#### SweetLeafGrow

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Super excited to get my 2nd RDWC grow going after all the successes and challenges from the last grow where I got my feet wet in RDWC. Special THANKS to Moe and Aquaman for all their great assistance in getting me to the finish line!

After much consideration about the strain I want to run this time, I've decided to go with some beans I got from @Trustfall during a recent sale/trade deal we made and run the Dragons Flame Mac Dragon bx1.

I got one of these seeds started in a Rapid Rooter and she is doing OK. A bit stretchy, I need to work on my seedling skills! Anyhow, roots are showing from the bottom of the Rapid Rooter and I figure it's almost time to get her in the RDWC system and time to rock and roll.

Since I am going into new territory here, I've done a bit of reading and from what I can decipher, this chart would be a good guide for nutrient levels throughout the grow.

I had cleaned out my system last week really well with H2O2 but decided to do one more H2O2 cleanse and then get the system filled, nutes and Hydroguard added, pH to 5.8 and let it run for a day or two before I introduce the seedling.

I've made some alterations to my RDWC to get LOTS more water into the system. Thanks to @Moe.Red for 3D printing this cool sleeve that will allow me to use a 3.75" net pot, which in turn will allow me to get almost twice as much water in the system as before. I filled everything this morning, added what H2O2 I have left (about a quart) and the system is now holding between 13 and 14 gallons, will get a more accurate reading on that once I fill it for the last time before adding nutes and such.

So my plan is, after finishing the final cleaning, add back in RO water to fill the system to 1" below the bottom of the net pot. Then prepare the water as follows per the GH chart above for LIGHT FEEDING-

Total Res Volume ~13 gallons

Step 1. Add 2.5 ml Tree Trunk silica formula per gallon for a total of 32.5 ml.

Step 2. pH to 6.1 and let stabilize. Adjust as necessary.

Step 3. Add 65 ml cal/mag to res.

Step 4. Add 13 ml enzymes to res.

Step 5. Add GH brown at the rate of 3.6 ml per gallon to res for a total of 46.8 ml.

Step 5. Add GH green at the rate of 3.4 ml per gallon to res for a total of 44.2 ml.

Step 7. Add GH pink at the rate of 2.6 ml per gallon to res for a total of 33.8 ml.

Step 8. Ph to final target of 5.8.

Step 9. Add Hydroguard at the rate of 2 ml per gallon for a total of 26 ml.

Final PPM should rest between 400-500 from what I can tell. Does anyone think this is too strong for young seedlings?

I will let this run for a couple of days and then introduce the seedling. I guess one question I would have is the actual placement of the Rapid Rooter plug, should I put a layer of hydroton on the bottom of the net pot and then place the plug on top of that and then fill the basket the rest of the way up with hydroton? I guess the alternative would be to place it directly on the bottom of the net pot. Also, I had seen where that tap root will get quite large and so I am wondering if I need to cut a bit of that net pot out on the bottom to allow that tap root to be unrestricted?

OK, off to the races....here we go!