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Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-30-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By tilopa
ok, do transplant into bigger pot and start...

ok, do transplant into bigger pot and start giving them liquid nutes in addition to what they get from soil?

Could high heat be causing this also?
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-29-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By tilopa
What is causing this leaf symptom?

These are seedlings that are now about a foot tall.

They are in one gallon plastic pots with roots organic soil.

Watered only when pot has dried down. Basically been watering every 4 days or...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-18-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
Thanks mate. I just ordered a couple blocks...

Thanks mate. I just ordered a couple blocks online. Are you using perlite or hydroton in the tailpiece? And is it a 4 or 5 inch gap.
Thanks again.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-15-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By tilopa
Newly transplanted clones showing rust spots on older leaves.

A few days ago I transplanted some clones into rockwool cubes. And now about 20% of them are showing blotches of rust.

PPM - 480
PH - 5.9 - however, I just caliberated my ph meter and it was off...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 08-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By tilopa
What is the best cloth material to use as a wick....

What is the best cloth material to use as a wick. I want to make a wick cloner using perlite.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-14-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
The man himself. :bow: Thank you for coming by...

The man himself. :bow: Thank you for coming by and dropping some more pearls D9.

So, after you expand the blocks of "chips-n-fiber" with 1800-2000 ppm I'm assuming you don't grow with that high...
Forum: Growing in Greenhouses 08-13-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,130
Posted By tilopa
It seems to me that CO2 in a greenhouse is...

It seems to me that CO2 in a greenhouse is counter productive. I live in a hot climate where half the year I would need significant air conditioning (given the lack of insulation) in order to have an...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-11-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By tilopa
PPK - 9 plants per light - too much?

I know D9 used to do only 1 plant per light, and many people do that or maybe 4 at most from what I've gathered. I'm considering trying 9 plants in 2 gallon buckets per 1 1000w DE light.

The...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 08-07-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By tilopa
What manufacturer are these BTW?

What manufacturer are these BTW?
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 08-07-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By tilopa
Are you using these for veg or flower, or both? ...

Are you using these for veg or flower, or both?

"A" is 4000k or more, it has much more blue (green is basically irrelevant), and would be better for vegging.

"B" is clearly better for...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-04-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
Good to know. In terms of the wicking effect...

Good to know.

In terms of the wicking effect via the tailpiece how does one determine the optimal air gap? If I'm using hydroton in the tail which is apparently a poor wicking medium (according to...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-03-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
So, you are saying that if one is top feeding at...

So, you are saying that if one is top feeding at a proper interval then the wick function does nothing to increase the growth or health of the plant?
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 08-02-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By tilopa
I do appreciate the contribution, every bit...

I do appreciate the contribution, every bit helps. I just wasn't sure if you were aware of the difference in the two threads.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-01-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By tilopa
The thing I like about Hempy, in concept at...

The thing I like about Hempy, in concept at least, is that the plants lower roots are always in nutrient solution. I assume that the lower part of the bucket is filled with perlite and nutrient...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-01-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By tilopa
I just finished a run using LEDs for the first...

I just finished a run using LEDs for the first time. The strain was Forbidden Fruit which gets pretty purple at the end. About 3 weeks into flower the buds started getting purple. I was a little...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-01-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
Good question. My understanding is that it is...

Good question. My understanding is that it is more than just a top feed system with a fail-safe mechanism. The wicking function allows the plant to uptake nutrients when it needs them rather than...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 07-30-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By tilopa
You're right, my bad. But, I think you are...

You're right, my bad. But, I think you are incorrect about flowering only occurring in less than 14 hours of light.

I just looked at a daylight chart for san francisco. I know that if you put...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-29-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By tilopa
My night temps are around 73-75. Keep in...

My night temps are around 73-75.


Keep in mind that I'm talking about when using co2. If not using co2 your temps should be 77-78. I've never heard of anyone targeting 73-76 as the ideal temp,...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 07-29-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By tilopa
What date do outdoor plants go into flower in California?

I accidentally left my mothers outside too late in the season and they have gone into flower.
Trying to figure out how long they have been flowering. What date does flowering begin?

I'm asking...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 07-29-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By tilopa
Thanks, but this thread is about revegging, I'm...

Thanks, but this thread is about revegging, I'm asking about cuttings.



Hmmm, resetting huh? Kind of like resetting your light timer? I guess there is a certain logic to that...maybe. But I...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-29-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
Yes, definitely will increase feeding, I was...

Yes, definitely will increase feeding, I was think every hour for 30 seconds.

But was more concerned about the tailpiece wicking. If it's not doing any wicking them I'm basically doing a normal...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 07-29-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By tilopa
Taking cuttings from flowering plants (AKA Monster Cropping) - Question

I have some outdoor mothers that I unwittingly let slip into flower, probably only 10 days in, and I need to take cuttings asap. I've read the "how tos" but still have a question. And I've actually...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-28-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 181,799
Posted By tilopa
Air gap for hydroton in tail piece

I was re-reading some of this thread and saw in 2018 D9 changed from perlite in the tail and turface for the medium to hydroton in the tail and pumice. I've had trouble getting turface and like the...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-28-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By tilopa
It's twofold, at higher VPD plants need to...

It's twofold, at higher VPD plants need to transpire more, thereby taking in more nutrient solution AND causing the Stomata to open which is where the plant intakes the CO2. And with more CO2 they...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By tilopa
Interesting, the lava rocks I'm talking about are...

Interesting, the lava rocks I'm talking about are very hard, yet light an porous. My neighbor uses them on his walkway.


I would think that polished rocks would not wick very well?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-24-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By tilopa
PPK question - anyone try lava rocks as medium?

I'm wondering if lava rocks would be a good medium for PPK. I'm talking about the 1/2" size light porous red volcanic rock. It is very air and conducive to supplying more oxygen to the roots, but I...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-15-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By tilopa
Idea for a DTW Hempy System

I'm sure this has been done before. My idea is to have a Hempy type system that drains to waste the standing water at the bottom of the bucket, and refills via top feed once per day. I've never tried...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-04-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,629
Posted By tilopa
Yes, this is the "1" of the 321. 1.1 ml per...

Yes, this is the "1" of the 321.

1.1 ml per gallon.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-01-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By tilopa
I'll probably switch to hydroton in my F&D...

I'll probably switch to hydroton in my F&D system, it's an easy transition and I can see if it works better. F&D and top feed are basically effectively the same. I'm not sure which is more reliable,...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-28-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By tilopa
Thanks for the replies. I'll look into lava...

Thanks for the replies. I'll look into lava rocks.

Nice looking plants Rockin.

Currently I'm doing flood and drain in buckets with rockwool croutons. I don't like the croutons because, as you...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-25-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By tilopa
Best top-feed medium - optimal balance between dissolved oxygen and nute availability

Looking for discussion and advice on media (substrate) for top-feed hydroponics. I say top feed instead of top drip because I believe the best system is one that give a strong "burst" of water in a...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-24-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By tilopa
Thanks, I get it now. Just one more question, if...

Thanks, I get it now. Just one more question, if you are using a large rez, like a 55 gallon pickle barrel which I would prefer, if you don't have the bottom of your plant containers above the water...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-23-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By tilopa
Thanks DHF, I'm trying to visualize what you are...

Thanks DHF, I'm trying to visualize what you are saying, but I'm not quite getting it. So, you have a pump sitting on the bottom of your rez tote, and coming out of the pump you have a pvc pipe that...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-23-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By tilopa
DHF, I googled "loopfield manifold" and it only...

DHF, I googled "loopfield manifold" and it only pointed me back to this site. I read Pico's thread from 2007. His setup is pretty basic stuff. Maybe I'm overthinking it, but I did something very...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 06-20-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By tilopa
Thanks for all those ideas. I can't really...

Thanks for all those ideas.

I can't really fit anymore plants in the room. And it's pretty crowded in there to put a pan of water on the floor.

The hanging towel is an interesting idea. But...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-20-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By tilopa
I'm doing recirculating in half hydroton and half...

I'm doing recirculating in half hydroton and half rockwool croutons.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-19-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By tilopa
I'm also planning on doing halos in 12 buckets,...

I'm also planning on doing halos in 12 buckets, but I was thinking of doing more pumps, like 3, 1 pump per 4 buckets. What I'm having trouble working out is, I know (actually I think this is true but...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-19-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By tilopa
My buddy uses those grow cubes (rockwool...

My buddy uses those grow cubes (rockwool croutons) in a flood and drain bucket system with phenomenal results. He only waters once a day. It's a head-scratcher for me because rockwool does not allow...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-19-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By tilopa
top drip plumbing hardware advice

I want to do a top drip on 12 buckets. I want to find something better than those rain bird type emitters because they have poor flow distribution (only drips on one little area of the pot), and they...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 06-19-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By tilopa
What to do about really low humidity?

I live in an area where the summers are hot, 100f+, and very dry. Currently my grow room is showing 20% humidity, with lights off. It's a little better at night as the humidity rises but with the AC...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-13-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,163
Posted By tilopa
Thanks. I'm going to get a water report from...

Thanks.

I'm going to get a water report from JR Peters company, I'm using there jacks hydroponic nutes. They told me that if you are doing a recirculating water system, opposed to a drain to...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 06-04-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,163
Posted By tilopa
I've been having problems with my rez, I believe....

I've been having problems with my rez, I believe. My first run with this system and got what looked like bad nute burn around 6 weeks of flower.

So I came to this forum to post a question, then I...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 02-18-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,232
Posted By tilopa
Right... so if my grow room is made of glass, or...

Right... so if my grow room is made of glass, or smooth tile, then bleach is an option. Good to know.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 02-17-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,232
Posted By tilopa
Yes, ISO alchohol will kill mold. H202 also is an...

Yes, ISO alchohol will kill mold. H202 also is an effective mold killer, but more expensive. White vinegar is an effective mold killer, but don't use bleach, it is a myth that it kills mold.

What...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 02-16-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By tilopa
For anyone that is interested I found these...

For anyone that is interested I found these tests.

https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/sites/agscid7/files/horticulture/osu-nursery-greenhouse-and-christmas-trees/onn010811.pdf
...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 02-16-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By tilopa
Its not quite correct. Porosity is the amount of...

Its not quite correct. Porosity is the amount of air in a medium. If you add water to a medium in a container that has no drainage then the amount of water that it takes to saturate the medium can...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 02-16-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By tilopa
Why bother, to take the time to post a response...

Why bother, to take the time to post a response that has nothing to do with answering the posted question. Nor does it even consider other reasons for the question beyond your narrow view.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 02-16-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,232
Posted By tilopa
Like others have said, take care of your environment.

No, PM in not systemic in the sense that it comes from the system of the plant, from what I've read and in my opinion. It is systemic in a macro system sense, meaning it is all around us in our...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 02-13-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By tilopa
How To Measure Air Filled Porosity

How can I measure the actual afp of a medium? In other words, if I take two different media, and I want to see which one is more airy, how can I do that scientifically?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 08-19-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By tilopa
PPK (recirculating top drip) vs Multi Flow (flood and drain)

This is not a thread promoting one system over another, I am referencing to a proprietary system only as an example. I’m looking for pros and cons of each system, and feedback on which to choose for...
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