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First time hydroponics - green root?

FlickOfTheWrist

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Hey guys, I've been a lurker on the forum for quite some time and I finally decided to make an account.

I have grown 2 successful plants using soil and I wanted to give hydroponics a shot.
Things have been going very well except today, I noticed that one of my plants has a single green root.
Should I be concerned about this, or what should I do? I can't seem to find anything about this type of scenario and when I search green roots, it mentions algae, which I don't believe is the problem... but I could be wrong.

what I'm feeding her:
Cal-Mag
HydroGuard
General Hydroponics
pH down (to 6.0)
and EC is right at 1.0. If I provide more food, she doesn't seem to like it. 1.0 seems like the sweet spot.

Looking forward to hearing some input.

regards,
 

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@FlickOfTheWrist :welcome:Welcome to AFN:welcome: Your plant is looking good! That looks like a bit of algae not a major concern at this level but can quickly grow to a point where it is competing for nutrients with the plant. This is happening because light is getting through the blue bucket. Get a black bucket or wrap the blue one with foil. No light no algae.

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@FlickOfTheWrist :welcome:Welcome to AFN:welcome: Your plant is looking good! That looks like a bit of algae not a major concern at this level but can quickly grow to a point where it is competing for nutrients with the plant. This is happening because light is getting through the blue bucket. Get a black bucket or wrap the blue one with foil. No light no algae.

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Thank you so much for the quick reply! I will look at getting new buckets!
 

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I know this doesn't look the best, but this is blocking out the light until I can get some black 5gal buckets.
 

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:crying: The plant does not care about the aesthetics. That is purely a human thing. :toke:
 
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