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    #31
    Looking good Ozzy. I'm along for this one.
    SSD

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    • OzBud
      OzBud commented
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      Glad to have you aboard for the ride. Hopefully I don't disappoint!

    #32
    3/4/2017 Day 9

    Temps 21.1-27.6C (70-81.7F) I don't think it actually got that low. I noticed this morning the probe for the thermometer had fallen onto the floor of the tent which is on concrete and the temp outside got down to 37F last night. Will keep an eye on that as winter approaches, might put a doona or some rubber matting or something under the tent &/or raise the pots off the floor.
    RH 26-29% still low but oh well, not going to worry about it.

    I had 10.5% runoff yesterday with each plant getting 1.4L so I bumped it up to 1.5L each today.

    2 Gal tap water
    half strength seedling mix
    6 drops pH down
    pH came out at 6.0

    1.5L to each plant and used the leftover 1.6L of nute mix on some stuff in the garden.

    6L in @ pH 6
    2.2L/36% a bit high but I'll probably just keep it at that amount and let them grow into it until runoff drops to about 10% then I'll start giving them a bit more.

    Runoff pH was 6.2 so not worried about that.

    Girls are all looking healthy, some are already working on their 4th set of leaves and there's also some more growth tips down below as well.
    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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    • Beach_Town_Brit
      Beach_Town_Brit commented
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      My humidity has been super low too, the plants are tough, we do our best

    • OzBud
      OzBud commented
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      Yes they are tough plants.

      Yes, I always try to do best by my plant babies. My partner laughs at me when I'm mixing up nutes & adjusting pH & stuff. She calls me the mad scientist.

    #33
    Good Work mate keep it up and you are on your way to fat frosty buds.....I had to laugh at doona....on of my gf's friends emigrated to Taz...she called them doona's too πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    The more I know, the better I grow.

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    • OzBud
      OzBud commented
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      Most of Australia call them doona's, not quilts for some reason. I think they're called quilts in shops though

    #34
    4/4/2017 Day 10

    Temps 24.7-28.3C (76.46-82.94F)
    RH 26-29%

    Girls are all looking healthy, number 4 is pretty behind the others though.
    Number 1 has roots visible in multiple drainage holes in her pot (approx. 3.5gal)

    Started the girls on a 50% strength early veg nute mix today.

    This is what they now get per 3.79L (1gal):

    0.25ml Armor Si
    5ml CALiMAGic
    2ml FloraMicro
    2.5ml FloraGro
    0.5ml FloraBloom
    1.25ml RapidStart
    2.5ml Diamond Nectar

    I'll keep them on that for a couple of days & then may go to 70% strength if they're responding well to the 50%

    Each girl got 1.5L each of the new nute solution, 6L total @ pH 6
    2.1L of runoff (35%) @ pH 6.2 again for the second day now, will water at 5.8 tomorrow to try & get runoff back to 6.

    Ordered a Lumatek 600W 400V (Yes 400Volt) digital ballast yesterday, should be here Friday-Monday. Comes with a 400V lamp version of the 240V 600W HPS lamp I use at the moment.
    Ballast draws 30W less than my magnetic one, is more efficient, has better PAR spectrum (more in the red but a bit of an increase in the blue spectrum too) and better micromole output (up to 10%) compared to 240V.

    http://www.lumatek.co.uk/products/lu...timate-ballast

    Here's a photo of the 400V spectrum compared to the 230V spectrum using Lumatek 240V & 400V lamps in the 400V ballast (it can run both lamps it detects what type of lamp is attached to ballast & runs accordingly). Not sure if it's accurate but it's what is advertised on a few online stores in Aus.
    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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    • Vapo69
      Vapo69 commented
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      This is a great journal oz.....great work mate

    • OzBud
      OzBud commented
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      Thanks for the support, much appreciated.
      I thought it might be a bit boring and over the top for some readers for me to do daily updates even when nothing exciting is happening but it helps everyone get a better picture of exactly what I've done, some of the reasoning behind it and the environmental conditions the plant was grown in.

    #35
    Came home from work and noticed what looked like a bit of heat stress. Bit of upward curling on the edges of some leaves. Checked the lamp height, all good. Checked the temps and they'd gone up to 28C (82.4F) again, thought it was a bit strange this morning but didn't think much of it.
    Checked the fan controller and I must have bumped the temperature knob yesterday so the fan wasn't increasing in speed until temps got to 28C. It's not excessively high but being a 100% indica x Ruderalis strain I guess it didn't like the warm spike. Before I bumped it I had it set on 26C since I set the tent up, turned it down to 25C (77F) to let my babies enjoy some cooler temps but still be comfortable.
    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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      #36
      So last grow I started with the GH Trio + CALiMAGic. After that I thought I'd try the liquid KoolBloom too.

      Before this grow I was looking at the GH feed chart and decided to get both Liquid KoolBloom & Diamond Nectar since they are both listed as increasing weight. I went to the shop and bought those.
      When I started this grow I was looking over the feed charts again and decided I would go and buy Armor Si & FloraKleen as well.
      This weekend just gone I decided I'd go and buy the rapid start.
      Last night I got to thinking maybe I'll get the Floralicious Plus. So I went to the store this morning & just bought the rest of the GH additive line except the Dry KoolBloom.

      So now I'm running the GH Flora Trio + the full line of additives except the Dry KoolBloom.

      FloraMicro
      FloraGro
      FloraBloom
      RapidStart
      Liquid Koolbloom
      Floralicious Plus
      FloraKleen
      Armor Si
      Diamond Nectar
      FloraBlend
      CALiMAGic
      FloraNectar.

      I'm following the GH DTW schedule at half strength listed on the feed chart. Will consider going stronger depending on how plants react.

      I've attached the feed chat I use (but I use half the amounts listed)
      Attached Files
      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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      • Beach_Town_Brit
        Beach_Town_Brit commented
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        Hey Oz, what a fun shopping frenzy Very interested to see how you fee using a full system affects your grow. I started out using just Canna A & B, these days I do the full Canna line and though I haven't done a side by side i do feel like my grows are better for it.

      • OzBud
        OzBud commented
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        Hey BTB yeah, I'm shocking at buying things that I don't really need. Not doing side by sides or anything so I won't know if/how much improvement they make. I know the base nutrients for coco/hydro give the plants all the nutrients that they need to grow fairly well but they're missing out on lots of beneficial things that a lot of soil growers get with quality soil mixes.

      #37
      5/4/2017 Day 11

      Temps 25.3-26.3C (77.54-79.34F)
      RH 25-28%

      Girls seem to have recovered from their warm temp spike and new growth is all healthy.

      Started half strength early veg mix using the new additives as well (the ones needed at this stage anyway)

      This is the order I add them in as per instructions from GH. (Measurements are per gal of water)

      Armor Si 0.25ml
      CALiMAGic 5ml
      FloraMicro 2ml
      FloraGro 2.5ml
      FloraBloom 0.5ml
      Rapid Start 1.25ml
      Floralicious Plus 0.5ml
      Diamond Nectar 2.5ml
      FloraBlend 2.5ml

      Watered 6L total @ pH 5.7 as yesterdays runoff was 6.2.
      2L Runoff (33%) @ pH 5.8. Counter productive result trying to get from 6.2 to 6.0 so I'll just water at 6.0 tomorrow and see what happens.
      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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        #38
        My artwork for the day. I call it "Money in a bottle, not money in my pocket"

        All good though, I've just upgraded my whole setup except the reflector so why not spend some more while I'm at it lol. Won't need to buy anything for a while now.
        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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        • OzBud
          OzBud commented
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          No idea about EC or PPM, don't have a meter so don't check.

        • StoneyTony
          StoneyTony commented
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          Kinda looks like my shelf

        • OzBud
          OzBud commented
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          What nutes do you use Stoney?

        #39
        Hey mate how did u buy seeds from seedsman wat pay option

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        • OzBud
          OzBud commented
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          I used my VISA debit card. Straight from my savings account but I have the VISA card version so I can buy things online if paypal isn't an option.

        #40
        Like this. So it just uses the money in your bank account, not like an actual credit card
        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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          #41
          6/4/2017 Day 12

          Temps 22.7-28.5C (72.86-83.3F) -Had a bit of a warm day, set up a second passive 6" intake so I now have 2x 6" passive intakes to increase intake airflow while still maintaining negative pressure
          RH 26-35%

          Each plant got 1.5L of 50% strength early veg mix @ pH 5.9
          2.2L runoff @ pH 5.8
          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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            #42
            7/4/2017 Day 13

            Temps 25.4-27.1C (77.72-80.78F)
            RH 27-31%

            Each plant got 1.5L of 50% strength early veg mix @ pH 6.0
            2.0L runoff @ pH 5.8. Will make next watering 6.2 to see if I can balance it back to 6.0
            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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              #43
              8/4/2017 Day 14

              Temps 24.9-27.2C (76.82-80.96F)
              RH 30-44%

              Girls #1 & #3 are definitely more heat sensitive, have turned the fan speed controller temperature down another degree and raised the light 5cm to 50cm above tallest plant to give them a bit of a break for a day or so.

              Still waiting for my new 400V 600W digital ballast, it arrived from the mainland yesterday according to the tracking so it'll sit in the depot over the weekend and should come Monday.

              No watering today just letting the medium dry out a bit and will then start stronger veg mix tomorrow for the start of week 3.

              About to upload some new photos of the girls, lots of difference in sizes but number 4 started off as a runt & #1 & 3 have likely been stunted from heat stress. Oh well have never grown at this time of year and still learning to dial in my new setup and can only improve.

              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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                #44
                Girl #1 has had a few of the worst looking leaves removed.
                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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                  #45
                  Girl #2

                  So far doing the best out of the lot, I've started tucking leaves on her
                  9fingerleafs you were right about this one, she's good.
                  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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                  • 9fingerleafs
                    9fingerleafs commented
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                    Wooooo πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰winner winner chicken diner

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