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brotherfrombelgium

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OK, question of the day Farmers.
In Hydro, does canopy growth mitigate system water temps?

I pose this for the following reason. Two days ago I reinstalled the 4th and final 315cmh globe to my system. Early days, system water temp was definitely on the up when 4 globes were running. Today, water temps are cool to touch. I wonder if canopy growth protects the grow modules from direct ‘sunlight’ thus mitigating temps.

Over to you guys.
I believe so, it's like being in the shade of a tree, you naturally feel cooler especially if there's a cool breeze blowing over you. :)
 
KingKobi

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I believe so, it's like being in the shade of a tree, you naturally feel cooler especially if there's a cool breeze blowing over you. :)
I mean it makes sense right?
Early days, plants are small and most of the light is beaming those grow modules, warming them and the water in them.
Now, the plants shade the grow modules and mitigate the overall heat in the system, a more balanced ecosystem if you like.
I will keep an eye (or low tech hand) on water temps over the next few weeks to see if things change.
Cheers
 
brotherfrombelgium

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Yep makes perfect sense.

You have your lights off during the night?

Mine runs through the night till early morning, so lights are off during the day when it's warmer.

A dehumidifier you'll need for sure when in bloom, especiially when RH is up and down like a yo yo.
 
brotherfrombelgium

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Lights run 9pm-5pm.
Ordered the dehu today and picking it up tonight/tomoz.
Gotta look after the babies
Awesome nothing better when something new makes it's way into the tent! :P

Enjoy the new dehu amigo. :)
 
KingKobi

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Happy Friday folks.🥂
Quick question for the Farm Fam:
My WW auto girls are going off their brains and 3 of the 4 girls have 16 tops. I am feeding bloom nutes (3 weeks now) and there is a pretty heavy foliage canopy.
1) Will i get all those heads thru ok feed wise? They seem to look ok
2) Do i do any further defol?

I suspect we are looking at the upper end yield wise for Autos but want to do the right thing by the girls. They seem happy, I am probably a bit more concerned about canopy management than yield. KK
 
brotherfrombelgium

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Happy Friday folks.🥂
Quick question for the Farm Fam:
My WW auto girls are going off their brains and 3 of the 4 girls have 16 tops. I am feeding bloom nutes (3 weeks now) and there is a pretty heavy foliage canopy.
1) Will i get all those heads thru ok feed wise? They seem to look ok
2) Do i do any further defol?

I suspect we are looking at the upper end yield wise for Autos but want to do the right thing by the girls. They seem happy, I am probably a bit more concerned about canopy management than yield. KK
Funny you mentioned this, i was in the tent just before logging on here, and i laid down on my back so i could look right up into the canopy and wow i had missed so many leaves that needed to be removed.

It also made me realize i had developed a bad habit when i had the screen/netting over them.

When i saw a fan leaf blocking other sites, i was tucking them under the net instead of cutting them off, rapid growth put them quickly out of sight and out of mind.

They were all tucked up and tangled, very happy i did that i never would have seen them otherwise.

So that was my lesson learnt, don't procrastinate on the defol. :P

Oh happy Friday!
 
KingKobi

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Weekend greetings from Downunder.
The girls are in full on beast mode, cruising thru 25 gallons of water/week.
Enter over engineered (as usual) DeLonghi Dehu. There are standards and levels to be reached Mr Dehu otherwise there be consequences and repercussions.
Essentially it means running the scrubber all day and the dehu all night, fans run 24/7.

Girls are stacking an rackin like a, well, you know.
Promising weekly update pics etc in another day or so.
 
KingKobi

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Special Day 50 Update:

First Appearance of white hairs on you guessed it (drumroll pls), girl front lhs.
Checked out plenty of grow diaries on these WW Autos just to get a bit of an idea where i am at.
It seems in terms of plant development (ie genetics), I am pretty much bang on development wise in terms of where the girls are s’posed to be around day 50.

Where i seem to be a Liddell ahead of the curve is size of the plants, which I attribute to hydro. Girls 80-85cm height, 50% stretch this week.
Good soil grows in tent for WW Autos seem to range around that 3-4oz/plant dry weight Final yield. I have seen some outliers around 7-8 ounces/plant which I am not expecting. I would think given my light setup (beefed up) and being hydro that somewhere around 4oz +/plant might be a reasonable first up result.

Further news of the day:
Tent and water warm to touch this morning after first night of Mr Dehu. He ran hard all night. Also warm day today weather wise as we crawl towards summer. Humidity in the tent was fine this morning but the girls looked like they needed a chill pill. Plants a little droopy at lights out tonight. Enter 10kg block ice. System temp now good.

I have left the oscillating fan on at lights out but turned everything else off, (except the water pump of course.) I completely unzipped the sides of the tent just to get a bit of an unhindered view of the size of the girls.
If the garage is somewhat lightproof, I may run with the tent unzipped from lights on tonight. I expect this would help w temps and humidity around the girls. It will mean no dehu and i may even turn the oscillating fan off.

Interesting times. Weekly photo and video update tomoz.
KK
 
KingKobi

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Weekly Update WW Autos 40 days in system, 50 days from germination

Girl frontlhs below. She has always been the runt but the first to (just)show pistils
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And top down
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Girl back lhs below, more stocky/bushy
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And top down
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Girl back rhs below, BOOMING
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Top down, she 15-20cm from the lights
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Girl front rhs, chugging along nicely
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And top down
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KingKobi

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Getting twitchy.
Should i do this, should i do that.
They finish quick so 28-35 days to go which will put them at 11-12 weeks from germination. Still can’t quite get over the quickness of their life cycle.
Guess i should just feed for another couple weeks during the peak of bloom and reassess at that stage around flushing prior to harvest.
Does this sound about right Farm Folk?
 
Justlovetogrow

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Jeebus they have blown up quick mate looking awesome healthy as to great job so far man now the fun begins for ya watchin them big fat buds stack on the weight very impressive👍
 
KingKobi

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Jeebus they have blown up quick mate looking awesome healthy as to great job so far man now the fun begins for ya watchin them big fat buds stack on the weight very impressive👍
“Jeebus”, a fellow Simpsons lover😂.
I appreciate the support JLTG. Really, I am a bit of a nuffie but I am trying hard.
Corny but I am just trying to do the right thing by the girls. They are doing their best for me so I kinda owe it to them.

I read that WW bud can be fluffy so I will be dialling in Mr Dehu around 40% from now on to try and harden those nugs up.
They got their biggest feed last week and the growth since is astounding. See how we go over the next 7 days. Thanks again man.
 
KingKobi

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Getting to the pointy end.
Mr Dehu will reside outside the tent from now on adjacent to one of the lower rear vent flaps, blowing hot air away from the tent. I really want to get that RH down but can’t have him in the tent cos of the heat. This should be a workable solution. Let ya know.

Thinking about the next grow which still has to be Auto.
I have some GSC Auto seed arriving this week and 5 of these WW still left from last year.
I am inclined to give the Cookies a run. Any thoughts?
I will probably germinate them around end first week December, then into the 75mm Rockpool cubes and plant in the system after harvest and clean down end December.
Sound like a plan?
 
KingKobi

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Cheers Bro.
It seems the 2 girls at the front and big girl back rhs are thru the stretch.
Bushy girl back lhs still has a bit of reaching for the stars to do.
I think my main issue from here to harvest will be humidity. Get on top of that and I hope i will be ok
 
brotherfrombelgium

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Cheers Bro.
It seems the 2 girls at the front and big girl back rhs are thru the stretch.
Bushy girl back lhs still has a bit of reaching for the stars to do.
I think my main issue from here to harvest will be humidity. Get on top of that and I hope i will be ok
Humidity can be insane, for me the tent is in a bedroom which gets hit by the sun and for a long time, so keeping the tent happy on the outside has been hard for me lol.

What I'm using in an A/C but has built in dehumidifier, it's a dual cycle so removes the heat and humidity whilst cooling the room, for summer it's going to come in handy.

Maybe try something like that, a bigger unit with some grunt, you have the same size tent as me don't you?
 

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