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Cro'man

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advice on my 1st grow indoors dwc

Hello everybody :smokin:

I’m going for my 1st indoor grow and I’ve chosen to give DWC a go as I’ve always wanted to master hydro.

 

ive got a 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.8m hydrolabs tent...which is bloody lovely to be honest

 

ive got a 600w digital ballast light with parabolic hood 

 

Rhino pro carbon filter 125x300

 

Ruck hi power fan with a digital fan speed controller attached to that

 

70l oxypot xl reservoir (with two oxygen stones)

 

I’ve got aquarium water heaters to maintain solution temperatures

 

A fan to circulate air inside the tent

 

I’ve gone with canna Aqua Flores and vega , and have canna start, cannazym, rhizotonic, and canna boost accelerator as my nutes....(I’m sure there is better out there in regards to cost and results but I thought I couldn’t go wrong with them for now)

 

i got got some silver bullet roots too just to be safe

 

ive got a PH and EC meter with buffer solution for both

 

ive done a test run and generally my environment has been running at...

 

LIGHTS ON; 

24.5 degrees Celsius

50% humidity

 

LIGHTS OFF;

16.5 degrees celcius

50% humidity

 

IM REALLY HAPPY WITH THOSE RESULTS lol what do u guys and girls think????

I WILL BE TRYING TO WARM THE GROW ROOM UP WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE OFF DURING THE 1ST  3 WEEKS OF FLOWER THOUGH...AS IM AWARE THAT THIS CAN PREVENT UNNECESSARY STRETCHING OF THE PLANTS DURING THAT PERIOD...would anyone be able to confirm this to be true??? Just going off previous research on that one but thought it might be a valuable tip to any grower if it’s true...?

 

my main area of concern is the PPM of my local rap water... an R/o system is a no go for now but if all goes well I will invest in one for future grows...

 

anyway... the PPM of my rap water is 212ppm (after I’ve put it through a filter jug)... is this fine for seedlings? Baring in mind I wanted to add some cannastart to the seedling solution...

And once I start early stages of veg...will this ppm level have too much of an affect to the amount of nutes I can add at one time? Or am I just worrying about nothing?

 

My ph is 6.5 so I will probably need to adjust with ph down to get to around 5.7-5.8 and I’m aware that this will bump my ppm levels up too...?

 

 

sorry for for the essay! And cheers for reading! Experts please feed me with ur knowledge lol

 

Cheers

 

 

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Looks a little cold lights of !

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I'm sure you'll get it dialled in once your fully up and running :thumsup:

 

Atb

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11 hours ago, Cro'man said:

the PPM of my rap water is 212ppm

 

Hello mate.  I'm no expert but 212ppm looks to convert to 0.3 ec which in my opinion should be okay

 

https://4hydroponics.com/site/convert-ppm

 

I'm on well water and after the filtration system the ec comes out at 0.2. 

 

Cheers

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If you get yourself a 2000w oil filled radiator, with a thermostat, it will keep the lights off temps around 20-22, which is what you want. 

They will stretch if the difference id too much, you really looking for about 20-22 lights off and 26 lights on temps. 

When you took the temps, was the light at the top of the tent or near the middle, as it will make a difference.

 

Your base EC , well there is nothing you can do about it, so you will just have to work around it. If it was me, I would take it as half  when adding nutes, it wont make a huge difference . So its about 0.4 ec now, just ttake it to be 0.2 and crack on till you can get a RO system plumbed in. Seedlings will be fine on water only for a week or so.

Your 5 inch fan may well be too small in summer, and you could struggle with heat, but it depends where the tent is? in the garage, where its normally cold, or in the house where its warm etc.

Your PH down will not affect the EC reading.

Ive never bothered with rhizo or cannazym to be honest and never noticed any difference, but you've got them so might as well use them.

 

Hope this helps, and good luck with your new adventure.

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Hi everyone hope your all well I’m in England I was wondering I’m using silve bullet in my DWC system so is there any need to use rhizotonic and cannazym I’m using silver bullet with liquid silicon cann Aqua nutes and silver bullet any advice with rhizotonic and cannazym would be very gratefull

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Hi everyone hope your all well I’m in England I was wondering I’m using silve bullet in my DWC system so is there any need to use rhizotonic and cannazym I’m using silver bullet with liquid silicon cann Aqua nutes and silver bullet any advice with rhizotonic and cannazym would be very gratefull

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scrub the rhizo and cannazym, the silver bullert will kill any benficial bacteria in there so you wont need the canna stuff.

just use the aqua and silicone, and don't go daft with the silver bullet. 

I take it your using the silver bullet cos your res temps are high yes?

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On 03/08/2019 at 4:21 PM, badbillybob said:

scrub the rhizo and cannazym, the silver bullert will kill any benficial bacteria in there so you wont need the canna stuff.

just use the aqua and silicone, and don't go daft with the silver bullet. 

I take it your using the silver bullet cos your res temps are high yes?

Yes mate temp about 73 I thought I would be ok if I keep the silver bullet on a low dosage 

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Yes I would say so. 

You know that it kills bacteria right?, both beneficial bacteria and the bad ones aye?

if you are ok with this, then crack on, it will just be the same as running a sterile res.

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12 minutes ago, badbillybob said:

Yes I would say so. 

You know that it kills bacteria right?, both beneficial bacteria and the bad ones aye?

if you are ok with this, then crack on, it will just be the same as running a sterile res.

Running a sterile red sounds bad can you explain a little bit more wild I be better just using cannazym and rhizo and just keep the silver bullet on hand incase things go bad ??

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No there is nothing wrong with running a sterile res, to be honest, its just that most don't, but in your situation its probably the best solution, to prevent rot etc, if you don't have a chiller. 

you will be fine if you just stick with the aqua, silicone and silver bullet. sack off the rhizo and cannazym, you wont need it. 

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21 hours ago, badbillybob said:

No there is nothing wrong with running a sterile res, to be honest, its just that most don't, but in your situation its probably the best solution, to prevent rot etc, if you don't have a chiller. 

you will be fine if you just stick with the aqua, silicone and silver bullet. sack off the rhizo and cannazym, you wont need it. 

ThankbyouThank you

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