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    Half Pound Autoflower grow (First grow)

    Hey all, OzBud here.
    I’m a ten year recreational daily bong smoker and first time grower.
    After completing my recent grow I took a few pictures for my personal collection and after a while decided to submit some of them for the newsletter trophy picture. I was extremely surprised with how my grow went and so were Sirius & Nebula as they published one of my photos as the trophy picture in issue #234 Sunday October 9 2016. THANKS GUYS!!!
    As a result of this I thought I’d come to the forum and give more information than I included in my original submission.

    Below I have listed links to the actual products I used although not necessarily where I bought it from but rather the first/best place I found a link to it. I'm not saying you should use any of these products but this is what gave me my results.

    Here is my half pound autoflower grow (60 days), I hope you enjoy it.

    Two very different unknown autoflowering strains were sent to me from a mate. They were free seeds from an Attitude seedbank purchase. Was a mixed pack from Grass O Matic.

    60cmx90cmx200cm DIY stealth cupboard (not super stealth but enough for my needs) I already had the cupboard and just modified it for a different purpose. This is the exact model https://www.bunnings.com.au/bedford-...drobe_p2580849
    No flat white paint or other reflective surface used just the melamine finish on the cupboard.

    Light: 600W HPS light running 24/7
    Lucalox™ PSL (PhotoSynthesis Light) Tubular Clear LU 600W/PSL/T/E40 Bulk 1/63 44305
    http://catalog.gelighting.com/lamp/s...r/p=44305/d=0/

    Reflector: Sea Hawk Large batwing pebble surface
    https://www.eppinghydroponics.com.au...ltra-lite.html
    The reflector is attached by chains so it can be raised & lowered. Kept at maximum height for the first week, lowered to 1m for week two then stayed at about 50cm for most of the grow until the tall plant grew a little too close to the light and got a little bit of bleaching on the very top.

    Extraction fan: IXL 170mm Ventair Exhaust Fan
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ixl-170m...t-fan_p4449333
    Because of the location I need to have the cupboard I can’t have any external ducting to attract attention so it vents straight out of the top into the room with only one small piece of ducting internally. There are two windows in the room I can open/close to maintain a supply of fresh air and also help control temperatures as it was a winter grown in a place it gets down to -3 or -4C on a regular basis at night with severe frosts and maximums around 7-10C for the grow. Keeping the light on 24/7 helps keep the grow space warm enough all the time but I'm not sure how much it affected yield vs cost as lots of autoflower growers use 18/6 or 20/4.

    Intake fan: IXL 200mm 8" Ventair Exhaust Fan
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ixl-200m...t-fan_p4420040

    Intake fan controller
    Sea Hawk temperature controller (thermostat)
    http://www.hollandforge.com.au/conte...ermostats.html
    Once the temperature in the cupboard got above 24C the intake fan started to push air in through the side of the cupboard. When the intake fan was off the exhaust fan pulled enough air in through the intake fan that the blades were always moving helping fresh air in.

    Air circulation: Sunair BOX30S 30cm Box Fan
    http://www.leadingappliances.com.au/...-30cm-box-fan/

    I've attached a rough diagram of the cupboard (hopefully it works as this is my first post but if not I'll figure it out)
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    25cm diameter pots
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/homeleis...c-pot_p2947486
    next grow I’ll use 30 or 40cm pots for a bigger root mass as these ones were very impressive.

    Substrate: Pure premium coco from the local hydroponic store, not mixed with anything

    Nutirents: GH Flora Trio series

    http://generalhydroponics.com/floraseries/

    Supplements: GH CALiMAGic
    http://generalhydroponics.com/calimagic/


    I made a mistake when I submitted the trophy pictures. Here's a more accurate schedule. Plain pHd tap water for first week. 1.5ml per Gal of GH CALiMAGic PhD for week two.

    I gave GH Flora Trio Series from week 3 as well as CALiMAGic at 2.5ml per Gal. GH Trio mixed at half strength of the amounts listed on the GH Drain to Waste schedule found on their website, not the amounts listed on the bottle. Also a week later than the GH chart does as from my understanding most auto plants shouldn't need it before then. It also means the plants get veg nutes until pretty much all vertical growth has stopped rather than switching nutes at the earliest signs to do so resulting in a smaller plant like lots of first time auto growers.

    I have also attached a copy of the DTW schedule and the custom one I used
    [ATTACH]n3564[/ATTACH]

    Fed nutrient solution daily. pH between 5.5 and 6.2 going in, never measured runoff. I don't have any ppm readings as I don't have a meter. Made sure to have 10-20% runoff every water to help prevent salt build up. Didn’t have any obvious nutrient deficiencies until the usual pre harvest flush.
    No training or thinning of any kind (except a bit of thinning for photos just prior to harvest). Lifted smaller lady up with various objects so she was the same height as the taller one in the cupboard.

    Temperature was pretty consistent between 22-28C for the entire grow, no idea about RH as again I don't have a meter for that.

    Harvested at 60 days. Partly because I had a rental inspection and couldn't have he smell mostly because the pistils looked right. Will get a microscope for the next indoor grow.
    • 4.5 Oz good dried & cured buds from the short fat lady
    • 3.5 Oz good dried & cured buds from the taller more sativa dominant looking strain.
    • 3 Oz of dried & cured small buds & good trim for edibles
    All weights taken after two weeks of air drying and three weeks of curing in glass jars.
    All up 11 ounces of useable material from a first grow.

    I gained all the information I needed from this website and many others as well as
    The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use by Greg Green and The Cannabis Encyclopedia by Jorge Cervantes.


    If you have any questions or comments post away! I'll post up some pics of the plants shortly
    Trophy pic issue #234
    Completed auto grows 3

    2x4 Gorilla tent
    600W HPS
    Coco
    GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

    Grows using this setup: 1
    Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

    Previous grows:
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

    #2
    These photos were taken using a bad phone camera
    Last edited by OzBud; 10-14-2016, 02:28 AM.
    Completed auto grows 3

    2x4 Gorilla tent
    600W HPS
    Coco
    GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

    Grows using this setup: 1
    Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

    Previous grows:
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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      #3
      Sorry I don't have any more of during the grow.

      Here is harvest day
      Completed auto grows 3

      2x4 Gorilla tent
      600W HPS
      Coco
      GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

      Grows using this setup: 1
      Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

      Previous grows:
      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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        #4
        Harvest day
        Completed auto grows 3

        2x4 Gorilla tent
        600W HPS
        Coco
        GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

        Grows using this setup: 1
        Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

        Previous grows:
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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          #5
          harvest day
          Completed auto grows 3

          2x4 Gorilla tent
          600W HPS
          Coco
          GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

          Grows using this setup: 1
          Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

          Previous grows:
          http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
          http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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            #6
            Well done! Awesome for a couple mystery strains! It's amazing how different the bud structure is between the two ladies.

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              #7
              Wow! I am hopeing for only 4 ounces from my grow! you did good

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                #8
                Hey how u doing , nice , beautiful ,gorgeous, grow you did your thing that's what's up congratulations on your first grow very nice , hope u keep growing and posting your grows on here ,, I'm growing white widow autoflawer right now it's not my first grow it's my 3rd grow my first autoflawer I did good but I'm no expert still need to learn a lot and I love this place the people in here are great everyone always helping each other,, hope to hear from u again ,,, good job keep growing up did really good,,

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                  #9
                  Thanks all. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
                  Last edited by OzBud; 11-27-2016, 09:38 PM.
                  Completed auto grows 3

                  2x4 Gorilla tent
                  600W HPS
                  Coco
                  GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

                  Grows using this setup: 1
                  Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

                  Previous grows:
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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                    #10
                    BRAVO!!!! Nicely done
                    Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
                    Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
                    GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
                    photoperiod feminized seeds
                    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
                    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
                    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

                    Testing for the_honeysticks genetics

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                      #11
                      Absolutely beautiful OzBud! Your great planning and effort really paid off! Enjoy! 🌻
                      Current grows...http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ime-collection
                      Recent grows...
                      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...n-og-haze-auto
                      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ss-cheese-auto
                      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...-2-we-love-you

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                        #12
                        wow, amazing yield! Nice job!!!
                        Team AutoMechanics

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                          #13
                          WOW, very impressive.
                          "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

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                            #14
                            Im confused.. you say this was a 60 day grow,, but your feed scedual shows you grew them for 90 days. WUWT?
                            A man believes what a man desires to be true.

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                              #15
                              Thanks for pointing that out, I can see why that would be confusing. I didn't think to explain that.

                              The grow was 60 days from breaking the surface to harvest.

                              The feed schedule I just extended out to the end of the chart as they were unknown strains so I didn't know how long I would be growing them. Plus I can use the same chart with every grow regardless of length and just follow the chart and start the flush whenever it is needed not necessarily by the chart.
                              I fed to that schedule daily until 7 day flush before harvest.
                              7 days before harvest I put 10L of plain pHd water through each pot then watered plain pHd water daily still with 10-20% runoff then dumping the runoff.
                              Completed auto grows 3

                              2x4 Gorilla tent
                              600W HPS
                              Coco
                              GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

                              Grows using this setup: 1
                              Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

                              Previous grows:
                              http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
                              http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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