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Backlipslide

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Absolutely! it makes sense! Not sure why I wasn’t thinking about the overall width of tent lol. I can only get away with three in my 2’X4’ tent. Even now their crammed right into the tent. Lots of room over head but, packed wall to wall.. to wall!

side note: that made me sing lil johns song.. :laugh2:
“to the window! To the wall!”
 

HippyCanuck

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Here is my tent.
I have 2 girls in full blown flower and 1 on her 3rd day. My 5x5 tent is full.. I have a 1000watt HPS. A 900 watt Mars Hydro and a 300 watt mars hydro. Training is a fantastic way to increase yeilds but if you dont increase the light according your yeilds will not. The single biggest factor in production is light. Think of it like this. Shine a flashlight against a door. Now shine the same flashlight against a garage door.
 

DeeCee112

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Yeah I understand man, like I said I'm giving one to my friend, have another larger tent on the way as well and after seeing how slow these girls are plodding along I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on a new light this weekend these. I believe I've done most everything else right and I barley see any growth day to day, these lights are garbage. Also I stated earlier I wasn't quadlining after your advice, but I am topping and doing some training so I get more than one cola through an uneven canopy.

Correct me if I'm wrong but can I not just train until the plants hit the edges of the pots and are the size I want and then flip and let them go vertical from from anyway? Isn't that the point that I can control the growth to suit my space or is it that there is a minimum development time required that will have them too large by then before flipping?

I know you are crammed with 2 plants but I don't plan on vegging and building them out as much as you do. Your goal was obviously big ass plants, mine is smaller more manageable so I can learn on a few different ones and get some variety. I may be way off here who knows but only one way to find out lol!
 

Backlipslide

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Usually the rule of thumb, is to not veg, for any shorter then 60 days. But, a person could veg for how ever long they wanted and then flip. I’ve seen people that need to flip right away, due to only having an x amount of height space. It’s completely up to the grower, and their conditions.

You also have to remember that, once the plant is finished stretching from flipping to flower. A plant can double in size in some cases. So just keep that in mind as well :thumb:
 

DeeCee112

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I'll be 80 days at this rate of growth!

Thanks for the advice though guys.

I fed lightly last night as it's been 4 days since the transplant and watering. Only 1gallon of solution between all 4. Woke up this morning to a couple clawed leaf tips. Not sure why I didn't add any extra nutrients than what they've been given so hesitant to say nitrogen toxicity, maybe inadequate light.
 

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Backlipslide

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Bummer! :lot-o-toke:
 

DeeCee112

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Everything happens for a reason I just needed the incentive to pull the trigger. Got a mars tsw 2000 coming on Tuesday! Stole my friends 300w philzon blurple until it gets in.

In other news we got madd problems.. I am getting a little frustrated at this point. We are off to a rocky start, growing outside was so much easier! Drooping leaves on both TO plants even though they've barley been watered for days, curled tips on all but the hash plant who is literally decided to just grow into a 4" bush with zero height and has a few strange holes in a couple leaves...? And to top it off I'm thinking calmag deficiency on TO#1... Calmag supplement ordered for Tuesday with the new light. All 4 plants leaf stems are purple.. No idea if that's a sign of something either.

Flushed all 4 plants this morning with a gallon each of plain water.. Well see what the next couple days bring, hopefully I can turn this all around on Tuesday with a lowered dose of nutrients and a new light.
 

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Backlipslide

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THey may be curling like that because they were thirsty, and or, heat stress from the light.

it also almost looks like you’ve got an unwanted critter chomping on your plants!:nervous-guy:
 

DeeCee112

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THey may be curling like that because they were thirsty, and or, heat stress from the light.

it also almost looks like you’ve got an unwanted critter chomping on your plants!:nervous-guy:
I hope it was from thirst in which case they got lots of water today. The lights have been at 20"... It's been lower than that before I actually raised them to try to promote some stretch.

I thought the same, a thorough inspection I couldn't find anything but we'll see. Could it be from spilling nute water on it?
 

DeeCee112

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They all look much happier since the morning flush I think I pushed the wet dry thing a day too long. I'm really looking forward to Tuesday, adding Calmag, new light and back to my nute schedule!
 

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SmokeSara

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@SmokeSara new light is in a day early! What do you recommend for power settings and height based on where Im at? Thinking start around 50 percent at 20" and work my way up too 100 percent?
Hi DeeCee, great to know that the light will come soon. :D
Recommended hanging height:
- During seedling: above 30''
- During veg: around 18~24''
- During flowering: 12~18''
You don't need to adjust the driver to lower wattage, unless the space is too small for that light or during seedling, you can adjust the light to 50%. :)
 

DeeCee112

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Day 29

Alright time to kick this grow into gear! New Mars Hydro Tsw 2000 hung and set at around 20 to 22". This thing is at least twice as bright as my previous lights and I don't miss the weird blurple tint one bit. I found some deeper tote lids to swap in under my resin rack shelves for easier vacuuming and collection of runoff and kicked my 6" fan into high to cool the drivers. The fact that the light will be hotter will help keep temps up as well which is an added bonus as they were back to 22 and dropping to 16 at lights out. Added in my 4" fan to blow across the canopy and fed all 4 plants with 1L each of nutrients with the addition of Cali magic. They were still wet but I can tell most are in need of nutrients and I've heard it's pretty hard to overwater in Promix hp. I'll leave them. Be to settle in under the new light for 3 or 4 days before a full nutrient blended watering. I'm hoping to see some good growth over the next few days and turn this around!
 

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