this is my troubleshooting form. I started using the wrong one and then I fixed it to match the hydro one so the numbering might be a little weird but I included all necessary information including aeroponic system info
What is your experience level?
(first timer - Did about 6 various attempts previously. All failed.) Previous attempt in the aeroponic, everything was going well and BAM, just wilted to nothing. (see Extreme wilting, foul smell
) Also had an almost identical problem with both soil and a hydrobucket on those ruderalis hybrids. auto blueberry and auto white widow I got from The seed I want to try now is one of the "free" ak47 fem seeds they sent with my order.
.1) Type and wattage of lights. (MH, HPS, CFL's, tube fluorescents, LED's) LEDs 90 Watt LED main, 10 Watt blue LED satellite for seedlign phase/veg.
.2) Distance from tops? A few inches away. Never had any stretching.
.3) Reflector type? Enclosed, PAR38
.4) Is there a consistent fresh air supply? Yes. 6 inch duct
.5) Do you have an exhaust fan and a circulation fan? 250 cfm fan on output duct (tent is 40CF)
.6) What are the bulb wattages, kelvin ratings, and schedule? UFO 4 b and with mostly red LEDs, blue led satelliteG) Size of reservoir? Water reservoir is 10 gallon (only 4 used. mist reservoir is 16 gallon.
.7) Aero setup: Pump size: 500 gph, going to 3 nozzles, running 50 seconds every 15 minutes, and a pipe to fill the fogger container which runs 90 seconds every 4 minutes.
.7) Specific brand and medium: hydroton, this time I will sterilize it using the bleach / 35 H2O2 method
.8) Size of container. 5 inch
.9) Did you use peat pucks (or similar) to root clones or germinate seedlings? Rapid rooters
Your nutrients and water:
I) If using rockwoll for clones or seedlings, did you rinse the cubes well, with properly ph'd water? yes, rapid rooters in RO water
10) Source of water? (tap, bottled or filtered) What's it's ph before adjusting? RO 10 PPM, Ph about 6
11) Method of checking water ph. (ph pen, test strips, aquarium test kit...) liquid, calibrated pen
12) Method of adjusting water ph. (phosphoric acid, white vinegar, hydrated lime, PH Up...) PH up/down
13) Specific brand and N-P-K ratio for each bottle. List dosages (quantity per gallon) and current feeding schedule. Planning on using the micro nutrients and grow from xnutrients at 1/4 strength (1.6 2.1 5.5 of grow), (3.3 0 1.3 of micronutrients). Going to use 10 ml of micronutrients for 4 gallons and 8 ml of grow for 4 gallons. (week one feeding schedule calls for 4 times that)
Details on grow:
Total Nitrogen (N) 1.6%
0.2% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
1.4% Nitrate Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P2O5
Soluble Potash (K2O) 5.5%
Magnesium (Mg) 1.0%
1.0% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Sulfur (S) 1.4%
1.4% Combined Sulfur
Copper (Cu) 0.002%
0.002% Water Soluble Copper (Cu)
Manganese (Mn) 0.05%
0.05% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0005%
Zinc (Zn) 0.01%
0.01% Water Soluble Zinc (Zn
Details on micronutrients:
Total Nitrogen (N) 3.3%
3.3% Nitrate Nitrogen
Soluble Potash (K2O) 1.3%
Calcium (Ca) 5%
Iron (Fe) 0.06%
0.06% Chelated Iron (Fe
L) What is the ec/ppm of your unadjusted tap (or filtered) water?
M) What is the ec/ppm of your nutrient solution?
N) What is the temperature of your nutrient solution? (reservoir high and low temps)
O) Does your ec/ppm show a rise or fall when you do your daily PPM check?
Slightly higher. about 10 ppm per day
P) Does the ph fluctuate?
.4 up per day
Q) Do you foliar feed? If so, with what, how often, and at what time do you
spray? (Just after lights come on, just before they go out...)
R) How often do you replace reservoir water/nutes? What does it look like before changes? (clear, foamy, green, brown...)
was planning on weekly
S) What size of closet, room or hut?
tent 24x36x60 inches
T) What are the temps and humidity levels while lights are on? ...With lights off?
75 to 81, 25-30%, 73 to 75
U) Have you seen signs of insects in the growroom?
V) Are the roots long and white, or brown and slimy?
Out of the rapid rooters the look white and bushy with hairs, Once they exit the bucket and hydroton, they look pretty skinny and a little translucent. No sign of hairs
W) What strain are you growing? (Indica dominate or Sativa dom?) Fem AK47, Sativa dom
X) From seeds or clones? seed
Y) Is this an autoflower strain? no