ADVICE ON A 400SQFT, B-LITE LED- COCO GROW

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Looks great man.

I think your seeing slower than expected results for a couple reasons.

1. Coco loco is more of a soil contrary to the name.

It's claimed to hold more water than it's own weight where as coco coir holds about 60%. Coco has a much higher air to water ratio and far more drainage so it can be watered extremely frequently and is hard to over water unlike coco loco.

Personal opinion only is that it will make a great soil but would never come close to comparing to a coco husk media in terms of growth rates under equal conditions. I also have a sneaking suspicion that it may contain coco coir pith in part or whole as the form of coco used.

2. The pot size will further reduce the speed of growth and time to dry back which is directly related to o2 exchange and air holding capacity.

You would likely see a better result using this in taller skinnier pots that would improve the air water ratio.

Same goes for smaller pots and transplanting up would likely see faster growth.

3. The organic amendments in it also increase the water over air volume.

I'd say what your seeing is about par for the course in the media being used for the pot and plants size.

I think you will see better results using a good wet dry cycle and starting in smaller pots, transplanting as you go.
thanks for all of your knowledge aquaman.
 
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Alright we’ll enough is enough - I ordered the quest dual 110. This 70 pint Home Depot special just ain’t cutting it. Bought from hydro builder. Here’s the ticket on that. I’ll post up when installed.

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Thank you again, Hydrobuilder.com
 
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these are used in all commercial grows basically, sure youre already well aware, should be happy with it.
Yup like I said before, I already had one ready to purchase and funds went to maintenance with green house and auto dep tarp motors.
 
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Well we’re snowed in here at the farm nothing better than working in the garden.
Beginning of week 6 - kinda at a stale mate here. Not bulking like I’d expect and pistles turning amber already, but
It Is what it is. Swapped light schedule to 12/12 from 13/11. Any ideas you guys got lemme know. Maby environment (day and night temp swings)? Maby humidity is a tad high?

Super excited to be nearing the end and ready to start the living soil indoor grow.

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Thx
 
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Quick update from this morning garden work- Light bump is doing good at 2% increase intervals. And will bump a bit more only to keep dli in spec range. Maxing at 40 for dli. New quest is helping tremendously , not ceiling mounted yet but will once plants are out.
About 30 days until harvest and looking forward to it.

Thanks guys


Currently Running a dli of 33.05.
Co2 1500
Ppm 900
Day temp 81
Night temp 76
Day hum 60
Night hum 52

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BurnzYzBudZz

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Quick update from this morning garden work- Light bump is doing good at 2% increase intervals. And will bump a bit more only to keep dli in spec range. Maxing at 40 for dli. New quest is helping tremendously , not ceiling mounted yet but will once plants are out.
About 30 days until harvest and looking forward to it.

Thanks guys


Currently Running a dli of 33.05.
Co2 1500
Ppm 900
Day temp 81
Night temp 76
Day hum 60
Night hum 52

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Nice work. You’re killing it. 🔥
Burnz
 
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Nice work. You’re killing it. 🔥
Burnz
Thanks burnz supporters and staff here have been informative and helpful.
Burnz do you think the premature ambering of pistil is related to environment or led lighting? I have grown these cultivars outdoors and don’t notice as much amber pistil action this soon? I know I have hit some of them with my arms during defoliation…. But

thx brotha
 
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Thanks burnz supporters and staff here have been informative and helpful.
Burnz do you think the premature ambering of pistil is related to environment or led lighting? I have grown these cultivars outdoors and don’t notice as much amber pistil action this soon? I know I have hit some of them with my arms during defoliation…. But

thx brotha
Nothing to worry about. I think it’s totally normal indoor for pistils to die back sooner than later. As long as new ones are poppin. Also I think you said you had a bit of an environment issue before you got the quest? You have to take that into account as well. All looks well brother.
Edit: I do think you could bump those day time temps up a bit with the amount of co2 you’re running. You’re dli is dialed in though so I wouldn’t change anything, just look into it.
 
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Nothing to worry about. I think it’s totally normal indoor for pistils to die back sooner than later. As long as new ones are poppin. Also I think you said you had a bit of an environment issue before you got the quest? You have to take that into account as well. All looks well brother.
Sweet thx
 
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