DIY RDWC system - First try with hydro

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Should get a lb off that if it yields well. Dont know how full it is front to back but width wise its taking up the full space. If you just average 1 gram per watt that's a heck of a crop for ya.

I used to love growing plants that were just loading with bud. Now seems most I grow is cookie strains that just has nugs lol
It's a full canopy, filled in well. I actually had to chop a lot to fit it in there. And close to twice the size of the Tutankhamon I just finished next to it. And that was a good harvest, except for the mold🤬.
 
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At week 4 now!!!!
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I try and take same pic of this one, it is the main branch technically.
 
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Up to you what you want to buy obviously. After some research I went with future harvest. Its reasonable especially if you start getting into the 5 gallon sizes. I pay $110 for 5 gal containers of micro grow bloom, they have a bunch of add amendments as well that are well priced. 5 gallon of humic is $120. They have Super B+, Royal Gold(fulvic for hydro) Royal Black for dirt, Plantacilin(beneficials), Carbo blast, Prop-o-gator(roots and clones) and Calnesium. But, if you follow the directions on the bottle. It will come out nice and green and lush. There numbers are on point(with RO water). I got my newbie neighbor onto it, and he has had great success from his first crop. I use their entire line myself. I have no complaints. It was designed for marijuana as well.
Yes I have looked into a lot and those were a few, my intention is to learn with the most basic and fully dial in my new rooms once done. These were the trials before ramping up the size of systems. After that I will begin the add on boosters to help tweak out every bit. But only once my system is mastered really. I have been pleased with results so far. Just wish this winter was done so I can finish up construction.
 
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I check the PH and PPMs every other day or so. I'm running her at about 600-700 right now, not trying to push too hard yet, still newbie with hydroponics. I have done only one full water change when the larger container was swapped. I don't top up until Res. is very low. Only added a low strength flower booster once to help at week 2 (Flower Fuel).


Well you prob don't wanna go much over 800 ppm in hydro. Most of the time I ran mine at 550ppm. Ya I've experimented at over 1000 but its a waste of nutes unless you have insane light levels in conjunction with CO2.
 
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I don't plan I going past 800ppm. I just had to many minor issues when I tried on the Auto flower. I don't have the setup yet to push them any harder really.
In time I will....

Noticed some purple streaks on stalks past day or 2, so I gave her a 25ml cal/mag boost in Res. on the 1st day. On 2nd my Res was getting pretty low anyhow so I went ahead and drained the last 10-15gal. Then mixed up a new batch to refill. Again gave it a small boost in Cal/mag since she is starting to feed heavy.
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Other than that she is looking
spectacular 🤩.
 
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Week #5 update.
Everything looks to be going well. Topped up the Res. 2 days ago with just silica and Cal/mag, she doesn't seem to be needing too much of anything else right now. At around 650ppm, 6.0ph, 80°F/72°F Hi/Lo, 30-40% RH.
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I’m blown away that you never topped her ! I topped mine a couple times and didn’t get anywhere near the amount of Colas as you did. I have a 2x5 tent so had to too for height. Might try not going it next grow just to see
 
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Bravo! Awesome grow. I'm a beginner . And hope to learn and grow with the best . I always thought you had to top a plant for it to get that bushy. Badass
 
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I’m blown away that you never topped her ! I topped mine a couple times and didn’t get anywhere near the amount of Colas as you did. I have a 2x5 tent so had to too for height. Might try not going it next grow just to see
Bravo! Awesome grow. I'm a beginner . And hope to learn and grow with the best . I always thought you had to top a plant for it to get that bushy. Badass
Now, thank you both very much, I really do appreciate it. With that said, this was not you typical grow. Yes it looks amazing now, but this started as 2 Autos......Then they decided to take different paths in life.
No you don't have to top a plant, IF you do the proper LST from the beginning. I usually do not top any of my Autos and that's why she never was. If this was a straight Photoperiod grow, she would have been, but also would not have gone so long in Veg.
 
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Was out of town for few days. Everything ran well while gone. She wasn't the happiest just before I left. I was building up to a 13/11 light cycle the week before. So I have a little extra stretch it appears , but I switched back to 12/12 just before leaving.
I got back yesterday late evening so finally checked on her this morning, was happy to see some of the larger tall colas leaning a bit. Ran some stringers for support and straightened most back up.
So she is definitely packing on the weight now. Should only have 2 weeks left if going by the numbers. Most times I'm coming in at an extra week average, so figure 2 weeks for fattening up and a 3rd to flush.
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