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Old 02-01-2011, 08:53 AM #111
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i've been doing it and the nodes that were shaded shoot for the 'stars' so to speak. its pretty crazy
Crazy is good, I'm all over it
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:34 AM #112
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Here is some root porn, You can see the CMH lighting the back side of the roots and the reflected HPS lighting the front side. I will try to get another pic with the HPS turned off.

You can clearly see my water level in the buckets by the roots, I may raise it a little and see what happens..

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Old 02-01-2011, 07:50 PM #113
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hahah i told you aero,,,,

dont ever underestimate the power of vertical

once you flip the switch, the stretch is even more crazy then flat garden

so i say you trim the back branches ,,, those are going to sucks most of the juice out of the one in the front, you dont need them back branches, cut em for clones or something

put some kind of chicken wire around that bulbs if you dont want you ladies commit suiacide lol

also clear up some leaves to keep the rh down and better light pepetration

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I strongly second Reds advice. I've tried to train back branches to come forward, but find it easier with my setup to remove them, and let the front side fill in. Less work, better airflow, and a good yield with minimum larf.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:45 AM #115
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Thanks for the input Red and Iceryder, It's really hard but I will cut some more branches off from the back. I did already trim the large fan leaves that were blocking bud sites..

I also installed some chicken wire but not around the bulb, I put it on the ceiling instead, I don't mind running a string to control each bud and move it where I want it..

Thanks again for the advise.... Any thoughts on when i should flip, I am guessing a week or so?
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM #116
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Hi Aero, man I have to say, your grows are impressive. The PC aeroponics, awesome stuff! Anyway, I hope you have a couple minutes to help answesome some questions I have about your DWC setup. It appears you are running the following equipment (I hope I didn't overlook some post..):
* (6) 5 gallon buckets, with 10" Net pots
* (1) 20 gallon control reservoir
* 1/2" tube connecting all buckets (2 connections per bucket/control reservoir)
* 4 watt fountain pump w/ 1/4" line from control reservoir to #4 bucket

* (3) GH Blue Stone Pumps -> 2 lines per bucket (I may have misread that one, post #66??)
* (6) 48" flexible wands, 1 per bucket
* (1) 12w cheapo air pump for control reservoir -> 4 lines to control res
* (4) 24" flexible wands for the control reservoir

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Your setup is very similar to what I want to do, minus the vertical part - I don't have the room.

I look forward to seeing this in a couple weeks!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:11 PM #117
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Good call, thanks! I was thinking about it, you confirmed the thought...
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I'm defoliating also so good luck....everything looks real good man. We will all wait anxiously for the flip.

Great job!
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i say you trim, pinch, clean up, give em a few day to recover from that a flip it .

remember once you flip the switch, there will be a lot more work than when you're just veggin em

you'll start seeing a bunch of small larf nug from the back, please remove those because they dont nothing but sucking all the juices out of the big colas infront

other than have,,, have tons of fun bro i know you willl haha

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:27 AM #119
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Hi Aero, man I have to say, your grows are impressive. The PC aeroponics, awesome stuff! Anyway, I hope you have a couple minutes to help answesome some questions I have about your DWC setup. It appears you are running the following equipment (I hope I didn't overlook some post..):
* (6) 5 gallon buckets, with 10" Net pots
* (1) 20 gallon control reservoir
* 1/2" tube connecting all buckets (2 connections per bucket/control reservoir)
* 4 watt fountain pump w/ 1/4" line from control reservoir to #4 bucket

* (3) GH Blue Stone Pumps -> 2 lines per bucket (I may have misread that one, post #66??)
* (6) 48" flexible wands, 1 per bucket
* (1) 12w cheapo air pump for control reservoir -> 4 lines to control res
* (4) 24" flexible wands for the control reservoir

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Your setup is very similar to what I want to do, minus the vertical part - I don't have the room.

I look forward to seeing this in a couple weeks!!

RomulusUSA, wow, nice work keeping up with all my changes, the only thing you missed was that I changed out the 48" wands for 2 ceramic micro diffusers in each bucket. I may not have mentioned this but I thought I did somewhere. The wands have worked well for me in the past but this time, they weren't flowing enough bubbles with the original piston pump.

It took me a while to get this system dialed in but it is now performing better than expected. Time will tell, but so far the current growth reminds me of low pressure aero, rdwc, and uc. I am not claiming this system performs "as" well as those systems, but it's close likely due to the cool res temps without a chiller and high air flow through the water.

If you have any questions building one of these setups, I would be happy to help.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:33 AM #120
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Thanks Mrktwiz!!

Red, thanks for the suggestion regarding flip, I think you are right and I am going to give your suggestion a try, I'll post a pic after the trim and I flip them in 3-4 days, I have chicken wire on the ceiling, and a hand full of string!!!
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