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C99, C99xDiesel, White Rhino DWC Medi-Grow - 2010!

TomatoPie

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Hi 420magazine,

This forum was an eye opener for me, this site was the inspiration, the first grow journals I'd ever read, and my have I read hundreds since that first one some six months ago, I believe Boss' poor man's grow was it.

After reading, reading, mining for gold nuggets of knowledge and reading some more, I finally germinated some beans after receiving that magical card.

Let's introduce the girls with a quick recap of the veg phase!

We have three beautiful ladies from an initial five plants, one of each strain.
Strains: Cinderella 99, C99 x NYC Diesel and a (crazy) White Rhino crossed with an Afghani

Technique: Deep water culture
Medium: Hydroton 4.5' netpots
Reservoir: 20L per res, per plant
Lights: 430W Philips HPS w/ enhanced blue spectrum, 2 6500K 45W CFL, 2 5000K 45W CFL
Nutes: Canna A+B, Cannazym, Calmag. (PK 13/14 for flower production phase)
Temps: 64 Night, 72 day
RH: 40-50%
Air circulation: 2 fans, one exhaust inline fan (~450 CFM) w/ filter for 72 cubic feet.

I don't have many pics of veg, but I'll do a quick recap, as we're almost 20 days into flowering! I'll snap some recent pics when the sun comes up.
 

TomatoPie

New Member
So, I was hoping to grow out my plants with a combination of topping and LST.
I topped at the 2nd node leaving 4 axial meristem and LST'd them open.


As you can see, they grew much wider than tall, which is exactly what I wanted.
On the left is NYCDxC99, middle is WRxAfghani, right is C99
(Both the back ones were nice strong males, but I don't have room for that...)




Back left male is gone, back middle I was unsure at this point. Cindy is getting huge!


Here's the results of that 4 cola topping, 4 main branches.


And finally, here's a few days into flowering, C99 is now in the middle, with WR to the right(off the pic)



Flowering pics to follow, once I take them :)
 

TomatoPie

New Member
:welcome:

Day 19 since 12/12

The gang: Diesel Cindy, Cindy and Curly the White Rhino



Diesel Cindy
Couple of her stems are triple leaf nodes, two stems are wierd, mutated or confused, I'll get into that later


Cindy

Mmm mmmmm


White Rhino Afghan
Can't really see her 6 tops in the pic, I suck.


Questions, comments, donations for a macro lens are welcome :thanks:
Sorry about those orange pics, forgot to white balance :D
 

TomatoPie

New Member
Here's one of those confused (2 total) branches on Diesel Cindy.



Anyone know what might cause this? She got really wide, but not symmetrically. Like, 3x wider than deep. When flowering started, she never really stretched and grew this really wide bud and a ton of small leaves. Within the leaves are a ton of flowers. Anyone think she'll eventually stretch out, or forever be a strange crooked budstick?
 

TomatoPie

New Member
I guess there's no interest in my first grow :(

I see how it is!! My nugs are not big enough so you look at her over there with the bigger ones!


I just now understand what it feels like to have small boobs.
 

Stakkur

New Member
I guess there's no interest in my first grow :(

I see how it is!! My nugs are not big enough so you look at her over there with the bigger ones!


I just now understand what it feels like to have small boobs.
:19: We learn something new every day! Well you made me giggle with that one too.

Don't worry it usually takes a few days before pepole drop by and from the looks of it i'd expect a really fat bud on Cindy since wide branches = alot of possible water/nute movement to the buds.

Best of luck, i'll sit in for the ride with you here
 

TomatoPie

New Member
Thanks man

They're starting to frost up, next pics will be quasi-bud porn in a day or two, to let the snow pile on.
 

DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
I guess there's no interest in my first grow :(

I see how it is!! My nugs are not big enough so you look at her over there with the bigger ones!


I just now understand what it feels like to have small boobs.
muahahaha :19: small boobs are great sometimes too! dont lemme start on that lolll... anywho you are comin along jus fine my friend :slide: them ladies look very healthy :yummy: i couldnt even count the bud sites

You're totally doin well on your first grow out bro. Nice job :goodjob:


+rep for great job so far :bravo:

Later Mr. Small boobies
 

TomatoPie

New Member
Hello newcomers, day 21 has a few attempted closeups with a non-macro lens. We still see a little of the frostyness :D

One of Diesel C99's triple node (to-be)colas



Here's one of White Rhino's little buds, the pic is not so great but she's getting fuzzy all over.



Here's my champ C99, the colas are filling in nicely, they'll likely be at least a foot long at the end.

 

TomatoPie

New Member
awesome setup! Must be the chore changing out all those tote's water/nutes.

Subscribed for this one!
Yeah, those are some unwieldy 50 pounds buckets to lift out. Next go I will probably change medium, I like the hempy buckets I'm keeping the moms in, once a week upkeep right now since they're small.

I love the growth rate in DWC, but in the small space I have, they're just too much effort. You should see the roots though :11: I'll try to snap some pics when I change the res... ugh... my back.
 

RPsmoke

New Member
Yeah, those are some unwieldy 50 pounds buckets to lift out. Next go I will probably change medium, I like the hempy buckets I'm keeping the moms in, once a week upkeep right now since they're small.

I love the growth rate in DWC, but in the small space I have, they're just too much effort. You should see the roots though :11: I'll try to snap some pics when I change the res... ugh... my back.
Ya man, that's gotta be some work. I have one large tote, then a few smaller 5 gallon buckets. Makes it a little easier I guess, but takes forever switching everything around. I'm impressed with what you have going on. And c-99 is one killer strain. :yummy:
 

TomatoPie

New Member
Hello viewers and welcome back to my closet.

Day 27, big changes since last group pics, they're filling out very nicely! Lost a few bottom fan leaves due to procrastination on the rez changes, low pH... but I got it done and the damage stopped straight in it's tracks, everything is looking good. I can't believe how snowy C99 is getting, I really found golden genetics with her.

Pics!

Room


Diesel C99


C99


White Rhino x Afghan
 

TomatoPie

New Member
:adore::adore::adore:

Beautiful Colas :yummy:


:welldone::welldone:

+rep
Thanks !

I can't wait to see them plump up! All the florets are still tiny tiny, and one of c99's secondary colas is already tipping over with the weight :p

It's gonna look like spiderman was in there if I gotta start tying em all up. This is going to be the longest 3-4 weeks of my life... oh well time to :rollit:
 

Stakkur

New Member
Thanks !

I can't wait to see them plump up! All the florets are still tiny tiny, and one of c99's secondary colas is already tipping over with the weight :p

It's gonna look like spiderman was in there if I gotta start tying em all up. This is going to be the longest 3-4 weeks of my life... oh well time to :rollit:
I belive this will require alot of selfcontrol not to smoke all that delicious looking bud you got there.
 

TomatoPie

New Member
Ah man my girlfriend deleted all the pictures I took when they were outside of the room because she wanted to show her friend her camera... (The grow does not exist ;) )

Think I got a chance at plant of the month? Doubt I'll make feb :p
Oh yeah, those giant mutant buds on Diesel Cindy are getting huge, they shall win me a Nug of the month! Fist sized bud X2. It's like a cola decided to form without growing vertically. I LOVE IT

I need some more friends in here :smokin2:
 
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