Awesome man so would you even recommend taking away the drip system for now until late the Rockwool dries up abit than put the auto drip system back into the Rockwool? & I'm still going to drain the reservoir and just run straight water for a week and see where that takes the 7 golden girls and hey, thanks for the input I could use all the help I can get with this first time hydro grow! And some people have told me I shouldn't top, nor mainline them but I don't see why not if I can do this as early as possible no? & maybe just flower early!? The book that comes with the box says to start flower cycle at 8" of height, but when I LST and TOP ETC, that will put it into a lag phase also no? So it will post pone flowering time for a couple of weeks correct?! And cheers man!!Sometimes it's from overwatering, these first few weeks the plants are pretty small and need very little water. I'd try skipping the evening watering and see how the auto water does for them. These like a slightly dryer medium to build roots, so a moist medium is good, soaked is not. I think once they get some good leafs out they will perk up.
But just for learning sake, I'd try skipping the extra watering in this early stage.
When mine are sprouted I water them once every 4-5 days, soil. Small 1/2 gal pot. In hydro the medium and roots dictate how the water is used so it's hard to explain. You have water touching the bottom of the Rockwell cubes?, so it is wicking the water like a sponge up to the roots, but also causing the roots to search a bit for the water that is lower than the medium. Eventually you will have huge hair balls of roots below your plants.
I'm also pretty new, but this is what I have noticed and done. So take it not as rule, but as a suggestion from my experience as limited as it is right now.
Hope it's helpful
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