250w HPS Club And Help Guide

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Wretched420, Nov 8, 2008.

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    Hettyman

    Hettyman Active Member

    Enwhysea - any advice is pretty random, do you have any specifics you aren't sure about? With regards to changing out the water and nutes, like you have just done...does your snorkle tube (that's what I call the one on the side, where you can see the water level) rotate at all? I built a small table for my pots, so that all i need to do is turn that tube upside with a bowl/bucket underneath, and drain out the fluids that way. Alternatively, for pocket change, you could buy a small plastic foot stool, or childs stool or something. This is my second hdyro grow, and a def labour saver. The plants never need to move now, which is essential as I am also scrogging, and they can't
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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member


    hey hetty yes my snorkle tube does that but i got it figured out i came home today and my roots looked like this

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    should i be worried or do i need to change anything?

    this was her at lights on this morning.

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    Hettyman

    Hettyman Active Member

    ok, that's root slime, or root rot, or whatever they call it. I had that on a plant, just the same, pretty worse in fact, on my first hydro. Was using organic feeds, and had light hitting the water through the clay pebbles. Also high water temps cause issues.

    In short, i killed the light issue, swapped to synthetic nutes, and started adding a little H202 (hydrogen-peroxide) to my solution. Oh and I put some water and Hyd=Perox in a spray gun, held the plant and roots over the sink, and blasted some of the slime off, with not too hard a spray, but plenty of it. All turned good, and pulled 4 zips off my first hydro plant, despite making plenty of other mistakes through flower. Oh, and the slime never came back.

    http://www.rollitup.org/dwc-bubbleponics/694851-brown-roots-could-just-brown-2.html
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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member

    Don't have any peroxide but I did take them.to the sink and hit them with the sprayer it wasn't too strong and I think I got most of it to wash down the drain.

    What is the ideal amount of water to have in my 5gal dwc?

    I don't want to choke the roots out if that makes any sense
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    ace720

    ace720 Active Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Hey guys got the new setup
    woo sorry about the sideways pics. Uploading from phone.
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    astronomikl

    astronomikl Member

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    Here is my little set up with 250W. kinda crowded in there right now..... flipping the lights in a couple of days.
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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member

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    Update I think I have 3-4 more weeks of veg what do you think?
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    Spanky's Monkey

    Spanky's Monkey Member

    My 250w at work on 2 GHS Lemon Skunks, one sativa and one indica under 12/12 for 3 days now. The big one is a Diesel bagseed 6 weeks in flower. Last but not least is my Kannabia Thai Fantasy Auto 9 days in flower. I have a CFL Veg box as well, but it's drying out a bagseed sativa right now.

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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member

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    How will I know when its time to flower is she already showing pre-flowers? When I flower do I need to release the bread ties and just let her grow ?
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    ace720

    ace720 Active Member

    I would keep it tied down and maybe even tie it down some more later. That's what I would do.

    Looking good spanky
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    Spanky's Monkey

    Spanky's Monkey Member

    Thanks ace, this growing thing has become an addiction.
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    ace720

    ace720 Active Member

    Yeah it is. :)
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    cbtbudz

    cbtbudz Well-Known Member

    enwhy you will know its time to flower whenever you feel like it. I would say not yet, get that root system bigger if you want more in weight. Did you already do the switch? Either your running into some problem or you did the switch and they are about to stretch.And like ace said keep her tied and keep doing it.

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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member


    Haven't switched yet but I think I'm going to let her veg for maybe 2.5 more weeks with the last 4 days of those veg cylcle being under a HPS bulb to see how they react and make sure it doesn't change the temps in my tent too much
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    Enwhysea

    Enwhysea Member

    Update changed out the bulb to a HPS for the last two weeks of veg imnexcited to see how she takes to it.

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    cbtbudz

    cbtbudz Well-Known Member

    IMG_20140315_171024048.jpg IMG_20140315_170639185.jpg IMG_20140315_170758334.jpg IMG_20140315_170923151.jpg Some pics with the wifes new cam from her phone.1 and 3 are blue larry 1 plant 3oz of nugs. 2 and 4 Durban poison x nevilles haze 1 plant 4 oz of nugs. First time with the durbanx and she is def a keeper.glad i cloned her, very strong high pitch hazy smell with a very slight licorice backend. Intense clear high that comes on like a creeper and last for couple hours even with my insane tolorance.no comedown/burnout with her too.
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    Hettyman

    Hettyman Active Member

    Nice smoke description. That's a plenty healthy harves for a 250...Bravo :clap:
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    cbtbudz

    cbtbudz Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hetty.I do use 2 250s though.My total light output comes from 2 250w hps and 2 15w cfls. I have 2 grow areas, 1 area with all the lights in it running 24/7, and 1 area that is only a darkroom.For perpetual harvest..power and more bluelarry coming down in 2-3 weeks.trying to keep it to where the longest between any 2 plants being harvested would be 4 weeks or less. hard to do since i run so many strains with finishing times between 8-12 weeks.
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    Hettyman

    Hettyman Active Member

    Didi understand correctly, you have 2x250 for flower? or one for veg, and one for flower?

    I miss perp harvests, and multi strains. When I move, it's gonna be 1 veg tent and 2 flowers, only two strains though, one on soil, the other in hydro. Admitidly I am only on my second hydro grow, but still stand firm that soil just has something to it.

    I had 5 or 6 starins once, pissed me off trying to keep track of all the difeerent feeds and waterings, as they all seemed surprisingly different. Never again lol
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    cbtbudz

    cbtbudz Well-Known Member

    lol I have 2 250 in 1 part of a room running all the time. then i have a separate room that has no light only darkness. all veg and flowering plants are in same room under same lights..just I move the flowering plants to the dark so they can have their 12/12. quite a bit of work, but I seem to harvest a decent amount for using only 530w total light.right now im running: power, bluelarry, Durban x nhaze, sfv og x willie nelson, xj13, white strawberry, bluelarry x gsc, high octane og.

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