First Grow (COCO) 1 out of 6 strains not playing ball

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by MisterTHC, Apr 3, 2016.


What is causing this?

  1. Lightburn

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  2. PHosphorous

  3. Manganese

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  4. Nute Burn

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  1. Hello All,

    long time reader, first time poster.

    So i was hoping to get one grow under my belt before i came online and id my own journal but alas im having issues that i cannot get on top of for the life of me.

    Ok a little background

    Medium - COCO
    Grow - INDOORS
    Nutirents - General Hydroponic and CalMag ( runnin approx 500ppm)
    Lighting - 140w CFL for veg and 1600W mars hydro LED for flower
    Temps - 83 constant when lights on 72 when lights off[​IMG]
    Humidity - 50% lights on 60% lights off
    Schedule - Regular PH'd water in morning and Nutrients to 20% run off at night.

    PLANTS with issue 2 x Bubblegums ( week 3.5 flower)

    SAME age plants with NO issues on same feeding schedule 0 1 x Currant Kush, Arjans Haze number1 and some autos

    ALso have two autos in there a few week ahead of there sisters

    Tale of the Tape
    • Noticed yellow tips on leaves two weeks ago ( assumed it was light burn and lifted lights an additional foot)
    • A few days later yellow tips were getting more pronounced (thought nute burn, ran half strength nutes for a week)
    • Tips started looking "rusted" see pics
    • I flushed with just P'Hd water 10-x the pots holding capacity
    • began regular nutes the following day
    • This is just starting to happen on the second bubble gum and has smaller rusted tips

    from what i have read i may have MG deficiency, phosphorous or Zinc ??

    Thank You community all the help!

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  2. Subbed, I'm in Coco,LEDs, and wish we had our own sub forums

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  3. Following. I had a similar issue. I am using coco and my plants exhibited the same symptoms. Turns out that I was under feeding them.

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  4. Hey guys, so after talking to a few buddies IRL they have all come to the consensus that the issue here is Phosphorous deficiency. Somtimes the same kinda problem can also be MG deficiency but since im already using CalMAg with all feedings the issue is leading towards P.

    Now i am only having this issue with one strain the others are running smoothly on the same feed mix. I will add additional BLOOM from the GH flora series just for the two bubblegum's. this has a high MG/P/Potash count.

    I will report back with results !
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  5. Or add a potash/silica addictive? 0-0-1?

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  6. The brown tips are nute burn. The yellowing on the leaves on the undersides of the plants is just old growth die off. You can judge the overall health of the plant by what the new growth looks like. Your leaves should be "praying to the sun" and yours are, and as best I can tell, your new growth is looking just fine. As most, I'm pretty sure you've given too hot a nutrient solution. If you don't already have one, buy an EC/TDS tester pen so you will know how strong/weak your nutrient solution is before you give it. You can get a really superb tester pen for less than $20. But overall, you're in real good shape. TWW
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  7. Hey TWW, thanks for your thoughts! when the lights come on i will take a better photos of the affected bubblegum and her sister which is starting to show the same signs as the first. I did get at P additive and have done one feeding with it only to the bubblegums.

    If it were nuteburn would i not be experiencing these rusted brown tips that spread up the leaf? I have yellow tips on some plants, this i assumed was nuteburn.

    oh i use a PH and TDS meter prior to each watering, PH between 5.8 and 6.0 and my PPMS are 500

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