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  • Hundred Gram Oz
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    Awesome grow man, you got some KILLER starins.

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  • labtec
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    How's the vert going statusquo? Are you still running the same setup?

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  • statusquo
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    Harvested most of the big plants in the vert room today. Also harvested 2/4 of my OD plants. Sorry for the low quality pics this time!


    GCxOG Bud Cock - "The Help 1"


    Skywalker OG *OD* - "The Help 2"

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  • redspaghetti
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    shes beautiful bro, whole room arent very far behind! great work statusquo!


    cheers

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  • statusquo
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    Bought some seeds for GREAT prices.
    -(3) DG invite auction mixed packs. These were $40 a piece and have roughly equal amounts of Sweetest Cindy99, Dieselrella, and Oger99 in each pack. This means I will get roughly one pack of all three of these strains. If I bought these individually, they would be $80-100 a piece. That means I saved about $180 Hopefully I will offset the savings by giving DG some good pics for and reputation by posting some killer pictures and spreading the word

    -(1) Ganesh C99 F2's for $40. Thinking about buying another pack of these as 40 is an effing steal. Also they are F2 so hopefully I can get both phenos!

    -Another, (1), pack of Tom Hill's Deep Chunk x Haze F2. Got 20 of these seeds going to run them all outside this year and hopefully find some amazing shit. Hoping for one DC leaning keeper pheno, one haze leaning and one hybrid . Kind of like buying 3 strains instead of one!

    I'll post some better pictures later. I'm thinking of pulling the GCxOG and the K2 soon. Probably going to give the SC another week.

    Originally posted by Aerohead View Post
    Wow, that SC looks amazing, I can almost smell it from here with a southern wind down the coast.

    Nice work looks like your room is kickin into gear..... awesome!!!
    Thanks man, from you that means a lot! Those SC pictures don't reflect the frost that well. I'll try and snap some better ones later but the smell is heavenly. I want to save a jar to periodically release terpenes in my room so I'm constantly undergoing aromatherapy. The smell physiologically stimulates a smile and endorphins man...The yield is a lot better than I was expecting too.

    Originally posted by Ravi Singh View Post
    Looking really nice - good luck dealing with those mites; hate those little fuckers.
    I know and I used to think PM was bad! These little fucks do some serious damage and are very hard to totally eradicate. I have been turned the temps down in the room so that in the day time it's in the low 70's and in the mid to low 60's at night. This has definitely slowed down their reproduction significantly and made maintaining them easier. It's like cancer. You can kill most of them with a treatment but it only takes a few to completely take over again....

    I am going to take the Chem Wreck's outside and let them finish out there. The big plants have been fine and are just starting to get mites but they are coming down very soon so it doesn't matter. As for the 3rd group in the perpetual they are young enough that I can treat them heavily with "Spectracide" and Neem. Got to use a two pronged attack with these guys to kill their cycle completely instead of merely interrupting it. I am also going to clean up the room while I have the chance. I am determined to have a clean grow!

    Thanks for tuning in and the support guys! I'll try and make it worth it for ya's

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  • Ravi Singh
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    Looking really nice - good luck dealing with those mites; hate those little fuckers.

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  • Aerohead
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    Wow, that SC looks amazing, I can almost smell it from here with a southern wind down the coast.

    Nice work looks like your room is kickin into gear..... awesome!!!

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  • statusquo
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    Strawberry Cough, smells fucking amazing. Week 8:



    GC x OGK @ week 8 lower bud:


    Chem-D @ week 3:


    SSSDH @ week 3:


    CWK @ week 5. These are the mite infested plants. Yields definitely taking a hit but the buds are dank and the outdoor I ran is dank as fuck if you check out the OD album:

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  • Baba Ku
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    Spinosad also kills mites fast. I was a bit apprehensive about it's effectiveness on mites, but I have proven it's worth to myself with some tests.

    IMO, Pyritherin is probably the very best product on the market for spider mites. It is very benign and leaves NO taste or smell. Pyritherin is very, very expensive though...as there are not concentrates available and we can usually only purchase pre-mixed solutions, which end up costing lots of coin if you have a considerable sized grow.
    Pyritherin works to kill the mites almost immediately on contact, and if you continue the regimen daily for a week there will be no mites left.
    Plants that look unaffected by the critters also need to be treated right along with the infested plants.

    Prevention is the best method, but once they come they are easy to get rid of. I can't hardly see many reasons I would cull or throw out a plant simply because some mites invited themselves over. Simply show them the door and continue on.

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  • bobblehead
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    Originally posted by statusquo View Post
    So the three plants I put through hell have spider mites! :( I caught them relatively early and hit them with some spectracide about 7 days ago and then hit them again 2 nights ago. The plants look ok....they are still frosting up but the growth is definitely more sparse and I am worried about the spread.

    Do you guys think I should just cull the three plants that have the infestations and let them finish up outside as to not risk contaminating the rest of my room/crop? I also have some raw neem oil that I could treat them with in addition to the spectracide. I figure a rigorous two prong attack should do the trick but I am hesitant to risk it....Ill try and post some pics up soon (sick and healthy alike).
    Chances are if you see them on 3 of your plants, they've already laid their eggs elsewhere... My Friend gave me the LVPK, and the mites didn't show up for several weeks, but when they did... BAM! I threw out the visually infected clones... And then a few more weeks later, and more mites...

    Personally, I got on eBay, and bought some forbid for $20 from a reseller, and I haven't seen them since... You can only use it on vegging plants though.

    Spinosad works great on thrips...

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  • Baba Ku
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    Once in flower, I like to use Spinosad and/or pyrithrin. Switch off with the two every day for one week and they will all be gone. If you can spray your plants at all, it will help to spray them off an hour after treatment to get rid of carcasses, eggs, and any residue.
    Mites are born ready to lay eggs, and I think they are close to 3 day cycles.
    Neem tends to lose it's effectiveness throughout the grow, and it tastes nasty when left on flowers.

    Oz is just upset that his shit lacks.

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  • statusquo
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    So the three plants I put through hell have spider mites! :( I caught them relatively early and hit them with some spectracide about 7 days ago and then hit them again 2 nights ago. The plants look ok....they are still frosting up but the growth is definitely more sparse and I am worried about the spread.

    Do you guys think I should just cull the three plants that have the infestations and let them finish up outside as to not risk contaminating the rest of my room/crop? I also have some raw neem oil that I could treat them with in addition to the spectracide. I figure a rigorous two prong attack should do the trick but I am hesitant to risk it....Ill try and post some pics up soon (sick and healthy alike).

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  • Ravi Singh
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    The more bulbs you stack (up to an infinite amount), the more your light source resembles line source light vs. a single bulb, which is obviously point source light.

    CW is cannabis world dot org.

    Here's a link that explains it - equations are in the middle of the page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse-square_law

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  • statusquo
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    Originally posted by Ravi Singh View Post
    And I was incorrect; they *might* make a 600W version, but the amount of pressure inside of a 1000W version is totally unsafe - "Based on what Tom told me...there will never be a 1000w version of this bulb...mainly because of safety. The amount of pressure inside one of these things would blow it through a wall! And the element retains heat for so long that in their experiments...they intentionally blew one up and the fragments burned the concrete floor."*

    *Ripped from a thread at CW.

    EDIT: and if you stack enough bulbs so that it's closer to line source light than point source light, your lux loss becomes linear and not exponential

    That's why I stack my lights
    Interesting! Thanks for the information/update. Could you explain the line source and stacking bulbs bit for ignorant people like me? Also, what is CW? Just curious.

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  • Ravi Singh
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    Originally posted by statusquo View Post
    Ravi, I thought Phillips explicitly said that they would be making a bigger CMH? 600W IIRC - they said it around 2007 I think. Either way, I agree that you have an effective setup as well and 400 is small. However, don't knock it till ya try it =P. Even though it's only 400W I have been able to get the bulbs closer to the plants (exponential decrease with distance means this is important) and the better spectrum seems to result in more usable light for the plants.

    For the room, 400s are perfectly fine. Here is a pic of the strawberry cough; it doesn't really show how crazy the white pistils are. They are the thickets ones I have ever seen and there is something quite beautiful that I can't put my finger on. Also the smell is amazing.
    Funny story: the leaf damage you see on this plant and others was because my friend drove 4 plants to my house in huge boxes that were already 3 weeks into flowering! Get this: HE DIDN'T TIE THEM DOWN ON THE WAY OVER AND TWO FELL OUT OF HIS TRUCK! Fucking guy didn't even realize it until he got here...sketch rofl.
    Nah dude, I'm not one of those assholes who says "you're only running 175/250/400 watts, you're a joke" - just for my personal setup, 400s don't fit (and no matter how well the light works, it'll be too far from my plants).

    My original setup was 5.5' diameter with four 600s; I've since switched that down to a 3' diameter, and I still want more light

    EDIT: I use a cooltube because I run a sealed room and didn't wanna have a multiple ton AC running to keep my room cool, so that sucks some light as well.

    Gonna try four 1Ks on a flip flop next.

    And I was incorrect; they *might* make a 600W version, but the amount of pressure inside of a 1000W version is totally unsafe - "Based on what Tom told me...there will never be a 1000w version of this bulb...mainly because of safety. The amount of pressure inside one of these things would blow it through a wall! And the element retains heat for so long that in their experiments...they intentionally blew one up and the fragments burned the concrete floor."*

    *Ripped from a thread at CW.

    EDIT: and if you stack enough bulbs so that it's closer to line source light than point source light, your lux loss becomes linear and not exponential

    That's why I stack my lights

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