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Old 01-22-2007, 12:52 AM #21
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i also have a Q...
if you grow in coco do you need 2 feed them every time while watering... or is it just like in soil ?
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you can mix it up to make it like soil by adding stuff, but the coco is inert and compares to a hydroponic medium. so you need to feed regularly. although replacing a single watering with a nute less flush once in a while is good. but you mainly do that when you notice your plants are too dark green or your return ec is getting too much higher then what's going in.
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ok, thank you gaius...
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:07 AM #24
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===> 2 coco growing guide.

Guide for growing on coco in pot (EN)
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Guide for growing on coco with slabs (EN)

https://www.growside.nl/index.asp?content=text&subj=7

If I were a beginner grower, that would make an excellent read!
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:28 PM #25
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Man that info is spot on. It is nice to see that this info is all in one document. I have had to learn much of this info through trial and error.

Thanks schmo.....:0)


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Old 02-20-2007, 08:31 PM #26
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Possibly a sticky on this???? I'm sure a noob would benefit from having this introduction to coco.

ICM is tops as a coco growing info source. I used to be on many forums and now I am only living here. I could not find anywhere else as dedicated to coco.

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Possibly a sticky on this???? I'm sure a noob would benefit from having this introduction to coco.

ICM is tops as a coco growing info source. I used to be on many forums and now I am only living here. I could not find anywhere else as dedicated to coco.

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Glad to see the thread not only lives, but now it's all sticky and everything, hehe. I agree Cali, it's not worth going anywhere else for information and just plain fun talking with other growers. People like gm, you, aizen (although I haven't heard shit from the little pecker in a while), and all the others that have chipped in and helped baby-sit me during my first grow make this place unbeatable. Thanks Gypsy.

Here's the latest pictures of my plants. Everyone who's had input on the grow should be proud of em. Couldn't have done it alone, at least not at this level. And isn't it great that there are enough people willing to help a noob like me do a grow that is so far, way beyond what I expected I could do. Thanks everyone.

Day 4 of flower 12/12. Srouts put into coco cups on 1/23 if memory serves.



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Old 02-28-2007, 03:04 AM #28
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yeah i thought it was a good idea to make this thread a sticky. great to see your plants prospering mojo, you will see things only get better from here on out, lol. the flowering is the highlight imo. keep this up and you will be a very happy dude come harvest day.

are you still creeping up with the nute use?
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yeah i thought it was a good idea to make this thread a sticky. great to see your plants prospering mojo, you will see things only get better from here on out, lol. the flowering is the highlight imo. keep this up and you will be a very happy dude come harvest day.

are you still creeping up with the nute use?
Posted the following in my seedling thread plus a little more.

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Thanks for the info gm, never would have thunk it, hehe. I'll start using a 50/50 mix. After the salt prob, I sort of made up my mind I was going to leave everything out and feed RO with nutes. Didn't really stop to think about the effect not having trace elements in the h2o would have on the plants. Good save, dude.

Question... the tap water/RO water mix is going to have an ec of let's say 0.2 or so before the nutes are even added. If I'm feeding at an ec of 1.6 with RO water that has an ec of 0.0 and the present ec is made up entirely of N-P-K from the A+B, will the fact that the plants will not be getting as much N-P-K in their water (if I stick with an ec of 1.6)have a negative effect on them???
I'm up to 1.6 ec or at least I was. I saw your above post in my seedlings thread about using 50/50 tap water and had just prepared 10 gals of water at 1.6 & pH of 5.4 using ro. So I emptied half of one into an empty container and filled it back up with tap water, added 10mL of each A+B which brought it up to 1.6 ec. The problem was I was at pH of 6.4 after the mixing of the water even with the nutes in it. I added pH down and kept adding and adding and finally got it back down to 5.8 and now the ec is 1.73.

I realize that the extra ec came from the pH down I added and shouldn't hurt the plants - I don't think - but I was still wondering about the diff between the starting ec of tap water and the ending ec of 1.6. Seems like the plants are actually gonna get less nutes because the ec of the mix is partially made up of trace elements like salt and calcium, etc.

I'm gonna go ahead and feed them the mix of ro and tap with the ec at 1.73 and see what happens.

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like i posted in your grow thread, the 0.2 is not lost. the coco is perfect for the beneficials to turn left overs into goodness. so the plants shouldn't notice much difference, but you will notice quickly if you should go up a bit more.

your ph minus must be week if you needed lots to get it down to 5.8 from 6.4, i normally have to push my ph from 7.0 to 5.8 but with my 60% phosphoric acid, it drops quickly.

you might want to think about allowing the Auroras to have 1.8 ec, and stick to 1.6 or 1.7 with the WW. it depends if the plants also tell the same story, but normally speaking the auroras should be hungrier then the WW.
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