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    Well I might have killed 3 of our plants. Went up to thin out some of the jungle after work. This is what I saw. Ended up being the PH was 2.6. I didn't have enough slack in the wire of the dosing system probe that floats in the reservoir. When the water level dropped, it got hung up and was not submerged. The doser added almost a whole quart of down. All was good Wednesday night, 24 hours later, not good. I unplugged the doser, fixed the ph, cycled the system a few times. Not sure what's going to happen, but we will see what they look like after work. Got lazy just looking at the readout on the wall and not looking inside the reservoir. That will not happen again!
    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

    #2
    Damn shame, hope they pull through

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      #3
      Uh oh can't call it a stoner moment eh?? Well hopefully they bounce back well, good luck man.
      Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

      Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
      indoor/outdoor grower
      1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
      1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 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 & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
      Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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        #4
        Mr Murphy strikes again. Once again we see how just one small flaw in a system can cascade into a major problem. One short piece of wire combined with getting to comfortable with letting the system run on it's own precipitated this system failure. Now we have learned to confirm all systems function properly, make sure the wire has plenty of slack. Also perhaps we learn to limit the amount of ph down available as a fail safe to the system to prevent overdose. We will also see what happens to plants when the ph goes wacky. Dam shame the plants had to suffer for it, hope they recover. Please keep up the posts on the grow. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

        This reminds me of an incident early in my career as a student. I saw that a resident wrote an order for 1000 units of insulin in 1000ml of saline on a slow IV drip. I objected to this order and was rebuffed by this intern. I refused to back down and took it to my supervisor. I explained the situation and said that I was not comfortable with the order due to possible negative consequences in the event of a malfunction. He agreed with me and was royally pissed at this intern. He explained to the intern that an incorrect coding of the pump, or a pump failure would likely result in the death of the patient. He then tore up the order in front of him (pre computer days) and said "we will pretend that this order never existed". Stick to your values, don't back down, and triple check your and someone else's work and don't let your guard down to Murphy showing up. Good learning experience. But I digress.
        Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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          #5
          Damn. I wish you luck, Smoklahoma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEoK...THVinY&index=2
          Soil: Coast of Maine Stonington Blend, perlite; Seedlings: CoM org potting soil
          Indoor: 2 x 5.5 x 8' Closet grow
          Viparspectra XS2000; EnjoYield 220W full spectrum light added during flower
          Various size fabric grow bags
          Cal-Mag & GH Trio if needed; Flower Fuel & molasses during bloom; ReCharge
          4 clip fans. Exhaust into attic is vented to the eaves
          Current grow: DEAD FLOWERS

          "Joker, smoker & midnight toker, I sure don't want to hurt no one"

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            #6
            My fingers are crossed for ya bud. Best wishes for the best possible outcome.
            "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
            GWE4ME

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              #7
              Hey Smoklahoma how goes it? You guys gonna make it?
              Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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                #8
                Well, I think I am going to call them toast. They have not drank a drop since it happened. I cut off most of the dead leaves. Slowly just getting crisper and drying up and dying. Guess that's what happens when they drink acid for a day.
                DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
                TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
                Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
                10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
                50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
                8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
                2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
                w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
                2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
                2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
                GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
                Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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                  #9
                  Dammit. I've got to do the same to a few of mine but at least they were still in early veg. Ouch. Just ouch. Hope you've got a decent stash to get you through.
                  Flower tent:
                  4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Pineapple Express, Wedding Cake and Super Lemon Haze in flower.

                  Project Ambika:
                  3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Four BC Mangos in veg for seed and bud.

                  Coconut Grove: Vegging Purple Kush, Sweet Zombie, two Cloud Walkers, Purple Urkle, Chocolate Mint OG, G-13 fem photos in a 4x4 tent under a Platinum P4-XML2 LED.

                  Nursery: 32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Romulan, GelatOG, Banana Blaze, Larry's Lemon OG, Expert Gorilla, Expert MAC-1, and Northern Lights

                  Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae mix.
                  Down-To-Earth dry amendments.

                  On deck: Tuna God, Bubba God or OG Kush for seed plus assorted feminized seeds. I might even try my Blueberry Kolache F1s. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 and Blueberry available for trade.

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                    #10
                    The plan is to get the dead ones out of there. Clean it up a little, sterilize the buckets and res. Try to move the 2 smaller plants from this side to give them some breathing room. Try to finish the best I can, make a few changes and do better next time.
                    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
                    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
                    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
                    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
                    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
                    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
                    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
                    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
                    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
                    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
                    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
                    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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                    • BU2B
                      BU2B commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Hang in there bud persistence is the key. The grow before my current one I had a huge 4x4 foot monster that I had raised for 12 weeks and was 3 weeks into flower. I killed her by turning her oxygen off when cleaning the tent. Didn’t notice until it was already too late. All you can do is the best you can to insure you make all new mistakes and not repeat the lessons hard learned.

                    #11
                    Dam shame, I can relate. That was a nice grow. Trial by fire you have been through I say. Time to cut the loss and plan the next go at it. This is why we try harder next time.
                    Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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                    • TOKABIGONE
                      TOKABIGONE commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Hey Sorry about your loss Ck, I'm not gonna beat you up over it! Mr. Murphy strikes when you least expect him so ya take one for the team and that's when his cousin Mr. Dumbshit sneaks over so watch out. Sorry just trying to lighten the mood a bit!

                    #12
                    It definitely sucks but that's how my dumbass learns. I can screw up a wet dream. I'm doing better than I expected thanks to GWE , but still have a lot to learn.
                    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
                    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
                    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
                    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
                    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
                    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
                    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
                    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
                    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
                    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
                    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
                    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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                    • Ckbrew
                      Ckbrew commented
                      Editing a comment
                      We are all learning together.

                    #13
                    Got'em all cut up. Space cleaned up and h2o2 running thru the system. Couple had decent trunks on them.
                    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
                    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
                    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
                    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
                    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
                    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
                    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
                    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
                    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
                    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
                    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
                    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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                    • Puglover1
                      Puglover1 commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Dang. I was going to suggest a community funeral. Mine haven't been watered for a week and they were feather light then. Maybe save the two youngest, maybe just one. If there are live wild thai shoots I might try to root them, save the seeds I have. My planned grow schedule is out the window. Honey just emailed me, Stonington Blend was $6 cheaper than usual, got a bag on the way using gift cards I won. I won't be in trim jail for the holidays this year.

                    #14
                    Roots
                    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
                    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
                    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
                    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
                    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
                    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
                    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
                    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
                    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
                    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
                    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
                    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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                      #15
                      Been there - sorry man. I was thinking they were going to recover.

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