This is just a thought...depending on the type of ph pen u are using some have to be multiplied by 10...so if u had a 250 reading that actually would be 2500 ppm.It is most certainly a sighn of nutrient burn.I also have a producer and i have had fantastic yields .However i use the advanced nutrients that they provide as it has been tested with the box time and time again.Yields of AK-47....2pounds 1 ounce.Decent considering some people figure u can only get 1 pound out of it.
strycnin, welcome to the forum.
I agree about the PPM. Something is definitely wrong there. I usually run about 1350, and I too do AK-47. A good PH meter and PPM meter are a must. Also there are 2 (at least) PPM scales. 500 scale for US and 700 for Europe.
strycnin, growerXLT, any chance of some pictures on your next "Producer" grow? Anyone else using the Producer?
Roots love oxygen.I see a pump in the pic,but do you have an airstone in the resevoir? I just got in on this thread.I'll keep up with it from here on out.Nice materials! Grow On!
Hey dude I also just got the producer if ever you want to compare notes drop me a line. My addy is firstname.lastname@example.org:rasta:
It has four airstones at the bottom of the resovoir.
Okay it seems like your ppm was really really low. I am looking at the guide right now and it ranges from 800 to 1100 for veg and 1000 to 1600 for flowering depending on the week. What I missed was actually checking my ph and ppm in the resovoir. I did not realize that the plants may take more water or more nutrients which throws off the balance. I check mine every second day since I found my week 2 veg mixture at 8.7 (3 days prior it was at 5.6 when I filled the resovoir), gee I wonder why the plants were not growing or showing roots through the 3" rockwool, further I had yellow leaves and wilting plants. All the plants have been trimmed up and I now add misting distilled water to my daily regiment to give the plant co2.
I am hoping mine survive the stress I put them through but I am not certain. What I do know is it is a learning experience and I prefer the adage "kiss" keep it simple stupid. I follow the steps in the guide and I read as much as possible online so I can educate myself on growing.
My lifeline is the bcnorthernlights website, if ever I have questions I can call e-mail or live chat with someone. I am a very novice grower which is why I chose this product. My one and only suggestion to you is to utilize the website for customer service. By that I am not knocking anyones advice here but who better to ask then the manufactor of your product?
I do not have a digital camera but I will pick one up and update you on my progess.
Happy growing everyone....
My bad I misread the posts I only read up to 250ppm when actually it would be 2500ppm.........overkill.........:wtf:
Other grow cabinets
I'm completely new to this and looking into purchasing a complete grow cabinet such as the BloomBox or the Deluxe from Supercabinet.com. Anyone have any experiences with the Supercabinet? The supercabinet looks a lot more discrete but not quite as automated as the BC Northern lights products. Thanks for your help and I enjoy reading everyone's threads on this site.
A good start would probably be to make your own thread about the subject and not bump an unrelated thread thats 8 months old :p