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Captain's Log by Caroline Siffingfuck - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:40:19 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well, after a week, and after getting some advice from here, I finally have some rooted clones of my bagseed mother - I call her Patty The Daytime Hooker.

Anywho, I transferred two clones to my DWC buckets filled with expanded clay pebbles. Under a 300W LED right now. My flowering tent has the 1000W HPS/MH system in it, and it won't be free for vegging for probably the next two to three weeks.

This is my first time using a DWC, so I want to see if these guys can make it.

Pic is Patty's First Kid.
Day 1 of grow
Day 1 of veg
Caroline Siffingfuck - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:42:49 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is Patty's Second Kid.
Day 1 of grow
Day 1 of veg

I have no nutes in either bucket. Those will come next week or so. After they settle in on the new media. I started them in riot plugs, so the expanded clay is new.
Barnaby Dozzlehene - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:18:05 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144055 Ignore Report Quick Reply
General Hydroponics nutes ordered. Should be here by Saturday. Then the ladies will get their first meal.
Frederick Dartwell - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:37:41 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
UPDATE - Got my nutes in the mail today. Went with the "seedling - clone," dose which is about 1/4 of full strength. Mostly so I don't shock them since they have been just cruising on straight water for the last week.

Going to do some more clones this weekend just to cover my ass in case my hydro grow goes south. Never done it before.

Also, downloaded GrowBuddy. Nice software. Should help me keep track of shit.
William Mevingnut - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:54:11 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OK, going to ask a question in case anyone is actually following this...

I went with 1/4 strength nutes, which were listed for clones/seedlings. Technically, my plants are starting week 2 of their veg cycle. The recommendation for week 2 is actually 1/2 strength nutes.

Anyone think I should switch to 1/2 strength mid-week? Then, by the end of week 2, I will be "caught up." I just don't want to shock these guys. I may only veg one for 4 weeks and then flower it. But, only because I haven't seen what Patty The Daytiime Hooker can produce. She may be a gem. The two I am flowering now from the same jumble of bag seed seem to be worth hold on to. One is a frosty looking bitch, whom is really filling out in this last week or so of flowering. Gonna reveg her for the cuttings....
Lillian Bandlecocke - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:14:45 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.144061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Which line of GH nutes did you choose? I myself follow the school of underfeeding my plants. Advantages are that nutes last longer and it's harder to nute burn plants this way. If you suspect a deficiency, make sure you ph is correct and that the roots look good. If both check out then you can add a bit more ferts. You're wise to use caution, since hydro has no buffer between roots and the nutrient solution, less = more. If you don't already have it, I would recommend a Calcium/magnesium supplement, and something to prevent root rot, such as Hydroguard.
Lillian Bandlecocke - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:33:54 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.144062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Example for me would be:
I'm growing Fem White Widow in 3 gal DWC (just a bucket filled with nutrient solution with an air line running into the water for dissolved oxygen. Vegged for 6 weeks, bloomed for 8/9 weeks.

GH reccoments 1/4 tsp per Gallon for seedlings/clones
I would use 1/8 tsp per gallon

GH reccomends 1 tsp Grow/ 2 tsp Micro/ 3 tsp Bloom per gallon
I use have.

I use full recommended strength for the Hydroguard. Then use double strength CaliMagic as cal-mag defs are common and plants can't really get too much cal-mag as long as they're given in the proper ratio.

I let my ph float in the 5.5-6.5 are and use the dropper kit to test my ph. I have no way of testing PPM/TDS and had no problems so far. Water stays around 65-75* F.

After a week I change the res with a fresh batch of nutes

I ended up getting about a qp off of a less than 2ft plant using a 300w led and two 26w cfl lamps
James Hockleway - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:24:04 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Using the Flora line. And yeah, I think I will order some cal/mag this week.
Oliver Bavingferk - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:59:25 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kind of forgot about this in a big rush I had, so I am texting now, and will drop pics later.

Anywho, Patty's First Kid (PK1) bit the dust. I just bumped it and it fell out of the Riot Rooter plug. I thought it had rooted, but apparently hadn't. I checked the other plant (PK2) and it was also not rooted. Still green though. So, alive, but sort of just in a slow, slow, way...

Anyway, I finally got a semi-decent clone out of my cloning setup. Damn thing took 3 weeks to root! Anyway, it was a bit rough, but I replaced PK1 with it. Fresh start on the PK1 bucket. That was around the 25th of Feb. I replaced the 1/4 strengths nutes with more 1/4 strength nutes on the 27, since they seem to have been getting something, and I didn't want to risk anything. Around the first, I noticed that PK2 had actually rooted! Two small ones, but there. So, on the 6th, I went up to "general purpose - mild," on the nutes. I also added a 175w MH ballast-in-hood light that I just had sitting around. Placed this about 12" above the buckets, and they seemed to like the light. After a week on this, PK1 is actually sending out some vigorous new growth on top. It took some time. It was not a great clone, but now it seems to have dug in and be slurping up the nutes. PK2 seems to still be working on the roots. She has some slight new growth from two opposing nodes on her. She seems to be about a week behind PK1 in the "settling in process." Looks like she might just be coming out of the shock of a shitty cloning that shouldn't have worked.

I also moved everyone yesterday. I had a nice weed harvest from a sativa and a "mostly indica," plant, that gave me a chance to free up my big tent, since I don't have anyone flowering at the moment. The two plants I harvested stayed in so they could get revegged for clones. I swapped the bulb to a 1000w MH and pretty much threw everyone in the tent. Even my cloning dome. The tent stays in the mid-high 70s whenever it is on. And my grow area gets COLD in the winter. So, I am thinking temp was fucking up my clones. Even with one of those janky seed warming pads under it.

Anyway, after the first 24 hours of being in this new tent on a 16/8 cycle, everything is looking great on these plants. No burning or shock at all. I think that 175 MH helped reduce the shock. PK1 even has sent up noticeable growth in the last 24 hrs. She is really kicking it into high gear.

On Monday, I am adding the new nutes. I think I will bump PK1 up to full "vegetative growth," and take PK2, which is still on cuttings level, to general purpose. Then, next week they both get "vegetative," levels. Hopefully it won't be too much. Maybe I will just do 2-2-1 for PK1. Not sure if I should push my luck, or take it slow.

Oh, and as a side note, I measured my recent harvest, and between the two plants, I am just shy of getting 1/2lb of dry product if my estimation is correct. Now, that tent can easily take 4 DWC buckets. In fact, 6 would be easily doable. So, if on my next flowering run, I just run 4 plants, I will hit the 1lb per 1000w mark, which is supposed to be considered a normal return. Feels good to know I am getting there.
Matilda Cripperridge - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:25:24 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here are the pics. This is PK1. The little scrubby thing next to him is just a cutting I crammed in the bucket to see if it would take. Seems to be loving the new conditions.
Matilda Cripperridge - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:26:20 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucked that one up. That pic is PK2. Been through a lot, but seems to be turning the corner.
Matilda Cripperridge - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:27:07 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Actual PK1
Alice Nambleshaw - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:40:13 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Quick update - After 30 hours of the new, "full veg," nutes from GH, both PK1 and PK2 are doing great. I worried that I might nute burn them, or shock them, but there appears to have been decent growth on PK1 and PK2 twitched up a bit on the nodes that are growing. I'm still new to DWC and hyrdo, but without a soil buffer, I assume burn would have been noticeable by now, as would shock.

I think the higher temps in the tent are helping too.
Ian Mummerdene - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:14:39 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.144252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've seen plants grown in coco respond pretty quickly after being supercropped. Others had wilting due to not getting watered on schedule, and the leaves perked up in a couple of hours or so. Going off of that, I think your right to assume that they are happy as clams. I believe the tips of the leaves turn brown first when overfeeding.

That's good to hear. Plants will differ in what they feel is a good climate, but generally temps in the mid to high 80's are the highest you want to go. Make sure your water stays under 75, the hotter it gets the less dissolved oxygen the water can hold so your plant ends up suffocating. It is also a recipe for root rot.
Augustus Crinningfetch - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:58:08 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks. A bit worried about root rot, but only when the roots get into the water itself. They are still all up in the clay pellets.

This is PK1. You can see the growth on it. Getting bigger, and fast! Nice to have such a responsive plant as a guide.
Augustus Crinningfetch - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:02:16 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.144257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here is PK2. Less impressive to look at, but she has growth on two nodes, and seems to be catching up with PK1. Since they are the same strain, I am hoping they will even out in the next month of vegging. Then, it is time for flowering! Hopefully. I have two harvested plants I am revegging for clones. So, I need them to be ready to clone before I can switch the tent to flower.

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