is the next step.

How bad are the ppm and ph fluctuations. 400ppm is fine as long as the plant is healthy.

What nutrient ratios are you feeding it as that could be playing a role.
 
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Water changes how often and how much a day are you adding back?
 
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Hehe sorry to laugh but this is where dwc growers realize that rdwc is the next step.

How bad are the ppm and ph fluctuations. 400ppm is fine as long as the plant is healthy.

What nutrient ratios are you feeding it as that could be playing a role.
Oh I know lol RDWC is the next step for me for sure. Just don’t really have the room in the closet that I am in.

so it went from 450ppm that i set it to today at around 6pm to 580ppm as of right now. And the P.h went from 6.0 down to 5.54
Also I Rez change every week and I add back 1/4 gallon of nutrient water by the time the lights come back on at 12pm.

Light off at 12am until 12pm

I’m using GH TRIO, and I’m using maybe 3ml of grow, about 5ml of micro and 8ml of bloom for the 2.5 gallons of water in there
 
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Oh I know lol RDWC is the next step for me for sure. Just don’t really have the room in the closet that I am in.

so it went from 450ppm that i set it to today at around 6pm to 580ppm as of right now. And the P.h went from 6.0 down to 5.54
Also I Rez change every week and I add back 1/4 gallon of nutrient water by the time the lights come back on at 12pm.

Light off at 12am until 12pm

I’m using GH TRIO, and I’m using maybe 3ml of grow, about 5ml of micro and 8ml of bloom for the 2.5 gallons of water in there
Switch to equal parts of each and go about 500ppm.

Do a complete water change everytime you add back the amount that the system holds. So right now 1/4 gal a day means about 8-10 days tops.

I have a feeling it's the ratios that the plant doesn't much like at this point.
 
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Switch to equal parts of each and go about 500ppm.

Do a complete water change everytime you add back the amount that the system holds. So right now 1/4 gal a day means about 8-10 days tops.

I have a feeling it's the ratios that the plant doesn't much like at this point.
Ok awesome, I’ll do a Rez change tomorrow with the ratios and see how she does during the week. Thank you
 
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