Help, my plants are dying...

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Help, my plants are dying...

I have the 9 hole bountiful harvest Areogrow garden, i have been planting tomato plants, but when they get to about a foot high, they are dying off, and i cannot figure out why, i am using reveres osmosis water, i was using tap water but our water is so high in calcium it clogs my pump, is it possible i am leaving the grow light on too long ? not allowing the pump to run longer ? or is it the water ? the feed ?..i have added miricle grow to the plants but it doesnt seem to affect it....PLEASE help

 

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The pump should be on at

The pump should be on at least part of every day. The growlights should be on ~17 hours a day. You should dump all the water and replace with fresh water and nutes every two weeks.

Do you have photos you could post of this plant demise? It's just hard to guess from what you've described.

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"So, you're not using proper

"So, you're not using proper hydroponic nutrients? " during this planting cycle i didnt add miracle grow, i only added the hydroponic nutrients and the tomato plant still shriveled up and died, is there a light cycle window the grow light should be on ? and does the pump need to be on all the time ?

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"Added miracle grow to the

"Added miracle grow to the plants..." So, you're not using proper hydroponic nutrients? My guess would be that, as the problem. Miracle Grow is a fertilizer, to be added to water and soil, where the soil provides the rest of the nutrients the plant needs. It isn't a substitute for hydroponic nutrients for a heavy-feeding plant like tomato.

If you're adding miracle grow on top of hydroponic nutients, don't. You'd be over-feeding the plants then.

I'm just guessing based on what you said.

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