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400w to 600w HPS Scrog grow
Hey peeps, been a while since I showed a grow. Done a few since my last journal, not as many as I would like, the stars must allign for my shit to happen the missus being the brightest star in the sky
So Ive gone through a few setups in the past few years, for this one I've built a cab as big as the law (wife) allows, 1.6m(5' 3")high X 1.6m wide x .8m(2' 8") deep. 2 cubic meters or 6.5 cubic feet. Twice the size of my last cab.
I am using 3 lights for the total grow, 250w MH to start, 400w HPS till 12/12 and 600w once 12/12. If I have heat issues late in the stage Ill go back to the 400.
Now this may sound crazy but I'm aiming for close to 2 pound dry from this grow, at least twice the amount from my last grow which was half the grow space. I got 13 zips from 2 plants, rock hard AK47 and one random that really didnt perform (crap in fact!) the AK47 was the majority of the weight. In that grow I let them be natural, for this I am going srog as you can see.
I have a new strain however, ditched the random in favour of a buddy's gift...G13. Not sure of its genetics apart from he is a trusted grower and knows his shit.
So 1 AK47 and 1 G13. Any comments sujestion's for this combo? Obviously I have experience with the AK but know nothing about the G13.
Nutrients are as follows
Budzilla 1 part veg... I find no real reson to use expensive nutes in veg.
Budzilla Headmaster for late veg to early flower. Doubles your bud sites, awesome!
Budzilla 1 part flower
Bloom Oooze...this shit is crazy doubles the mass and huge crystals!!
Bloom Final...this shit is crazier than the Oooze, doubles the size again in no more than 5 days!!
2 weeks of plain water.
Medium is Terrazilla dirt mix. Awesome in my opnion.
The only problem I seem to consistantly have with these small cab grows is mold. I gotta keep an eye out for early signs, lost at least an ounce to it in the last grow.
1 huge problem I'm facing with this grow is that I'm on holiday for 3 weeks of it so have to set up a reliable water system (also a reason I went Scrog, the screen should help with stability). Im a New Zealander heading to the mighty USA (Vegas, LA and Honolulu ) during what should be week 5 thru 7 of flower. It's a risk but I'm confident I can pull it off!
Time to upload
Thought I'd take the doors of my cab and show a full view. This is week three from clone by the way. The 4th pic is the G13 and 5th is the AK.
Looks like I may have a deficiency, not too concerned, will do some reserch but I find these things clear themselves up during veg anyway, flower is a different story. Any ideas I'd be happy to hear them.
Anyone have any tried and true automatic watering ideas? I'm thinking a largish drum (around 100 litres), a pump at the bottom with a timer that circulates the water once a day (to make sure the nutrients dont sit at the bottom), an air stone and pump to airate the water and a garden water timer valve to allow a specified flow of the nutrient mix to the plants once a day. Kind of a hydro setup I guess. Ive done a few DWC grows so fairly confident this will work. Just need to do some experiments on flow, obviosly the flow will slow when the drum gets low.
Like I said in the first post this is for a 3 week period while I'm on holiday so it needs to be almost fool proof
Im a little toasted at the mo but managed to upload a couple a pics....I think
A few more clips for the archive. Should be able to take some better pics once I put the digital 600 in.
The ladys are already 1 week over what I vegged for in my last grow, I'm hoping to switch light cycles this Sunday (4 days away), should get around half this growth again by then. I normally get just over double the growth on the AK47 during the first 4 weeks of flower so should fill the screen perfect, might need a few toppings to keep the canopy even though, not really sure as it me first scrog.
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damn sub'd cant wait to see more lookin really nice
Thanks qaws, much appreciated