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DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

I had my nutes at an EC of 4.4 for a week. They were doing really good. Now the leaves are really curling. Can i save them? I got it down to 1.1. Ppm is around 570. Can i save these?
 
DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

Germinated on the 10th of April in a cup of water. Seeds popped. Put in 1.5 inch rockwool. I put my led on them a little soon but they recovered. So i had them on seedling nutes. Advanced nutrients micro grow and bloom. And i assumed that when it got its first set of true leaves. The 5,7,9,11,etc. That they were ready to transplant and having my big led light on them so soon kept killing the roots shooting out of the bottom. This was 2 weeks ago. So i transplanted into 6 inch rockwool and kept them on seeding nutes for the week. They did good. 1 plant which is bruce banner before i transplanted was laid over on the rockwool because i failed to give any nutes after germination. Im doing flood and drain. So they were starving. Any way. He was recovering. So i changed the nutes to veg nutes. I didn't drain the res. I just added the difference of what it was from seedling to veg. Anyways. I had that shit at about 4.4 EC. They grew like mad for this week. But the last few days the tacoing started. I got the EC back down to 1.1 today. Like 40 gallons later. Lmao. Pic of my setup. 3 18 inch bubblers and a 1250 gallon circulation propeller i guess you would call it.
 
DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

I need a good recommendation on something to cool my water res. Or a mini air conditioner. Something that will cool the tent and the res
 
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Ok I'm sure one of the farmers that use that method will chime in , I'm hand water Coco perlite soil compost mix grower @Aqua Man @Dirtbag ...... The caped crusaders . ....
 
workngrow

workngrow

It didnt help the heat issue. But my plants look better today. Maybe i had them with too much humidity.
You need to pass the water in the res through a chiller if its going to be inside the hot tent. You can set the inflow and outflow tubes of the chiller directly in the res and it will pass it through and cool it but chillers are expensive. An OK one you can get for like 3-500ish.

Personally I would just move the res outside the tent. Tent looks crowded with its size/the light, etc. Cant tell how tall that is.
 
DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

How would i put my res outside the tent and pump the water in it? I really don't want to buy a chiller. My tent is like around 7 foot tall. My bed is really tall. I have my seedlings under there. And i have my light on a sun up sun down controller.
 
workngrow

workngrow

How would i put my res outside the tent and pump the water in it? I really don't want to buy a chiller. My tent is like around 7 foot tall. My bed is really tall. I have my seedlings under there. And i have my light on a sun up sun down controller.
Judging by your setup in the pic that wont be an option due to the size and type of setup/available space. The flood and drain setup in your 7ft tent makes up for about 30-35 pct of the total available space in the tent. So your desired growing strategy is just too big for the tent, in my opinion.
 
workngrow

workngrow

How would i put my res outside the tent and pump the water in it? I really don't want to buy a chiller. My tent is like around 7 foot tall. My bed is really tall. I have my seedlings under there. And i have my light on a sun up sun down controller.

If you look at where the plants are in relation to the light, how high up they are they are basically getting hammered by this 600w+ LED in close proximity. You have to kind of step back and look at it and how close they are to see how much space this system is chewing up in your tent.


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DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

Judging by your setup in the pic that wont be an option due to the size and type of setup/available space. The flood and drain setup in your 7ft tent makes up for about 30-35 pct of the total available space in the tent. So your desired growing strategy is just too big for the tent, in my opinion.
I was going to train them and keep them low and get more growth out of them. Will that work? I have thought about what you are saying though. So i could put the res outside the tent. Lower my flood table and that would help. Do i have to pump the water in and out then?
 
workngrow

workngrow

I was going to train them and keep them low and get more growth out of them. Will that work? I have thought about what you are saying though. So i could put the res outside the tent. Lower my flood table and that would help. Do i have to pump the water in and out then?
Yea I dont know the guts of your setup and whats underneath and if its practical to do but removing the res and getting it out of the tent would increase your airspace by a significant percentage and cut the sitting height of your plants in half. Thereby getting them further away from the light and giving you more air to rotate.
 
DazedNconfused78

DazedNconfused78

Yea I dont know the guts of your setup and whats underneath and if its practical to do but removing the res and getting it out of the tent would increase your airspace by a significant percentage and cut the sitting height of your plants in half. Thereby getting them further away from the light and giving you more air to rotate.
Yeah. Right now they are already 36 inches above the canopy. In flower though can't they grow really close to the lights?
 
workngrow

workngrow

I was going to train them and keep them low and get more growth out of them. Will that work? I have thought about what you are saying though. So i could put the res outside the tent. Lower my flood table and that would help. Do i have to pump the water in and out then?
Also, depending on how much you want to train, not sure what the footprint of your tent is but training and doing a horizontal wide canopy in a limited space is going to be challenging with 6 plants inside like a 4x4 or 5x5. Most of the seedbanks I have been looking at rate potential yield by m2 or meters squared which is roughly 3x3ft for a single plant. So assuming its all maximized and stretched out thats the amount of space I was shooting for this is of course shooting to try and hit the projected yield from the breeder. So that means by the breeders projected yields if you have 6 plants you wont be able to train to maximize the space to net the target yield per plant/seed. Each of my sites is actually 2.5x2.5ft-ish. So for a RDWC setup someone can correct me but I think 4 plants is optimal maximum amount with training for a 5x5. I figure the same would apply for a flood and drain setup because its less about amount of plants and more about available square footage.
 
Ghosttrainx

Ghosttrainx

You need to pass the water in the res through a chiller if its going to be inside the hot tent. You can set the inflow and outflow tubes of the chiller directly in the res and it will pass it through and cool it but chillers are expensive. An OK one you can get for like 3-500ish.

Personally I would just move the res outside the tent. Tent looks crowded with its size/the light, etc. Cant tell how tall that is.
800 hun for a chiller as I have one on my air intake coolers 350 for a water cooler that u put on intake air flow is good to use
 
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