First Grow - CropKings: White Widow - Under Current DWC

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ChadBroChillin

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Hello again!

Its been about a month since i last posted, my phones charging port is fucked and its hard to get the pictures off the phone without compressing them through facebook or the such, but i finally got it to work long enough to get the pictures off the phone.

Ive still been keeping my logs up to date in my log book.

My next entry is from nov 1st. I topped plants #1 and 4 ( the left ones)

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Plant #2 is still not doing very well, its genetics are kind of messed up, leaves are curving sideways, not really growing very much. The roots in all the plants are doing amazing, including #2..

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5.9PH
690PPM
21C water temps, I bought a 1/10 hp water chiller and it is keeping the water temp down very well.
25C room temperatures
60% humidity




On Nov 2, day 32 from seed, I topped plants 3, 5 and 6(bitch brian) and topped up the reservoir.

5.5PH
1040PPM
40% humidity
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Nov 9th, day 39: Humidity has been low, in the low 30's. I decided to up the temperature threshold so the fans dont turn on as often to allow the plants to build up humidity in the room. I also closed my view ports to keep the humidity in, this actually helped a lot. Humidity levels are now at 60%.
On day 34 i did a rez change that i forgot to write in originally;
PH 5.75
PPM 1040
HUM 60%
21C Water temp
27C Room temp

The next update came Wed 18th; Day 48 from seed;

I ordered a trellis netting from indoorgrowingcanada they took 10 days and had not actually shipped my trellis netting, they did a similar thing with my hanna meter, i told them to cancel the order and refund me, i bought a cheaper trellis locally but the plants needed it several days ago.

PH 5.5
PPM 980
HUM 65%
21C water temp
27C room temp
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I just thought id also throw this in here, I have a magnetic stirrer for mixing my nutrients, it
is amazing and cheap and i would hate my life if i had to mix them by hand.


 
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ChadBroChillin

ChadBroChillin

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Day 51: Installed the trellis net that I got after canceling my previous order. Tucked the plants under as best i could. Bitch Brian is not growing tall, but the fan leaves are gigantic like way bigger than my hand.


Before
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After

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For the next several days i just tucked branches under the squares to extend the canopy height.

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As you can see in the next picture the lighting is different, I upped my ballast to 1000W from the 600 they had been on.

Ive since swapped from PPM to EC:

EC2.15
PH 5.7
HUM 60%
20C water
27C tent

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Day 56, thurs 26th;

In preparation for flipping Ive done some defoliation under the canopy and removed a bunch of things that will never make it up and all the fan leaves that will never see light. Topped up the rez as the plants are drinking lots!

PH 6
EC 1.85
HUM 55%
20C water
27C room

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Day 27 ; Today is FLIP day!!

Exchanged 1000W MH lights out and put in 1000W HPS lights, set at maximum.

New fertilizer ratio for the next few weeks will be:

Jacks 3.6
Cal-Nit 1.1
Magnesium Sulfate 1.1
Jacks blossom booster 1.1

This produces about 1.7EC, the lights are much hotter, the plants are still growing very fast and ive continued to tuck branches into the canopy. I have also lowered the humidity threshold on my sensors.

PH5.75
EC 1.7
HUM 55%
20C water
27C room
Light schedule is 4AM to 4PM so that i can have Christmas lights on LOL

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ChadBroChillin

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And that leads us up to today the 28th of November. 56 days from seed until flipping, this is the 2nd day of flowering. I took a short video to show you the grow room and plants real quick!


 
tobh

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Oh man... where has this thread been hiding. I'm entering the planning stages for a four site UC build, and here you are, doin' big things. Looking killer man!

Followed you on IG, will go back and read through what I skipped over in my excitement to stick to as a fly on the wall.
 
ChadBroChillin

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Oh man... where has this thread been hiding. I'm entering the planning stages for a four site UC build, and here you are, doin' big things. Looking killer man!

Followed you on IG, will go back and read through what I skipped over in my excitement to stick to as a fly on the wall.

Thank you for the follow, feel free to ask me anything.

It's now Day 19 of flowering. I missed last weeks update because we decided to paint the house and my notebook was held hostage by the coffee table hidden in the back of our spare room. So here is that update first.

Day 8 saw a massive defoliation all over the canopy removing lots of stuff that will never make it up and lots of big fan leaves

On day 10 I did a rez top up, the girls drank lots of water the days before that. For this topup I used Jack's 321 with .5g per gal of booster. To 2.4 ec and 5.5 ph.

I use the booster to induce flowering more quickly and to get more budding sites to grow. The first week was real heavy on booster.

Day 17 of flower: flushed down to 90 ppm in the under current system and added Jack's 321 + 1/4 g per gal of booster. 7g ph down for my 37gal approximate.

Anyone know what ppm Jack's is supposed to be at full strength?

EC 2.35
PH 5.78
HUM 55%
Room temp 27c
Water temp 20.5c
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Day 18 the heavy pk diet seems to have worked quite well. The plants were into flower almost immediately they were looking quite deficient before the last rez change but now with a more normal diet they are back to being nice and healthy.

Day 19 the leaves are growing like crazy right now. I'm Having to defoliate quite a lot. Not sure really how far to go so this is where it's at for now!

Hps view and not hps view!
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Growrx

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Where did you get your buckets and fittings? And what size fittings did you go with?
 
ChadBroChillin

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Where did you get your buckets and fittings? And what size fittings did you go with?

I bought the buckets from astralgrow and I bought the 2'' slip x slip abs bulkheads from ausiglobe. Not sure of the rules for links but am easy google search will bring you to their websites. I am Canadian And these were the only place to buy these items that were not insane in price.
 
Growrx

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I’m looking to do a 9 (5 gallon) RDWC in 2021, but was thinking of going from 1inch to 1.5 or maybe 2 inch bulkhead /uni seals but not sure if the bulkheads would work with pvc
 
ChadBroChillin

ChadBroChillin

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I’m looking to do a 9 (5 gallon) RDWC in 2021, but was thinking of going from 1inch to 1.5 or maybe 2 inch bulkhead /uni seals but not sure if the bulkheads would work with pvc

The bulkheads work with pvc you just need a transitioning cement instead of straight pvc glue.

I would not do anything less than 2'', the roots will clog them at worst and restrict water flow at best. I bought square buckets to eliminate any chances of leaks due to curvature. Definitely buy bulkheads and not uniseals.
 
ChadBroChillin

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Day 24 of flowering looks like this!

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Lots of tops, some taller some shorter.

My EC and ph are slowly going up I Presume that means they are drinking more water than food. I'm going to top up with straight water to lower the ec a bit ( currently 1.9)

Plants are looking great though, one thing in wondering is with defoliation, should I basically be defoliation almost daily? The leaves are growing at a staggaring pace and blocking out other bud sites.

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Here is a short video update.

 
ChadBroChillin

ChadBroChillin

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Day 27 of flower:

Topped up the rez, girls are drinking lots. I lowered the EC and did another light defoliation. I probably could and should have gotten rid of a lot more a while back but it's so sticky now.

EC 1.53
Ph 5.5
19.5c water temp
27c tent temp
55% humidity

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And here is another short video update.
 
ChadBroChillin

ChadBroChillin

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I'm back again with a january new years update. Day 40 of flower today! Pics were all taken on day 38.

For a few days my ph was plummeting and my EC was rising. I've read about an acid rain effect before and I believe that's what I was experiencing. After a few topups did not help I decided to do a full flush with my newly installed by me first time ever soldering indoor tap!
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Added fresh nutes, I'm using a straight Jacks 321 again to the tune of 1.2 EC.

The girls are bulking up a little, some of the colas are looking like mini coke cans growing into the full size can!

There is a lot of foliage, do you think I should go in there and pull out a bunch of leaves and really Thin it out? Or should i just leave it alone and let them finish?

I misplaced my blue lens so I'm afraid all the pics will be from HPS land.
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No video this week sorry! It's been busy!
 
Milson

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There is a lot of foliage, do you think I should go in there and pull out a bunch of leaves and really Thin it out? Or should i just leave it alone and let them finish?
At this point, they are far enough along that I'd say just let them finish and pull leaves that have already faded etc once she's clearly done with them.

Looking good!
 
Rooke

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At this point, they are far enough along that I'd say just let them finish and pull leaves that have already faded etc once she's clearly done with them.

Looking good!
Heya farmer perhaps you might try and tuck some of the leaves to try and get as much light to bud as possible it’s the least stressful way to achieve this. Any that have faded and shriveled should be removed especially on the bottom 1/3 of your plants but don’t be too aggressive all at once it will help your airflow. You may want to slowly decrease your humidity so you don’t develop any mold in your buds as they get tighter/ denser looking really good bro! Props!!!
 
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Crop king changed since James sold out to Rocket seeds, if i place an order they dont even wait for payment just ship it, there prices went up considerably, just dont follow there stupid germanation method you will drown your beans, bought some purple kush off them germanated 1 bean to grow in a solo cup and it popped up fine, after this grow im gonna run 2 of those with 2 blueberry i have, or maybe not i have allot of beans over 30 strains and waiting for Methisto to open i run them mostly best breeder! but i grew some nice crop king plants. First pic you can see the sprout in the little cup, pic 2 is candy cane i grew from CK. Funy i never grew white widow, good luck.
 
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ChadBroChillin

ChadBroChillin

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At this point, they are far enough along that I'd say just let them finish and pull leaves that have already faded etc once she's clearly done with them.

Looking good!
Thanks milson, I was thinking that might be the best option.

Heya farmer perhaps you might try and tuck some of the leaves to try and get as much light to bud as possible it’s the least stressful way to achieve this. Any that have faded and shriveled should be removed especially on the bottom 1/3 of your plants but don’t be too aggressive all at once it will help your airflow. You may want to slowly decrease your humidity so you don’t develop any mold in your buds as they get tighter/ denser looking really good bro! Props!!!

I did a solid clear when I flipped them, everything under the net went, but they grew like crazy. Was pulling leaves out daily and did another massive clean up at about 3 weeks.

I'll go through after I clear out any dead stuff and see what can be tucked.


Crop king changed since James sold out to Rocket seeds, if i place an order they dont even wait for payment just ship it, there prices went up considerably, just dont follow there stupid germanation method you will drown your beans, bought some purple kush off them germanated 1 bean to grow in a solo cup and it popped up fine, after this grow im gonna run 2 of those with 2 blueberry i have, or maybe not i have allot of beans over 30 strains and waiting for Methisto to open i run them mostly best breeder! but i grew some nice crop king plants. First pic you can see the sprout in the little cup, pic 2 is candy cane i grew from CK. Funy i never grew white widow, good luck.


Looks pretty good!

I popped 6 seeds, all germed using their method. I've seen my dad struggle getting seeds to go and this seemed easy.

What specifically about their method will harm the seeds?
 
Milson

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I popped 6 seeds, all germed using their method. I've seen my dad struggle getting seeds to go and this seemed easy.

What specifically about their method will harm the seeds?
It's the paper towel method. So....nothing for my money, especially if you were 6/6.
 

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