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My clones are not rooting as well this time.

 

I bought some gel, 3 months ago. The grow store said to not dip the clones directly into the container as that would contaminate the gel. So I scooped some out. Things went very well for that batch.

 

I used the same gel for this batch. They are doing so well. I'm trying to rule out the posibility that the gel could degrade over a 3 month period.

 

Any thoughts?

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I use CloneX also. I dunk the cutting stem in RO water to make sure there's no air pockets. Then pour a little in a baggy and message the cutting stem inside the bag. Then they go into the tropical Paradise for 7-10 days. I'm working on a shrink ray so I can climb in there. MI winter sucks.

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I store my clonex in the refrigerator..........It gives me the same results when its almost empty as when I first open it....HJ

I also use clonex and store it in the refrigerator.......When I use it, I pour a little bit in a small container so I dont contaminate my main bottle and I also let the stuff that I put in the little container sit for awhile before I use it, so it can warm up a bit. I use a small ebb-n-flow system with a dome for cloning. Sometimes I get roots in 9-10 days, sometimes 3 weeks. It depends on the strain and the quality of the branch/cutting your using (health, thickness of stem, length of cutting, etc).

 

Wildman

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Someone did an experiment on ICMag a while back testing the different products to aid in cloning. Straight water won hands down. I use a DIY aero cloner myself, and tap water works 100% for me.

 

If you have your temps, humidity, moisture, and lighting correct, they will clone. IMO all those cloning products just give a boost to the various pathogens that can attack a clone.

 

Always remember that different strains take differing amounts of time to pop roots. My OG Kush is like 4 days, C99 takes 7, and I used to have a C99xC4 that took 18-21 days to get pimples.

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yes gel is the way to go.... the one poster is right...some strains will just clone in water. my misty will do it in just under three weeks....it will have lil roots in 5 days with the gel. And no the gel doesnt cause problems infact it reduces them. oh ya avoid tap water at all cost.

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