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    BuzzBob Presents: Female Seeds' Chem OG in BioBuckets

    Straight-Up and right at the Get-Go,
    Many thanks to Female Seeds and Mr B for these Chem OG Beans!!
    I hope I can do y'all proud!

    Background: Old Stoner here! Been tok'n for nearly 5 decades. I first got "serious" about growing back in '04, when I ran several grows; A couple were documented here under an old name, simply BuzzBob. I shut down after severe paranoia set in... But now, at loooong last, I am LEGAL!

    In '04 I initially ran a simple DWC. I later added in re-circulation for RDWC. Most issues, or challenges, I faced dealt with either Air Stone failure, and/or Clogged Drain Lines from huge root balls. I also had to deal with crowding, and difficulty accessing plants for training, pruning, etc.

    Take Away from '04: I love DWC, the massive root balls, and plants' explosive growth! But, as I mentioned, Air Stones suck, imho. And clogged lines don't... { Really messy things happen in RDWC when lines get blocked up! But hey! Floors are clean! }

    At about the same time as I was wrapping up a grow of some beans sent to me by a Member-Breeder here abouts { SFxBB }, Member BigToke was posting about the BioBucket setup. I was like, "Ah Ha!" Soon after, I shut down... For those who'd like more on BioBuckets, please see BigTokes ~ "How-To" Of The Bio-Buckets 101


    Time-warp to 2019: Legal at last, I can now safely resume our favorite hobby. I recently ran a short grow using a two-bucket RDWC system, just to dust off old skills. { That grow was cut short by balls... #cry. } However, it's cool 'cause I was already planning a larger grow, using BioBuckets. The schedule simply got moved up!

    Why BioBuckets? Well, the system really is an out-growth of RDWC, only with the major twist that no air pump and stones are needed. Also, with this setup, there're no Bottom Drains to get clogged, since drainage back to the Res is off the top of each bucket. So... No Air Stones and No Clogged Drains! Score!! Anyway, please see the above linked article if you care to see all the ins/outs and pros/cons of BioBuckets.

    Here are some photos of the system I have just completed building, which is currently running full-bore in shakedown mode with a full Res running plain water.

    55 Gal Res, with Waterfall Effect for DO generation


    1200 GPH Danner Pump turning over the buckets > 10x per hour


    Four Bucket System, for now...


    Environment: Grow Room { ever a Work-In-Progress } was initially constructed to be "stealthy" in my home's basement, and is roughly 6 feet square with 7 foot ceilings. Passive air intake, with a chunky 6" Inline Fan I bought back in '04 { I forget the stats }, and a new Carbon Scrubber. Lights for the seedlings will be flouros for now. Hope to buy another LED eventually for Seedlings, Moms and early Veg. Main light for Veg and Flower is a CCK { Cheap Chinese Knockoff } LED, purported to be 1500W Full Spectrum.

    Food: My experience is with GH 3-Part, only using Micro and Bloom, following the Lucas Formula. This has worked well for me so far, so why change?

    Soooo... That's prolly enough { #TLDR } as intro...

    Next up, Dropping of the Beans!
    Last edited by BuzzBob56; 10-11-2019, 10:58.
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    Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
    Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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    08 Oct 2019: The Dropping of the Beans, Female Seeds' Chem OG

    Dropped the four seeds from the pack into plain water, pH'd to about 5.8



    Also started soaking Rapid Rooter Plugs in plain pH'd Water



    The plan is to paper towel germinate the seeds after they "sink," or 48 hours; whichever occurs first. Once with a tap root, they will go into Rapid Rooters under a Humidity Dome. After they complete that stage, and Veg is starting, I will move the Rapid Rooters into their Net Pots with the LEDs on Veg only.

    With that start and intro, I will add
    I am definitely in Learning Mode!
    So any/all suggestions and constructive critique will always be most welcome!
    Last edited by BuzzBob56; 10-09-2019, 11:32.
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    Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
    Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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      #3
      Sub'd
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      "I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too." - Mitch Hedberg

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      FEMALE SEEDS Grow Battle Competition - ChemOG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=365295

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        #4
        Hi mate ,


        that' s a clean area


        I bring my seat and my stick
        - Female seeds Tester : Auto White widow x Big bud Auto Gelato
        - Urban Legends Auto Tester : Gorilla Cookies ; Fighting Gorillaz Mazarilla Gorilla Auto Critical Kush Auto
        - Sweet seeds 6th competition : Sweet Gelato Auto
        - Sweet seeds 7th competition ( Active ) : Killer Kush Auto
        - Mars Hydro grow journal contest 2021 ( Active ) : https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=379208
        - HSO : Mango Sapphire (Still in progress)




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          #5
          I look forward to watching your grow, followed them back in 04, always a good time....
          ~The Avatar Thread~

          Why is it that rich people are concidered eccentric and poor people are just wierd????

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            #6
            Originally posted by OranguTrump View Post
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            Originally posted by bibi40 View Post
            Hi mate ,

            that' s a clean area

            I bring my seat and my stick
            Hey there, OranguTrump 'n Bibi! And a great big welcome! This'll be fun, I am sure! Lottsa adventure!

            Originally posted by cough_cough_eer View Post
            I look forward to watching your grow, followed them back in 04, always a good time....
            CCE!!! You're the first, and prolly only, person I've been able to hook back up with from way-back. Glad it's you! LOL... Special greetings to you, m'Friend!

            This new system is going to be interesting! LOL... Kinda scary heading into a Grow Diary with a new set-up, after a 15 year hiatus.
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            Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
            Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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              #7
              10 Oct 2019: Germination

              Alrightie then! A li'l update...

              Almost missed mentioning! { #StonerBob }, all four seeds dropped, and rested comfortably at the bottom of the water glass within five hours.

              A bit more than 24 hours ago, the Girls-To-Be went under their cozy wet blanket, saucer on top, and placed in a safe, warm place.


              Checking in this morning, 3 of 4 have visible li'l tappers tentatively peeking out.


              ...bless their little hearts.
              Last edited by BuzzBob56; 10-16-2019, 10:24.
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              Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
              Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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                #8
                Cool ,
                they' re coming right .


                - Female seeds Tester : Auto White widow x Big bud Auto Gelato
                - Urban Legends Auto Tester : Gorilla Cookies ; Fighting Gorillaz Mazarilla Gorilla Auto Critical Kush Auto
                - Sweet seeds 6th competition : Sweet Gelato Auto
                - Sweet seeds 7th competition ( Active ) : Killer Kush Auto
                - Mars Hydro grow journal contest 2021 ( Active ) : https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=379208
                - HSO : Mango Sapphire (Still in progress)




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                  #9
                  11 Oct 2019: Germination, con't

                  48 Hours Update... Still 3 of 4 seeds with tappers. The 4th bean seems stubborn.

                  Question at the end, if you care to offer an opinion...



                  First 3 are ready for their Rapid Rooters, and so it is done! Here they are under their new temporary home.



                  Now then! Question I am pondering is what to do with #4? Leave her under her comfy blankets of dampened paper towels? Or go ahead and put her in with her siblings in her Rooter, too, and hope for the best? Opinions, please...
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                  Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
                  Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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                    #10
                    When i had this put it in soil , and often it' s comin , so perhaps can you put it in the rooter ...


                    Last edited by bibi40; 10-11-2019, 17:10.
                    - Female seeds Tester : Auto White widow x Big bud Auto Gelato
                    - Urban Legends Auto Tester : Gorilla Cookies ; Fighting Gorillaz Mazarilla Gorilla Auto Critical Kush Auto
                    - Sweet seeds 6th competition : Sweet Gelato Auto
                    - Sweet seeds 7th competition ( Active ) : Killer Kush Auto
                    - Mars Hydro grow journal contest 2021 ( Active ) : https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=379208
                    - HSO : Mango Sapphire (Still in progress)




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                      #11
                      Yeah, maybe wait another day or two in the wet paper towels than if nothing still try putting it into soil/rooter ...!!!...

                      I also received these as well...
                      I’ll be right behind you bro...
                      "I'm chain smokin loud like it's a newport ...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bibi40 View Post
                        When i had this put it in soil , and often it' s comin , so perhaps can you put it in the rooter ...

                        Originally posted by nickman View Post
                        Yeah, maybe wait another day or two in the wet paper towels than if nothing still try putting it into soil/rooter ...!!!...

                        I also received these as well...
                        I’ll be right behind you bro...
                        Thx Bibi & Nickman!

                        I ultimately allowed my indecisiveness to decide for me... The 4th Girl-To-Be was permitted to remain in her towel.

                        After posting this morning, and doing some Googling, up to 5 days is not uncommon. And sometimes surprises can even occur after that. So, in the towels she remains. \

                        I just hope I remember to check on her! Ol'e Stoners and their CRS, don't ya know.
                        Last edited by BuzzBob56; 10-12-2019, 10:50.
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                        Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
                        Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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                          #13
                          Hi BuzzBob56, I love the plumbing. I've always wanted to build a RDWC system. I'm subbed!
                          Specs for the New Growroom

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                            #14
                            Pulling up a seat...
                            "read the directions, even if you dont follow them.."

                            https://www.jackherer.com/thebook/

                            “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
                            - Ferris Bueller


                            Originally posted by Harry Lime

                            Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mr.brunch View Post
                              Pulling up a seat...
                              Originally posted by Fixer View Post
                              Hi BuzzBob56, I love the plumbing. I've always wanted to build a RDWC system. I'm subbed!

                              Hey MrBrunch { woulda addressed you as Mr.B, but that might get really confusing in this thread. } and Fixer! Welcome aboard!

                              And thx for the compliment on my Adult Tinker-Toy project { PVC piping/connections }. I cannot even guess how many trips to Home Depot I made, and seemingly hours spent staring at the Wall-Of-Plenty PVC connections. I can say that when all was said and done, I had over US $70 in returns of things bought but went unused.

                              Here is something to cheer and crow about, though! When I first fired this mother up, I had a total of two small leaks. A little fiddling with one UniSeal, and replacing one pump fitting { whose female threads I'd inadvertanyly slopped some PVC primer on }, and she's been running full bore for days now with Zero Leaks!
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                              Current: Female Seeds' Chem OG Test Grow { Flushing before Harvest } in Bio-Buckets
                              Okay... I believe nothing's MIA. Except... Has anyone seen the cat lately?

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