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    From the album Pre 99 big bud

    day 4
  2. Hi all, I'm a complete noob to all this and need to get some decent advice before I get things going as the seeds have arrived!! I have very little space to play with which meant I got a 75x75x200 (WxDxH) tent, 450w LED light, carbon filter/extraction fan, a 65x65 wilma with 4 x 11ltr pots.. I have a bunch of extras like oxygen pump, heater (as the tent is in a shed, a concrete shed but a shed all the same), oscillating fan etc. This will be my first grow ever and the advice I get seems to change often, I've been reading this forum and everyone seems happy to help so here are my questions.. I was told to use 1" rockwool starter cubes, move them to 4" cubes once ready and then the 4" cubes into the 11ltr pot filled with clay pebbles.. Is this a good way to go as some people are telling me not to put rockwool in with clay pebbles? If I do stick with this medium setup do I drip feed or flood as rockwool and clay seem to prefer the opposite method? I appreciate there is no real set watering schedule but if i am going with rockwool held in clay pebbles can anyone give me a good starting point for the number / duration of feedings the plant should have? i can dial it in from there. I will be on an 18 on 6 off light schedule (maybe 19:5 just to test it) and was told not to feed during the dark period. I think i have the EC / PH / reservoir cleaning all down and i will pull back on the nutrient dosage to around 1/4 of recommended as I am growing autos and that seems to be common advice from everyone. Any tips / advice you can offer would be really appreciated Let me know if any of you need more info on my setup before offering up ideas.Thanks
  3. Hi buds. I'm posting this here as well as on my diary. I've already started with the 18/6 lighting cause the sprouts popped out and added the nutrients. However, I'm having a hard time setting the environment. My main problems are: 1. The 400w HPS bulb is hanging few inches from the top of the tent and I'm still getting a minimum of 28.8 C (in the picture I'd just switched the light on). Too hot :/ 2. RH has gone from 60-70%, which I considered ideal, to 40% with the lights on. Not looking good. 3. Water temperature is also a problem, even with bottles filled with ice the minimum I get is 21 degrees, and just for a couple hours. 4. I removed the air pump because of the noise and ordered a new one that's supposed to arrive on Monday. Not that it worries me too much because roots didn't reach water yet. All in all, I don't expect much from my first grow, as I understand hydroponics requires more experience and I'm a complete newbie. However, I would like to get tips from experienced growers and learn from my mistakes. Cheers buds!
  4. I'm hoping you can help me. I'm trying to decide the best system for me and am stuck. I definitely want to go hydro having only ever done soil before. I've got a 1.2m x 2.4 tent and intitally I had thought autopot would be the way to go but after lots of research I'm leaning towards either 4 of the Oxypot XL (2 in each half of the tent) or going for a 4 pot R-DWC system (although there is the temptation to go for the 8 pot version and take some pots out if it' s too much?). I'm looking at getting either of these set ups from growell as I've got all my other bits there. The guy at the shop has suggested the 4 pot R-DWC system and the only thing that' s making me think twice is that the pots are 19litre oxypots. Compared with the Oxypot XL which has a 70 litre tank/pot, it seems small. I will be most likely sticking to 4 plants with a small possbility of doing a maximum of 8. I guess my natural instinct is with the 19 litre pots on the R-DWC I may need to do about 6 plants in my grow space and if i tried to scrog it with only 4 19litre pots, it would take ages? So would need the extra 2 pots to speed things up. Is this about right? Whereas I'm imagining with the 4 Oxypot XLs, the plants would be able to grow bigger roots and therefore get better yield and quality. It' s obviously a bit of a pain in the a** to fill up the 4 oxypot chambers instead of the 1 reservoir but I'm imagining it not being too difficult if I've cleared the lower branches as I could just get under my net to get access. 1 other issue regarding the Oxypot XLs is I'm not sure how to flush them weekly. Do i just get a pump and a bucket and access one of the sides of the pot? Is this quick and easy? I'm reasonably confident of controlling the environment and will buy a nutrient chiller. I've looked at the hailea models which look good. I believe they can be used in either a reservoir or with the 4 oxypot XLs? And also will need a nutrient heater/s. On a slight tangent, I've already ordered the autopot system from a shop but I haven't picked it up yet so I'll need to be relatively quick as I want to exchange it. On another slight tangent, I've also thought of the potential to connect the 4 oxypot XLs And turn it into a big R-DWC system? But I'm not that handy, although I do have a toolbox so may need help from my brother if it went that route. And I don't want to mess it up. Anyway guys, that's enough. I know some of the questions may be a bit noob but I don't want to buy the wrong system (which I think I already did with the autopot). Thanks,
  5. Hi folks- it's been a while since I posted last..was looking for some advice.. has anyone used a bluelabs dosetronic system? I'm getting one as I need to go away and leave my grow from time to time and the hassles of getting someone to look after my girls vs an automated system has finally made it worth while. I'm just wondering wether to get a solenoid system or paying the extra for a peridoser kit... I have 24 plants growing in three flood n drain trays so I'd come in as a 'hobby grower' but would rather pay the extra if it meant more reliability. Thanks in advance for any advice - cheers peers x
  6. So here maybe a new idea for you all. ive come across something called the Kratky method. A hydroponics system with is just a bucket filled with water and a basket In the lid filled with perlite. Plant in the middle add nutes to water and grow outside. And it works! People have mentioned that stem rot and things would be likely but from what I’ve seen it works amazing and the buds come out beautiful. gas anyone else done this or is it just a lucky break he had? Also thing for Guerilla Growing purposes it’s amazing. Hang a bucket in a tree with an auto.
  7. Hi all, I am new the the growing scene and am looking at a maybe a 3ft x 3ft x 6ft apollo grow tent with a mars hydro 600w led light hydroponic system. Would the led light produce the heat for the plants? What else do you suggest I go for as I haven't decided. This will.be my first grow, the easiest place for me to grow would be outside in my barn so I am concerned about the temp going down during the night. Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks Also how many plants do you think I could fit into that size tent?
  8. Hello again guys !!! Just been out and bought a Wilma 4 pot system Just need some help on how to use it do i need it on a timer if so on what times or does the pump do it itself on a schedule ?? if i had nutes to the 30 liter tank with the correct ph how do i water them without the nutes by hand or shall i just use a small amounts of nutes in the tank and let it do its thing?? just dont want to over feed or give them to put fluids thanks in advance
  9. Hey all, assuming clones from a soil based mother, lets say ... 20cm sprout length, that will be put into root riot blocks, expected to be in immediate flower period (Is this optimal?) what is the perfect distance between each plant? I am currently using ... 175mm but would love a pro input
  10. Hi and welcome. Since the seeds are popping up to say hello it is time to get the diary started. I have two Wilma systems, identical ones, 4 pot 11 litres using clay pebbles - side by side. Total of 8 pots. Each pot is covered with a see through plastic dome propagator I got from Homebase, 3 for £6.99. There are 4 Killer Kush, 4 Sweet Trainwreck and then 2 Sweet Cheese I have just added into the pots of the two smallest/latest germinating Killer Kush seedlings. Lighting is a 125w CFL 6400k Blue light for the first 2 days and I have now put them in their own big pots in the main tent so added in my dimmable ballast which is set to 400w, shall up this in a week or two when the seedlings are bigger. Nutrients in the 30 litre tank is as follows : 50mil A and 50 Mil B Canna Veg, 60 mil ATA Root Stim, 30mil ATAZYME. Same nutrients in each tank. My cheapo pH pen seems to have failed so should have delivered in 2 days a proper BlueLab pH Pen, it has set me back £75 so it better be good ! In the meantime I am unsure what the pH of the nutrient solution is. A couple of pics, today is day 3. The Setup Killer Kush & Sweet Cheese Day 3 Lazy Killer Kush (day zero for her still) & Sweet Cheese Day 3
  11. Hey all new to the forum do not want to get in trouble for double posting but I think I just posted my help question in the wrong topic, As topic says a generic question about water; original thread is here: http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?showtopic=360067 If your an op or admin could you move my other thread if its in the wrong place cheers -- Mojo
  12. So I'am growing in NFT. Girls are of Blue Cheese strain.this is my second grow, and I'm facing problems again at about the same time as the first time. At the start of fourth week of 12/12. This is how my nft tank looks like from the side: Before going to 12/12 mode I have read a lot in forums about Vitalink MAX and was told those are good nutrients. But their Buddy addative for bloom/flowering is not as good, so people use something else for it. But other then that all the other nutes by vitalink are good. I went to a local hydroponics shop to consult, and actually got a different A and B all together, because I think a shop owner did not understand what I actually needed, but I thought I will give it a try, as its specifically designed to be used by growers of my local area, because of tap water specifics, I suppose. It is called: Ferro essex hydro garden A and B bloom, base nutrients. So I started my 12/12 using this A and B base nutes with other remaining Vitalink addatives like Vitalink biopac, bioplus and fulvic. I also use GEN silicone, almost forgot, and plagron universal green sensation booster for blooming/flowering since vitalink buddy is no good. So it turned to week 3 and a half of 12/12 and I asked a friend to cover me for few days. He forgot to switch on the water pump for like 14 hours after lowering down ph levels, which I try to keep to 5.7. And my EC was about 1.3 during third week of 12/12. Obvously the first row of my plants dropped dead because of drought. They eventually recovered when they got back their water and nutrient supply, but the lower part of leaves decided to pass away indefinatelly. After that horrible period, I found out that temperatures were also not as pleasant 34 celcium at the highest peak during that same day of 12 hours of light period. So girls must of suffered "double penetration". The second day after water pump incident, temperatures peaked as high again, plus the temperatures in the tank medium were also very high, 27 celcium the highest. So afterwards, I started to notice many problems straight away. Pictures just for you, guys: I've fixed my faulty air movement system eventually, and now temperetures stays at 28 celcium the most. I use frozen water bottles to chill the water inside the tank. from 21 to 23 celcium. I also use two CO2 buckets with tubes through the fan to get that extra boost for my girls, forgot to mention. Obvously its a third week of 12/12 so I decided its time for some major leaf trimming. It was exactly after all these problems I've faced. So I cut down all the lower leaves and useless branches that wont get exposed to the maximum light in their entire lifes. (the picture of my setup is done after the trimming) Many of those leaves with these problems went away as well and I took pictures on a normal light on my table just to show you guys and get some help. Here they are: Notice. 1,2,3 are the numbers for those three different types of leave problems I've noticed, one looks like heat burn, and the other two, I cant recon. One of them are redish spots near the sides and tips and the other are discoloration and curling of sides that spreads to entire leaf. I left couple of these effected leaves on my babes, they were 90% healthy, so I though they still gonna do some good for the plants development. Now couple of days have pasted, and I can see that these three types of problems keep spreading to the uneffected leaves. Here are the images taken yesterday: the first: the second: the third: Now... There are still about 80% of leaves that seem to be healthy, but I can see it continues spreading. I hope it is possible to recover. I hope there are some of you who could really help me to detect what is going on here, so I could do big prevention step. I've posted other topics with some of these pictures, I was told its mostly nute and heat burns. Heat is not an issue anymore and plus that yellowing was accuring not on the longest plants and it still keeps spreading. I keep my nutes at 1.5, 1.6 EC now. Through all this dissasterous period my EC was from 1.3 to what is now, So how could it be nute burn? Some keep EC at 1.8 during the third/fourth week of 12/12. I've also explained my nutritional recipe. Which could be wrong using one base with another brand nutrients, and yet another flowering addative. What should I do in this case? Flush, and then start Vitalink Max A and B with the rest of vitalink as I've should of from the beginning? Would that do any harm? Or is it safe?how long should I flush it and so on? I would still use another brand for flowering of course, because VITALINK BUDDY is crap as I've mentioned. So many questions, but yet no answers.I count on you bros!
  13. Hello fellow uk420 crew I am glad to be aboard. I was hoping for some advice from seasoned hempy growers that would be fantastico. Ok my plan is to do a hempy style using perlite in the res just above the drainage hole and the rest coco. Maybe 50/50 mix up to half way then the rest coco not decided yet. My question is I have read from hempy that you feed full strength nutes from the very beginning? I cannot get my head around this how can you give such young plants full strength nutes and not burn them? I have always been taught to start off light and work up when the plant is strong enough to handle it. This goes against everything I have known for so many years so it is a difficult transition to go straight in with full strength nutes. Has anyone taking the plunge and gone full strength from the start? If so what was the results?
  14. This is more a thread start, than a question, admins place this in right forum if in wrong place So, i'm thinking what'll get better results with this regime and i'm thinking of doing 5 with hydro feed and 5 with coco feed... To my knowledge: coco is hydro substrate, so technically speaking hydroponic feed works with coco you just need a bit more magnesium(epsom salts)... I'm thinking of with 5 use(alltogether through cycle): coco: Canna coco a+b Root excellerator (replacement for rhizo) cannazym big bud overdrive buddah trees 9/18 and with the other 5 use these: vitalink grow MAX Hydro veg a+b sensi bloom coco epsom salts root excellerator cannazym big bud overdrive buddah trees 9/18 What do you reckon would be better?, is it worth testing it myself and keeping a diary to add under the 'experience collar???
  15. Hey all. Just a quick post out of boredom really. (work sucks so may as well talk about Mary Jane...) I'm currently on my first grow. using coco and growing Warlock in air pots under 600w hps with a scrog. Now ive spent the last week researching hydroponics and came across something about modified water farms. These seem to be really popular over in the US and i wondered if there was anyone on the forum that regularly uses this method who could just have a chat about his/her experiences? I've been looking at some grows with this set up that create absolute monsters. I mean these people are getting 10/16oz off one plant with only 4/5 weeks veg consistently. The way i look at it is if i can grow one plant and crop a years supply of weed then that is the way forward! So who's tried this? all its cracked up to be? And more random but any recommendations on what strain to go for? I want something that will yield well but doesnt compromise on potency. I really like a cerebral high but i love a bit of couch lock as well so all recommendations are welcome. preferably indica dominant though cuz i dont think i have the patience for the long ass sativa flowering times . Anyway over to you, spark a joint and come join me in a chat about a first foray into the intimidating world of hydroponics. Redeye
  16. Can anyone tell me if the secret jardin intense range of tents,are they air and light tight????
  17. Hi all at uk420.com. I have been out of the cultivating world for 4 years now. Family, work etc. But now I have a new grow going and it feels good to be back. We are moving in 8 months, so I have 2 rounds left before I go. The "boss" has said its OK to get a tent going at the new place, if it has an attic. ITS TIME TO UPGRADE ! I have always been a very keen soil or coco grower, having just very recently had the pleasure of doing my first clones I think its time to upgrade and catch up with the modern TEC. ( Don't panic im 30, not 60). Not to sound cocky but money isn't an issue, I am not a budget grower. I was hoping to get some real lenghy advice on what system to go with. I have spent hours over the last few weeks reading up on the various different systems. As usual there is so many conflicting opinions I'm a little stumped. The important factors for me are yield as me and pals are a canna community, and stealth. The 3 systems I am intersted in hearing about are WIlma', Hydro' & Aero. The wilma system sounds exciting to me but like I said I really want to hear from the people that use them all the time. Regardless of how old this topic is ( like i said I have 8 months), please leave your opinion on the grow system you use. Any replies, I will get round to thanking you, I only get a few hours in the evening to switch PC on. Cheers in advance. . GreenVision.
  18. Hey I just started using floranova by gh and as much as the final crop turned out ok, the solution was hard to deal with. I found it was too sludgy and left a nasty film on my nutrient tank. And considering I lost a quarter of the product to a hardened state in the bottom of the bottle, I was a little disappointed with gh this time. So now I'm asking, is there an alternative 1-part nute that you could recommend? Something that's a little easier to deal with and has less of a mess left behind. Anything helps, Cheers