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    HYDRO Grow 3 - Autos Again

    The plan is to have 4 quadlined auto plants in my tent this time around. On 12/28 I put 4 seeds into my germination station sometime in the late afternoon.
    Daiquiri Lime - Dutch Passion
    Blueberry - Seedsman
    Bloody Skunk - Expert Seeds
    Skunky Monkey - Heavyweight Seeds

    This morning I put a Strawberry Cheesecake from Seedsman in the germination station just in case the Skunky Monkey doesn't pop. My last grow I had tried germinating a Skunky Monkey seed but had no luck, today about 48 hrs later still nothing but my other seeds cracked and had really nice taproots. The 3 seeds that are ready were put into rapid rooters and into their buckets.

    I have new fan for this grow! My vivosun 440cfm has bad bearings and is eventually going to completely fail. I did get a credit for the cost of the fan from vivosun because it failed within their 1 year warranty. I went with an Infinity Clouline T6 with the temp and humidity controller. I gotta say, I already love it!

    Ill do my best to update weekly! Thanks in advance and happy growing!

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    Last edited by NickyChicks; 01-07-2021, 03:11 AM.
    4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
    GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

    Current Grow
    Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
    Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
    Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
    Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


    First.Grow

    Second.Grow​​
    PC.Grow

    I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

    #2
    I’m gunna fallow along for the ride. I love autos.
    Over 30 yrs of back pain management without ever having a pharmacist give me a bottle of pills. Thank you Mother Nature and all the hippies from the ‘60s that became weed-masters.

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    • NickyChicks
      NickyChicks commented
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      YYCannabis thanks! I'm still very new to growing but I had a lot of success (I'm my opinion 😆) my last grow and they were all autos.

      Oh and by the way, thank you! You don't know this but your post about making an LED strip fixture definitely helped me build my current light fixtures. The LEDgardener site was very helpful too, as well as youtube and some knowledge and guidance to the right places from some members here!
      Last edited by NickyChicks; 12-31-2020, 02:37 AM.

    • YYCannabis
      YYCannabis commented
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      Glad it was inspiring 😁 DIY and home gardening can be a great combo. I’m currently DIY working on a dihydrogen monoxide scrubber with thermal effluence cycling for dealing with high humidity in enclosed spaces 😁
      Autos are great for new growers...they are tolerant of all the abuses new growers inflict on them while learning.

    #3
    Good morning and glad your doing another grow. Skunky monkey no poppy? I wish you luck with the grow looking forward to watching the grow
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
    FF Grow Big 6-4-4
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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    • NickyChicks
      NickyChicks commented
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      Hey SoOrbudgal! Yeah that Skunky monkey is acting funky. Strawberry Cheesecake just joined the tent in place of the SM. I'll leave the seed in my germination station through the weekend but I don't have my hopes up. That's ok, I'm going to be happy to grow the 4 I got going!

    #4
    I got some crosses of that strawberry cheesecake in the auto form running 2 with my photos now.
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
    FF Grow Big 6-4-4
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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      #5
      One week down! The Skunky Monkey never cracked, I let it go until last night before I trashed it. On the bright side the Strawberry Cheesecake is full steam ahead even though its 2 days behind the rest of the tent. For the purpose of making my life easier I'm just going to pretend they're all on the same day of their lives.

      ​​​​​Nothing really exciting to report other than they're looking good! I just finished changing out the water and they're back to growing. See you next week!
      4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
      GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

      Current Grow
      Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
      Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
      Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
      Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


      First.Grow

      Second.Grow​​
      PC.Grow

      I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Those look great

      #6
      Day 23. Its been a couple weeks since I last updated. Honestly, I wouldn't say I had a great start, I screwed myself a little bit. I was dealing with white slimy gunk inside the reservoirs after the water change from my last post. I believe it was caused by a poor job in sterilizing my air stones after my last grow. The air stones themselves were very slimy and I had gunk floating around inside and stuck on the sides of the buckets. I cleaned all of the buckets with iso and very hot water. I soaked the air stones in iso and then rinsed.
      SInce then the plants have been doing pretty good. They all perked back up except for the daiquiri lime, it's growing fine but it's leaves are kinda droopy and curling downward. For now I'll just keep an eye on it and keep monitoring pH. Maybe it's just having a hard time recovering...
      All except the blueberry have been topped and started on the proccess of being tied down. Probably a little frowned upon to have topped them with having a rough start but I'm banking on a strong recovery.
      Another note about the daiquiri lime, it's stipules have a slight resemblance to curly fries lol. Check out the pic I took, it's pretty neat. I know I'm still very new to growing but none of the plants I've grown so far have looked that way.
      4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
      GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

      Current Grow
      Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
      Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
      Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
      Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


      First.Grow

      Second.Grow​​
      PC.Grow

      I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Yes i don't know what it is about winter grows giving me and others more minor issues than summer it seems. But your grow from this angle looks really good, training looks great.

      • NickyChicks
        NickyChicks commented
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        SoOrbudgal thanks for the kind words. Pretty certain most of my troubles have been my own doing but I think I'm back on track!

      #7
      Day 35 and we're moving right along. I imagine I'll start to see some stretching happening over the next few weeks. So far I've just been doing some small defol and tying down. Daiquiri lime looks like it has some clawing happening so I cut back a little bit on the micro. Strawberry cheesecake is a bit small but it looks nice so hopefully she turns out to be mighty. Not much else to update on, just waiting for them to start getting big!
      4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
      GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

      Current Grow
      Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
      Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
      Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
      Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


      First.Grow

      Second.Grow​​
      PC.Grow

      I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

      Comment


        #8
        Day 42, water change today. 2 days ago I did some readjusting of the tie downs and some defol. Mostly just the really big fan leaves but some I went a little sheer happy. All and all they look good. The DL liked me taking the micro down a notch, no more clawing. I'm not impressed with how the SC is growing but I did read that they do better not topped, maybe I should have listened 😂. Bloody skunk seems to be furtherest along judging by the amount of pistils popping out. Blueberry just doing it's thing. Check back in a week!
        ​​​​​​
        4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
        GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

        Current Grow
        Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
        Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
        Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
        Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


        First.Grow

        Second.Grow​​
        PC.Grow

        I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

        Comment


          #9
          Day 56 and it's a good one! Finally seeing some pistils on the Daiquiri Lime, hallelujah! The Bloody Skunk is flowering and I'm starting to see some nice purple colors popping out, the Blueberry and Strawberry Cheesecake are not far behind. The Blueberry is really picking up steam, I read that it flowers fast so that would be cool. I set the timer for my UVB bulbs, starting them at 2hrs and I'll increase by 30mins every other week or so. Not much else to update on, they're just cruising along.
          4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
          GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

          Current Grow
          Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
          Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
          Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
          Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


          First.Grow

          Second.Grow​​
          PC.Grow

          I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

          Comment


          • NickyChicks
            NickyChicks commented
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            YYCannabis I do water changes every Wednesday, haven't had to add any water but when I do it's plain pHed water. The red stems are possibly strain related, the bloody skunk has dark purple and reddish colored buds.

          • YYCannabis
            YYCannabis commented
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            Is there a heater or something blowing on it?

          • NickyChicks
            NickyChicks commented
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            YYCannabis no heater just a small fan blowing across all of the plants to circulate air

          #10
          Post defoliation picture
          4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
          GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

          Current Grow
          Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
          Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
          Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
          Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


          First.Grow

          Second.Grow​​
          PC.Grow

          I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

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          • YYCannabis
            YYCannabis commented
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            The defol looks great.

            But that one plant....looks like it has some issues.

          #11
          Did some more defol yesterday on all the plants, they certainly needed it. Added a gallon to the DL. The buds on the BS are turning a real deep purple, pics don't do it justice but I included some.
          4x4x6.5 tent, (2) 18"x46" LED Strip Fixtures 440w?? 🙃 (2) Solacure UVB T8s, Infinity T6 fan, (4) 5gal DWC res.
          GH Trio, Calimagic, LKB, Armor Si, Sweet, Hydroguard, GH pH

          Current Grow
          Auto Daiquiri Lime(dutch passion)
          Auto Blueberry (seedsman)
          Auto Bloody Skunk(expert seeds)
          Auto Strawberry Cheesecake(seedsman)


          First.Grow

          Second.Grow​​
          PC.Grow

          I used to smoke pot. I still do, but I used to too.

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