Cancer Survivor Wanting To Start First Grow

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EventHorizan

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They are Cree bro but with a off brand driver. And it's my very first grow. By overfed do u mean the ppm like @incogneato metioned or my feed rate of 30 min every 3 hours. I'm in mostly perlite with a little hydroton mixed in.
i meant what incogneto said, BUT........ I beleive that you could benefit from 30 mins every 4 hrs, or 15 every 2.... but i need to go do some research on drip times with peralite.. Im only using my best judgement on that. So dont make no drastic changes to your timer. Where did you get your info on what to set the timer? And how intense and how close your light is will change that equation.
 
Evil Monkey

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i use landscape fabric to keep perlite separate and from coming back. And got info from just reading threads and different styles of growing @flowamasta was a main one I've read I pretty much copied that. Just added a different oxygen system instead of airstones I use the fountain pump for a water fall.
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EventHorizan

EventHorizan

For a first timer I liked that setup and so far I like it. Keeping a check on ppm and ph is kinda soothing u know. Do have a nice treat coming next week. A blue lab guardian monitor lol.
Awesome on the monitor!!! $
And no matter I think you made a good decision because your pumps, totes, lines can all be used to build forward to other systems like flood, rdwc, ebb, etc.... you will get good learning from this...
 
wobbly goblin

wobbly goblin

Finally made move into rig and have seen some nice growth. Of course made a couple more mistakes lol. Believe I'm still fighting a mag issue. Letting ph drift from 5.8 to 6.1 and keeping around 1000 ppm. Feeding on a 3 hour increments for 30 min which drains back to res. Running a submersible fountain pump for a water fall type effect, no air stones. Temps in res stay at 70 to 71 it's a 25 gal. Temps in room are 73 with 50% rh. I dropped light a little under 4 ft, following advice and try stages and watch. Already burned once and don't wanna do that again. She is getting bushy not sure about letting her ride or snip some and where? View attachment 673086 View attachment 673087
http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/nursery/Landscape problems/Substrate/pH and EC of soilless media.PDF

i believe your mag issue is due to your ph range with that medium
with a saturated soil less..i've found that a ph of 5.3 seems to give better results



good luck with it
fwiw
 
Evil Monkey

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Got a update things are looking good. Ph is stable floating 5.5 to 6 and keeping ppm around 600 to 700. Seems to be a good spot leaves are improving. Pic was from this morning I'm pinning her back and she is responding to it well. She spans my ring now lol. Got a couple new offshoots that I'm making sure light gets too.
 
EventHorizan

EventHorizan

Got a update things are looking good. Ph is stable floating 5.5 to 6 and keeping ppm around 600 to 700. Seems to be a good spot leaves are improving. Pic was from this morning I'm pinning her back and she is responding to it well. She spans my ring now lol. Got a couple new offshoots that I'm making sure light gets too.
Good job.. just let it grow. The bigger it gets the tougher it gets. Can handle more uh ohs lol...
 
Evil Monkey

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Good job.. just let it grow. The bigger it gets the tougher it gets. Can handle more uh ohs lol...
I'm hoping to let her run for the next 3 weeks in veg at least. If I can go longer with amount of veg nutes/space I will. Strain only supposed to stretch another 25% once flipped so we will see. Got my blue lab hooked up last night, so hopefully can track everything better. Big shout out to everyone riding with me @jumpincactus, @incogneato, @EventHorizan, and @DrMcSkunkins without y'all I would have made way more mistakes.
 
incogneato

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I'm hoping to let her run for the next 3 weeks in veg at least. If I can go longer with amount of veg nutes/space I will. Strain only supposed to stretch another 25% once flipped so we will see. Got my blue lab hooked up last night, so hopefully can track everything better. Big shout out to everyone riding with me @jumpincactus, @incogneato, @EventHorizan, and @DrMcSkunkins without y'all I would have made way more mistakes.
Nice, keeping that pH in check is a big one.
 
Evil Monkey

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Thought I would drop a couple new pics. She looks to be going strong picking up speed. Really likes her magnesium seems like. I topped off the nutes some before res change Saturday. Ppm is dropping slowly so she is uptaking the nutes. Not gonna push any harder. Maybe one more week veg then flip? What do y'all think? Have some good gear on the way from the farm.
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Trunk is the size of my finger
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Maybe not to bad for a newbie and a little over a month veg so far.
 
EventHorizan

EventHorizan

Thought I would drop a couple new pics. She looks to be going strong picking up speed. Really likes her magnesium seems like. I topped off the nutes some before res change Saturday. Ppm is dropping slowly so she is uptaking the nutes. Not gonna push any harder. Maybe one more week veg then flip? What do y'all think? Have some good gear on the way from the farm.
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Trunk is the size of my finger
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Maybe not to bad for a newbie and a little over a month veg so far.
Either way.. u could flip it now or wait a week. Depending on how good your light is for flower. Could always top and wait 2 weeks and flip. Will double your tops and keep a even canopy...

Purely up to you....
 
Evil Monkey

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Either way.. u could flip it now or wait a week. Depending on how good your light is for flower. Could always top and wait 2 weeks and flip. Will double your tops and keep a even canopy...

Purely up to you...

My light is 5 cobs 250 watts. Running full out 36 volts each. Not the strongest but it's fucking bright as hell. I do have a screen for scrog. So I could top across the plant and put the screen in?
 
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