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    #46
    07/26/2017:

    06:15PM: The plants are doing well. I topped the White Poison plants a bit more today and did LST to all of the plants. Should be able to know the sex real soon but I am pretty sure I have a couple of females! Below are photos of them on day 23. Thanks for reading!
    Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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    Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
    Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

    Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

    1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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    • IanHale
      IanHale commented
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      We started our grows on the same day. Mine was at 8am while yours is PM. Cool

    • ellz
      ellz commented
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      Nice! I technically placed the seeds in the Rapid Rooters at 11:00PM on July 3, 2017. I wanted to start them on July 4th so it would be easy to remember but I got too excited. LOL.

    • IanHale
      IanHale commented
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      Mine popped their shells on the 4h and came up out of the rooters on the 5th.

      Unplanned i was mad I didn't not get started on the 1st

    #47
    07/27/2017:
    11:00PM: Added 2 gallons of pHed, HydroGuard water to each reservoir. One of each gallon was cooled for a few hours prior to adding them to the reservoirs to cool the overall water temps. Tightened up an loose plant ties.

    07/28/2017:
    06:15PM: The plants are looking good. When I opened the cabinet I noticed the distinct smell of cannabis so that is a good sign, right?! Unfortunately, I also noticed some tiny little bugs flying out of the cabinet. They are like miniature moths that only come in at night when the light is on and the door is open so I am going to leave the door closed during nighttime hours to keep them from getting back in since it looks like they all left when I opened the door. I don't think they will harm the plants but I don't want dead bugs littering my cabinet. That might attract ants or something else!

    Below are photos from the past couple of days. Thanks for reading!
    Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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    Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
    Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

    Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

    1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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    • ellz
      ellz commented
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      Yeah, I noticed one leaf on the White Poison plant that may have been nibbled on a small bit. I will just have to keep watching it and if it gets too bad I will look up what natural ways I can make them leave. Maybe some mint smell sprayed inside the cabinet or something would work. Who knows. Not too big a deal right now but something I am looking in to just in case.

    • ellz
      ellz commented
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      I will probably get some Neem oil too. That is a good standard go-to for bug issues.

    • Graff420
      Graff420 commented
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      Lmao i just cleaned my room greatly and the tent and shop vaced everthing lol no more bugs atleast so far

    #48
    07/29/2017:

    07:20PM: Did some intense LST on the three faster growing plants today. They were getting cluttered together and reaching up to find light so I figured I would bring them all back down a bit and let them spread out more. I have attached some pictures of before and after. As for a quick way to do LST...I just used some plant wire ties and small strips of duct tape. I looped the tie around the plant, then pulled it down to the lid gently and taped it down. Viola! I also tucked the fan leaves under the nodes where needed.
    Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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    Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
    Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

    Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

    1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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      #49
      Hey that wire tie you can put 2 or 4 long pieces that you can use as an anchor so you dont have to use duct tape just use the wire tie attach it to one side of your res lid cut it long enought to reach the other side of your res lid the cut smaller sections as need to do LST and its anchored to the lid so you dont have to detach it when you remove the lid
      DWC/hydroton clay pellets600w digital/dimmable ballast,
      250w MH veg,400w HPS flowering,floratrio nute schedule ,48*32*60 grow tent,
      current grow: feminized blue wizard
      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...c-grow-journal

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      • ellz
        ellz commented
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        Good idea as well, thank you!

      #50
      So fancy lol

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      • ellz
        ellz commented
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        Thanks

      #51
      07/30/2017:

      06:30PM: Thought of a simple way to get rid of the flying bugs in the cabinet...fly paper rolls! Yep, simple, cheap and very effective if they stick to it! I hung one up above the light to see if it works. I also hung one outside the cabinet by the garage's inside light. The plants are coming along well. I think I will let them go another week and may change their light schedule over to 12/12. It all depends on how much bigger they are in a week. From the looks of things, they may be ready by then. Before my next grow I will likely build a net trellis out of PVC and nylon twine that can be placed over the plants and used to train the branches. I wanted to do it this time but I got in a hurry. I could try to put it in now but the plants may be too tall already for me to start it. I posted a pic of both plants below as well as an overall shot of the whole cabinet to show how big they are in comparison to the cabinet itself. You can also barely see the fly paper strip at the top right above the light. Thanks for reading! Tomorrow is nutrient change day so I will have more updates then.

      07:45PM: Rotated both reservoirs about 75º to where the two net pots with plants were under the light and the fans were in the back. I think this should help both the plants get more light and the fans to pull in cooler air for the reservoirs. I also moved the vortex fan behind both reservoirs and it is blowing up to the light now. I have attached a couple more pics of the update below.
      Last edited by ellz; 07-31-2017, 02:23 AM.
      Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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      Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
      Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

      Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

      1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        #52
        07/30/2017:

        09:30PM: I am noticing some yellowing in the veins of some of the leaves on the Rug Burn OG plants. One of the White Poison plants was a bit faded looking as well. I have attached close ups of the leaves below showing what I mean. I am wondering if it is possibly light burn. I ordered a lux meter because the app I downloaded was a joke. I should have it by Wednesday but until then, I moved the light up by 2 clicks on each side to hopefully reduce the light amount since they plants have grown a lot and I have not adjusted the light at all since they started getting bigger. Any thoughts?
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • alltatup
          alltatup commented
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          Ellz I looked up yellow veins over on GWE; could it be this? http://www.growweedeasy.com/magnesiu...iency-cannabis

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          Quite possible alltatup. That was another thought I had so I am getting some Cal-Mag tomorrow and adding it when I do my res change to see if that helps. Thanks for your input!

        #53
        07/31/2017:

        06:30PM: Did my weekly reservoir changes today. My awesome wife bought me a second 5 gallon jug last week which literally cut the time to do my res changes in half! Last time it took me 2 hours from start to finish and today it took right at an hour! Lovely! I introduced Cal-Mag into the mix with today's change. I added 25ml per 5 gal jug per the recommended schedule to see if that helps with the yellowing on the leaves. I have not used Cal-Mag before now so we shall see if it helps.
        A note about how I add nutrients: I first start by filling my 5 gallon jugs with water. Next, I add the HydroGuard (10mL or 2Tsp per 5 gallons) and shake vigorously. Then I add the Cal-Mag (currently 25mL or 1Tbsp+2Tsp per 5 gallons) and shake vigorously. Next I add my base nutrients and my extra nutrients. I then shake vigorously one more time and test my pH. Then I pour the mix into the reservoirs if everything is good. Usually my pH was right at 6.00 but today with the Cal-Mag it was down to 5.87 which is still okay for most nutrients. When I do my top off, the pH will go up more than likely as I only typically add HydroGuard water that has been pH'ed down to between 6.00 and 6.20 to top off.
        I believe this will be the last week that I do the 18/6 light schedule. I will most likely swap to 12/12 next Monday since they are growing very fast and by that point they should be about the right height for the final stretch. I will keep an eye on them but I think a month for veg is a decent amount of time. I am expecting flowering to take as long as 3 months so I am hoping to be harvesting by November that way the buds will be cured and ready for Christmas time! Below are pictures of both groups of plants on day 28. Thanks for reading!

        Side question: Do you guys and gals reading think I should start removing some of the bottom fan leaves or no? I always see grows that look like bonsai and mine looks like lettuce right now! LOL.
        Last edited by ellz; 08-01-2017, 02:31 AM.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • IanHale
          IanHale commented
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          No problem. I have an encyclopedic memory and when I read something it doesn't all stick but the location of the information does.

          My little leaf tuck trick is to pinch the stems of fan leaves to make them more pliable and bend them down and under to expose the new growth to more light.

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          That is also a good idea.

        • IanHale
          IanHale commented
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          Plus the bends basically mark which leaves i will likely remove in the future

        #54
        08/01/2017:

        06:30PM: All is still running along smoothly. I adjusted my tie downs and tucked all the large fan leaves under the new growth. There are a lot of potential bud sites already but I may do one last round of topping on some of the taller branches. I will have a lux meter tomorrow to make sure the light values are good around the plant. I have tried to keep a level top to all four plants so that they receive equal light distribution. Below are some pictures from today. Thanks for reading!

        Side note: Had to go to the dentist today and they numbed my lower lip. I can tell you that trying to hit a bong with a numb lower lip is like trying to thread a needle with no eye! And drinking anything is a real challenge! Luckily that should be wearing off soon...been a weird 3 hours!

        07:30PM: Topped all four plants one last time to help them take the shape I am looking for. Places like the back corners by the fan have been cut to encourage multiple colas that will take up the unused space. I have attached a photo of both groups of plants after I topped them today and a picture of the cuttings that were left from that. I think I am going to juice them or make tea with them. I washed them really well and have them in a partially closed ziploc bag in my fridge.
        Last edited by ellz; 08-02-2017, 01:39 AM.
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • Daskahn
          Daskahn commented
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          Stole my idea did ya lol I'm glade I'm inspirational.. also let me know how your tea was( preparation would also be helpful) I wanna compare notes..

        • Jibblerjoe
          Jibblerjoe commented
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          Looks great.

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          I couldn't help it Daskahn...it sounded like a great idea!
          I still haven't made the tea yet. The leaves are just sitting in the fridge but I may make some tonight. My jaw is really hurting from that dental work yesterday so I have been taking it easy on food and drink.

          Thanks everyone for your comments and replies! It keeps me motivated to grow big!

        #55
        08/02/2017:

        07:00PM: Checked on the plants today and saw the reservoirs were both getting low so I mixed up a 5 gallon jug of water, HydroGuard, Cal-Mag, FloraMicro, FloraGro and FloraBloom. I omitted the Floralicious and Rapid Start since they are super concentrated and I am only supposed to add a small amount of them to each reservoir. I would have normally only topped off with HydroGuard water but I wanted to try topping it with nutrients as well because it was only 2 days from the nutrient change. Each reservoir took just under 2 gallons each so I saved the leftover to pour in tomorrow if they need it. Then I will do just regular HydroGuard water that has been pHed down. I also got my Lux meter and tested the light being transmitted to the plant. I was getting readings from 35k down to 9k so I dropped the light a couple of clicks since the heat isn't an issue yet. That upped the readings to 45k on the high end and 15k on the low. The temps are still in the mid-80s F with the light that close so I think I will leave it there. The plants are growing so big each day I will have to keep an eye on it more often than I have been. I have attached a photo of each plant on day 30 below. Thanks for reading!
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • Sheesh
          Sheesh commented
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          Wow, grown so much in one week. Are you still planning on flipping to 12/12 this weekend? My coco grow is close to two months in veg so I will be going to flower this weekend.

        • Sheesh
          Sheesh commented
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          Wow, grown so much in one week. Are you still planning on flipping to 12/12 this weekend? My coco grow is close to two months in veg so I will be going to flower this weekend.

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          Thanks! I am still thinking I might start flowering on Monday but I want to see how big they are by then. I may end up letting them go one more week. I just don't want them to get too big that they try to overgrow the cabinet. LOL.

        #56
        08/03/2017:

        06:30PM: All the plants are still looking very good. I adjusted my tie downs, added some more and did some more leaf tucking. I really think I will start flowering them this coming Monday. They are now filling up the space around them and are about a third of the final height I am looking for so it should be a good time. It looks like I have all females just from the crossed stipules I am seeing. Plus, they all smell VERY dank! I have attached some photos below of how they look on day 31, and how they look in relation to the overall cabinet space. Thanks for reading!
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • IanHale
          IanHale commented
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          Given we started at the same time when you harvest I wanna compare weights

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          Sounds good. I will keep you posted when that point comes.

        #57
        And now for a very special treat...I have made a 22-day composite of each group of plants! They show the progress of each group at day 1, day 8, day 15, and day 22.
        Last edited by ellz; 08-04-2017, 02:43 AM.
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          Thanks JohnC. I was going to make a bigger one that shows the daily change but I haven't had time to do it yet. Plus, it's hard to do with the size limitations on this site. I may do it and post a link from my Google Drive.

        • Graff420
          Graff420 commented
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          Yes john just be weary i kept rotating the net pot which stuned the roots and i had my lights to high while she was young so just be sure once you get it in the direction you want leave it there and keep your. Lights adjusted properly and she will grow stong once i fixed my problems she took off with growth

        • alltatup
          alltatup commented
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          Very nice growth rate!

        #58
        08/04/2017:

        06:30PM: Things are still going okay. I poured the rest of the nutrient mix I made up the other day in the reservoirs and adjusted my tie downs again today. I noticed that I was too rough with one of the plants and split the stalk a bit. It's still growing past the break so I will just have to take it easy with it for a few days and let it heal. I have attached some photos below of how they plants took today and of the broken stalk below. Thanks for reading!

        Side Note: I have been trying to figure out what hours I want to run my light during the flower stage. I think I have decided to go with having it turn ON at 9:00PM and turn OFF at 9:00AM. My reason being that as the weather changes over the next couple of months, it is going to start to get colder during the over night hours. Much colder! That being said, It will likely still be fairly warm during the daytime hours so by having the light on at night I will keep my grow cabinet warm enough both while the light is on and while the light is off. I don't think I should have to worry about daytime light bleed because my cabinet is steel, I am using a blackout curtain on the window and the angle of the sun has changed so that the window behind my cabinet is not in a lot of direct sunlight. I will monitor things when I do the change, which I still plan on being Monday but I think that will work best. I also have to remember to swap the bulbs! LOL!
        Last edited by ellz; 08-05-2017, 02:42 AM.
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • Graff420
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          Yea she should heal up nice but they deffinately are growing good mine is 49 days now i fucced her up in the begining hopefully next grow i dont do so bad but shes comeing back cant wait to see them start flowering off monday tho lmao

        • Sheesh
          Sheesh commented
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          Hey Ellz, I just flipped last night and I run my lights overnight. I chose lights on at 6 pm and off at 6 am. The main reason is to avoid the daytime heat. 6 pm works better for me personally because I can work on the grow early enough in the evenings. I'm too tired by 9 pm to spend an hour or two feeding, training etc. The negative side is that I can't go near my plants for up to 20 hours at a time. If I'm done at 10 pm, can't open the tent until 6 pm the next night (unless I want to get up before 6 am).

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          I was also considering 6PM to 6AM. Still not 100% sure on it just yet. It will either be one of those two for sure...that's all I know, lol!

        #59
        I am really considering buying a SuperCloset superponics system for my next grow. They are pricey, but the features are fantastic! They have everything plumbed so that there are no extra tubes. They have a custom molded, INSULATED reservoir that is white and UV resistant. They have a built in drain system for nutrient changes. They come with everything you need to get setup. The only problem...they are pricey! The one I am considering is $329! Here is a look at it: https://hydrobuilder.com/superponics...caAsubEALw_wcB
        Whoever's growing a small patch of cannabis behind the gymnasium, congratulations! You have won a cruise! Report to security to claim your tickets.
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        Ellz GrowCam Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z...pnwuazYQD6URA/
        Ellz GrowCam Time Lapse Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1nS2a9LvXEdmya

        Current grow (2nd hydro - Peyote Cookies and OG Kush): https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-mh-strain-tbd

        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          You wouldn't be able to grow in all the spots most likely. From what I have read you only want to use a quarter of what is there...so 2 spaces on an 8-pot or 4 spaces on a 16.

        • Daskahn
          Daskahn commented
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          So essentially it's what you already have plus a top feed system? And a drain plug? I just think if I'm looking at this right all you need to do is add a hole and a hose at the bottom of your current totes idk though so don't take my word but I think that's what imma do next lol

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          Correct...it is basically exactly what I built with a few upgrades. It's insulated. It has the plumbing in the lid and out of the way, and there is a built in drain feature to the pump. I am almost positive I have it figured out now. The water leaves the pump and goes to a split. One side goes to the drip, one side goes to the on/off valve and drain hose. There may be another on/off valve for the drip that you turn off when you turn on the drain switch. However, even without a on/off at the drip, the smaller hose size would be the second choice of the water to flow since the other side is much larger. So once you turn on that valve, the water automatically just flows out the bigger hose.

          My only complaint about the way this whole thing works is that the pump is never supposed to run without being submerged in water. So what do you do when you get close to the bottom of emptying it? Just leave that in?! That is why I think I am looking into switching over to a single, larger reservoir and keep using my external water pump. It works great but it's a pain to use in the two smaller reservoirs. I imagine in a bigger one it wouldn't be so bad. This is the water drain pump I use now: https://www.amazon.com/SumpMarine-11...JCMABQ6KN2JJY8

        #60
        08/05/2017:

        07:30PM: Both the plants sure are drinking up the water! I had to add close to 2 gallons to each reservoir again today. This time I only used pHed HydroGuard water...NO NUTES! I saved my left over 1.3ish gallon to add tomorrow and will change the mix completely on Monday. I am still planning on swapping to flower Monday as well. I could really let them go another week, but I am not sure just how much bigger they would be by then. At the rate they are growing daily, they might be too tall by then. Plus, being that this is my first run on this system I can get a much better idea if I do start them after only a month of just how big they will get during flowering and adjust next time. My thinking is that if I let them get too tall and run out of height for my light, I am going to be facing bigger problems at the end of the grow if the buds are touching the light! And besides...I am super eager to see if they are girls, and if so...to see just how big they will get! Pictures are below of the plants on day 33. Thanks for reading!

        Side Note: Once this grow is done, I plan on replacing my two reservoirs with on single larger reservoir making it that much easier to maintain. I can still grow four plants at a time like I am now but instead of trying to control two different reservoirs I will only have to control one! That means if I want to buy a cooler I only have to buy one! If I have to change nutes, I only have to drain one tank! Plus, the root balls will all have a ton of room versus now where they are getting bunched up a little bit. I am also going to completely redo the plumbing on the new reservoir so that there are ZERO extra hoses in the water! There will only be the four air lines but they will be on the sides of the reservoir. I will likely replace the stones with the bubble discs that stick to the bottom. I can put four along the bottom under where the plants will be and run the hose along the bottom to keep it out of the way of the roots much easier that way! I am still going to run 3 drips to each net pot like I did on this system because it drips the water evenly all around the roots instead of in only one spot like with a single drip line. As for the built in drain feature...that part I am up in the air on. I could run a T-fitting from the water pump and have an on/off valve on the side port that can be turned on to drain the system as I stated before, pumps can't run without being submerged unless you get a bottom feed version. With what I have now, I could just leave the hose adapter in the water long with a length of garden hose that can be pulled up when I need to drain the thing. I can just hook it to my external drain pump and have it empty in about 2 minutes. I could even use only plastic components for the hose that stays in the reservoir so that I don't have to worry about any corrosion. Man...seems like I am rambling on and on but I have a lot of ideas for my next time through. Luckily, I can work on the next reservoir now and have it perfected by the time this batch is done!
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        1st Hydro Grow: 600W MH/HPS Homemade Bubbleponics Homemade Cabinet - White Poison (White Widow x Durban Poison) COMPLETE! Final yield: 10.2 ounces off 2 plants. 124 days total from seed (34 days vegetative + 90 days flower)

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        • alltatup
          alltatup commented
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          Sounds like a good plan all around!! How big is the new rez gonna be? Huge, huh...

        • ellz
          ellz commented
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          20 gallon. It is on the next page in a post I made. This page cut it off.

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