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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldfishlady View Post
It might be related to the light...most plant failure are related to the wrong color temp.....while we can see the light and it may even look bright to us...the plants can't see it to use for photosynthesis-energy to grow...kinda like being kept in the dark.....

If you don't keep the soil aerated in that first few weeks by either use of MTS or poking the soil a couple of times a week-it can become anaerobic and this will kill the plants-usually you will see the stem start to turn black. With the proper lights to support growth-the roots of the stem plants can also help pull oxygen into the soil layer to prevent anaerobic problems.
couldnt it also be a nutrient deficiency? Ive read about other people having the same problems with their stem plants and upped their dosing of K and it solved the issue.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 09:17 AM
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Unless you have the proper color temp light-the plants can't use the nutrients in the water.
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