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Old 10-15-2019, 11:42 AM
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The next chapter

I need a place to keep track of this new grow since it is already evolving to the point where I am confusing myself trying to keep up with the current plan, so here it goes: The plan as it stands today.

The Strains from seed..trying out MSNL and their strains.

1. Original Glue
2. Girl Scout Cookies
3. Northern Lights
4. Gelato
5. Cheese (gifted from someone, I think paradise seeds...the have not arrived yet.)

All the seeds are feminized and I have 7 seedlings currently, which I refer to as young mothers.

I currently have them in small cups with a bit of soil in them, but I will be transplanting the mothers into extended reservoir hempy buckets in a few days. I will put in pictures once I lay out the plan.

The plan is to keep the mothers under either my 8 bulb t5 or 8 bulb t8 (I haven't decided, but I will probably start with the t8 and see how they do) My ex-hempy set up can currently hold up to 12 moms, so I will add moms as I see fit/acquire genetics.

I will be looking for keeper mothers, so I will top them each around the 5th or 6th node, then root the tops and veg them for a couple weeks before flipping them.

For cloning, I will build a DIY aero-cloner with 24 sites.

I have a grow room in my house, then a complete 3 bedroom house just dedicated for this grow.

The lighting will be vertical 600 HPS, which I have 4 of, and I plan on putting them in the middle of some 8 plant donuts. My first run will be all 7 mother tops, which consist of 1 GSC, 2 Gelato, 2 NL, 2 GG.

I have room for many Donuts, in several rooms, so I will eventually be monocroping the best yielders in each donut, while kepng a couple to experiment.

I also have a few 315w CMH lights. I will use these as follows:
Once the clones are well rooted, they will go into a veg donut with a 315w CMH in the center until they are the right size and shape to go into flower. I have enough veg room to run two veg donuts simultaneously.

I will later experiment with running a donut completely through veg and flower with the CMH with two donuts side by side in their own room...next door, will be two donuts with 600w HPS powering them. That will be my experiment room.

My goal is to start by staggering each donut by about 2.5 weeks since these strains will all go 8-10 weeks. Maybe by the third or fourth donut, I will have complete donuts of one strain...then I will dial it in from there as far as veg time, which will be the toughest part since I will be training and defoliating in veg...but once I am loading a donut every 2.5 weeks, veg time is irrelevant. I think I have the space for 13ish donuts, so the master plan is to harvest a donut each week.

The system for the donuts will be an undercurrent system like Heath Nasty showed us back in the OG days... 5 gal buckets with 2.5 gal inner buckets full of 'ton.

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Old 10-24-2019, 07:48 AM
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I decided that it must be nute burn on GG4... it is just so surprising that it could be that when I have fed all the plants pretty lightly, as well as all at the same time with the same solution, and only one plant has issues...But it doesn't seem like it was a ph issue... So that rules out a P deficit... I'll feed today at around 330ppm again and 5.8 ph
Old 10-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Aero Cloner build
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I put together the guts of my aero cloner today.... Just need to put the sprayers in and cut the holes the net pots... which I will do tomorrow.

Heres the tub






notice the wheels on bottom:




The conectors and the pump




Pump with pvc fitting...it is 1500lph, which is 375gph




All fitted together

Old 10-24-2019, 02:16 PM
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All marked for the sprayers...18 of them...

Old 10-25-2019, 07:15 AM
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Misters installed Basically just a flow test left and holes for the netpots

Old 10-25-2019, 07:20 AM
Morning picture 10/25
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Girl Scout Cookies is the lady in red, next to Gelato:




We have the two GG, 1 is looking strong, and GG4 is putting out leaves again... with the cheese coming right along in the cup



And the two NL ladies looking very nice:



Finally, the group shot:




I fed them 385ppm at 5.8 ph this morning... after no feeding yesterday... we will see how they respond..
Old 10-25-2019, 09:57 AM
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On a side note, the flow test worked beautifully... the lid leaks pretty badly, so I will get some weather stripping and try that, otherwise I will try and find a bigger tub that this one fits inside, though that would negate the wheels.7
Old 10-26-2019, 08:42 AM
aero cloner build...continued
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today I drilled the holes, cut the bottoms out of the net pots and installed them....








only 38 fit...that should be enough...
Old 10-27-2019, 01:26 AM
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:18 PM
10/27 evening group shot....
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I emptied out the extended reservoirs today since they were full past the holes from runoff so far. The buckets were nice and heavy, so I know they are leeching that goodness on up. Hopefully next week we will see that growth explosion that occurs when the roots hit that res...

Old 10-28-2019, 04:13 AM
10/28 morning group shot
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Looking good after their feeding yesterday morning....

Old 10-29-2019, 06:32 AM
10/29 Morning
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10/29 morning shot, after feeding 458ppm @ 6.1ph I notices new growth light color so I backed the waterings to EOD...

Old 10-31-2019, 12:10 AM
10/31 Morning shot
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Feeding 458ppm @ 6.2ph

Group Shot:



GSC, cheese seedling, GG4:



NL1 and 2:




GG1 and G2:

Old 11-01-2019, 12:51 PM
11/1 Evening pics
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Looking good since moving the light up about 10"







Old 11-04-2019, 11:47 AM
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11-1 pics looking good after the feed of 458 @ 5.9 ph...



Old 11-04-2019, 11:48 AM
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I meant 11-4 lol
Old 11-06-2019, 09:37 AM
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11/6 fed at 545ppm 5.9ph... they seemed to like that on the 4th... Pictures later.
Old 11-06-2019, 04:45 PM
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They are looking good with their feeding from yesterday and the light moved up a bit more:









Old 11-08-2019, 01:13 PM
11/8 update
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Today would normally be another top feed day, but I am going to see if the roots have hit the res yet....I have noticed a growth spurt on several of the youg mothers, so I am going to pour the solution straight into the res, and not top feed unless they ask for it...(pictures to follow) I got my vermiculite today so I can transplant the cheese next week, and my seed order is in a post office in NY, almost here.

The final strain roll call for now is as follows...first, the AK47 was out of stock when I ordered and is now back in stock, so I am considering pulling the trigger on those, which would be my last addition for a while.... Here is what we have going on:

Original Glue
Gelato
Girl Scout Cookies
Northern Lights
The Cheese
Chem D
GDP
Sour Diesel
Big Blue Cheese
Cotton Candy Kush
Super Skunk
(maybe AK47...I'll decide by tuesday lol)

Freebies that will at least be head stash:

Blueberry Widow
G13 Haze
Tangerine Dream
Old 11-08-2019, 03:22 PM
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11/8 looks like a few roots hit the res'

Old 11-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Today I Fed at 458 and 5.9. This morning into the res', here are the pictures:


West Side


East Side

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