Spider Farmer SE3000 is torching my plants!

this is super good to know, i appreciate you jumpin in on this @Covertgrower thank you!

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So this looks exactly what my plants are suffering with…I think I might have pushed them a little too hard but only the sativa dominant AK-47 is suffering from my lighting experiments but the smaller White Widow seems to be unaffected…please take a look at mine to make a comparison…both plants are exactly one month old from Nov.11 seed in dirt…
Mixture of mother earth coco & perlite
and Fox Farm Bush Doctor coco Loco coconut cior potting mix in 5 gallon pots
Ph @ approx 6.4 soil sample taken & watering with between 6 to 6.7pH
RH @ 60% to 65%
In tent (the Exhale homegrown CO2 bag)
Temperature @ between 70° to 75°
Light source HLG 350R @ 150w…18 hrs on and 6hrs off…
AC Infinity CLOUDLINE T6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan …w/ multiple fans
I’ve tried to include all the details so you guys can figure as many variables as possible…
I water when needed whenever the pot feels light like every two to 3 days…
**I haven’t given any dry amendments yet but gave a tea with amendments…it had this spotting already developing but seems after administering the tea it gradually seemed to get worse :thinking: please advise…Mixture of mother earth coco & perlite
and Fox Farm Bush Doctor coco Loco coconut cior potting mix in 5 gallon pots
Ph @ approx 6.4 soil sample taken & watering with between 6 to 6.7pH
RH @ 60% to 65%
In tent (the Exhale homegrown CO2 bag)
Temperature @ between 70° to 75°
Light source HLG 350R @ 150w…18 hrs on and 6hrs off…
AC Infinity CLOUDLINE T6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan …w/ multiple fans
I’ve tried to include all the details so you guys can figure as many variables as possible…
I water when needed whenever the pot feels light like every two to 3 days…
I haven’t given any dry amendments yet but gave a tea with amendments…it had this spotting already developing but seems after administering the tea it gradually seemed to get worse :thinking: please advise…


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honestly this looks similar to how mine started …new growth was unaffected at first, i think you are in the right place, is that your exhale bag down by the side of your plant? …i was under the impression you had to hang those bags above the plants for them to be effective because of how c02 falls onto the plants…i could be totally wrong about that though never played with exhale bags yet

I have the upgraded se3000 and honestly at first I didn’t know how I was gonna like it but it has produced some nice bud not to upset with it :crazy_face:

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Yes that’s the CO2 Exhale bag but this is my 1st grow so I don’t know if it needs to hang above or below but thanks for the advice I’ll try hanging above…

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Do you have a watt meter? I am curious what the draw is @ that 20%.
When I got my 480w led I fried the crap out of my plants at first and I had it at about 350 watts draw. It does make the plants use up nutrients to a much higher degree. If you have the height go up even higher than the 27". Try it at 3’.

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head room is cramped in my 2x2 but i will experiement more when im in my 4x4

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i have one but where it is at is anyone’s guess i havent seen it for quite a while. I have switched from GH flora duo to npk RAW, its just far far lower ppm which allows me to feed more than i could with flora duo.

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I don’t have a light meter but this is the closest thing I have to letting me know how many raw watts I’m beaming down on them…

I also would like to know how deeply I am in trouble…I ordered a commercial bluelab truncation nutrient meter and the reading just freaked me the F out…now for some reason my video gallery won’t let me upload the 3second video but either way the highest reading just flashes and then shuts off…I checked this after I watered the first pot with …

I followed the instructions to the letter but I gave the plants a tea I brewed last week and this was their 1st tea or any feedingofany kind…this is it fellow farmers and I hope that the cal/mag takes care :heart: of the yellowish funny colored leaves…I’m still open to all of any advice and any criticism…this is my first grow and I’ll follow any advice no matter how abstract it sounds to keep my girls healthy and producing beautiful and humongous buds… thanks in advance :relaxed:

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I forgot to mention that I been experimenting with the light wattage and had it up to 180 watts at some point until I seen the discoloration then I backed off to like around 150 watts @ 24" from the top of the tallest plant…hope this helps…

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well been feeding a lot of calmag and i cranked the light to 100% …maybe i was not providing enough light thinking that was the issue now that im at 100% it seems to be thriving…again ive also increased nutrients so maybe a little of both, either way shes happy now

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Glad you got em going, good luck 420-cheerleader

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tyvm sir!:slight_smile:

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UPDATE!..i stopped bein a scary berry and cranked the light to 100% and tossed in everything under the sink …she bangs!!!


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i really am thinking looking back that my issue was i had been running full strenght nutes and dialing the light back too much…from now on i have a new outlook on lighting…its this simple …the sun dont hold back so always 100%!!!, my biggest issues have been with LEDs that have power dials!!!..from now on its all or nothin because thats what works for me :stuck_out_tongue: …no matter how bad ive treated my girls throughout time they always seem to come back stronger for that low level abuse…some times the ones i abuse the hardest as long as i dont kill them they become the most og hardcore pushers. its almost an art to abuse them just enough to not stunt or damage beyong repair. its a savage nature but no mistake this plant thrives on abuse for the consumer, its like fattening the hog to the slaughter

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i hope your theory about abuse is correct. the beginning of my grow was a cluster f of things…

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I grow with this same kinda motto but depending on the light of course I keep my lights turned up as high as I can and use the distance to control the intensity this gets the plants used to the brightness of the light
so that later on they’re not as sensitive when you want to pound them with higher intensity

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i start at 40 with sf lights then 5 % more thru out. otherwise i get curl it seems to evently go away .
i got the 4000 and 2 10000 sf lights seems to work ok but no bueno on 100% for me

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I’d like to say thanks to all of the fellow gromies who had a hand in the development of these fine gals and I don’t know what I would’ve done without you…today is their two month anniversary from seed in the dirt till now and they are looking beautiful…I ran into a few snags along the way but nothing to much for my fellow gromies and I thank you again…the tall linky plant with the green tag is the AK-47 and the other with white tag is the White widow… once again my wise and knowledgeable gromies I need your advice…I need to know when or is there a sign for me to change my light schedule to send them into flower …this is my first grow and I’ve done everything according to the advice given here and so far so good…I’m open to all and any suggestions and ideas that will help me continue to have an awesome first grow from seed to harvest… thanks in advance…


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