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Algae on roots growing out of bottom of pots?

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Hi Guys and Girls, I've not posted in ages so I hope you are good.

I have a completely new set up 1m x 1m tent, Viparled 675w LED and my own hydropnic setup consisting of 32 liter plastic box reservoir, a cement mixing tray, airpots, water pump and a micro irrigation set.

Cement mixing tray https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plastic-Builders-Mixing-Cement-Plastering/dp/B017A085W2/ref=sr_1_1?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1473076697&sr=1-1&keywords=cement+mixing+tray

32 litre reservoir https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wham-Plastic-Storage-Boxes-Litre/dp/6040194316/ref=sr_1_4?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1473076744&sr=1-4&keywords=32+litre+storage+box

I have Airpots sitting on top of cement tray, which I've drilled holes in to allow nutes to drip back into reservoir underneath cement tray.

I used normal garden hose £5 for 15 meters and attached Micro irrigation https://www.amazon.co.uk/Selections-GF4001-High-Quality-Micro-Irrigation/dp/B001RCA2JO/ref=sr_1_11?s=outdoors&ie=UTF8&qid=1473076860&sr=1-11&keywords=micro+irrigation

My question is how harmful is the green algae growing on the roots coming out of the bottom of the airpots?

Here's some pics.

Toaor

PS: Plastic bag in middle of plants is CO2, plants are four weeks today and about to put to flower. I'm using Dutch Pro.

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hey nice looking plants you got there. when i did my passive drain to waist hydro in super root pots few month back. i had the same issue. i dount think it affected the girls to much. but to solve my problem i would let them dry out more then i was. this seemed to help. it also let the roots get air pruned. which i read is good for the plant. it allows more roots to to shoot out. i was afraid if the roots hung out in the open they would get infected or bug infested. whats your medium you got in there?

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hi

it appears there is a puddle under co2 bag, if so drill a another hole.

they could just be following the water run off if you already have a

drain there. are we sure its alge and not chorophyl growing in the

roots, either way after making sure no puddles form on the tray use

some more of your clay pebbles to stop light reaching them

good luck and nice to see you back again

PEACE

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Yes there is a puddle of run off, which is where it is happening, no not sure if Algae oir Chlorophyl but doesn't seem to be doing any harm at present, plants seem really helathy apart from a few leaves stunted or curled at the tips but think that's more high ph, it keeps going up.

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Hi Guys and Girls, just a little update with some more pics.

I've added a garden wire mesh over the top to spread them out screen of green style.

PH still seems to rise so I have down it every couple of days just to keep in the right range.I've also upped the amount of nutes I'm giving them as Dutch Pro states 250-350ml per 100 liters water.

I've upped that to 400ml per 100 liters because they recommend EC = 2.0 at this stage but mine is always around EC = 1.5, even upping it by that much I'm only getting EC 1.8

My normal tap water ph is around 7.0-7.2 so in the normal range, I then take down to 5.8-63, well I'm trying to keep in that range!

I haven't yet but will put some clay pebbles over the roots to hopefully get rid of algae/chlorophyl.

Peace y'ole

Toaor

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boy there sure filling out nicely and lookin real healthy. hydro is so finiky you have to have the time to take care of your girls. looks like your doing a great job 

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Hi Guys and Girls, beginning of week four pics, I have no idea why the first one is small!

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Thanks for the news man good to see the plants filling up so nicely ;) Some of them have some nice long blades on the leaves ^^

 

How is the algae thing going? Still there?

Have a good grow

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Hey Dust, hope you are well.

Algae hasn't been a problem and hasn't grown in anyway, I think maybe as they canopy filled out less light is getting down to bottom so slowed down to a stop.

Toaor

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Hey Guys and Girls, hope you are healthy and happy.

Some pics I took a few days ago, they're now on flush for a week or so.

Heavyweight Fast n Vast are the next girls I'm growing, they're in the loft tent 3 weeks old so far.I'll start a new Journal for them soon.

Peace y'ole

Toaor

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wow great evolution there hehe, nice dens nugs and looking compact as far as i can see they look a lot like the SLH or Lemon Skunk, what are the plants? 

 

Have a good flushing and good smoke soon ^^

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Hey Dust, how's you my friend?

There's three strains - 1 x RQS Amnesia Haze, 2 x Delicious Candy (free seeds from Herbies Head Shop) and 2 x RQS White Widow, which ended up as the big yielders.

I cut them down last week and off the 2 x WW, I got 1,375 gms, which I'm guessing will dry down to around 460gms ish, that's an amazing 8 ounces per plant! Even if it dries out a little more than 1/3rd I've still got the best yield I've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There's not much on the others, don't think they had the room with the WW taking over, around 1.5oz dry off the 2 x Delicious Candy and about the same off the 1 x Amnesia Haze.

I've now got 4 x Fast and Vast Autos on the go but had a little pH trouble in the beginning so not looking too big so far but budding up nice.

And, I'm waiting for some RQS Northern Lights Autos to arrive, should be today, then I'll start them as Fast and Vast have about 4-5wks to go so the NLs will be well on their way by the time I crop, which should be around Xmas.

Trying to have crop every 4-6 weeks from here on in with my little starter tent in loft, gets cold up there but only for around 4 hrs, as I have autos on 20/4 under my Viparled 675w, then I switch to 600hps for final 4-6 weeks.

I'll start a new journal for Fast and Vast and then one for NL autos.

Take care my friend.

Toaor

PS: Are there any tester seeds? I'm happy to do a grow and journal it.

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Nice its probably the amnesia bud that got my eye then. Nice result man i hope you will have a good smoke with those!

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Very nice smoke off both AH and WW.

I made some cannabis e-juice for my vapourisor, smoking now, clean, nice, tastes mildly of a good black hash, heady, feeling nicely mellow.

Got about 65ml out of 10grms trim.

Peace y'ole

Toaor

 

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