HI there guys i understand that nutrient burn will show signs at the tip of the leaves first but does anyone know if you have added to much nutrients to the water does this affect the root zone and can it lead to root rot?
Root rot happens when you don't have proper drainage and the roots sit in water for too long. They can't get the oxygen they need as a result. This is why you need drainage holes in your pots and let the plants dry out between waterings. It's got nothing to do with nutes.
i think it might be to high off ppm that is causing a nutrient lock out which is also causing a nutrient burn and also affecting my root zone because they cant intake nutrients therefore slowly causing root rot.... i don't believe anything else can cause this as my water temp is between 60f and 68f, room temp is at 68f and i have a 211g/h air pump with 4 outlets going through 4 air stones 15cm and my res is 5gal and also my res is light proof and my ph is 5.7. I am by no means answering my own question but does anyone have any knowledge on this and can someone verify that my idea sounds logic or i sound completely wrong.
cheers guys i look forward to seeing some comments and seeing what answers we get.
what up fuzzy duck thanks for the input. your comment about " on the off chance you might have over feed to cause nutrient burn " i think this is correct and could you tell me does this damage the root zone ? thanks an at the moment i am using dutch master zone as for my roots is this the same as using a h202 product like hydro guard ? thanks for the input guys every bit of information helps
since last night i removed half of my res water and replaced it with plain ph water (5.7) and over night i have seen a big change in the plants roots there's about 1cm of new growth and it looks completely white also my water level has dropped about 1cm over night as well and the new growth on the leaves are perfect and look nice and green.
Overall my roots are a very light brown to white color and i believe that i have over feed my plant causing the start of root rot. I just hope that i have got this early enough and that it wont keep effecting my grow.