1. I'm noticing that when I add Bloom nutes (AN nutes ph perfect 3 part base kit), the ppm/EC reads much lower than when I add grow & micro in the same amounts. It is a very noticeable difference in reading, with EC readings rising less when adding bloom nutes, x3 + times more when adding micro or grow, independently, in the same amount as the bloom. Any reason for this? 2. I've found that when I place the tds meter for a reading right above air bubbles, the reading is much different than when I place it over stagnant water. I don't notice this variation with a ph pen, only the tds. Because it is a 5 gallon bucket and there is only so much space to take a reading, as the lid is only moved slightly to the side for me to gain entrance to the water, it is difficult to get the tds in stagnant water all the time. The fact that there are two different readings from bubble to stagnant also has me wondering which is accurate. The reading above the bubbles jumps around a lot and sometimes won't finalize a reading, so I'm assuming stagnant water is more accurate. Or maybe this isn't supposed to happen, and my tds meter is shit lol....Which I'm beginning to wonder about, as I'm getting readings all over the place.... For example... Two different readings this morning, same bucket, within 30 seconds of each reading...I got 1250 EC, then 1089 EC. It stabilized on 1089 EC each time after that, but why the high flux in the first reading? Yesterdays number, and it always seems to be worse in the indica bucket, was all over the place....I took multiple readings just to see how much flux there actually was and how long it would take to stabilize.. This is what I got... 1304/1238/1117/1400/1391/1121/1051/1346/1357/1357 (It stabilized on 1357 thereafter) I'm thinking I should buy a new tds pen. This one is just over a month old, unfortunately beyond it's return window. 3. I have two buckets, one for the indica plant and the other for the sativa. I have been seeing this for over a month, where 1/4 the amount of ph down is needed in the sativa res than in the indica, to reach the same result. Usually, the ph will read 6.0 in the morning. I put very little ph down in the sativa res to bring it to 5.7 or 5.8. Always, the indica takes much more, starting from 6.0, and needing a considerable more amount to get it to 5.7 or 5.8. What could be the reason for this? You can see in the 3rd photo how the main stalk (or root?) of the sativa is bent around, not straight. It's so thick and twisted, like a finger folded over into the palm. The plant during germination got turned around in the soil, growing downward and then coming back up. Stayed that way all the way through it's lifespan. Lots of nute burn on the sativa, though she seems to be doing alright. Just starting to see it on the indica too, for the first time, yet my nute readings are low and i'm feeding very little. Everything is coming along though, even if slowly. This is day 31 flowering for both plants. I expected more bud size by now, but everything about this grow has been delayed it feels like. I'm thinking the harvest will be well beyond the 60 day mark. The sativa especially, she's only now began showing decent buds.