first hydro dwc NL x BB and Star 47 fems
by, 07-14-2012 at 11:35 AM (179 Views)
ok so here i go. started a number of grows ago with dirt with tasty buds then moved to coco with bigger yeilds now is the hydro.
hydro set up is
5x 25 litre buckets
1x 600w duel spec bulb
1x 250w cfl blue spec
GH nutes g. m. b.
MJ 500 water pump
30w air Pump
8x 4" air plates
Plumbing pipes and fittings
silver tape to light proof buckets
Nutradip tri meter
i started the seeds 3rd july in rockwool and switched the light on on the 5th. Roots popped out of the cubes on the 7th and they were put in the nursery bucket on the 9th. i have to say watching the growth on the seedlings from this perspective and seeing the roots develop is addictive. As soon as they were put into the bucket the rhizo was added at half strength for the first couple of days and as of now they are on full strength.
Just using the tri meter for ph and temp for the next week as i'm moving house to pastures new and havent built the full system yet and i think the bubbles form the plates are completely fucking with the ppm readings. hopefully it will give me a true reading when its sitting in its control bucket.
as stated in the inventory a crap camera.
i'm gonna keep the ph between 5.6-5.8 which is the same as a regular coco grow and hopefully they wont need any nutes for the next couple of days, the ppm part is bouncing between 2500-4900 as soon as i turn the bubbles of i get a reading of 520, hard water from hell. hopefully the new house is a bit softer.
As for the seeds northern lights cross with big bud on the left and sensi star crossed with ak47 on the right both are indicas with the star having a touch of sativa. they all will be topped and scrogged.
any input or help for a newly converted hyro-naut will be welcomed.