First grow! KushXL autos from Growers Choice

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Day 10: 06/10/2021 - Both plants doing well. I am seeing new growth in both and it’s exciting. Plant #1 has bud sites/ branches coming from the intersection of the first set of serrated leaves. Is this common? Fed this morning with a nute mix of 500EC and all seems well with that ratio. I will be upping it slightly to about 1000EC by the end of the week as the plants need it. I’m going to start setting up my auto watering rig tonight. I am using a 27g black tote, halos, a small aquarium pump, some ball valves, and a good down to the second timer. Exciting day!

Plant 1:
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Plant 2:
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JimmyCreedog

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You can start your support loop, sort of leading it slightly to the opposite side you'll eventually bend it, to brace it.
 
AmokNewb

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You can start your support loop, sort of leading it slightly to the opposite side you'll eventually bend it, to brace it.
I think I will unfortunately have to wait until I get my halos and and auto watering rig setup then. They will have to be tall enough to go over the top of the halos as well. I guess that sort of forces me to get that setup sooner than later. 😜
 
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Day 11: 06/11/2021 - So I did not get to my auto watering rig like I wanted to yesterday. Here is hoping for today! Fed this morning with 650EC/1000EC seedling nite mix. I had to restart after a little flush due to user error on my EC pen. I will be bumping that up slightly to 1000ish EC the rest of this week perhaps into next if plants need it. Both plants are putting on what to me looks like good new growth. Both plants already showing signs of branching starting. Smooth sailing for now.

Plant 1:
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Plant 2:
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AmokNewb

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Got the last of my new strains today! I should have enough for like 3 years 🤷🏻‍♂️ They are in no particular order:

From growers choice:
Tangerine Dream Auto
Blueberry Auto
Gorilla Glue Auto

Aurora Indica Fem - from Nirvana Seeds​

White Widow Fem - from Seedsman​

Sour P Fem - from Resin Seeds​

Northern Lights AUTO - from Royal Queen Seeds​

Blueberry Fem - from Seedsman​

Zkittles Auto - from Seedsman​

Blueberry Auto - from Seedsman​

 
AmokNewb

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🤪😜. LMFAO… so apparently a SF-4000 by spider farmer will fit in my 2.3x2.3… Overkill? Perhaps… Dimmable yup! Bigger flowers? Hopefully… Reason to clean my tent? Yup…
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Got two new membranes and all new filters for my RO today. I am thinking it will take a few hours to change them all… I have very sediment heavy water here for some reason even in a big ci. So I have 3 sediment filters. 2 pre RO unit and one in unit. Then running 2 1 micron blocks and two membranes. Then a DI canister after the RO. This seems like overkill but it also runs my 250g saltwater aquarium. Some pics of some of my new corals and fishes… so when it comes to testing and taking care of water I should be a pro after 10 years.
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I will post pics of my RO and auto watering rig as I get them finished today.
 
AmokNewb

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Auto watering setup ready to go. Did my first adjustment for my evening feeding. I’ll do the next in the morning. So on and so on until it is dialed in.

In the future I will be using a 27g black tote, but for now since I am feeding a changing nute diet daily this little can will do for quite awhile I think. There is only 5 gallons in it now, but I think I could get it maxed at like 7-8 gallons out of that 10g can, before I hit the siphon line. I also cleaned up the lines in the tent a bit. Hopefully you won’t even be able to see them soon anyway. 😜

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AmokNewb

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Day 12: 06/12/2021 - Finished setting up my auto watering rig and changed all the filters in my RO late last night. Today I will have to continue to dial in the halos and run off of my waterings.

Noticed a weird grayish (under the lights) color to the new growth. It got pretty chilly and humid in the tent last night due to me not plugging in the heater to the controller. Hope it is nothing major. Any ideas?
With the new lights it raised my tent temp up at least 10 degrees and cut humidity by almost 10%. I think having the heater actually plugged in at night will help the swing. 😜

Noticing a little light curl/ canoeing in the leaves this morning. I will watch them through the day and adjust the light if necessary.

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Plant 2:

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Temp/Humidity Swing:
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AmokNewb

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Day 13: Everything is running really well and smoothly. I have been mostly hands off now that almost everything is automated. 🤓 Seeing good growth.

Plant 1:
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AmokNewb

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Day 14: well last day of week 2 of veg! Another day of hands off and just letting them grow. I will start LST tomorrow though. Woot woot! On to week 3!

Plant 1:
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Plant 2:
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AmokNewb

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Day 15: 06/15/2021 - Did some light LST late last night before last feeding and the lights went out. Fertigating 3x a day at around 11-1200 EC, PH 6.1-6.2, 7.25 hours apart starting at lights on. I think I am seeing some canoeing in Plant 1, keeping an eye out and will adjust my lights if needed. Other than that I did see some slowness in growth over night probably due to the LST, but also keeping an eye on that. Not that I know what to do about it. 😜

Plant 1:
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Plant 2:
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Tent:
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As always any comments or concerns about my grow are always appreciated. I have been pretty independent so far and just relying on common sense so far. 🤓
 
AmokNewb

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Day 16: Not much to report today. Did some slight LST adjustments. Seeing good growth. Had to fill the reservoir today so I upped the nutes a tad and adjusted the PH to 6.0-6.1. Plant 1 is looking a bit like she is yellowing some. Trying to stay on top of things. 🤓

Plant 1 before and after some LST:
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Plant 2 before and after LST:
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Tent:
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AmokNewb

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That high frequency fertigation auto water and auto waste disposal life!


 
M0nStarNuggety

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Hi there!! The setup looks great. I always love getting things automated. Just sit back and check on them. How often are you watering? Noticed a bit of green on the top of medium.
 
AmokNewb

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Hi there!! The setup looks great. I always love getting things automated. Just sit back and check on them. How often are you watering? Noticed a bit of green on the top of medium.

Hi and welcome! I am feeding 3 times a day. Starting at lights on and 7.25 hour intervals. Still tuning the feeding time lengths. I just went from 1 minute to 45 seconds.

I assumed the green was ok and a natural thing. Could be from before I changed my really old and dirty RO filters. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Do I need to fix that issue?

Thanks for the reply!
 
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Just seems as though they are a bit over watered. The medium does need to have a small dry/wet cycle. Not bone dry, but the pot should be "lighter" before the next watering. That's the trick with automation, finding the balance, then increasing as the plants use and up take more. Once they get bigger and everything is tuned, that will be a rock solid grow my friend.👍👊😎
 
AmokNewb

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Just seems as though they are a bit over watered. The medium does need to have a small dry/wet cycle. Not bone dry, but the pot should be "lighter" before the next watering. That's the trick with automation, finding the balance, then increasing as the plants use and up take more. Once they get bigger and everything is tuned, that will be a rock solid grow my friend.👍👊😎
Thanks for the advice and thumbs up! I am growing in 70% coco and 30% Perl. I was under the assumption from my readings and @Aqua Man’s thread posted below. That this was a good practice for this medium. I hope I didn’t mess it up already. 🤪


Happy growing!
 
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Well he definitely knows more than I !!😂 So if he is saying different go with it.
 
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