It does come with an automatic shutoff when the bucket is full, but this unit calls for more maintenance. The Ideal Air 70-Pint is very much like the Soleus with 70 pint extraction per day. Again, there is no condensate pump, which makes the unit less expensive, but more labor intensive.
There is a pump upgrade that can be purchased and the unit comes with a 5 year compressor warranty. The last unit is the Active Air 100, with the ability to extract 100 pints a day, which may be excessive for most users. It too lacks a condensate pump and is a bit higher in price than the Ideal Air model. Unfortunately, bugs and other garden pests can totally mess up your marijuana harvest! This page aims to be a comprehensive resource on the different types of bugs / pests / mold that can affect your marijuana crop, along with tips for preventing and solving each problem. Pests that can affect your marijuana plants include aphids, fungus gnats, thrips, green flies, black flies, mosaic virus, spider mites, caterpillars, inchworms, whiteflies, white powdery mildew / white powdery mold, stem rot, and even mammals such as deer or cats! If you want a list of safe, all-natural pesticides that can get rid of most of the pests on this list, check out this page: https://www.growweedeasy.com/safe-cannabis-pesticides. It’s time to fight back against cannabis bugs, mold and pests!
Whenever you spray plants with anything, make sure to get the undersides of the leaves too, as this is where many pests like to hang out! A one-hand pressure sprayer / mister is also really helpful for spraying leaves. Aphids Aphids live under leaves & have different forms depending on their stage of life. Barnacles / Scale Insects These bugs that look like barnacles and stick to the plant on stems and underneath leaves. Broad Mites or Russet Mites These mites are so small you will likely never see them even under a magnifier. However, you can tell your plant has been infected because your new leaves will be blistered, twisted and glossy. The overall plant will also be growing poorly and if it’s flowering the buds may turn brown. Broad mites and russet mites are often mistaken for other problems like nutrient deficiencies, heat stress or pH problems. Bud Rot or Mold When bud rot strikes, certain buds may start looking sickly overnight, with leaves turning yellow and/or bud becoming discolored. When opened up the inside of the bud is dead or moldy. Caterpillars, Inchworms & Cabbage Loopers Caterpillars and worms eat holes in leaves and leave droppings that look like black specks. Crickets “Regular” crickets will munch on your leaves while “mole crickets” can tunnel under your plants and disturb their roots! Mole Cricket – these can tunnel under your cannabis plants like moles. Fungus Gnats Fungus gnats look like tiny dark flies. They hang around soil that stays wet for long periods of time, and their worm-like larvae crawl around in the wet top soil. Plants start getting sick if a gnat infestation gets out of control. Grasshoppers You’ve probably seen these before, but these seemingly harmless garden creatures will happily eat your cannabis leaves! Leafhoppers These bugs come in almost every color known to man so sometimes it can be tough to tell what they are just from looking. However, they all make clusters of spots on your leaves where they’ve sucked out all the sap, so if you see spots like this you know you’ve got leafhoppers! Leaf Miners Leaf miners are larva that actually live inside your leaves and tunnel through them to eat! Leaf Septoria / Yellow Leaf Spot This fungus causes round yellow or brown spots, with symptoms often starting on lower parts of the plant. Mealybugs These tiny white bugs look “hairy” and are found crawling on leaves and buds. Root Rot Root rot is a common problem in hydroponic systems though overwatered plants in containers often display similar symptoms. Plants with root rot wilt and leaves may become discolored. In the reservoir the roots turn brown, smelly and slimy.
Slugs / Snails Slugs and snails usually come out at night, leaving holes in leaves which have scalloped edges from their individual bite marks.
They also leave slime trails on leaves and on the ground. Spider Mites Spider mites are often caught from another grow room, and their bites leave small white speckles all over your leaves. They’re so small they can be hard to see, though the best place to look is underneath leaves.