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Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 01-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,682
Posted By James Howlett
A true Calcium deficiency shows as bleaching on...

A true Calcium deficiency shows as bleaching on new growth, as calcium is immobile.



What you have looks like nutrient lockout from some other issue.



Don't blame CO2 as the root issue....
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 12-31-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By James Howlett
I don't mind the questions man. Glad to help...

I don't mind the questions man. Glad to help anyone get off the bottled nutrient train.

The 120 - 60 - 120 profile is my 600w recipe @ 1.3EC
(I realize I put 2.1EC in the original post. My...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 12-30-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By James Howlett
I don't charge the coco at all before dropping...

I don't charge the coco at all before dropping them in. I transplant rooted clones and hand feed daily with good runoff for 2-3 weeks. EC for veg is about 2.1


Once they hit the flower rooms they...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 12-28-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By James Howlett
Been testing different ratios for a couple of...

Been testing different ratios for a couple of years now and have come up with my current recipe for coco pots.



veg(600w) 2 - 1 - 2



120 - 60 - 120 - 150 - 50
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 12-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,222
Posted By James Howlett
No one said it isn't doable. It's just the way...

No one said it isn't doable. It's just the way the OP comes in pretending its no big thing to hit those numbers and none of his pics or technique add up to hitting those yields. Experienced guys can...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 05-22-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By James Howlett
18-24 inches for traditional 1000w bulbs ...

18-24 inches for traditional 1000w bulbs


36-48 inches for DE 1000w bulbs



Fans should be constantly blowing air between the bulb and the canopy
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-22-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By James Howlett
One room flipped.. ...

One room flipped..




https://www.icmag.com/ic/attachment.php?attachmentid=456388

Rooted clones into rock wool and some in coco..
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By James Howlett
Now that I think about it I think i experienced...

Now that I think about it I think i experienced something similar once in early flower when running 6/9 in coco dtw. One foliar with some FloraNova bloom cleared it up. Perhaps a certain micro...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 05-10-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,339
Posted By James Howlett
Looking nice Robot. How long you gonna take...

Looking nice Robot.

How long you gonna take the SSH?
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-06-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By James Howlett
Thanks fellas feel free to stick around. ...

Thanks fellas feel free to stick around.

Those cubes are in coco now so no more algae.
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 05-04-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,453
Posted By James Howlett
Looks really great man. What strain?

Looks really great man.

What strain?
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By James Howlett
Topped all the ladies to get a nice structure.. ...

Topped all the ladies to get a nice structure..

Tops become the next batch of babies..
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 05-04-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,222
Posted By James Howlett
You'll never post a journal. None of you little...

You'll never post a journal. None of you little trolls ever do. You just want some approval from real deal growers, which you'll never get punk.

I dont have a tent. I have 42 lights in a...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 05-04-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,222
Posted By James Howlett
Go to another site to troll man.. We have enough...

Go to another site to troll man.. We have enough BS to sort through already..
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 05-02-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By James Howlett
Never water coco with 0ppm RO water. Even when...

Never water coco with 0ppm RO water. Even when flushing, 0.2 - 0.3 EC water is best. pH to 6.0.
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-02-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By James Howlett
One room transplanted into 1/2gals w/ coco. ...

One room transplanted into 1/2gals w/ coco.

454079

Some glue finishing week 7.

454080
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 05-01-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,222
Posted By James Howlett
Gotta agree with maimunji. Proper NPK ranges...

Gotta agree with maimunji. Proper NPK ranges alone don't equal big yields. There's many factors that contribute- genetics, light intensity, Temp, RH, EC, CO2..

Many here will have a hard time...
Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 05-01-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,527
Posted By James Howlett
I drop fresh cuttings in a cup of nutrient...

I drop fresh cuttings in a cup of nutrient solution as I'm taking them. This hydrates the cuttings and prevents wilting. No domes needed.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-30-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By James Howlett
I'd have to agree that it's a micro nutrient...

I'd have to agree that it's a micro nutrient deficiency. Zinc or possibly Iron. What are you feeding and what strength?
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 04-29-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By James Howlett
2x4s framed to the ceiling. 2" RMAX panels...

2x4s framed to the ceiling.

2" RMAX panels for walls.

Spray foam every gap to seal it up well.

Buy everything else used and mix your own nutrients.

Throw a bunch of plants in 5Gal...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-28-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,339
Posted By James Howlett
Gotcha.. If you ducted the lights on a...

Gotcha..

If you ducted the lights on a closed line, it would take most of the stress off your AC and RH should stabilize. You'll lose some light to the glass but you can run them closer to the...
Forum: Grow Diaries 04-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By James Howlett
Wolverine Gardens

Recently took some time off. Now getting back to running the shop again.

Nothing looks great right now. Hopefully in a month or two I can get everything looking good.

Advice from pros is...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-28-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,339
Posted By James Howlett
I've never heard of CO2 reducing RH before....

I've never heard of CO2 reducing RH before. Sealed rooms typically have higher RH levels since there's no air exchange. I think pulling your room air through the hoods may be drying out the air.
...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-28-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,339
Posted By James Howlett
Ah, I see you need the extra coverage. I've...

Ah, I see you need the extra coverage.

I've seen and heard good things about the 630 CMH. Seems like a good choice for your space.

40% is a bit low. Are you're lights ducted in a closed loop?...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-27-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,339
Posted By James Howlett
Nice perpetual setup man. Nice yield too for...

Nice perpetual setup man. Nice yield too for 600's.

What height are your lights at? Looks like you could lower them a bit for more dense buds, especially if they're air-cooled. I'd say no more...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-24-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,223
Posted By James Howlett
How was the harvest?

How was the harvest?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-19-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By James Howlett
Listen to HGO. Your problem is from nutrient...

Listen to HGO. Your problem is from nutrient strength being way too low for a 1k light. As soon as my clones root I hit them with 2.0 EC, vegging under T5s.

Also...

Keep your RH under 70%...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 05-05-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,679
Posted By James Howlett
You can do all the calculations you want my...

You can do all the calculations you want my friend.

I'd like to see you try to cool a 50k with 15 tons. Maybe at night in the middle of winter.

There is a rule of thumb. People have been...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 05-04-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,679
Posted By James Howlett
My post was referring to NON air cooled lights,...

My post was referring to NON air cooled lights, ballasts in the room.

With air cooled you can absolutely run less AC, but I'd rather just oversize AC and not worry about fans and ducting.

Im...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 05-04-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,679
Posted By James Howlett
I dont know where youre getting that calculation...

I dont know where youre getting that calculation from but thats just not enough.

From real world experience running sealed rooms, you want at least 5k btu per non air cooled 1000w light. I run 12...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 05-03-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,048
Posted By James Howlett
Are temps running high? If not, theres no reason...

Are temps running high? If not, theres no reason to exhaust while lights are on. Its a waste of co2.

Exhausting at night is to get rid of excess humidity.

Co2 controllers are expensive and...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 05-02-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,679
Posted By James Howlett
For 50 lights youre gonna want at least 20tons of...

For 50 lights youre gonna want at least 20tons of AC probably a bit more to be safe.
Forum: Grow Diaries 04-29-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,065
Posted By James Howlett
Not true at all. Plants thrive in coco when...

Not true at all. Plants thrive in coco when completely root bound like that. The results speak for themselves.
Forum: New Growers 04-29-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,653
Posted By James Howlett
Looks like she's starting to yellow up a bit from...

Looks like she's starting to yellow up a bit from the bottom. Make sure to stay on top of it before it gets worse.
Forum: Grow Diaries 04-29-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,065
Posted By James Howlett
Amazing root system.. So white and dense.. Great...

Amazing root system.. So white and dense.. Great job man you killed it.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-28-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By James Howlett
I'm afraid flushing would only make things worse....

I'm afraid flushing would only make things worse.

I wouldn't say its lockout or it wouldn't be so easy to diagnose. It looks like they're getting everything they need except the N.

Organic...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-27-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By James Howlett
Definitely nitrogen deficiency. I'd suggest...

Definitely nitrogen deficiency.

I'd suggest adding something like Foliage pro from Dynagro to your feedings immediately. It's really your only option since it's so late into flower. One or two...
Forum: New Growers 04-27-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,653
Posted By James Howlett
She will recover sure, but she'll never catch up...

She will recover sure, but she'll never catch up to the other girl.

With only two plants that's 50% of your crop that's not up to par with the rest.

You're right you have time so veg that big...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 04-27-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By James Howlett
I agree that bulbs alone won't make a crop, but 3...

I agree that bulbs alone won't make a crop, but 3 years is well past the life of those bulbs.

The spectrum has degraded to something completely different from what you started with and they're...
Forum: New Growers 04-27-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,653
Posted By James Howlett
Well one of those ladies is looking nice. I...

Well one of those ladies is looking nice.

I say scrap the other one and do a monster one plant SCROG.
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 04-27-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By James Howlett
Nice setup. You say old bulbs.. Any reason...

Nice setup.

You say old bulbs.. Any reason not to replace them?

Do you just runoff to the ground?
Forum: Vertical / Colosseum Growing 04-27-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 21,232
Posted By James Howlett
I wouldn't go over 80 in flower without CO2. ...

I wouldn't go over 80 in flower without CO2.

You want to slowly bring temps and RH down over the course of the flower cycle.

Start at 80 and bring it down a degree or two each week if...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-27-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,010
Posted By James Howlett
I'm not trying to offend anyone but feeding those...

I'm not trying to offend anyone but feeding those plants multiple times per day at this point is ridiculous. One good feeding with decent runoff will reset the medium just fine. No need to keep...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-26-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,010
Posted By James Howlett
By week 1 you mean the seedling stage on the...

By week 1 you mean the seedling stage on the chart? If so that's way too low strength for plants under 600w, even small rooted clones.

I also veg under 600s. At transplant once they go under the...
Forum: Vertical / Colosseum Growing 04-26-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 21,232
Posted By James Howlett
Whats your RH like? If temps are low 70s I...

Whats your RH like?

If temps are low 70s I wouldn't want RH to go much over 55% in mid flower.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-26-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,010
Posted By James Howlett
What type of light are you using? Temp/RH...

What type of light are you using?

Temp/RH reading?

and nutrient recipe / strength?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-20-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,010
Posted By James Howlett
After their first watering, the 6" cubes can go a...

After their first watering, the 6" cubes can go a 5-10 days without being watered again. Once you see the first roots coming out the bottom of the cube, it's usually a good sign to water again.
Forum: New Growers 04-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,653
Posted By James Howlett
Dont dim the 400w. Its bad for the bulb. Just set...

Dont dim the 400w. Its bad for the bulb. Just set it as high as possible above the plants and bring it down a bit each day.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 04-17-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By James Howlett
Plug the clones into the cubes, water once and...

Plug the clones into the cubes, water once and wait for roots to show on the bottom. Then, water every few days when they start to feel a bit light. Always feed until water is coming out of the...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 04-13-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By James Howlett
I used to run 6mL Flora micro / 9mL Flora bloom...

I used to run 6mL Flora micro / 9mL Flora bloom as my base nutrient until week 7 when I would cut the micro and calmag.

I used koolbloom but you can add any boosters you want. Brand really...
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