Root rot HELP ME!!!!!(RDWC)

This is absolutely incredible, 3 days since my last post and I would say this is quite the improvement. This growth is awesome! Roots have officially taken off and plants are growing fast! 20210729_200711.jpg20210729_200703.jpg
 

Hollatchaboy

Well-Known Member
4-5 ppm sodium hypochlorite/bleach or calcium hypochlorite/pool shock.

I used sodium hypochlorite for years and it didn't harm the plants at all. Just healthy white roots.

I know some will freak out but that's because they don't understand or are misinformed. It will not harm your plants at all if used properly in small amounts.

This is what I used when doing flood and drain and DWC. I can hear the gasps now. But it's an inexpensive solution and works. People dumping all these expensive products and still getting root issues. If I ever do DWC or any form of hydro in the future I'll use bleach again and I won't get root rot.

In your experience, how long does it stay active in your res? On average.
 

tee127

New Member
Hi Guys, Im struggling with Root rot :(

period: week 6
Humidity: 60–65%
Temperature: 80f / 74f
Water Temperature: 62–68f
pH:5.5 ~ 6.0
PPM:500 (raising PPM very slowly)
nute:Canna Classic A,B ,Canna Rhizotonic, great white (i dont like this)


start roots rot since the water change in last weekend,i think look like mild rot, but leaf drooping , slime(dark Part of root) is attached as shown in the photo..I guess there was a problem with the water level and the air pump.
because Slime is just above the surface of the water, and bubbles are not enough(i using 4Liter/M air pump)
I orderd 65w 4500L/H powerful airpump and cycozyme, hydroguard to solve this problem.
I'm ready to use hydrogen peroxide (I also order 3% hydrogen peroxide, just in case), but I want to solve it with what I have .Before using hydrogen peroxide

(I couldn't transter to net pot because I grew it in a small container for too long.So I cut the net pot half and put it to the side. that's why roots don't come out between the net
 
4-5 ppm sodium hypochlorite/bleach or calcium hypochlorite/pool shock.

I used sodium hypochlorite for years and it didn't harm the plants at all. Just healthy white roots.

I know some will freak out but that's because they don't understand or are misinformed. It will not harm your plants at all if used properly in small amounts.

This is what I used when doing flood and drain and DWC. I can hear the gasps now. But it's an inexpensive solution and works. People dumping all these expensive products and still getting root issues. If I ever do DWC or any form of hydro in the future I'll use bleach again and I won't get root rot.

a lot of blech / sodium hypochlorite where im from has a bunch of other shit added to it, that possibly could be more harmful to plants than hypochlorite on its own. pls check before using OP
 

Lorha1159

Member
Thanks xtsho as well for the info. I knew I was going to be battling root rot more than likely being my res temps tend to stay at the highest end of acceptable. Roots finally got in the water couple days ago and not soon after lower leaves started wilting. Checked roots, fairly white but noticed brown spots, a slime, and roots bunching together. It was time for a res change so decided to go sterile. Using gh trio, gh calimagic, and was adding hydroguard. From the rest of my searching sterile seems to be the way to go if your temps are on the higher end.

Decided on bleach as easiest to aquire for immediate need. Plenty on hand. Most consensus seems to be 3 to 5 ppm so I split it at 4. Calculator link was awesome, thanks again. Added the .8ml to my 3gal of distilled water before any nutes. If i did it alright seems i ended up with 3ppm after the .8ml which im happy with. My camera wouldn't get good root pics but hopefully it cleans up. Plant looks good other wise and growth has been steady.
 

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