Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by DesertHydro, Sep 26, 2017.
CO2 is up and running. veg tent is looking stellar. new CO2 setup is coming for the veg room in the other building. life is good.
How is that light, interested in it.
havent hung it yet but first impressions are amazing. seems extremely well made. its quiet. seems relatively cool to the touch but i didnt run it for more than a few minutes. it goes up in the next few days. when this run is done i am converting over to them 100% if it does well
new humidifier is in and its a MONSTER! atomizes a gallon per hour and has a built in float valve. no more daily refilling!
Be sure to run nothing but distilled water through it.
They get plenty hot but they're good lights. I got an early production unit to test a little more than a year ago.
LED is better, but pricy by comparison.
dont mind the leaf curl on the ninja fruit. my VPD was way off for the first few weeks. now that i got the humidifier up it should sort itself out.
its 85F, 66RH and 1100PPM in there. burning through a 5 gal propane tank every 6 days. does that sound right?
Very nice setup!!!
thanks man. ive been busting my ass trying to get this place up and running. good thing is im not in too much of a rush since the veg plants are still small and dont need the main room yet. thats whats saving me from killing myself lol. clones and moms doing their thing. the clones had been way overwatered and the roots looked like shit. stringy and barely developed. i transplanted them and now i will get them on a watering schedule so they can dry out a bit in between and breathe better. just innoculated them with beneficials and probiotics. hoping they will respond well and explode soon.
the mother on the left is my 30% chem d cookies. i call her lazarus. i killed her and was able to somehow revive her. ive never seen a plant that far gone recover. the tops are a little ugly but shes coming back with a vengeance. the i have three different varieties of harambe, a 17% commercial cropper, a 25% killer and one that i am using as grafting stock. trying to get all my moms onto one root stock to save numbers. the last plant is the citral flo. great yields of rock solid citrus donkey schlongs.
I grafted a pink pistole cutting onto Jamaican seed stock back in the 70's and kept it alive for 6 months but it was just for snickers back then. We did a pile of air rooting for cuttings lol. Can't wait for that .
Very clean set up. Love the vertical bulbs. Those ladies are going to be huge!
ive decided to move the DEva to a tent to test genetics with. it was the only ballast i had that was dimmable and i figured this was the perfect way to test it out. i set it up with its fancy controller that simulates sunrise/sunset as well as having high temp auto dim and extreme temp shut down, among other things. this will be a top feed dtw tupur grow. decided on that because adding an elevated hydro table in there would kill my headroom and that light is supposed to be absurdly bright and i dont wanna fry them. gonna throw a shallow liner in there and raise the pots up a couple inches so i can just shop vac the runoff every day or two.
nutrients will be megacrop with a bunch of beneficials and some silica(either OSA28 or some nanoparticle silica from europe).
strains are mycotek dog cage(glue fire x gorilla dog) and chemhead og(deadhead og x gorilla dog)
the yellow tote is the res for this party. it will sit outside of the tent and will have a separate pump for circulation/aeration for the microbes.
I'm thinking of switching to DTW myself but was going to use a tray with a drain to a condensate pump to take the runoff outdoors. Are you using straight tupur for the DTW?
thats the plan. it already has a bunch of shit mixed in it. its designed for multiple feeds a day which is the way to go with coco
Ya I saw the Royal gold is pretreated but they are still saying add extra calmag I beleive. I haven't decided but leaning towards hydroton only because I have a huge amount I bought years ago .
Cool. I just ordered a calcium supplement that someone here recommended. It's a non nitrate based calcium that won't boost nitrogen levels unnecessarily. I also picked up some silica supplement called grow-sil. Gonna see how that goes
dialing back the nutes since i have an overfeeding problem. i was bumping my food up because of the co2 but i dont think they needed it. i was trying to stay ahead of the curve but i jumped the gun. it will all be over by the time i get it dialed in lol.
the clones have stalled like nothing ive experienced before. they havent grown an inch. the roots looked terrible when i went from the cups to the pots. i switched up the nutes, added beneficials and have been giving them a kelp foliar once a week to no avail
some day i'll stop feeling like an amateur...... hopefully
Re. The clones; happens to the best of us. I'd suggest you start fresh.
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