Wow, I never thought of putting a patch of dirt on top of the clay to grow a seed! So simple, duh
Your low humidity looks way to low , for veg should be at least 60%. Also your high temp is too high really shouldn't go about low 80sI got a portable ac and attached the boxed ducting I made and ran it into the tent hopefully controlling the temps so I went ahead and kicked on both lights.
This is the temps at canopy levels since I've turned on and lowered the lights. I put my hand under and adjust till I feel no heat .
Water levels are great now sitting at 68 and the bucket on the left is further away from the duct so it's a degree higher happy with the ac added in.
Your low humidity looks way to low , for veg should be at least 60%. Also your high temp is too high really shouldn't go about low 80s
Your humidity is fine, your ph is fine... total BS... don't concentrate on keeping it all the same, and btw, if you can swing it, even in veg stage, plants grow faster in drier air; you just have to keep it well watered and feed the right nutrients. In time, you will find a nute solution that keeps itself at a constant ph, without adding ph up or down. I have three solutions that I cycle throughout the entire life of the plant. Also, plants tend to change the ph themselves (only somewhat) to the ph they prefer.
The plant btw is an autoflower so it just popped its first pistil does that mean I'm flowering now ?
Also what do you mean if I can swing it ?
I grow in a 7 unit 5 gallon recirculating system with water temps at 79 to 88f. No root rot or messed up water. Haven't done a rez change in 81 days (since flip).
Hydro guard works greatly. I have z7 but still have never used it.
Am also using GH trio, big bud, bud candy, overdrive, and calimagic. Air temps have ranged from 77 to 93 (my account broke which is set at 80 for the whole house).
Some of these are like 10 days old or almpst a week old.
Couple questions first what's your tap ppm? Mine is 200 and I was having large pH swings I decided to get GH micro for hard water and it has really stabilized pH.
Also how much air gap is between basket and water?? Those leaves are drooping like it's being over watered, there should be a gap or roots will drown.
Lastly I believe you said you had hydro guard or Z7? Are you adding then to water? Because your lower roots are looking a little slimy, could be start of root rot. I would add those ASAP.