Ok my first question may answer most of the rest. Is it possible for a mother to just give up? I have my mother in a totally seperate area and she has been doing fine up untill this last clones were taken now she is wilting and leaves are browning out and dying My cloens rooted and started slowly growing and are now doing the same thing the mother is. about 3 weeks into veg. Here is my system. NFT hydro (this is all i have ever used never grown in dirt before) 4 plants in a 2.3 foot by 2.3 foot area under screen with 250 HPS fully enclosed room with 4 inch inline fan and CF filter 4 inch fresh air intake with hepa filter. light cycle is running 18-6 currently temps are holding steady aroud 75-78 during light and 67 - 70 during dark period. I am using fox farm nutes (grow big) at 1/2 strength on clones and 1/4 on the mother. Mother is in a 5 gallon bubbler bucket. Both resavoiurs are changed out every 2 weeks. Ph has remained at 6-7 I dont have a digital meter Im using a fish tank test kit. Ive been using this mother for the past 4 grows and the same system and method with great results this time around is horrible though. I am seriously contemplating going to soil but dont want to waist my time with a mother that has died out. Im looking for opinions and advice. Ill have a photo uploaded in a few min. so someone can give me an idea what I have done wrong or if my plants are just giving up.