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    HOW TO WATER COCO FOR BEST RESULTS.

    Autopots don't need to be top fed after the wicking system is first turned on. After transplant, plants are top fed until their roots reach the bottom. When the wicking is turned on only the top 1-2cm of the rhizosphere will dry out leaving no effective salt build up that will affect the roots...
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    Sweet Zkittlez by Sweet Seeds Week 3 flower

    Yes, plants with nitrogen toxicity will focus extra energy on growing stems and leaves. You can grow bigger plants with extra N but they will have thinner cell walls and a subsequently lower quality crop. If there is excess nitrate nitrogen specifically in a plants soil it will continue to...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Cool! It seems like a really interesting topic that I haven't been able to find much indepth information on. My microbial life seems to be flourishing if the fungi reaching around the lower edges of the smartpot are any indication. I'm wondering how this effects the ideal feed ph. Do the...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Yeah, its soilless with mostly coco and perlite. The fertilizer i'm using is GH flora trio with GH silica, GH calmag, GH humic acid, RAW amino acids, RAW yucca, and SLF-100 enzymes in every batch. Lately i've been adding a bit of epsom salt or a little raw vitamin b for a little extra...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Yeah I was thinking the same. I just switched out the res with 100% RO source water and I haven't even had to adjust ph on the new mix. I guess that 20% or so of tap was alkaline enough to make a steady 6.0ph pretty much impossible. The well water leaves limescale on everything and goes through...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Yo yo, just a quick update. Will post update pics soon. Plant is looking much bigger and healthier. The gravity fed bottom feed system has pretty much solved the water retention problem though the medium is still a bit spongy. Next time its all coco and perlite. Finally got topping done and...
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    Oily Film in Reservoir

    I recently switched from DtW to a gravity fed bottom feeding reservoir system and I've been having a small problem with an oily film collecting on the surface of the reservoir and the base pots. It breaks up easily upon stirring and is easily removed with a paper towel. It looks slightly like...
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    Fresh Cut Rosin Processing Techniques

    Hey yall, I'm curious to hear some experienced opinions on the best method of fresh flower processing for rosin production that doesn't require an expensive freeze drier. It seems the highest quality route is washing fresh cuttings and freeze drying the result. What are your recommendations for...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Cool, I'll change it to 20k tomorrow and see how far I can ramp it up through the week. Things are looking a bit better already so lets see where we can take this. Thanks for all the diagnosis and all the words of wisdom! I'll update in a week or so to let you know how things went
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    No, the meter goes to 99900lux. The light was on too high this morning so I'm just keeping it that low so they don't get too much for the day. I'm being a little overly cautious to be safe while things are acclimating and recovering. At max power 24" up the max is about 58000lux This LED is a...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    The lux is currently 12200 right now
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Cool, I'll order some. Do you think extra calimagic will help in the mean time or would the extra N and Cal be unhealthy. It looks like it could handle some extra N at least. I have a lux meter but it's hard to trust the conversion to ppfd. I definitely gave them too much LED at first but I've...
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Here's the main offender. Started in a rapid rooter before going to small plastic containers with Roots Soilless before moving to a larger plastic container and eventually the smartpot. This plant was by far the biggest and strongest until wind knocked it over right at the base of the stem. The...
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    Hows it looking(1st gro)

    Thanks, no hurry at all. Good idea, I don't wanna hijack the thread. Here's a new one: https://www.thcfarmer.com/threads/coco-soilless-water-retention-buffering-issues.116804/
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    Coco Soilless Water Retention & Buffering Issues

    Hey yall, Someone suggested to move this discussion to a new thread to keep it from cluttering the original. Here's some context: A bit cluttered but this is where we're at. I'm mainly concerned about the medium ph and feed requirements at this point. I'm not able to fertigate daily per...
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    Hows it looking(1st gro)

    Cheers, thanks for the advice. I appreciate any bits of knowledge I can get I forgot to mention that the ones in the larger containers have had a good bit of purple on the joints between stems and branches that seem to worsen after watering if they haven't dried enough. Could be phosphorus def...
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    Hows it looking(1st gro)

    I think it's technically hydro either way if I'm not mistaken but the bottom feed is definitely closer to straight hydroponics. It gives the benefits of a soilless grow while still letting me spoon feed whats needed or dilute feed instantly. Im in fabric pots so oxygen flows through all sides...
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    Hows it looking(1st gro)

    ppm of fert mix is around 630 and the source water is 1/2-3/4 of distilled water with the rest being tap water with a ph around 8.0 and ppm of 250-300 I'm running off the same schedule as op with GH flora trio, armor si, calimagic, diamond nectar, amino acids, and yucca. edit: forgot to mention...
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    Hows it looking(1st gro)

    Hey, coincidentally I've been using roots soilless for almost the same amount of time and with the same nutrient schedule that you have. I'm a bit confused with this medium. It seems like it holds a lot more water and compacts more than what I assume just coco and perlite would. I've noticed...
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