Great new forum Gypsy, I've got a little something to get the ball rolling, it's not exactly a sick plant, more of an injured one
Here's an example of what can often be a growers worst enemy, procrastination. Procrastination, aka, I'll do it later, aka, I'm stoned and I can't be arsed, aka I'm busy doing nothing, is what caused this.
I knew that the plant needing tyeing up but I put it off, because I was watching EastEnders or the Simpsons or something, then after that I got stoned and ended up going to bed. I woke up about 8am and I thought that my better half was up making me some Tea and Toast for breakfast because I could smell a toasty smell, like burnt toast or something ( not that she's a crap cook or anything
) I turned to get out of bed and I noticed that my better half was still there much to my dismay because if she wasn't making the toasty smell then what the hell was LOL
Anyway, I immediately ran into the growroom and noticed that the plant that I had failed to secure was now involved in a passionate liason with a 1000w HPS, I'm not kidding this thing was just hugging the bulb, smoldering away, thank god it was covered in resin otherwise it might have caught fire LOL
Anyway, the moral of that story is this, there's a lot of things that you can do in your growroom to prevent illnesses and accidents, so make sure you do them at the first opportunity, don't put things off, especially safety issues.
I've got another story about a ballast that exploded but I'll leave that for another day
Word to the wise, always have an electrical fire extinguisher near your growroom and have smoke alarms fitted.