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    Can't tell if you have root rot or the brown slime algae, come on in ?!



    Take a look at the following 10 pictures and figure out if this is what you think you have.


    Last edited by richyrich; 03-23-2014, 04:05.

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    GOT SLIME ?
    https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

    So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


    RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
    1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
    2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
    3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
    4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
    5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
    6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
    7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
    8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
    9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
    10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
    11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
    12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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    #2




    If you think you got a match with one of the previous 10 pictures, then you most likely have been slimed. You need to go directly to the Slime Haters Club.

    Jump directly to post # 1230 for the consolidation. Everything you need to know about the slime is there. Click the link.
    https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=55259&page=82

    We have the pictures, the testimonials, and the proof that the slime can be beat and it does have a scientific name.


    If you don't have a match, then continue on down to the next set of pictures.


    Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


    GOT SLIME ?
    https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

    So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


    RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
    1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
    2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
    3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
    4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
    5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
    6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
    7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
    8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
    9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
    10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
    11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
    12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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      #3


      Take a look at the following pictures and see if you have a match.





      If you found a match in the last set of pictures, you most likely have root rot also known as pythium. This thread is going to be mainly dedicated to root rot and all root problems not slimy. Slimers, you go to the Slime Haters Club.

      If you are not sure or don't have a match to any picture, stay in this thread. We will try to get it figured out.

      You will help yourself the most by giving us your story, details, and PICTURES so we can best help you. Descriptions from person to person are subjective and will vary wildly. We will be at a handicap without pictures. Use that camera in your pocket that's in your cell phone.


      Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


      GOT SLIME ?
      https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

      So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


      RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
      1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
      2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
      3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
      4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
      5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
      6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
      7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
      8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
      9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
      10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
      11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
      12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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        #4
        (moved over from the slime club)

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by doneit

        I have a brutal brown fungi that is now airborne.. no matter what i have tried it wins..
        do you have a recommendation for this?

        I tried some teas in the past with no luck.
        any help would be appreciated
        Last edited by richyrich; 03-23-2014, 04:40.

        Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


        GOT SLIME ?
        https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

        So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


        RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
        1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
        2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
        3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
        4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
        5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
        6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
        7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
        8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
        9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
        10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
        11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
        12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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          #5
          Best way to not get root rot or slime is to switch to dtw coco.
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            #6
            (moved over from the slime club)

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by doneit

            I have a brutal brown fungi that is now airborne.. no matter what i have tried it wins..
            do you have a recommendation for this?

            I tried some teas in the past with no luck.
            any help would be appreciated
            ----------


            I need to know what you have tried so I can help you. Make a list or tell your story.
            Last edited by richyrich; 03-23-2014, 04:40.

            Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


            GOT SLIME ?
            https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

            So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


            RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
            1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
            2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
            3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
            4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
            5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
            6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
            7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
            8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
            9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
            10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
            11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
            12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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              #7
              Originally posted by HUGE View Post
              Best way to not get root rot or slime is to switch to dtw coco.
              You are correct, but some of us can't give up the hydro for some reason. I went to coco dtw back in 2008 when dealing with the slime. I beat the slime though and went back to hydro.

              In the slime club thread my instructions are to go to soil or coco dtw if they can't shake the slime. Coco is pretty awesome, forgiving, and easy to grow with. Yet, some of us rather go thru torture just to grow hydro...

              Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


              GOT SLIME ?
              https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

              So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


              RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
              1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
              2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
              3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
              4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
              5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
              6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
              7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
              8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
              9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
              10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
              11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
              12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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                #8
                (moved over from the slime club)

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by doneit

                This started about 3yrs ago when i received some bubba cuts that were rooted but dying, the roots were brown, should have tossed them but i had no idea what was about to befall us.
                We run a top feed perlite system that feeds 4 times a day, 100 gallon rez per 2k SOG.

                I have 4 owned spots that had to be abandoned because of this disease. half million in properties.

                I have tried just about everything, list off the top of my head...
                mycostop
                actinovate
                bleach
                pool shock
                35% peroxide
                dutch master zone
                immunux
                alliet wg
                excel lg
                ro water from outside source
                tap water from outside source
                great white
                some canadian express root enhancer?
                SMS
                Physan
                UV sterilization

                Im sure i am forgetting some other products.

                I have run 100's of experiments from seed/clone, soil flood and drain etc..

                They only thing that kind of worked was zone, however once the flant got to 20 days flower and new root development slowed, the fungi won!

                Pool shock helped, but the amount need everyday to keep the ppm to 1.5 caused salt toxicity by early flower and killed them anyways.

                I Sent to sample out.. one to penn state, and one to wisonsin..
                results came back that we have a pythium/rhizotona problem.. lol
                No details to exactly what the disease is.

                Now.. if i take cuts and give them a physan bath.. i can take them to any other place and they will grow disease free.
                This tells me that it is not systemic to the plant.
                I now know it is not in the local water or mediums, if i bring in new cuts or seedlings they acquire the disease over night, not using any materials from my spot.
                So what ever we have is in spore form and grows EXTREMELY fast.

                This problem has retired many people in my area, it spread quick, not everyone could afford to move to a new location.

                Any help will be very welcome and appreciated!

                Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                GOT SLIME ?
                https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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                  #9
                  Sometimes some Cyanobacteria is resistant to Chlorine. I had this type for years and the only thing that worked for me was to sterilize all my equipment with Erythromycin. It worked wonders for me. Physan20 didn't do anything at all for me for the specific Cyanobacteria that I had. I tried everything. Almost gave up growing because of all the problems and all the money that I lost at the time. I also have a thread on the topic in my signature for people who can't kill it with Physan 20. I like your idea on your tea. My problem is that I grow in sterile systems and nothing living in RDWC systems. So for me it's just not an option but it's a great option for other people to have. The thread that I had was a copy of a thread that I actually did on another handle that I had at the time "Ultra Current". I was flammed like crazy for saying that the slime was actually a cyanobacteria but I think some people are starting to come around.

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                    #10
                    (moved over from the slime club)

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by doneit

                    These were fresh clones brought in, over night you can see the brown stuff starting to grow.

                    Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                    GOT SLIME ?
                    https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                    So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                    RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                    1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                    2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                    3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                    4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                    5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                    6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                    7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                    8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                    9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                    10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                    11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                    12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

                    sigpic

                    Comment


                      #11
                      (moved over from the slime club)


                      doneit,

                      Half way down I was already thinking root rot (pythium) because only root rot is going to make it past that list, and then I read what your lab report stated to reinforce that.

                      First order of business is to rule out root rot. I need a good description or to see a picture of what you have the plants growing in and I need to know or see how they drain. If you are doing SOG, something is telling me you are running trays? If so, what kind of trays? Pictures help tremendously and its handicapping without them. Are the roots slimy or are they just brown and nasty looking?

                      When you go the bubba cut, what was it in. Soil, RW, etc?

                      Pictures of roots if you can. After I battled an unknown slime from hell for 5 years and beat it, you can beat anything so have hope.

                      If you are intent on taking cuts to a new place, yes you can cleanse them with Physon20. The website states it can be used exactly for that. I would rinse your cuts with clear bottled water first. Second, I would rinse the cuts with Physon20 properly diluted to bottled water, and last cleanse them with plain bottled water again.

                      That nuts that its happening that widespread. What are the other people stating is happening? What symptoms are they reporting?
                      Last edited by richyrich; 03-23-2014, 06:03.

                      Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                      GOT SLIME ?
                      https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                      So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                      RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                      1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                      2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                      3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                      4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                      5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                      6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                      7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                      8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                      9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                      10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                      11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                      12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

                      sigpic

                      Comment


                        #12
                        (moved over from the slime club)

                        Quote:
                        Originally Posted by doneit

                        It is crazy i know!
                        The reason everyone contracted it is because they all shared the same mother and clone room, ran that way for 10+ yrs until this hit.

                        This pic is from my friends grow, he is using Zone which allowed him to finish the crop, however at drastically reduced results.
                        it is not slime, they smell like cucumber, with out the zone they would have been dead long ago.

                        Here is a recent pic of how the system works... this is my table and not infected, however the system is the same.
                        top feed recirculating every 4 hrs. rez is under the table and provides complete flush every feed.

                        The Original bubba cuts that started this were in jiffy pucks, i assumed they were just dying from transit.

                        I sure hope you can help... to be honest, i had to tell my friends that i give up around 6 months ago, your our last hope! lol

                        Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                        GOT SLIME ?
                        https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                        So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                        RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                        1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                        2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                        3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                        4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                        5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                        6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                        7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                        8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                        9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                        10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                        11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                        12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

                        sigpic

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Originally posted by Snype View Post
                          Sometimes some Cyanobacteria is resistant to Chlorine. I had this type for years and the only thing that worked for me was to sterilize all my equipment with Erythromycin. It worked wonders for me. Physan20 didn't do anything at all for me for the specific Cyanobacteria that I had. I tried everything. Almost gave up growing because of all the problems and all the money that I lost at the time. I also have a thread on the topic in my signature for people who can't kill it with Physan 20. I like your idea on your tea. My problem is that I grow in sterile systems and nothing living in RDWC systems. So for me it's just not an option but it's a great option for other people to have. The thread that I had was a copy of a thread that I actually did on another handle that I had at the time "Ultra Current". I was flammed like crazy for saying that the slime was actually a cyanobacteria but I think some people are starting to come around.
                          I browsed at your threads real quick.

                          Get rid of “The Slime” aka “Brown Slime Algae” aka “Cyanobacteria” forever! 10-31-2011, 07:07 AM #1 Ultra Current
                          https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?threadid=224658

                          Get rid of “The Slime” aka “Brown Slime Algae” aka “Cyanobacteria”! 07-23-2013, 09:26 AM #1 Snype
                          https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=267488

                          It looks like good information in the second thread. I'll set up a link in the slime club thread. I see that the first thread went downhill fast. Maybe it was because you started in on Halloween 2011, lol. You shouldn't of been flamed because you are right. The brown slime algae is a cyanobacteria. I got to go back in time and see where I posted that. I know its in the slime club.

                          Oh snap, I mentioned antibiotics back in 2007. That completely slipped my mind. That's awesome to see that its working out for you. I obviously never got around to it. Here's what I posted in the slime club back in May 2007.

                          Originally posted by richyrich View Post
                          BROWN ALGAE!!!!!!!! It's our problem. I dont think folks here know that it is not root rot. There is not much info here. I am gonna find the physan 20 and try that. Also, the aquarium talk says to use antibiotics. Its algae, not root rot.
                          And what I posted on cyanobacteria in September 2007:

                          There are some very plausible theories as to why this algae often appears in newly set up tanks and then later disappears. If the silicate (Si) to phosphate (P) ratio is high, then diatoms are likely to have a growth advantage over true algae types and Cyanobacteria. Some of the silicate may come from the tapwater,

                          And cyanobacteria again in April 2008:
                          https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....ia#post1617775 # 234

                          I have been calling this brown algae this whole time which is somewhat right. There is a classification of algae that is brown. But, I do believe what we are dealing with here is cyanobacteria. It is commonly referred to as blue green algae. But, it is just a classification and there are several kinds. This cyanobacteria can be any color, such as our brown slimy friend. So, the greenish colored algae that most of us have seen is a cousin sort of say. And this cyanobacteria is not really a bacteria or algae; it is an in between. Somewhat of a link between the two.


                          There is a tested and proven sterile route to take against the slime in the slime club thread. It got buried in there with all the cross talk and talk about the tea. At the same time I was playing with tea mixtures I was also running another study with a UV Sterilizing light in the rez. It worked, and the other members started adding the UV Lights to their RO filters to kill the spores in their incoming tap water and they successfully went that route with no tea. Their purpose was to remove and kill any and all spores in their tap water. I recall fellow icmager Itsgrowtime doing that and a few others following.

                          Last edited by richyrich; 03-23-2014, 09:09.

                          Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                          GOT SLIME ?
                          https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                          So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                          RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                          1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                          2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                          3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                          4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                          5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                          6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                          7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                          8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                          9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                          10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                          11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                          12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by richyrich View Post
                            I browsed at your thread real quick.

                            Get rid of “The Slime” aka “Brown Slime Algae” aka “Cyanobacteria”! 07-23-2013, 09:26 AM #1 Snype
                            https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=267488

                            It looks like good information. I'll set up a link in the slime club thread. You shouldn't of been flamed because you are right. The brown slime algae is a cyanobacteria. I got to go back in time and see where I posted that. I know its in the slime club.
                            Yeah I just skimmed through that thread and you talked about it in April of 2008. I never saw that before. Looks like your formula works for you which is good because mine also works when the physan won't kill it for people who grow in sterile systems. So now we have a few approaches to combat the problem. I'll put a link in my threads as well to your thread. This thread looks like it's going to be pretty informative for the community. Nice work!

                            I don't want anyone to take anything that I'm saying the wrong way. Antibiotics aren't to be used on your consumable crops. It is only to be used to sterilize your systems or cloners when Physan 20 doesn't work. If you have to run plants, in your systems instead of trying to sterilize them, it is better to use RichyRich's Tea Recipe instead. It is better to make the choice to sterilize the systems when no plants are going to be used. You can always do this after the plants come out of the cloner. Even when Physan 20 doesn't work and you have to use Erythromycin to sterilize the cloner, you have to understand that if you have a Chlorine Resistant Cyanobacteria in your drinking water, it's not going to go away and you still have to figure out how to deal with that water. The most delicate stage of growth is the very early stages, including cloning. You may have to consider boiling your water for your cloner before you use it or use bottled water for the cloner. This is what I did. I was not able to do that in my flowering and VEG systems though because it was way too much water. What I noticed, is even when you have a Chlorine Resistant Cyanobacteria in your water, as long as your clones have nice healthy roots and are not stressed, when you introduce them to VEG and Bloom, it is much harder for the Cyanobacteria to multiple and take hold of the plants. This same ideas also go with Root Rot (pythium). I would assume that the Chlorine Resistant Cyanobacteria is rare but I really have no idea. It may not be as rare as it was as time goes on. I did have 4 or 5 EZ cloners from different locations that would not produce any roots on cuts but would only product slime until I treated all my cloners with my Erythromycin treatments.
                            Last edited by Snype; 03-23-2014, 05:29.

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                              #15
                              (moved over from the slime club)

                              doneit,

                              Okay, I'm getting a mental picture now and I'm already formulating a plan.

                              How is your light set up and your ventilation routed?
                              Are you air cooling the lights?
                              Are you using A/C?
                              Are you using CO2?
                              Are you running a carbon scrubber? What kind of fan is attached?
                              Are you using any filters for the incoming air?
                              How big is the room?
                              What is the hottest temp the room gets up to? Highest humidity too?
                              Are you oxygenating the rez with an air stone and pump?
                              What is the hottest temp the rez gets to?

                              Copyright © 2006-2016 by RichyRich. All original academic, researched, formulative, intellectual, inventive, and inter alia production(s) of RichyRich is/are copyrighted. All rights are claimed reserved without prejudice.


                              GOT SLIME ?
                              https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=282319

                              So you are slimed. . . quickly make and use RichyRich Hydro Tea!


                              RichyRich Hydro Tea Recipe and Instructions:
                              1. Add 4 gal of RO or bottled water in a 5 gal bucket.
                              2. Add 2-3 cups of EWC's and/or Ancient Forest.
                              3. Add 1/2-1 scoop of Great White.
                              4. Add 1/2-1 scoop of ZHO.
                              5. Add 30-50mL of Aquashield/Hydroguard.
                              6. Add 5mL of Root Excelurator.
                              7. Add 25mL of liquid Carbo Load or 25mL of molasses or 1tsp of brown sugar per 24 hours of brew time.
                              8. Bubble the brew for 24-48 hours.
                              9. Fridge your tea max 7-10 days.
                              10. New rez add 1-3 cups per 10 gal.
                              11. Add 1 cup of tea per 10 gal every 3rd day.
                              12. Watch and enjoy your amazing roots and yield.

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