Looking great brother. Node spacing looks awesome. Throw a frozen bottle of water in your res and add like 5ml of h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) per gallon. The h2o2 will turn into h2o after 3-4 days. I do this every rez change and again on 4 days later. Might just keep 2 water bottles or 2l bottles if water bottles can't keep up so you can change it out every day, try to keep your res 65-70f
Thanks for the compliment Max. The plants seem to be doing great and I am certainly more aggrivated with my resivour issues than they are.
..... and on that note .......
Resivour problems again. This time I have absolutely no idea what is going on. I filled the rez about 24hrs ago and have kept the temp under 70F. I came home today and did a check for algae, and found something new.
My res water has become incredibly cloudy (almost like someone poured a glass of milk in there) and the PH dropped from 6.1 to 4.8 in under 24 hours. What on earth is going on!
I looked it up online but couldn't really find anything that was supported... So I figured I would respond and bump you back to the top haha. Hopefully someone who knows whats up about Hydro will chime in.
Good luck dude!
I am sure Subnoise will have some advice to offer next time he checks in. I have found a few references to root rot causing a cloudy resivour, but as you know from that Elephant Purple the roots are definitely NOT the issue.
Maybe the H202 reacted with something in the AN nutrient line? That is my only guess at this point.
I am honestly having second thoughts about the drip system after all these resivour issues, but it is just so damn convenient!
Well the roots aren't in the reservoir... so I agree that doesn't seem like the issue. The roots on the Elephant Purple are working perfectly from what I can tell
Yeah I actually just got off the phone with AN and they seem to have no idea what is going on. They said to check for root rot so I dug about 2" into the corner of one of the pots and ran into a root the size of a pencil. Perfectly white with tons of little hairs. Definitely not a root rot issue.