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1st timer, 1000w 4x4 tent scrog

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Possum1, Nov 4, 2017.

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    Possum1

    Possum1 Well-Known Member

    Hello all. New member and new grower. Been dreaming of supplying my own medicine since I grew a lanky male in my first apartments closet 20 years ago, and realized growing good weed is a lot bigger deal than miracle grow soil, bagseed, and a 100w "flower bulb" . Life has taken many twists, but I'm finally living my dream.
    This is, I believe Lemon Haze, but could be one of 3 others, as my donor got his clones mixed together.
    Happy frog soil, GH flora nutes, drain to waste twice a day. 1000w dimmable ballast and air cooled hood in a 4x4 lighthouse tent.
    6 weeks veg stepping up MH from 400 to 1000W, switched to 1000w hps 3 weeks ago. Taking it easy and not pushing hot ppms or light distance for my first grow.
    Got another clone that was way behind this one in my "custom" veg cardboard box. Doing really great under a 300w mars hydro led.
    I've got two air intake for my tent run thru 8" vent (light trap) into veg box. The door of veg box is a furnace filter. Air goes thru filter, thru veg box, 1/2 out the side and 1/2 out top past the led, into veg tent. So my 8" phat filter can clean air from both, and no smell leak at all.
    Soon I'm gonna squeeze a "custom built" 2 story plywood veg/clone/mother cabinet in that 30" beside the tent.
    Anyway, loving it so far.
    Would really appreciate any advice and opinions. 20171104_104135.jpg 20171104_104459.jpg 20171102_073736.jpg

    ETA; custom means redneck engineered, but if it's stupid and it works it's "custom".
     
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    Possum1

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    Refilled res with nutes around 780, added support screen and moved to side of tent.
    Moved 2nd clone into tent, gave transition nutes. Going to try and keep this one confined to the small strip I have left squeezed next to monster. Was going to wait until 1 was done, to move 2 in, but I've got a bunch of seeds I want to start. 20171107_154510.jpg 20171107_063921.jpg
     
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    Possum1

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    Also took out just a few overcrowded fan leaves below the screen.
    Before 20171107_063850.jpg and after
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    Sorry, the pics makes it look like I took off more than I did. Changed angles and moved plant around.
     
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    Possum1

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    Got a pic just after lights off.
    20171108_190854.jpg I think I got a ton of initial stretch as I've just kept my light all the way up the whole grow. It started out had to keep it up due to warmer temps. I tried lowering it once after switch to hps and it was cooler temps, but noticed light burn next day. Probably to be expected changing so many things at once, but decided not to risk it for first grow. Just need a decent harvest and return on investment, then I can really start enjoying the hobby.
     
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    Possum1

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    Now 3 weeks after flip for #1. Feeding about 700 ppm of GH bloom. 4-1-6 M-G-B. She's drinking 2 gallons a day now to get any runoff. Timer set up to run pump twice a day at 2 and 8 hrs after lights on.
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    Possum1

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    #2 is at I think 10 or 11 days in flower tent. On 500ppm GH transition nutes 4-4-4. Starting to stretch, but no scrog, and starting much closer to light, so we'll see.
     

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    Possum1

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    Not too much happening, stretch has slowed. Res at 780.
    Temps running 78-80 lights on. 45% humidity.
    20171115_190355.jpg 20171115_190526.jpg #2 doing fine also. Really bushing up. Not going to screen train this one. Just gonna see what she does and add supports when needed.
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    Possum1

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    Took the lull in growth to complete my veg cabinet. A bit of an upgrade from the cardboard box.
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    Had to make it fit in room left beside tent, so its 30x30 and two levels, but the shelf can be removed to make it full height.
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    As before my tent intakes are ran into veg cabinet via light trap s-curve flex duct.
    Two levels in hopes to keep a couple mothers in bottom, and clones and seedlings veg out on top until flower tent.
    Very excited, planning on starting some seeds soon.
     
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    Possum1

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    And the two girls in flower are coming along nicely still.
    #1 is getting 900 ppm of GH flora. Filled res at 6-2-8 and added all accompaniments, floralicious, etc.
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    #2 is getting 4-4-4 transition nutes. Did some heavy pruning of lower growth and sucker shoots today. Dont know what technique I'm doing, just trying to focus on fewer larger colas since I'm not really training outwards. This pic is pre-prune. Will get another pic today if I can catch it just after lights off.
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    Lite

    Lite Well-Known Member

    looks great!
     
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    Aby55

    Aby55 Well-Known Member

    What distance is the light from the plants? Thanks.
     
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    horribleherk

    horribleherk Well-Known Member

    Glad to see you pursuing your dream I get a lot of enjoyment from my grows & you're going about it right good job!
     
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    Possum1

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    Plant 1 has been 30-36" the whole time. Plant 2 is about 12" now, need to back her off.
     
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    Aby55

    Aby55 Well-Known Member

    Plant 1 seems to like that distance.
    I ask because I was doing great with my old 400 watter but after switching to 1000w I find mixed suggestions for light distance.
    My previous run got pretty burnt at the 16 to 24in range.
     
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    Possum1

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    I tried to lower it a couple times after switching to flower but the plant stressed instantly and I didn't want to push it.
    Plant 2 is probably burnt by now, as I've been gone a few days and it was getting too close to light. But she started much closer, and seemed to be handling < 16" well.
    I probly could have lowered the light earlier and 1 would have gotten over it, and not stretched so much, but I'm just looking for a good first harvest before I start really having fun.
     
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    Lite

    Lite Well-Known Member

    wheres the pictures bro?
     
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    Possum1

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    Lol, you got me.
    I realized I may have butchered #2, a week into flower instead of just after transition. Got my calendar mixed up and lost a week...so I wanted to give her time to recover (hopefully) before posting pics.
    So I just got back from visiting family for 4 days, and got back after lights off. I took a quick peek to make sure they weren't wilted dead mess. Everything was still alive at least, no idea on condition yet. Will definitely get pics in the morning before lights on.
    Res was at 660 ppm and ph a little over 6 after 4 days. Was worried my little pump wouldn't be able to stir the larger res, but it seems to have kept things in range.

    P..S. Anyone driving tomorrow. The cops were Thick today. I definitely recommend the Waze app for traveling. It Sucks for giving directions, but really pretty good about showing cops on interstates. I mark every cop I see. Definitely hurts their speed trap setups. ( Not a paid advertisement. Screw the Highway taxman!)
    ...and I'm super high and super glad to be home!
    Thanks for checking in!
     
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    Possum1

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    Here's #2 looking all scrawny and over pruned. She is about 8-12" from the glass on my light hood. Not showing any ill effects yet, but I'll find her a stand today to bring her down a few inches.
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    Possum1

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    # 1 still going strong. No noticeable issues on a quick look. Will look her over good when the water timer kicks on.
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    Possum1

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    Phew crisis averted. #1 had a plugged waterline. Must have just happened yesterday, as soil was totally dry but no wilt yet.
    20171126_083019.jpg Sorry for hps pic, but these buds were about 8" at most from glass.
    20171126_082647.jpg There may be some bleaching on the pistils that I can't see in this light, but I dont see any burn on leaves.
    Eta: I think the pic makes the top leaves look burnt, but they aren't.
     
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