AK-47 Autoflower, hydroponic, 150w HPS, CFL

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Carder, Oct 18, 2010.

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    Carder

    Carder Member

    So this is my first grow, and I'm doing it hydroponically. She's an AK-47 autoflower, I germinated my baby directly in to my rockwool cube, and ever since she's taken off. It's been 5 days since she's been germed.

    I have pictures of day 1, 3, 4, and today. I also have a picture of my setup. I'll be getting a 150 watt high-pressure sodium light this week so my baby will be flourishing in light.

    As far as growing, the pH of the water is tested almost daily and remains just around 6.6. Temperature is consistently between 75 and 80 degrees, and the lighting schedule is 18/6. I'm really looking forward to see how she turns out, I hope it's a good harvest! :-o

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    Manosapien

    Manosapien Active Member

    Good luck. Are you only growing the one plant? and were did you get ur seeds from?
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    Carder

    Carder Member

    I'm only growing the one plant at the moment. I'm just trying to see how it turns out and go from there. I had a buddy grow the same strain, and he loved it so I got my seed from him. I'm not positive as to where he purchased them, sorry man.
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    Carder

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    So I picked up a few things for her today. I got a few windshield sun reflectors to make it a little brighter. I noticed my base was low on water, so I changed out the water, and checked the pH and I'm sitting right around 6.5 with temperatures hovering around 79 degrees. I'm adding a few more pictures of the setup now, and while I was in there I thought I'd snap a picture of my baby as well.

    Things are looking great for only day 6, I'm looking forward to see how much she progresses over the next few days.

    I'll have an update before the weekend hits.:leaf:

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    lince

    lince Well-Known Member

    are you gonna use the 150W HPS for veg and flower ?
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    Carder

    Carder Member

    It's been vegging for a week already under the CFL's. I'm going to use the hps in the next few days here to help her get in to flowering.
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    Carder

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    Update: I did some reconstruction to my closet. I lined the walls with the sun reflectors, moved my A/C unit in to the closet and vented it out the other side. It's crazy how much air that thing moves. Temps went from 80 to 75 in literally a minute. I also set up my 150W HPS today, and with the A/C unit in there (it's made to cool a 500sq ft room, my grow room is 3x4x5.5ish) I let the light run for a few hours and checked how things were going, and the ballast was cool to the touch. I also checked the pH of the water, and added a little more to the base.

    So far all is going great, and I will post some pictures of the new setup and plant tomorrow.
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    Carder

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    Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I ran in to a problem where I was suffocating my roots because I had the water up too high not realizing my roots were well established. All in all it stunted growth for a few days, and I fixed the problem, and she has taken off. It's been about 5 days since I realized the problem and fixed it. So here she is, looking a hell of a lot better and on her way to producing!

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    ClosetJungle

    ClosetJungle Active Member

    bump..

    hows it going
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    Carder

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    AK47 in soil. Day 51. Enjoy these pictures. bongsmilie

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