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    HYDRO First grow, first grow journal (bubbleponics)

    After posting a question yesterday and getting some great advice, I’ve decided to start a grow journal. I’m following the bubbleponics tutorial for the most part, in a 4x2x6 tent. I’m growing in a five gallon bucket with a premade filter lid that I got from a local homebrew and hydroponics shop.

    I’m located in Illinois, so for the time of year and because the tent is in my basement, unconditioned furnace/laundry/storage room, there is a radiator inside the tent. It’s actually turned off right now, because it seems the light in full power is warm enough and I’m actually having more problems with keeping the humidity over 40% than keeping the temperature between 75-80.

    If you read my post last night, you know that my seedling toppled over, either from the light not being close enough, me adding an intake causing too much wind, or just nature, who knows. I did lower the lights, which are a Qb288v2 clone, from around 36 inches to 20 inches, and moved the intake so it’s blowing more toward the floor than the bucket.

    Those changes seem to have helped for the most part, though some of the initial leaves seem to be dipping. I’ll keep an eye on it for now, the actual fan leaves seem to be okay. I’ve attached some new photos for those interested in reading.

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    4x2x6 grow tent
    Qb288v2 clone light
    DWC in 5 gallon bucket
    GH Trio, Hydroguard
    Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
    Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

    #2
    Beautiful set up I’m sure in no time yourll be growing with the best of em!

    also love to finally see another Midwesterner I thought I was all alone out here lol

    side not it looks like some of your pebbles are a little dry.. my rule of thumb is until your roots reach the water it’s a good idea to poor like 1/4-1/2 cup of water over the pebbles/rock wool it’ll imitate the top feed method speeding up early stage growth.. and help astablish strong roots

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    • Aevin1387
      Aevin1387 commented
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      I'm actually doing top feed, the water pipe is clear so I have it hidden under the pebbles pointing directly into the rapid rooter cube. Should I still water the rest of the pebbles or just leave it as is?

    • Daskahn
      Daskahn commented
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      I don’t think it would hurt but if the roots are getting a top feed then it’s really only an extra step or like making sure

    #3
    The seedling is looking a lot better today, it's starting to stand on its own again. I do see a bit of yellowing on one of the leaves, I'll be keeping a close eye on it.

    I think I might need to buy a new humidifier, the one I'm using right now is just barely keeping up, if I reduce the fan speed a bit lower, the temperature will go above 80.

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    4x2x6 grow tent
    Qb288v2 clone light
    DWC in 5 gallon bucket
    GH Trio, Hydroguard
    Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
    Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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      #4
      My seedling continues to grow slowly, based on the seedling problem guide I think I have my temperature too low, I was sticking closer to 75, whereas the guide suggests 80-85 for seedlings . For those following along, what are your thoughts? Attached are some photos from this evening.

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      4x2x6 grow tent
      Qb288v2 clone light
      DWC in 5 gallon bucket
      GH Trio, Hydroguard
      Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
      Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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        #5
        Aevin1387 from my own experiences in hydro and soil. My tents average 80 in summer and 72-74 in late fall 68-62 in winter. I would believe there is a fair amount of latitude in these numbers a nice growing humidity for veg is around 65 and 50 in flower or thereabouts . I would not believe you need to worry about a very specific single number as long as your priorities are light and nutrients when needed.

        from the two pics above, they look fine

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          #6
          it look happy enough

          maybe.... you could give it a fine foliar spray with nutrient water...

          expert tip: add in some fulvic acid - it helps transport the nutrients into the plant cells.
          Last edited by FlyingDutchPaddy; 03-13-2020, 04:25 PM. Reason: its A seedling, one..... was thinking 2.
          GreenQube 1.5m x 3.0m x 2.2m tent
          2x CDMH 315W lights
          870m3/hr fan
          8 x 42L DIY DWC buckets, 2 airstones each

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            #7
            Just did my second water swap, I'm sticking to 1/4 tsp per gallon of the GH trio, but this time I added 1 tsp per gallon of GH BioRoot, as the roots still aren't growing out of the bottom of the hydroton rocks yet. I have some Mr Fulvic on order which should be coming in tomorrow.

            I also got the new humidifier in yesterday. It's huge, but it's managing to keep the RH around 50%. I'm working on adjusting the temperature back down to around 75 after rereading the FAQ on hydroponics. Some say seedlings should be around 80, others suggest 75 to prevent root rot. I'm using hydroguard to help prevent the root rot as well, but to be on the safe side I'm adjusting the temp down to 75.

            I've attached new photos, definitely some good growth over the last few days!

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            4x2x6 grow tent
            Qb288v2 clone light
            DWC in 5 gallon bucket
            GH Trio, Hydroguard
            Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
            Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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            • FlyingDutchPaddy
              FlyingDutchPaddy commented
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              looks happy

              another 3 weeks and you'll wonder, how fast they grow...

            #8
            Looks like I definitely have the temperature and RH locked in 😊 I'll update on the next water change, unless something significant comes up.

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            4x2x6 grow tent
            Qb288v2 clone light
            DWC in 5 gallon bucket
            GH Trio, Hydroguard
            Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
            Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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            • Aevin1387
              Aevin1387 commented
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              Yeah, it works great, pretty similar readings to the other hygrometer you occasionally see on the bucket, I just explain the difference by different locations. I emailed them and found out they actually do have an API, so I’ve now put together a live dashboard: https://p.datadoghq.com/sb/2188a2fe8...1f1484d7461cd7. With a bit more work I should have the script I wrote available for others to use

            • Farmall
              Farmall commented
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              Very nice... what do you think accounts for the rhythmic swings in your temperature? Thermostatic vent?

            • Aevin1387
              Aevin1387 commented
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              Likely a combination of things. I have both intake and exhaust fans, and there’s also both a humidifier and a oil radiator (Yay Midwest). A significant amount of the swing is likely the radiator turning on and off, and the longer term swing is likely from changes in home temperatures between daytime and evening settings. The tent is in a laundry/storage/furnace room in my basement and is the only room in the house that is not vented to by the heater/ac.

            #9
            I'm using a Sensor Push with its associated app and gateway. You don't technically need the gateway if you sync your phone with the device daily. If you look in my past photos, the SensorPush is the blue box you see hung up in the air, I try to keep it on a close level and point to the top of the seedling
            4x2x6 grow tent
            Qb288v2 clone light
            DWC in 5 gallon bucket
            GH Trio, Hydroguard
            Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
            Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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              #10
              I figure I should probably link their website: https://www.sensorpush.com/ I just wish I could find a way to access that data without the app, I would love to have a live public dashboard with the graphs and latest temp/humidity
              4x2x6 grow tent
              Qb288v2 clone light
              DWC in 5 gallon bucket
              GH Trio, Hydroguard
              Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
              Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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                #11
                I know I said I wouldn't post until Sunday, but I turned the bucket a little bit and it's much easier to see just how much it's grown. In other news, I emailed the SensorPush folks and they linked me to their API page, so now I've created a live dashboard of the temperature and RH: https://p.datadoghq.com/sb/2188a2fe8...1f1484d7461cd7

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                4x2x6 grow tent
                Qb288v2 clone light
                DWC in 5 gallon bucket
                GH Trio, Hydroguard
                Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
                Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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                  #12
                  here Is a screenshot of what I am using called “WATCHMAN’. It was about $40 on Amazon. In the last two years it has been good and you can define the parameters for notifications and emergency notices via email alerts it texts ... the people thing I don’t use but it is a total of many phones or devices attach to the WiFi. The argument being if you rented your house to 4 people and 16 people are logged into your WiFi you can assume something is screwy. Like a vacation bungalow or? PARTY?

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                    #13
                    It's time for my Sunday update! She's definitely starting to grow fast now, and looking pretty good. Another week or two and it'll be time for the first topping for mainlining. I've bumped the nutrients up to the vegetative level, going to keep an eye on it for a few days for signs of nute burn. Also, the roots are finally showing through the pebbles and making it into the water (and getting good photos of the roots is hard)

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                    4x2x6 grow tent
                    Qb288v2 clone light
                    DWC in 5 gallon bucket
                    GH Trio, Hydroguard
                    Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
                    Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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                    • FlyingDutchPaddy
                      FlyingDutchPaddy commented
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                      just noticed, what are the white hoses for?

                      if you can, try replacing them with black tubing..

                      prevents light reaching in...

                    • Daskahn
                      Daskahn commented
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                      Flying dutchpaddy those are air hoses.. the amount of light they allow in is very little.. but they are much easier to find then black ones

                    • Aevin1387
                      Aevin1387 commented
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                      That’s both air line and the top feed hose. I’ve replaced the air hose with a black hose, but swapping the top feed will be a little trickier without disturbing the roots

                    #14
                    I'm no DWC but I do know healthy roots and thems healthy
                    Be nice Be humble Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature

                    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
                    indoor/outdoor grower
                    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 450 viparspectar
                    1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector- viparspectar 450 veg. light only

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                      #15
                      I topped her for the first time today because she had six modes, but after trimming I think I topped a bit early. It'll slow her growth down for a while, but she should be fine. Plenty of roots now to provide oxygen and nutrients, that's for sure.

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                      4x2x6 grow tent
                      Qb288v2 clone light
                      DWC in 5 gallon bucket
                      GH Trio, Hydroguard
                      Cloudline T6 Exhaust, S6 Intake
                      Sensorpush temperature and humidity metrics

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                      • Daskahn
                        Daskahn commented
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                        Wouldn’t this be considered manifolding

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