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.Smoke

In Bloom
All comments are welcomed!

Hi all.
I'm a newish grower, started back in June 2019. I began growing because I quit alcohol after 20 years but still needed something for PTSD (combat veteran).
I got sick of waiting for "my guy" to show up when he wanted, only to charge me $300 for an ounce of mediocre cannabis.
I dont have the option to go to a dispensary where I live, so I started growing for myself.

Now to the good part...
My grow room is a 25'x40' section of my basement.
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I grow using Dutch bucket hydroponics (hempy), currently using converted 10 gallon totes with a 70/30 perlite/vermiculite mix.
The buckets are sub-irrigated fed with a feed mixture I concocted using the new 1 part Megacrop and a Lucas Formula mix that is a single concentration full cycle feed with RO water. Feeding and drainage are fully automated with the waste being pumped out my sewer line.
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I'm currently running my 4'x8' Gorilla tent for flower. It has 2 fem/photo white widows from ILGM in it under a 1000W hps in a Sun System xxxl magnum low profile hood.
The plants are day 29 and 3, with 5/7 weeks of veg time.
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There is also another 1000w hps in a Sun System yield master in there waiting for more plants to arrive.
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That tent is cooled using 2- 8" 720cfm exhaust fans that exhaust to another section of my basement.

For my veg I'm now using my Vivosun 4'x4' tent. In it currently is my 315w cmh with the 3100k Phillips bulb. It's also in a Yield Master with a 6" 440cfm exhaust that is wyed into the outlet exhaust for my clothes dryer exiting outdoors.

In it currently is a 4 week old Granddaddy Purple, and in the 5 gallons of dirt is a few day old auto OG Kush that will stay in this tent.
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Here's how my environment currently is.
On the bottom row...
#1= flower tent #2= ambient room #3= veg tent.
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I'm waiting for the GDP to get a little bigger and then she'll get flipped. I also have a gorilla glue seed in water germinating, and I'm waiting on some Gelato seeds from Nirvana to arrive that I plan to pop asap. Got a lot going on atm.

Well,
I managed to write a novel. I hope you made it through without too much suffering.
I like to update my journal often and love answering questions, so I plan to be back often.

Later all 🙏
 
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Gentlemancorpse

Cannabis Chaotician
You came aboard with a bang I'm already gonna use your PVC/ fan hack in my 4x4 tent for my fans & possibly my scrog too thanks for sharing

Yeah. Ive been meaning to steal this idea ever since I saw Smoke set it up on RIU but I keep getting sidetracked just dropping more seeds and making more plants to take care of instead lol... so tired of my tent sucking in though, gotta get around to it...

Looking good by the way Smoke! I grew a bunch of Nirvana strains way back when (White Widow was the strain du jour to give you a timeframe) ... real interested to see how their Gelato treats you
 

.Smoke

In Bloom
I had to abruptly cut everything I had back in May due to health reasons. Since then I've changed a lot of things so I'm still trying to play catch up, but I was able to get a few productive things accomplished today.

I got my second reservoir (aka 30gal Brute trashcan) inplace and setup. I had to order another shutoff float for the fill line from the RO system.
I'd forgotten I was in the middle of building them when I had to chop last time.
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One for veg and one for flower. K.I.S.S. :)

In my hustle of moving things, I forgot to set my thermostat for the heat pad keeping my gorilla glue seed warm in water overnight. So it was nice and cooked this morning. I went ahead and dropped 2 more of them and made sure my thermostat was set. (twice...)
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I rarely remember to look @ my flower tent in regular lighting. I normally have the hps running while wearing my blue tinted glasses and 99% of my pictures I use a blue light filter over my phone to (somewhat) correct colors. So, I took a couple pictures under some flourecent lights while I had a chance.
White Widows 1&2, days 30/4.
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Letting gravity give me a hand with the Lst on the GDP tonight
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And I'm pretty happy with how the auto og kush is looking on day 10 considering she's my first auto and soil grow in over a year.
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🙏
 
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.Smoke

In Bloom
Got an early start @ it today. I decided the granddaddy purple was big enough so I moved her into the flower tent. She'll go into 12/12 tonight @ 4 weeks veg.

I'm happy the flower tent is beginning to fill up again :weedleaf:
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That leaves the auto og kush all alone in the veg tent until the gorilla glue seeds germinate.
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I've got to get to it and get a couple more totes made this evening along with a few other things.
Updates inc when something interesting happens...:chasing tail:
 

horribleherk

home grown
Got an early start @ it today. I decided the granddaddy purple was big enough so I moved her into the flower tent. She'll go into 12/12 tonight @ 4 weeks veg.

I'm happy the flower tent is beginning to fill up again :weedleaf:
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That leaves the auto og kush all alone in the veg tent until the gorilla glue seeds germinate.
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I've got to get to it and get a couple more totes made this evening along with a few other things.
Updates inc when something interesting happens...:chasing tail:
I had 2 cuts of the clone version of GDP a few years back it was enjoyable to grow as well as smoke
 

.Smoke

In Bloom
Received and installed the float shut off valve for my flower reservoir.
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Refilling the tank to make sure I'm not going to flood the house overnight and I'm also going to take my feed down a bit. I'm still seeing a little more N in the coloration than I'm wanting. I'm @ a 1.4 ec, I'm thinking about trying out 1.2 and see how they look in flower. Veg feed is a 1.0 atm. 5.8ph.

WW1 is starting to make a few buds.
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.Smoke

In Bloom
It didn't take long for white widow #2 and the GDP to need more space so I have both lights up and running now @ 750W each. Lux ranging from 31k-50k across canopies.

Made a mess as always when having to move things thanks to my lines for feed/waste. So I'll be enjoying that distinct fishy smell the megacrop adds to my nute mixture :hotpoop:

Got a stair step effect going on in the tent atm. Inspiration for the pictures:passjbuds:
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A birdseye view from white widow #1
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