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Hydroponics / Aeroponics forums; ok so i am a total rookie and need a mess load of help. so i bought two of the ...
bubble boy single shot dwc (rookie)
ok so i am a total rookie and need a mess load of help. so i bought two of the set ups. i have two 300 what cfl's lights. i have no clue what type of nutrients i should be using. i have two nirvana blue mystic fem auto seeds. i'm using hydrostone grow medium. if you guys could help me out on what i should do and how i should do it. like i said i'm a total rook and need help growing for fully medical perps for myself. i'm so used to just buying weed and now that i have a medical card i might as well grow my own seeing as how its probably cheaper for me
also i'm starting from seeds and dont know the proper way of germinating my seeds in my hydro system
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If you have a hydro shop nearby, make friends with it. I'm currently growing using a DIY DWC system. So I'll tell you what I'm doin and hope it helps.
Your first question was what nutrients. I just use Fox Farm Grow Big for veg and Tiger Bloom for flower, but any hydroponic nutrients would be good. Your lights are good (actually, better than mine) as long as you keep them about 2-4 inches away from the tops of the plants, depending on heat. Tip: put your hand between the plant an the light. If its too hot for your hand, it's too hot for your girl. Next was germination? I just use the paper towel method to germinate, and then drop the popped seeds in some rockwool (hydro store) and semi-bury it in the hydroton/hydrostone. Something that would also help is the General Hydroponics PH Control Kit, or similar (hydro store). That should cover your questions for now...if you have any more, again, I'm doing the same thing, so I'd be glad to help out a fellow patient.
You're going to have to do some reading -- I suggest The Cannabis Grow Bible and all the stickies on growing, whether it's talking about hydro or not. They you'll need to seek out info specifically on hydro to supplement. One thing that helped for me was reading several sources on a topic like, say, germination, then picking the approach I wanted to try and then looking for video on YouTube to show it. You have to be smart about this -- there's plenty of video on YouTube of people using really bad technique, they just don't know it. So do a lot of homework on your own and then listen to some experts.
I germinate in rockwool cubes so I don't have to handle them when they're a tiny seed with a tap root. I use Advanced Nutrients right now, but they just changed the formula...if I stay will AN, I'll use the Jungle Juice. But I might switch when I run out of what I've got.
You're definitely going to want to get a ppm meter and a ph meter. The ppm meter will keep you from burning your plants and will save you TONS of money on nutrients because the recommended levels on the bottles are 2-3 times what the plant actually needs.