Discussion in 'Hydroponic Cultivation' started by Bigbud214, Mar 14, 2014.
Had to adjust pH down again today... 6.3 to 5.7.... Wish that would stabilize
:bong-2: Hang in there
how often are you checking the PH?
I'm checking around 10 am everyday
If it keeps going up I'd lower my ppm. The plants probabaly drinking water and no nutes , which is changing the ph. Just my experience.
I called H&G support line to ask about the rising pH issue. They suggested removing one of the air stones. Said too much aeration causes pH to rise. So last night I removed an air stone and pH was 5.9 today.
She is still looking sad and unhappy... General yellowing and droopy leaves... Notice the ugly brown spots ...
whats the air temps day n night?
Day time is 75-78.... Night is 67-69...
kinda looks water logged, water too high up on the basket maybe?
Maybe??? The water level is just about 1/2" up the net pot.
But being water logged confuses me.... Isn't the point of DWC to have the roots suspended "IN" the nutrient solution?
if you get the stalk super wet itll look over watered....also, what is the plant in? like a rockwool cube or rapid rooter? Cuz if it is, that could also be a big issue with it....them cubes get soaked and then soak the stalk too
The stalk is above the water level... Is in rapid rooter
Have you ran this strain before?I did 2 runs rdwc and this happened both times. I ditched it all , turns out it was actually the damn plants both times. First runs , preformed the same under different mediums.
Anyone know what you can expect off say a 3' bush at end of flower with this setup? I'm thinking 4 plants , 4-600w. not trying to hyjack.
I just finished a soil run with this strain... Was a healthy happy lady that produced dense nuggets of tasty dankness... Just not a lot of it lol... So I decided to try DWC...
Yeah, the more air you pump in the faster it evaporates. Those bubbles are carrying moister away with them.
But hell, it's only been 5 or 6 days hasn't it? You're just getting started. I think you may want to avoid submerging the stem in the water, mine have gotten yellow when I make that mistake.
Be Cool, CG
my gut is telling me there is NO possible upside to reducing the amount of air bubbles.
TURN THOSE BUBBLES UP BRO!
BB214, my chiropractor grows in buckets too. He said keep the water just below the net pot so the spray from the bubbles keeps everything wet, and it should make a difference.
Dude with two air stones the pH rose a full point every day.... Took one out and its staying at 5.8.... One stone is providing a ton of bubbles... The more air you pump in you add carbon which is what causes the pH to rise... My tap comes out at 7.4 pH... When I bubble my tap with one air stone the pH rises a a tenth or two.... With two airstones it rises to 8.2... That's straight tap water.... I just checked it out... I bubbled one bucket of tap with one stone and another with two... Its true I say...lol....
I don't think this plant is going make it.... The stem is NOT in the water... The water is bearly touching the net.... The stem is two inches above that....
Oh well.... Ill try again maybe....
Thanks MrG that's where the water is now.... I think this cut didn't like being switched from dirt to hydro... It was a chance... Ill take a cut and keep it hydro bound from the start....
It's been, what, a week? Dude you are switching a plant from dirt to hydro. It is going to take some time for the plant to adjust. I would say that the plant is just about adjusted and that it will take another week before you see any changes. You are forgetting one of the first rules of growing...patience. Well when changing growing mediums you need double patience. The plants world is turned upside down. You have to give it time to adjust. Keep you temps where hey are, keep you air where it is. Ph isn't even you problem right now, it's patience. Again, your plant is changing how it eats, breathes and grows. It needs time to adjust to all this. Sure if you started with a hydro clone you should be worried but you didn't. Just let nature take it's course. Keep your water level just below (1/4-1/2 inch) your net pot. Leave your bucket alone for another week. Your roots will start to get nice and white and fish scaley and they'll start reaching into the bucket. Again, yopu changed everything that your plant knows how to survive. It needs time to adjust.
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