1st Grow - Hubbabubbasmelloscope in DWC & Water Farm

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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Making my first official grow log via this thread. Before the basics about my grow though, I’d like to give a shout-out and thanks to some really cool folks who have been giving me some great advice and feedback ... not to mention they are rockingly supportive to a newbie such as me!

    @SmokeyMcChokey @Nafydad420 @Wisher2 @Homie Da Clown @Budley Doright @rkymtnman @OldMedUser @gwheels (if I missed anyone I apologize!)
    • Tent: Vivosun 36”x20”x62” mylar tent
    • Light: MaxBloom CREE 400w X4 COB 12-band full spectrum with UV & IR
    • Exhaust: Vivosun 203 CFM 4" Inline Duct Fan with 4" carbon filter
    • Intake: Passive
    • Vivosun 950 GPH air-pump running
      • DWC bucket with (2) 4” air-stones and hydroton
      • GH Water Farm with (1) 4” air-stone and hydroton
    • Distilled water
    • GH flora trio and Mr. Mucha Stache cal/mag (1/4 of the seedling strength since I’m using distilled water)
    • Warm steam vaporizer to add humidity
    • (2) 6” fans for additional air circulation (not in use yet)
    • Temps 68-77
    • Rh: 38% - 60%
    My seeds are Hubbabubbasmelloscope femautos by Mephisto Genetics. Height of approximately 80-120cm tall and approximately 120-210 gram yield per plant. The breeder claims she will accept LST, supercropping, and even topping. Not sure yet if I will attempt this for a first grow, especially since my gals seemed to have a really slow start.

    Planted on 02-14-2018 in rapid rooters and sprouted on 02-19-2018. Moved them into their new homes on 02-23-2018 ... #1 went into the DWC and #2 went into the Water Farm. Lights currently at 16” above babies and on 30% veg and 10% bloom.

    HBSS #1 showed a strong start right from the beginning while her sister, HBSS #2, had a very rough and slow start complete with first leaves both off to one side, and then stanfing straight up before finally starting to relax - relaxing most likely due to the excellent advice from the awesome peeps listed above.

    Initial pics can be found on the following 2 threads:
    Hope that covers the basics and that I didn’t leave out anything that may be important later!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
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    Homie Da Clown

    Homie Da Clown Well-Known Member

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    Nafydad420

    Nafydad420 Well-Known Member

    Get those pics rolling when the site works lol.
    Are you planning on fimming or topping?
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Yeah - I know ... what is up with pics?!? Ugh!!!

    I was initially going to get my first grow down before attempting any techniques ... and as slow as these are starting off I don’t want to do anything to make things worse.
     
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    Wisher2

    Wisher2 Well-Known Member

    as soon as the roots hit the nutes and they get themselves a couple sets of leaves
    they will begin to take off
    gonna have to hold on to your seat and fasten your seatbelt

    good luck

    Wisher1
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Thanks and may it be as you say!!!
     
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    Homie Da Clown

    Homie Da Clown Well-Known Member

    I got a little training technique for you that you will really like and its super easy..But it will be a month from now until we do it. In mean time just let it grow.
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Always willing to learn :-)
     
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    Homie Da Clown

    Homie Da Clown Well-Known Member

    lol ok then!
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Lol - stupid triple post! The site has been ultra finicky since last night.
     
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    horribleherk

    horribleherk Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of waterfarms I'm going to break back out one of these days
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Morning update ...

    HBSS #1
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    HBSS #2
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    My new Bluelab ph and ppm meters should arrive today, so starting tomorrow I’ll add the ph and ppm for both to daily pics. Here’s hoping that THESE meters will be correct AND consistent!
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    You’ll still need calibration solution though, never trust a meter lol. My first hydro grow
    I expected the worst every time I opened the door but by the miracle of something they lived and thrived lol. Good luck, I’ll keep checking in, and yup just let them do their thing for a bit then maybe just a topping to keep them from growing into your ceiling lol.
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I ordered the solutions too - hope that the calibration is easy enough.

    Also, with these being autos, they shouldn’t get too big *fingers crossed*
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Oh shit I forgot the auto part. I grow one or two different ones outdoors every year to see if there is an actual good one (Im very picky lol) and from the side by’s I’ve done, I’ve found they do best when left alone. The ones I’ve topped have always underperformed compared to the others. I really have only grown out about 10 different strains though.
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    I chose the auto due to space issues - my tent isnt that tall ... then take away height for the bucket, and height for the light ... and, well, height is a limited commodity *lol*. Now, again, the breeder *does* claim this auto takes well to topping, LST, and supercropping - but with me being such a newb, I’m seriosuly considering leaving well enough alone and just letting Mother Nature due her thing. We’ll see though - all depends on how things go!!!
     
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    Homie Da Clown

    Homie Da Clown Well-Known Member

    Ive grown autos 5' tall. Dont listen to that malarki. Dont top. I got something better esp for autos.. We still got weeks to go before we employ any techniques. Lets just worry about getting roots in the water.
    And he is right u need calibration solution...
     
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    cjsbabygirl313

    cjsbabygirl313 Well-Known Member

    I will wait for your training technique. Though I admit living through the next few weeks are going to be totally nerve-wracking!
     
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    Homie Da Clown

    Homie Da Clown Well-Known Member

    I know it will for you. Hopefully this site gets their server issue straightened out. I got pics i need u to see...

    By the way, wisher is my brother. Any and all that he says, i cosign.
    He is as versed as i am, plus he is a soil grower outside as well as coco indoors. He understands hydro well and we utilize the exact growing techniques. Well i play around a little, but the selective fan leaf removal he brought to my group from either vader or the jungle boys... Or hell my memory sucks..
    Lol regardless of where it originated we have found it to be the simplest way to go from 1 apical branch to several without the pause that happens with topping..
    I explan more later, im on the clock at work now..
     
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    Wisher2

    Wisher2 Well-Known Member

    first grow is always nerve racking
    as soon as you get a few grows under your belt things get much easier
    you will get a routine and things become, for the most part, smooth sailing
     
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