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    #31
    Question: If I've been running my veg lights 24 hours a day... Can I safely switch to 18/6 without inducing the girls into flowering?
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      #32
      We're back in business! A couple plants may not make it but overall I'm happy.

      A lot of things were very very wrong:

      #1 - After the seeds sprouted in the rockwool, I put them in Miracle Grow Organic potting soil which is just horrible. The soil had lots of garbage in it (bark, twigs, etc.) and it was just way too damp all the time with no aeration. I transplanted the sick seedlings into 3.5 gallon pots with a pH balanced mix of 60% peat moss, 20% perlite, 5% vermiculite, 5% bat guano, 5% worm castings, 2.5% limestone, 2.5% dolomite.

      #2 - The temperatures we're way off because of the lights being always on and the lack of circulation/ventilation. To fix the temps, I installed two thermometers, a humidity/temp controller and a 400cfm inline Active Air fan. Added some bigger intake holes and things are looking a lot better now. Also switched over to an 18/6 light cycle.

      Making the last push of work this week to finish off the room and get it ready for (hopefully) a profitable flowering season.

      (Still trying to get a camera for pics!)
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        #33
        Just gave the first feeding of 1/4 Lucas... Hopefully everything goes alright because I STILL don't have a pH meter. Stupid, I know.
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          #34
          It's sounding great! Can't wait for pics!
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            #35

            #1. A picture of an average plant... some are a bit bigger, some are smaller.


            #2. This one is twisting and bending every which way, making me think it's a hermie or something. Anyone know?


            #3. A fine specimen, looking strong and healthy.


            #4. Group shot.


            #5. What's wrong with this little runt?


            #6. Just running two ballasts at the moment. Nice build though for how cheap they were. Let's hope they last a few cycles.


            #7. A panned out view of the room through the door. You can see that it is 'panda paper' throughout, 3.5 gallon pots, and some aluminum ducting in the back.
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              #36
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              A picture showing some of the 'drooping'. Anyone know why this might be?
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              The setup... 8 plants around each light.
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                #37
                Don't see the picture DJ. It might also be better to put it on the infirmary page also.
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                  #38
                  Hey dj,
                  I've always used a ph meter that was about $100 bucks new and $60 each time I break the glass end...also needs constant re calibration. I bought some test paper to have as a back up and I really prefer it to the meter now. it has a good color scale that you can read over the color of the Lucas formula. amazon has it. "Ph Test Strips Dispenser - .2 Intervals for Accurate Saliva or Urine PH Testing - Immediate Results"
                  your plants will shower you with resin later if you keep the ph where they can use it best.
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                    #39
                    UPDATE

                    - All the carbon filter materials have been bought except for the carbon which will be picked up later this week from a local pet store.

                    - Ordered the Milwaukee ph 600 meter for $25. I've heard conflicting reviews but supposedly as long as you take good care of it and calibrate it, it can be used for years.

                    - Purchased a pump and watering hose to make things easier.

                    - The lights now all have 8-inch Honeywells under them.

                    - Labeled all the plants and then cloned them right after these pictures were taken.

                    The store only had three white fans left so we had to get one black one.


                    Typical specimen.


                    A droopy one... Anyone know what's wrong? Some of them have been like this for quite awhile. I'm assuming it's either heat stress or over-watering and if it is heat stress then hopefully the newly placed Honeywells will help.


                    Some more droop.


                    A view of the left side of the room from above.
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                      #40
                      Hey guys, I just wanna post how much I've spent and see where I could have shaved a few dollars off because it cost way more than I thought.


                      Item Price
                      Seeds 168.34
                      Lights (4x400w HPS) 580
                      Lights (1x400w MH) 100
                      Atmosphere Controller 152.95
                      Rockwool 15
                      Air Pumps + Airstones 20
                      Seedling Dome 10
                      Shipping 100
                      Utilities/tools 100
                      Panda Paper 86
                      Utilities 16.93
                      Fan 110
                      First soil, cups, ducts, etc. (CT) 123.57
                      Currency Exchange Expense 26.93
                      Transportation 34.5
                      Medium, Perlite, Pots/trays, fertz 240
                      Duty 40
                      Tape/cord 17
                      Studfinder 32
                      Ducting + supplies 169
                      chain, tubing, etc. 55
                      PPM, hammer, chisel 30
                      pots, cloning, tray, dome, pump 124.32
                      carbon filter, timer, screws 122.22
                      honeywell fans 68.5
                      ph meter 27.68

                      Puts me right around $2500.
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                        #41
                        UPDATE

                        Sorry for the long hiatus, been busy with the holidays. Some clones didn't quite make it so I'm having to delay flowering for a bit longer... but not too long because these bitches be getting BIG.

                        One of the pods, alone


                        Two of the pods, side by side


                        Jungle Pic, looking up from the bottom


                        New growth, looking pretty healthy


                        Sorry for the crappy quality, but what does the leaf curling/twisting mean?
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                          #42
                          It looks like to much nutes. I have a strain that does the same thing because it does not want any nutes. Flush with PHed water and reduce the nutes.
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                          From start of cloning to harvest 13 week scrog
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                            #43
                            Nice op... Think I will tag along... It could be over watering also... As this to can cause your leaves to curl under...

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                              #44
                              Room Layout

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                                #45
                                Looking good! I can't wait to see some flowers!

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