Need Help with Lettuce

Hi everyone, I am in need of some help or ideas or what the heck did I do wrong? I planted Romane lettuce it has almost been a full month now, and from what I have been reading I think my lettuce should be doing better that what it is. I am new to the post really getting confused to what I did wrong.
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 You're welcome,
 You're welcome, klawson.  Hope it works out for you!

By the way, my latest lettuce grows are here, including some unusually healthy-looking 3-week romaines. The right-most mini Aerogarden is the romaines, the other two are summer crisp. Romaines aren't usually that big at age 3 weeks.

Once they get stringy, by the way, they'll never be compact again. But romaines often kind of manange to sit up on a long elbow of stem and do better from there. They can do well enough that it isn't faster to start over, at least. 

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HEY THANK YOU SO MUCH... I
HEY THANK YOU SO MUCH... I PUT FILTERED WATER IN THE TANK YESTERDAY JUST LIKE YOU SAID TO DO. IT'S SLOW BUT IT IS STARTING TO STAND UP!

Greetings new to the world of Areogarden

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Hi, KLawson, welcome! Sorry
Hi, KLawson, welcome!

Sorry your lettuce is feeling poorly. There are actually a lot of things that can cause that... Have you successfully grown lettuce or brassicas in your Aerogarden before? Or anything else?

Things that could be wrong include:

1. Not good enough tap water. I have this problem - my tap water is really hard, and lettuce hates it. I use rain water. One could also buy distilled water...

2. Not enough light. If the hood is not down at the lowest setting, or the bulbs are getting old (like > 1 year), or one isn't actually lit, they might not get enough light.

3. Too warm. I have this problem with lettuce, too. One of my Aerogardens is in the kitchen, and I bake and... Lettuce doesn't like temperatures above 75°F or so (depends on the variety). But your lettuces don't look like they got that far.

4. Nutrients too strong. That can happen by letting the reservoir get low, too - the nutes remaining get concentrated.

5. Too crowded. Yours really don't look crowded, but these days I thin romaines to 1 plant per pod, or they get stringy like that competing for light.

Anyway - I'd suggest dumping and refilling the reservoir.

Hope some of that helped!

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