I have a newly fabricated indoor hydroponics system. The primary target plans are in a deep water system with a drain and top irrigation.
There is a second setup for produce /vegetables that are in a drain tube setup.
Both are fed through a reservoir. The primary reservoir has an aerator and both of the 5 gal buckets have aeration stones.
The lighting is a 400 watt MH system that has a fan to cool the light/ fixture.
I use RO filtered water as the base and General Hydroponics nutrients. The first feeding after sprouting was the general purpose formula. Just today I switched to the aggressive vegetative growth. The source water registered ph 6.4 and tds 0. Pre-RO, ph 6.8, TDS 75. With the aggressive growth, ph 5.4 and tds 1340. It is a Vivosun PH meter, so may not be so accurate.
Started November 30th (ILGM autoflower feminized White Widow)
Root emerged Dec 1 and moved to Rock wool
shoot emerged Dec 5 for one, Dec 7th on other
Seedlings under seed starter light(20 hours), purified water only
Moved to full hydro system on 12/20 with general purpose nutrients
Aggressive growth formula on 1/3
Clearly one plant has a bit of yellow mottling and some slight curling of leaf edges. The other plant is clearly thriving. Is this just a difference in genetics as both were handled the same and had identical nutrients and environment.
I am very happy with progress of one plant and just curious about progress of 2nd plant.