I finally finished my 1st attempt switching to a rdwc setup. It was really sketchy a few times, and I wasn’t sure my ladies would make it through to the end. But alot of time and tons of dedication and we pulled through.
I started with 5 GDP beans from ILGM. Lost 2 of them because I was having some issues with fungus nagts from some root riot plugs I bought repackaged. At 1 point I had got my tent all set up to just run 1 healthy plant. The center one. But I got the other 2 to pull through, suprisingly?
I thank Voodoo Juice for that! So I ran all Advanced Nutrients Sensi grow and bloom. 1 of there organics was suggested to me, which was a mistake and it clogged my air stones after 2 reservoir changes. So at day 19 of bloom my ph started dipping, and had to start adding ph up for the 1st time. After a few days of this I finally popped my buckets to see and smell my roots dying. My airflow was very limited for a couple weeks. So I flushed my system and increased my Voodoo Juice and Sensizym, my beneficial microbes and enzymes. Since I let my ph stay down in the 5.5 for so long I started getting a cal mag deficiencie. My middle plant was nice and strong the whole time. It was the other 2 that were really effected by both issues.
This was also my 1st attempt at using a scrogg setup. IAny ideas on how to improve it next time?20191019_144831|375x500
Well it was definitely a learning experience for me, and the next runs will go a little smoother. I’ve incorporated extra checks into my daily routine to try and catch any problems in the future a whole lot sooner.
All we can ever do is learn from our mistakes and try and do it better the next time.
I feel very lucky I pulled these lady’s through to the end looking at these roots now.
I’m going to pull my air stones up from the bottom of my buckets during all my reservoir changes from now on. Plus pop my lids every other day to see my air bubbles. That was 1 reason I hung my screen instead of fastening it to my tent frame. It allows me a little room to get into my buckets for a quick glance.