1st grow ebb & flow, flushing questions

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by rabidcow, Jan 2, 2010.

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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    Hey all, beginer grower on my 4th grow 1st using hydroponic ebb and flow. Using foxfarm nutes tiger bloom for the last 3 weeks. just hit 7 weeks flowering on 4 white widows and 1 power kush from flying dutchman (2 plants on 2 week veg, 3 plants on no veg if it matters).
    the widows are listed as 9 weeks in catalog and power kush listed as 10 weeks flowering time.

    2 questions:
    #1. when and how often should I flush? When growing in soil i remember doing it only one time. Filling the pot with 3x the volume of pot. Have no clue really how i should aproach flushing in ebb and flow.
    #2. the power kush really didnt do shit for growing in the 1st 3-5 weeks but 5th week it really came on and now i am sure it wont be ready at nearly same time as the widows. How should i flush knowing 1 plant will be at least a week behind? I am pretty sure the widows are finishing a lil. ahead, but maybe not.

    Also on another note riu members, and this may just be a paranoid induced question but i recieved 2 emails since october and they are said to be from the FBI. well thats where it says its from. I opened it up and it asked me to download some shit...... didnt download the shit, but after 3 weeks of curiosity i tried to from somebody elses puter, nothing happened just showed i was downloading but no packets sent or w/e never stopped downloading. Anybody else hear of this? paranoia told me it was cuz i registered to RIU and they got email from there. i got the 1st email in the 2 weeks i was waiting for my seeds from attitude, right when tracking said the came into New York post office.........Hence my lack of logging in here or the lack of pics for this grow.
    if anybody could answer 1 of these questions i would be very greatfull. thanks
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    tescu

    tescu Active Member

    bump it up
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    i dont understand, bump what up?
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    coopdevillan

    coopdevillan Well-Known Member

    A bump is something said to put your post on the new post list to keep ur thread active. And rep is something given to those of HELP or that deserve it :)
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    ha, i know what bump means, but i had just started this thread 1 minute before the guy said bump it up, it was already on top is all. just curious why post a bump reply 1 minute into the thread.
    btw, i would plus rep ya if ya answered any1 of the 3 grow questions i asked instead of the bump question lol ;).


    I WILL PLUS REP ANY1 WHO GIVES ME ADVICE ON MY QUERY'S!
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    coopdevillan

    coopdevillan Well-Known Member

    CLEAN SYSTEM AND FLUSH NASTYS: I run 12 bucket ebb and flo and I only flush out my 55 gal res bro ?? Buuuuut if you had reason lie over fert etc you could do a flush and hold like half fill of fresh h20 and do serveral cycles like this.

    HARVEST: Flush for two weeks at least. Ten days are my pinch flushes

    Pinch flush is where I either need to get it flushed faster than I like or like YOU things wont finish on the same time etc. I would say for you do a 1 week one, other 2 week OR 2 week one, three other. The later would give some dig smoke being its ripe by then. Any who you get the drift right. You have bucket like mine right ?
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    Its all gonna work out bro just flush them in one of those patterns whatever fitting your time needs or looooonger that never hurt :):fire: Keep it going dude. Come check my ladies out specially last grow wow :)
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    omg wow i just typed this super long response of all this and that bullshit went to delete the last thing i put in and the page went back and all was lost ha. anyways....... i am using a 5 gallon bucket for my res. 4 gallons of distilled water i refresh it every 10- 14 days. last 2 mixes were 10 days cuz they drinkin alot, tiger bloom vs the big bloom the big bloom was night and day difference. my tray is home made to fit my space, its a rubbermade tub at 15 inches by 26 inches i cut the sides down cuz i didnt need the height.
    so ya i am flushing for harvest, plants are real healthy no mistakes that i am aware of but i am sure i could do somethings different, i am going to post a journal of this grow after, been so busy have not had time but laid off so i have more time now. so going by the description of the seeds i bought online(attitude seeds flying dutchman) says 9 weeks and 10 weeks for the 1 kush plant. so i have 13 days to go on 4 plants and 20 for kush. should i flush now, or wait and flush 1 at 2 weeks and 4 at 1 week? also, forgot to ask but using soil i added molasses to the flush and reasoning was to give plants something to eat while they are flushing. you dont add anything to the flush? and am i using distilled water, or does that matter?
    thx again for the replys. i added to your rep\
    :peace: peace and chicken greese
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    coopdevillan

    coopdevillan Well-Known Member

    Go by the trich levels. Go to radio shack get a scope 15 dollars BEST harvest tool you can get. The seeds have time frames they flower buy buuuuut you must give them OPTIMAL conditions to get the shortest time. GO BY TRICHS.
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    ya i got a scope, harvest when u see no clear trics method. i am just givin you the estimated times. i still see clear trics but i think 9 weeks may be a lil late but we'll see. i really am just looking for flush info. 2weeks? 1 week? should i add anything for the plants to feed on, like i did with soil i used molasses? as i said b4, am @ week 7 says 9 weeks for widow 10 for kush yada yada goin by trics i estimate 3 of the 4 widows will be chopped around 8 1/2 weeks and that leaves 2 plants in grow. just looking for suggestions on how to deal with the different times and if i should add somthin to flush to feed the plants i am not chopping 1st. and if i am using distilled water, tap water or w/e water. :?::?::?::?::?:
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    coopdevillan

    coopdevillan Well-Known Member

    RO or tap water depending on PPM of tap. Once again one or two or three weeks depends where your trichs are. When they are at the chosen level of milky or whatever you choose you begin flush. Thats on you bro. Add nothing unless you can get a seperate res for later sativa flowering plants and keep one for early. If not flush one a week longer total 3 weeks it will not hurt. Your leafs will use there supply and yellow more but thats all they will still RIPEN and produce.
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    ah ha...... tottaly forgot about the stored nutes in the leaves. doh'!
    ok dude, we did it. we ended this back and forth about the flushing thanks dude. funny that i know the leaves have stored nutes and yet i still thought that i would be fucking 2 plants by flushing em early.
    any idea why i got 2 emails from the FBI? lol seriously i really did get 2 emails with nothing in the email except somthing that says download this shit.....
    anyways thx take care i will check ur grow out and bother you over there coop.
    paaaaceee
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    rabidcow

    rabidcow Active Member

    just wanted to say great diy cfl hood, thats gonna be in my next veg/mother box

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