HELPPP!!!! How have you beaten root rot

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by advhydroponics, Sep 7, 2017.


    advhydroponics New Member

    Hello world! please please please has anyone found any way that they have combated root rot. Also, what are precautions that you take so that you do not get root rot in the first place! Please advise :)

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    2 ways: beneficial bacteria or sterile .
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    cookie master Well-Known Member

    cI put my grass clippings from the lawn mowing into th reservoir. It creates a biomass which kills off the bad things.
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    cookie master Well-Known Member

    i got mold too so I put 30% bleach and it was great hydro weed. Everyone payed lots of money for it and everything.

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    reduce water temps, control humidity in grow space, change res more often, use a quality nutrient system.
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    frigginwizard Well-Known Member

    hydroguard and a light proof rez is all I have needed to avoid rot
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    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Keep cutting the roots off. Plants don't really need them in hydro, its just a myth. You'll just need to increase nutrient strength 10 times so that osmotic pressure forces nutes through the stem. Brown leaves means its working.

    Loser. :finger:
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    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    op is a stupid spammer
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    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    I assume you are doing DWC, and if that is the case, get as much air to your roots as possible.
    Air stone the shit out of your bucket, as root rot is mostly attributable to lack of oxygen in the water.
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    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Oxygen Oxygen Oxygen and more of the same.
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    Flagg420 Well-Known Member

    I no longer believe it possible for me to have 'too much' air... any air pump that looks like it would be great for a 10-30gal aquarium... is fucking garbage. Get a big noisy beast.

    Air pumps is warm... get a nice long length of hose between the pump, and the splitter/manifold. This prevents 90f air from goingi nto the root zone.

    BENNIES! I rock Orca, just a few ml per 5gal bucket, little goes a long way. Heard good things about Hydroguard as well. Go with a solid microbe tea for organic........ but to never use beneficial bacteria is just suicide.

    Water temp as close to 65f as possible. At this point its too cold for bad bacteria to breed worth a damn, warm enough to not hurt the roots, and at the optimum temp to retain dissolved oxygen. If this is difficult, change res often. (Scrub that fucker in between!)

    At the least, I run a pair of 2"x2" cylinder air stones, but more often the 'large' 4"x2" cylinders... make that water ROLL....

    And make damn certain theres no light getting into the root chamber anywhere... I got a bad habit of not putting enough hydroton into the net pot, letting light creep by the edges while the plant is still tiny...
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    chasingwaterfalls Active Member

    -Plenty of aeration - I think a denser root mass might require more air stones (or some other way to make sure there's abundant DO everywhere)
    -lower the temps - I ran into a pathogen issue in my current dwc. I was advised to lower res temps down to 64F - I don't think it hurt
    -bennies: I use orca and hydroguard
    -hygrozyme: I think there are differing opinions on using enzymes, but imho I use them.

    BUT, I think the one thing I'd recommend is read up on this thread:

    You can make Heisenberg tea to treat but also use it regularly to prevent
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I add my own feces to the res.

    The plants love the left over nutrients from my diet. You must eat a vegan only diet to do this

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    what happens when you eat corn on the cob? lol
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    cookie master Well-Known Member

    The ops posts are all trying to sell a product, thes thread was a lead in to how his product prevents root rot.

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Corn is actually great at providing sugars for bennies.
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    cookie master Well-Known Member

    can I feed my plant activia yougurt? bennies bro.
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I was wondering WTF was up in here lol
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    Father Ramirez Well-Known Member

    It seems we agree that sneaky self promotion is manipulative, distasteful, and we don't approve. But let's break down the OP's crime.

    He began a conversation that actually may help readers who did not know how to treat this issue. It's seems like a dick move, but I see no reason to judge harshly in this instance, if in fact good info was mentioned. In fact, I had been contemplating how to ask the RIU community what differentiates distasteful self promotion from offering something of real value that people need and want? OP has presented the opportunity for discussion here.

    What differentiates distasteful self promotion from the offering of something of real value that people need and want? Is it simply being sneaky that we dislike?
    If it stimulates conversation and people learn from It, is it spamming?
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The moment it crosses the line from being informative to being promotion.

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