Sour Diesel on a budget

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Genetics
    -Cali Connection Original Sour Diesel
    2 clones taken from mother plant
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    Nutrients
    -Megacrop
    -RTI Xtreme gardening 2202 mykos wettable powder
    - Brer Rabbit unsulphured blackstrap molasses
    - Advanced Nutrients Overdrive (during final flower)
    - Advanced Nutrients Sensi CalMag (if/as needed)
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    Grow Medium
    Hydroton in a Lowe's mortar mixing tub

    Reservoir
    16 gallon gray storage container from Lowe's
    Currently 10 gallon but may go up to 14 at times.

    Lights
    - currently an HLG 65 4000k
    Also have
    - dual Quantum board 304 and a single 300-watt blurple galaxyhydro
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    Grow Room
    36"wide x 32"deep
    I have a Max available 40" of head room above the scrog. ( I would have more if it weren't for a carbon scrubber.)
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    These two girls have been in my veg/mother room under 125 watts worth of CFLs for the last 3 weeks.
    My HLG 65 is the light that belongs in there, but I have some modifications to do to my main light before I put it back in the flowering room. So the 65 is running the show in the flowering room for right now.
     

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Got my light mods done, i moved the QBs out 2 inches in the frame and rewired everything, relocating the driver to the wall.
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    Had to cut some more aluminum angle to support the blurple 300. (Really need to mod that light with some cobs)

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Well clone A has finally reached the scrog. I may flip the lights once clone B reaches there. This plant stretched like a mofo last time she flowered.
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    Continuing to dial-up the quantum boards.
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    Current temps..
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    And what i had for dinner, hahaha, be jealous!! Although im now out of bacon :-(
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    Btw feel free to post.....im more making this journal for future reference. I have a mother of this still going and my last harvest from this plant was nice. I had more than one of these. But i think i started the overdrive too early.
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Well they id say are happily acclimated to the quantum boards.
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    Dont have any bug problems, but i put the sticky traps out anyway. I use neem oil for pest control.

    Cranked the QBs up a bit more
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    Humid trend continues, should be better in a month or so.
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    Did a res change as well - 10 Gallon
    20 grams of Megacrop
    2 tablespoons molasses
    2 teaspoons mykos
    10ml Cal/Mag


    Also repotted mother sour diesel, this is the 3rd mother so far, i germinated the seed Nov 26th 2017'
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Upgrades underway... 20180811_171327.jpg
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    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Well it only took me 9.5 hours to finish the light...started at 4pm, figured i would be done by 8-9, didnt finish until about 130am. But i did have to stop and make dinner before wife got home from work.

    But now running 4 QB 304s, two 3000k and two 2700k
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Well as you can see i upgraded the lights from 2 to 4 boards and removed the blurple for good. Probably going to rob the drivers from it to run cobs down the road.
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    I also noticed that the used heatsinks from the old light changed color wherever a QB or Aluminum frame touched it. Still 100% functional and i dc either way, just thought it kinda odd.
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    Res change day

    Res change - 10 Gallon
    25 grams of Megacrop
    2 tablespoons molasses
    2 teaspoons mykos
    10ml Cal/Mag

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    Running lights at 200ish watts. Plants seem to like it.

    Topped both plants a few days ago.
     

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Middle of 5th week of Veg

    Res change - 10 gallons
    37.5 grams of Megacrop
    2 tablespoons molasses
    2 teaspoons mykos
    10ml Cal/Mag

    Lights at 170w

    Been busy with LST these girls in the screen

    Lollipopped and defol on the 17th

    Prob going to flip to 12/12 by friday/24th
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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Added 1 gallon plain water to the res, 37.5 grams was a tad too much

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Flipped to 12/12 on the 22nd, gave her 18 hrs of darkness before. (I debated w myself on flipping)

    Also added an oscillating fan, had been getting by with a pos clip on fan.

    I just cant seem to find a fan i like, 8" too big, 6" cant find oscilating that doesnt look like junk.

    Res change - 10 gallons
    34 grams of Megacrop
    2 tablespoons molasses
    2 teaspoons mykos
    20ml Cal/Mag
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Bout 2 hours of LST and tucking fan leaves, think im gonna let her go from here.
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Day 11 of flower

    Pump currently running for 2 minutes every 3 hours during lights on.

    Res change - 10 gallons
    41 grams of Megacrop
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoons mykos
    30ml Cal/Mag
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    PopeyeSpinach

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    Day 18 of flower

    Res change - 10 gallons
    50 grams of Megacrop
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoons mykos
    30ml Cal/Mag

    Since i havent mentioned it yet i keep my res between 5.7-6.2 i aim for 5.8.

    Usually by the 3rd or 4th day the PH stabilizes around 5.8. I feel like i use less PH down with megacrop than i did with another line thats supposed to be the perfect PH...

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    Lights maxed at 270, which isnt right. I should be able to get 320ish from this driver. I think its my potentiometer, but ive not taken the time to diagnose this issue yet.
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    Olive Oyl would be proud !
     
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    SMT69

    SMT69 Well-Known Member

    Nice setup, i luv sour diesel.....

    will watch how you like the megacrop as I’m running flora nova bloom and ordered the free sample from megacrop to try on my next run.

    Best of luck to ya
     
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    PopeyeSpinach

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    Day 25 of flower

    Res change - 10 gallons
    62 grams of Megacrop
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoons mykos
    20ml Cal/Mag

    Dialed the cal mag back a bit since im giving more MC.

    Light still at 270w

    They seem to be drinking over a gallon a week.
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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Day 32 of flower

    Girls are thirsty, increasing res to 12 gallons

    On and the girls are stanky too, wooo...trying to keep the door opening to a minimum.

    Res change - 12 gallons
    91 grams of Megacrop
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoons mykos
    20ml Cal/Mag
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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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    PopeyeSpinach

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    Day 39


    Res change - 12 gallons
    104 grams of Megacrop
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoons mykos
    20ml Cal/Mag

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Mix was a tad too hot, i knew I shoulda stopped at 100 grams

    Added 1 gallon plain water to the Res, seems ok now.

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    PopeyeSpinach

    PopeyeSpinach Well-Known Member

    Day 42

    Massive defol.....plant was choking herself out...

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