So i am 8-9 days after germination, i would say day 6 is when i transplanted to hydroton net pots because roots were showing. all was well, and Plant 1’s roots were clearly growing faster than the other 2’s.
so about 1 day after transferring, Plant 1’s roots were beginning to get close to water level.
That same day i read that you should try to keep water temps down and that poeple normally take frozen water bottles and add them to the buckets to cool them off.
My water temps were ranging from about 72-78 throughout the day so i did so.
I took the stickers off, wiped them afterwards with R/O water and added 1 frozen water bottle to each 5 Gal bucket.
When i come back 2 hours later, i notice that my roots had things that looked like strings hanging down lower than they originally were, and it seems that the actual roots have shrunk back torwards the net in only Plant 1.
The rest of the plant’s roots dont have this and seem healthy with no strings coming from roots.
here are some pictures to show.
Plant 1 Roots before adding frozen water bottles (YESTERDAY):
Plant 1 Roots after adding frozen water(TODAY):
Plant 2 (TODAY)
Plant 2 Roots:(Today)
Water temps are 72-78
PH is 6.0-61
PPM is 500
Each Bucket has its own airstone
Using GH Flora series With Hydrogaurd and Rapid Start
Plants are White Widow Autoflowers if it matters.
Does this look like root rot or normal thing for young small plants?
if it is root rot, or some bacteria, is it save-able?
Thank you in advance for any responses/feedback!