Base stem looking ill -- is this a bad sign?

What’s your ph and temp and humidity values?

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Lol I hope you’re joking / being fictitious?
This is an automated system. It controls all of that for me.

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Just because it automated doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep track. Machines have flaws. It’s not like an alarm is going to go off and tell tech support something is wrong. All of us have humdity meters and thermometers to check our box and water. I have often noticed something was off with my girl and submitted a support ticket to have her checked out. And my ph was off because bottle number 3 wasnt dispensing. You need to be proactive. Automation doesn’t mean be neglectful. Your harvest will only be as good as you make it.

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Lol man I’m really getting schooled here. This is why I bought the automated system! I guess I should have went with the Cloudponics system since that one seems to maintain temp and humidity…

“All of us have humidity meters and thermometers…” Oh we do? Lol! I didn’t know I needed to be an expert at this stuff to grow. If I were, I wouldn’t be using an automated system and would have just pieced together my own grow tent, yeah?

I appreciate your candid input! :slight_smile:

I do want a successful harvest. So I appreciate all of these tips.

So if I go get a thermometer and humidity meter, what do I do with it? Any articles that give me instruction because I’d have no idea lol!

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Actually no it doesn’t, except for ph and we’ve all had issues with grobo dosing ph

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From support:

You may have what is called ‘damping off’. It’s basically a disease pathogen that attacks your plant right where the stem and coco pod meet. It weakens the plants ability to drink and eat. Sometimes the plant can fight through this, sometimes not.

For now it’s a bit of a waiting game.

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It’s called a hygrometer. And most come with magnets on the back. Just stick it to the back wall of the grobo inside. Then get another and sit it on top of your unit. This will give you an idea of the temp an rh discrepancy and thus allow you to dial in both values.

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Yes, that’s it, hygrometer… Got it! Thanks!
And where are the dials to dial in when the inside of the box doesn’t match the outside?!

Oye. So much to learn!

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No “dials”. I’m talking about learning if you need to turn heat up in that room or down and if you need more humidity and thus a humidifier, or less humidity, and thus a dehumidifier :+1::joy::v:

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So I would have to put a humidifier and dehumidifier inside the grobo?

It would be nice if the weekly updates from grobo would mention these tips!

Thank you!

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No not inside, outside and depending on what your values read

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My advice also would be to do a little touching of the plant as possible for the first month esp during early veg- no topping or topping of water either as this is what happened to my first gg#4. Hope this helps.

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I didn’t have humidity issues until my plant was close to flowering and just past the 2nd fan. You do not want your plant sweating. Sorry if I appeared to be bitching at you. I just want you to have a successful grow. We all do. we are like a grobo family we look out for each other.

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@omacoder,

https://allgrowers.com/search?q=hydroguard

((#BooBoo))… ((#Hydroguard))… :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::thinking:

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That’s not true plants need to sweat when they over heat or take in too much water … sweating is not a bad and a few plants in my tents you can actually see the perspiration on some leaves …

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I was told excessive sweating leads to mold

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No air flow and high humidity leads to mold … so if your plant is sweating and your not moving the air then yes … but plants sweating is how plants work … if they are over heating or taking in too much water how else would they dissipate that? They donthing like fold there leaves, curl or taco when temps and humidity are out of range … but think about strains near the equators where it’s hot at all times they most definitely sweat to help regulate themselves

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Classic sign of death due to ‘damping off’…

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Hey @Mcmanis & @chris_barfield,

It’s all about the Vapor Pressure Deficit, or VPD. Ready to read some science? Yes and Meh on Science.

Cheers,
Stephen

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That was actually a very good read. Thank you.

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