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110 CFM 4.5" Axial Fan ...
Tent - 2 bucket DWC
Here we go... Going to try and keep this one updated regularly.
110 CFM 4.5" Axial Fan intake set to come on when the light does.
190 CFM 4" Exhaust Fan ready for carbon filter when needed
(2) 5 GA buckets light proof with 5" lid baskets
4 output 15L pump
Started AK48 & White Widow both feminized from seeds about 2 weeks ago. I just put them under a 250W MH they had been under some T5's.
WW is on 7.5ML of General Hydroponics Hardwater Micro & 7.5ML of Bloom PH 5.8 , PPM 400
AK48 is slightly larger and I just put 1/2 oz of Micro , Bloom & Nectar PH5.8 , PPM 600
Water here: 7.8 PH , 200 PPM
4.5 Axial used the box it came in to make a square fan fit into a round tube
Black air tubing I used duct tape to seal hole
Small fan moving air around, exhaust fan pulling air out
Carbon filter waiting its turn
exhaust fan 190CFM
Cool temps, fan is running at 1/2 speed
White widow closeup
You got my attention ! lol
How long are you vegging them for ?
What light are you blooming with ?
250W HPS flowering (switchable ballast). I am debating on just running the MH for a week then switching to HPS for another 2 weeks of veg before flipping to flower. I want to get 6 nodes & possibly top at the 2nd to get the 4 colas? Like UB... still debating.
Total veg from seed ~ 1 month maybe 5 weeks.
Woke up 30 min after lights came on the room had warmed up by 5 degrees (left bedroom door closed) room temp was 75 and tent temp was up to 89.2 when I got to it. Opened the door temp started going down and will slowly drop and to around 85. I just programmed the A/C unit to turn on when the lights do. This will help drop temps when light is on and let them rise slightly while they sleep. The room once the light turns off can easily cool. I may pump the heat out of the room later and may upgrade fan to help with this. I have a 10' run but this will allow me to keep the door closed without the temps rising because of the heat exhausted from the system.
How many nodes do you have now ?
Originally Posted by Weedler
If you have 3, I suggest topping now.
The earlier the better.
Plus you'll have let it waste energy in the 4 nodes you're snipping.
I topped mine when they were 10 (2 colas) and 14 (4 colas) days old on this grow I'm doing now.
I would top from 3rd down to 1st for 2 colas and from 4th or 5th down to 2nd for 4 colas.
JMO. We all have to play with these plants one our own in order to really learn it anyways.
Last edited by Flo Grow; 09-07-2010 at 08:22 AM.
I have 2 true nodes on the AK it's just starting to really take off I plan on topping this week. I'll post a better photo in a couple of hours.
By the end of this weekend, you should/might have 4 or be starting it.
I'd cut back to the 2nd at that point.
+ rep for the help
Just took some photos the AK48 looks to be loving the increase in nutrients. Went ahead and changed the White Widow nutrients to match.
AK48 top view
Another AK shot
AK side shot
Looking nice Weedler !
Gonna be a complete difference in 2 weeks ! lol
Yeah I love watching them take off. I'll be bumping up the nutrients again in a week. Currently, PPM is 500 for both girls. PH 5.8 , Water Temp on average is 70 F using frozen water bottles to keep temps way down. 2 weeks and no algae so looks to be going good.
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